AXELSEN Viktor

4 Jan 1994
27
Male
ODENSE
 
Denmark
COPENHAGEN
 
Denmark

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BDM Badminton Men's Singles 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 3
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
AUT
WRABER LWRABER Luka
0
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 3
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
FIN
KOLJONEN KKOLJONEN Kalle
0
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 2
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
TPE
WANG TWWANG Tzu-Wei
0
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 1
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
CHN
SHI Yu QiSHI Yu Qi
0
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 1
GUA
CORDON KCORDON Kevin
0
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza BDM Court 1
DEN
AXELSEN VAXELSEN Viktor
2
CHN
CHEN LCHEN Long
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
3Men's Singles2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA

World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Men's Singles2017Glasgow, GBR
3Men's Singles2014Copenhagen, DEN
QuarterfinalMen's Singles2018Nanjing, CHN
QuarterfinalMen's Singles2015Jakarta, INA
Last 32Men's Singles2013Guangzhou, CHN

European Games
RankEventYearLocation
Group StageMen's Singles2019Minsk, BLR

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Men's Singles2018Huelva, ESP
2Men's Singles2021Kiev, UKR
3Men's Singles2017Kolding, DEN

European Team Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Mixed Team2021Vantaa, FIN
1Men's Team2020Lievin, FRA
1Mixed Team2019Copenhagen, DEN
1Men's Team2018Kazan, RUS
1Mixed Team2017Lubin, POL

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals
RankEventYearLocation
1Men's Singles2017Dubai, UAE
2Men's Singles2020Bangkok, THA
1st RoundMen's Singles2019Guangzhou, CHN

BWF World Tour - Eliminations per phase since 2017
YearEventWRUSFQFL16L32L64Group
2021Singles1x1x------
2020Singles4x1x1x-----
2019Singles2x1x5x3x1x1x--
2018Singles1x1x1x1x4x1x--

BWF World Superseries - Eliminations per phase since 2017
YearEventWRUSFQFL16L32
2017Singles2x1x-2x1x3x

World Tour & World Superseries - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventCompetitionLocation
12021Men's SinglesBWF World TourBasel, SUI
12020Men's SinglesBWF World TourBangkok, THA
12020Men's SinglesBWF World TourBangkok, THA
12020Men's SinglesBWF World TourBirmingham, GBR
12020Men's SinglesBWF World TourBarcelona, ESP
12019Men's SinglesBWF World TourNew Delhi, IND
12019Men's SinglesBWF World TourBarcelona, ESP
12018Men's SinglesBWF World TourKuala Lumpur, MAS
12017Men's SinglesBWF World SuperseriesTokyo, JPN
12017Men's SinglesBWF World SuperseriesNew Delhi, IND

Thomas & Uber Cup
RankEventYearLocation
3Men's Team2018Bangkok, THA

TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup
RankEventYearLocation
QuarterfinalMixed Team2019Nanning, CHN
QuarterfinalMixed Team2017Gold Coast, QLD, AUS


Legend
W - Winner, RU - Runner-up, SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, L16 - Last 16, L32 - Last 32, L64 - Last 64, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed
:
An Sai Long [given to him by his Mandarin language teacher, it translates to 'Calm Competitive Dragon']. (tokyo2020.org, 07 May 2020)
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Athlete
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Partner Natalia Koch Rohde, daughter Vega [2020]
:
Danish, English, Mandarin
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Skovshoved [Denmark]
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Kenneth Jonassen [national], DEN
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Right (badmintondenmark.com, 01 May 2016)
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His partner Natalia Koch Rohde has represented Denmark in badminton, and won gold at the 2018 European Team Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (bola.com, 15 Oct 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Dec 2019)
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He underwent right ankle surgery in September 2020. (Instagram profile, 16 Sep 2020; tokyo2020.org, 09 Oct 2020)

In 2019 he was sidelined for four months due to lower back and leg injuries, returning to training in September 2019. (dr.dk, 19 Oct 2019; sport.detik.com, 14 Jul 2019; olympicchannel.com, 12 Jul 2019)

He missed a total of six months during 2018 due to asthma issues and injuries to both ankles, undergoing surgery on his left ankle in February 2016. (bwfbadminton.com, 17 Jan 2019)

He suffered from a right foot injury in early 2016 and had to withdraw from the Danish national championships in February that year. (fyens.dk, 03 Feb 2016)
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He took up badminton at age six. (badmintondenmark.com, 01 May 2016)
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His father introduced him to the sport. (badmintondenmark.com, 01 May 2016)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympic.org, 21 Dec 2018)
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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (badmintondenmark.com, 01 May 2016)
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"If you can tell yourself you're doing better than you were before, and that you're doing everything you can to become a better player, then you're already succeeding." (scmp.com, 15 Nov 2018)
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In 2010 he received the Eddy Choong Most Promising Player of the Year Award from the Badminton World Federation [BWF]. (badmintondenmark.com, 01 May 2016)

General Interest

General
EYES ON TOKYO
He won bronze in men's singles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which was his Olympic debut, and says he is aiming to improve on that performance at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. "I want to do even better in Tokyo. I try to improve every day, and I think that's the right way to do it. Going onto a court with the Olympic rings under the net was, for me, a really surreal experience. It's really hard to describe and I think everyone should try to experience it for themselves, whether as athletes or as fans, just so you can understand and acknowledge that there's nothing else like the Olympic Games. Having been to Tokyo a few times already and seen how they do things, how the set-up has been at the Japan Open, I know that Tokyo will be ready." (olympic.org, 21 Dec 2018)

LEARNING MANDARIN
In 2014 he began learning Mandarin due to badminton's popularity in Asia. He hoped learning the language would improve his chances of securing sponsorship deals and potential coaching opportunities after his retirement from competition. "I started to take [Mandarin] up at the start of 2014. Coming into the year I had a talk with my former coach and he thought it was a good idea to begin learning it. I wanted to start something new and ever since it has been a one-way street." (reuters.com, 05 Mar 2015)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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