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.