Ng Ka Long

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Angus Ng Ka Long
伍家朗
Angus Ng Ka-long.jpg
Personal information
Birth name伍家朗
CountryHong Kong
Born (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 26)[1]
Hong Kong[1]
ResidenceHong Kong[1]
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight[1]
Men's singles
Career record259 wins, 152 losses
Highest ranking6 (23 November 2017[1])
Current ranking9 (23 March 2021[1])
BWF profile
Ng Ka Long
Traditional Chinese伍家朗
Simplified Chinese伍家朗

Angus Ng Ka Long (born 24 June 1994) is a badminton player from Hong Kong. He has a career-high ranking of 6 in men's singles, and has beaten other top 10 players like Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Chou Tien-chen, Jan Ø. Jørgensen, and Son Wan-ho.

Early life and education[edit]

Ng trained at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. According to him, his father is the main influence to his career.[1]

Career[edit]

At the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships, Guadalajara he won a bronze medal in the men's doubles. He won gold in the men's doubles in 2012 in Chiba Prefecture. He won bronze in the 2012 Asian Junior Championships men's doubles.

In 2013, Ng participated in the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China, was the runner-up at the Vietnam International Challenge in men's singles, and competed in the 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin for Hong Kong, winning a silver medal in the men's singles and bronze in the men's doubles.

In 2014, Ng won the China International Challenge, Osaka International Challenge and Irish Open. He was the runner-up at the Canadian Grand Prix and the Swiss International tournaments.

In 2015, Ng won the men's singles at the Austrian Open. He later won his first Grand Prix title at the Bitburger Open. [2] He also came second at the Canadian Grand Prix and reached the semifinals at the Hong Kong Super Series, having beaten top 10 players like Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen before losing to the legendary Lee Chong Wei.

In 2016, Ng made history by becoming the first home player to win the men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open, beating India's Sameer Verma in the final.

Achievements[edit]

East Asian Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
Tianjin, China
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
11–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Malaysia Nelson Heg Wei Keat
Malaysia Teo Ee Yi
21–17, 15–21, 11–21 Bronze Bronze
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Japan Takuto Inoue
Japan Yuki Kaneko
21–16, 21–17 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei Indonesia Arya Maulana Aldiartama
Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
21–15, 24–26, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (1 title, 4 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[4]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 German Open Super 300 Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 19–21, 21–18, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 Indonesia Jonatan Christie 12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 14–21, 21–11, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Thailand Masters Super 300 Japan Kenta Nishimoto 16–21, 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 (I) Thailand Open Super 1000 Denmark Viktor Axelsen 14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[6] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Hong Kong Open India Sameer Verma 21–14, 10–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Men’s singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Canada Open South Korea Lee Hyun-il 16–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Canada Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Bitburger Open Hong Kong Wong Wing Ki 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Malaysia Masters South Korea Lee Hyun-il 14–21, 21–15, 10–9 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Vietnam International Malaysia Chan Kwong Beng 11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 China International Hong Kong Wei Nan 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Osaka International Japan Riichi Takeshita 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss International Indonesia Jonatan Christie 11–9, 11–9, 6–11, 9–11, 10–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Irish Open Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei 21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Austrian International Malaysia Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin 14–21, 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NG Ka Long Angus Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ Vandervorst, Elm. "BITBURGER OPEN Finals – Ka Long way to go". badzine.net. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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