|An Se-young Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||February 5, 2002|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
An Se-young is a South Korean professional badminton player who reached a peak world ranking of number 3 in the official BWF (Badminton World Federation) singles rankings, in May 2022. As of July 2022, she was ranked number 3 in the world. On the BWF World Tour, a series of elite badminton tournaments announced in March 2017 and implemented in 2018, as of July 2022, she had won 10 titles – the 2021 BWF World Tour Finals, the 2021 Indonesia Open (Super 1000), the 2019 French Open (Super 750), the 2021 Indonesia Masters (Super 750), the 2022 Korea Open (Super 500), the 2022 Malaysia Masters (Super 500), the 2019 New Zealand Open (Super 300), the 2019 Korea Masters (Super 300), the 2019 Canada Open (Super 100), and the 2019 Akita Masters (Super 100). She also finished as the runner-up at the 2021 Denmark Open (Super 1000), the 2022 All England Open (Super 1000), the 2020 Thailand Masters (Super 300), and the 2019 Hyderabad Open (Super 100). On the BWF International Challenge/Series, as of July 2022, she had won 1 title – the 2018 Irish Open; and finished as the runner-up twice – the 2018 Indonesia International and the 2019 Vietnam International.
Gwangju, South Korea
Gwangju, South Korea
An had attended the Pungam Elementary School in her hometown of Gwangju.
Professional Badminton Player
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Korean descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, neck-length hair
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
She has been sponsored by Yonex Co., Ltd., a Japanese sports equipment manufacturing company.
An Se-young Facts
- An was introduced to the sport of badminton at a very young age. She began playing when she was in the first grade in elementary school.
- She first came into the spotlight in 2017 when she won the ‘Gold’ medal at the Jakarta Badminton Asia Junior Championships in the mixed team event. The same year, she also secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the Yogyakarta BWF World Junior Championships in the mixed team event.
- At the 2017 Korean Women’s Sports Grand Awards, she was honored with the ‘Rising Star’ award. She was given the ‘Excellence Award’ in both 2016 and 2017 by the Badminton Korea Association, the governing body for the sport in South Korea.
- In 2018, she had been selected to join the Korean national women’s team, becoming the first junior high school student to achieve this feat.
- At the Badminton Asia Team Championships, representing South Korea in the women’s team event, she won the ‘Bronze’ medal in 2018 (Alor Setar) and the ‘Silver’ medal in 2020 (Manila).
- At the 2019 BWF Awards, she was honored with the ‘Most Promising Player of the Year’ award.
- In the final of the 2019 New Zealand Open (Super 300), she defeated the 2012 Olympic ‘Gold’ medalist Li Xuerui of China.
- In 2020, she was included in Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30 – Asia’ list in the category of ‘Entertainment & Sports’.
- At the Badminton Asia Championships, in the women’s singles event, she secured the ‘Bronze’ medal in 2022 (Manila).
- In the prestigious Uber Cup, often referred to as the ‘World Women’s Team Championships’, she won the ‘Bronze’ medal in 2018 (Bangkok) and 2020 (Aarhus). She eventually clinched the ‘Gold’ medal in 2022 (Bangkok). In its mixed team equivalent, the Sudirman Cup, she won the ‘Bronze’ medal in 2021 (Vantaa).
Featured Image by An Se-young / Instagram