Men’s Singles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals
Thursday, December 08, 2016 - Dubai, World Superseries Finals
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Jan O Jorgensen’s exceptional form this year that saw him make three World Superseries finals will see him head into the Dubai World Superseries Finals as the top seed in Men’s Singles. The year-ending event will feature a stellar field at Hamdan Sports Complex. Here are short profiles of the eight qualifiers:dubai-world-superseries-finals-logo

Jan O JORGENSEN (featured image)– DENMARK
Destination Dubai Ranking: 1

Date of Birth: 31 December 1987

Recent Achievements:

2015 World Championships – bronze medal

2016: Thaihot China Open – winner; Yonex Open Japan- runner-up; BCA Indonesia Open – runner-up

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SON Wan Ho – KOREA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 2

Date of Birth: 15 May 1988

Recent Achievements:

2016: OUE Singapore Open – runner-up; Victor Korea Open – runner-up; Yonex Denmark Open – runner-up

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TIAN Houwei – CHINA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 3

Date of Birth: January 11, 1992

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex All England Open – runner-up

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NG Ka Long – HONG KONG

Destination Dubai Ranking: 4

Date of Birth: 24 June 1994

Recent Achievements:

2016 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open – winner

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Viktor AXELSEN – DENMARK

Destination Dubai Ranking: 5

Date of Birth: 4 January 1994

Recent Achievements:

2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals – runner-up

2016: Olympic Games – bronze medal

2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open – runner-up

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Marc ZWIEBLER – GERMANY

Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 13 March 1984

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Open Japan semi-finalist

First German to qualify for Men’s Singles in Dubai World Superseries Finals

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LEE Chong Wei – MALAYSIA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 7

Date of Birth: 21 October 1982

Recent Achievements:

2008, 2012, 2016 Olympic Games  – silver medal

2011, 2013, 2015 World Championships – silver medal

2016: Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – winner; BCA Indonesia Open – winner; Yonex Open Japan – winner

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CHEN Long – CHINA
Destination Dubai Ranking: O/WC (Olympic Games wild card)

Date of Birth: 18 January 1989

Recent Achievements:

2014, 2015 World Champion

2016 Olympic Games – gold medal

2016 – Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – runner-up; Thaihot China Open – runner-up

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