Viktor Axelsen cuts a distinct figure among badminton’s young stars. He won at the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships, making him the first European player to win the title. He made his senior debut in the same year, winning at the Cyprus International.
In 2014, he achieved a great win at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold. In addition, he is proudly decorated with two European Championships bronze medals, and also won his first bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in 2014.
In 2016, Axelsen earned his first European crown at the 25th edition of the European Championships held in France. He was also part of the historic Danish team winning the first ever Thomas Cup title. Axelsen won five of his six played singles matches in the team tournament, setting up a dramatic and historic 3–2 victory for Denmark over Indonesia.
To round up a winning year Viktor took home the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In 2017, Viktor fulfilled a childhood dream by beating the legendary Lin Dan in straight games to claim the men’s singles gold, at the World Championships in Glasgow and became the BWF World Champion. On 28th September 2017, Viktor was named World No. 1 in the BWF World Rankings after winning the Japan Open a week earlier.
2018 saw him take the European Championship title, in his first tournament after undergoing ankle surgery.