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Hans-Kristian Solberg VITTINGHUS (53753)

Biography

Date of birth
1/16/1986
Place of birth
Frederikshavn, Denmark
Height
180
Current Residence
Valby, Copenhagen
Language(s)
Danish, English
International Debut (Senior)
All England 2005
Play R or L
Right handed
When and where I began playing and why?
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
When did you start competing or playing competitively?
Played my first match for Solrød at age 7!
Who has had the greatest influence on your career so far?
My parents no doubt. Without their support I wouldn't have reached the level I have.
Equipment Sponsor
Carlton - Kinesis X900 LTD
Memorable sporting achievement
Making the final of 2014 BWF Destination Dubai Superseries Finals
Most memorable match
The final of Norwegian Int. back in 2006. My first ever international win and came as a big surprise being ranked 137 myself and my opponent in the final being former world no. 1 and at that current time ranked 18, Muhd Roslin Hashim of Malaysia.
Previous Olympic Games competed and result
None
Toughest opponent I’ve faced
Lin Dan or Chen Long, both amazing athletes and great competitors.
Sporting Awards/Honours
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.
Member of national team since
Summer 2005
Idols
Roger Federer. From badminton I always enjoyed watching Chen Hong from China when I was younger.
A cause dear to me
Proud supporter of SoliBad. A charity that raises money through badminton activities and supports young kids all over the world.