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 Social Media Twitter FacebookInstagram *Also on Snapchat Media Coverage 42.ie: Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match Irish Times: Scott Evans through to last 16 after taking out local favourite Rte.ie: Scott Evans Labels Rio Crowd ‘unbelievable’ after win 42.ie: Ireland’s Scott Evans makes history Irish Independent: Evans Bows Out with Head Held High Newstalk: Getting to know the Full Evans RTE News: Evans beaten in Irish Open badminton final 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.