Scott Evans

Badminton: Three Time Olympian

Scott Evans

Passionate, Drive, Brave

Achievements: The 29-year-old from Dundrum, Dublin is three time Olympian (2016, 2012, 2008). 9th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games & World Championships, 2014 & Irish Open winner 2012

Setting Standards: First Irish Male Badminton player to qualify for an Olympic Games in 2008, the first Irishman to win a badminton match at the Olympics & to advance to the business end of the tournament

Passion: The raw emotion and passion of this win was demonstrated in the now famous #FullEvans

Driven: Left Ireland, his school, friends and family at 16 years of age for the European hub of badminton in Denmark where he now plays professionally

Copenhagen: The Dublin man now calls Copenhagen home and is a fan of their Hygge approach to living

Fashion Lover: Strong sense of his own style & owner of Danish based Hosbjerg clothing company with his girlfriend

Future: The prospect of becoming a 4 time Olympian is tempting but for now Scott is focusing on one season at a time

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Passionate, Driven, Brave

Scott left Ireland, his school, friends and family at 16 years of age for the European hub of badminton in Denmark. He made this difficult decision in order to bravely pursue his dream of being a world class Badminton player.

His passion and drive coupled with his talent paid off in 2008 when he made history becoming the first Irishman ever to compete at Olympic level at the Beijing Games.

In 2016 he competed in his third Olympic Games. He again made history when he became the first Irishman to win a badminton match at the Olympics when he beat the highly regarded German 12th seed Marc Zwiebler. The raw emotion and passion of this win was demonstrated in the now famous #FullEvans

In an extremely hostile playing environment he went one better with a victory against Brazilian Ygor Coelho de Oliveira. This win guaranteed him a spot in the last 16  making him the first ever Irish badminton player to advance to the business end of the tournament.

Evans battled hard in his next match against Viktor Axelsen, who was reigning European champion and eventual bronze medallist at the Games but victory was not to be on this occasion.

He finished ranked 9th overall in the Rio Olympic Games.

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