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Tai Tzu Ying
Stats
  • Place of Birth: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Height: 163.00cm
  • Current Residence: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Language(s): Chinese
  • National Team Member: 2009
Q&A
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
I started the sport in primary school. When I was a little girl, I accompanied my parents to go the badminton court and naturally love this sport!
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
Victor, TI99
Memorable sporting achievements?
2011 Yonex OCBC US Open Grand Prix Gold Champion, 2010 Li-Ning Singapore Open (World Superseries) - it's my first World Superseries final and the final was my birthday, the audiences collectively gave me their wishes when I entered the court. That is the most memorable experience I have in the sport so far.
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
The Elite Athletes Award 2011 - The best rookie player
Sporting ambitions?
To win an Olympic medal
Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUS
Stats
  • Place of Birth: Frederikshavn, Denmark
  • Height: 180.00cm
  • Current Residence: Valby, Copenhagen
  • Language(s): Danish, English
  • International Debut: All England 2005
  • Professional Since: Played my first match for Solrød at age 7!
  • National Team Member: Summer 2005
Q&A
Any previous Olympics Games competed in and results?
None
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
Began in 1991 at 5 yrs old in my hometown Solrød Strand, I just followed because my two older sisters wanted to try out the sport
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
Carlton - Kinesis X900 LTD
Memorable sporting achievements?
Making the final of 2014 BWF Destination Dubai Superseries Finals
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
Winner of 11 international titles in singles - recipient of Poul-Erik Høyer Trophy 2004
Sporting ambitions?
To enjoy playing all the way and hopefully get my hands on a gold medal at Worlds, Olympics or All England some day.
Ashwini Ponnappa
Stats

Ashwini bagged the Gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2006. Pairing with Jwala Gutta (was a partner in London Olympics 2012), she secured a gold medal in the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2012 Women's Doubles event, and a silver in the mixed team event of the same competition. Recently won a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Q&A
  • Won the National Junior Badminton championship titles in the girl’s doubles events in 2006 & 2007
  • Gold Medal at the South Asian Games in 2006
  • Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010
  • A Record smash measured at 260Kmph in Paris World Championship in 2010
  • Bronze Medal at London in World Championships 2011- Women’s doubles
  • Bronze Medal at Badminton Asia Championships 2014 - Women’s doubles
  • Bronze Medal at The Uber Cup 2014 - Team India
  • Recently the Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014