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Pablo ABIAN (14251)

Biography

Date of birth
6/12/1985
Place of birth
Calatayud, Spain
Height
178
Current Residence
Madrid, Spain
Language(s)
Spanish, English
International Debut (Senior)
2003, Norway International
Play R or L
Right handed
When and where I began playing and why?
I started in Calatayud because my father was the coach. My brother and my sister played badminton then I went to the hall when I was 6 years old and I started to play.
When did you start competing or playing competitively?
In 1997 representing my first club in Calatayud
Who has had the greatest influence on your career so far?
Javier Abian (my brother) - he has always said to me if you want to achieve something you have to feel it and try it without fear of not achieving it!
Equipment Sponsor
Babolat - X-FEEL ESSENTIAL
Memorable sporting achievement
National Champion in Men's Singles in 2007 (it was my first senior title), Polish International 2010 - Champion, Swedish International 2011 - Champion
Most memorable match
2015 European Games Final against Emil Holst
Previous Olympic Games competed and result
2008 - 1st round & 2012 - Group Stages
Toughest opponent I’ve faced
Lin Dan
Sporting Awards/Honours
Best sport player in Calatayud several times. Best player of badminton in Spain several times.
Sporting Ambitions
To be top 15 in the world ranking, and to achieve good results in important tournaments such as the World Championships, Olympic Games, and European championships.
Member of national team since
2003
Idols
At worldwide sport, Michael Jordan. At badminton, Taufik Hidayat.
A cause dear to me
To fight for the aims until the end and to be honest with myself and with everyone
Any Superstitions or Rituals?
Any