Ben Lane
Personal information
CountryEngland
Born (1997-07-13) 13 July 1997 (age 26)
Kingston, Surrey, England
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessLeft
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking13 (MD with Sean Vendy 27 September 2022)
21 (XD with Jessica Pugh 28 June 2018)
Current ranking20 (MD with Sean Vendy 2 January 2024)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  United Kingdom
European Games
Silver medal – second place 2023 Kraków–Małopolska Men's doubles
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Gold Coast Mixed team
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Madrid Men's doubles
European Men's Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2018 Kazan Men's team
European Mixed Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Aire-sur-la-Lys Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Lubin Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Lubin Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Lubin Mixed doubles
BWF profile

Ben Lane (born 13 July 1997) is an English badminton player.[1] He won the men's doubles silver medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, 2023 European Games, and also a bronze medal in the European Championships.[2][3]

Personal life

Ben's mother Suzanne Louis-Lane, represented England in badminton and had won the women's singles title at the National Championships in 1993 and 1994. His older brother, Alex, represented England in badminton and won the men's singles at the 2017 National Championships.[4][5]

Lane was educated at Exmouth Community College.[6]

Career

Lane started playing badminton at aged nine, and in his junior career, he had won the U-17 European Championships in the boys' and mixed doubles event in 2014.[7] He also won two silvers and a bronze medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships.[8] Lane was part of the English team that won the mixed team bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.[9]

In 2021, Lane claimed his first World Tour title at the Orléans Masters, after in the final they beat Indian pair Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala.[10] Lane competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated in the group stage.[11]

In 2022, Lane won the men's doubles bronze medal at the Madrid European Championships with Sean Vendy, after they were defeated by German pair Mark Lamsfuß and Marvin Seidel in the semi-finals.[3] In August, Lane made his second appearance in the Commonwealth Games, and won a silver medal with Vendy in the men's doubles.[2]

In 2023, Lane partnering Sean Vendy captured the silver medal in the men's doubles at the 2023 European Games.[12] In 2023, he also won his fifth national doubles title at the English National Badminton Championships, at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.[13]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2022 National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, England
England Sean Vendy India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
15–21, 13–21 Silver Silver [2]

European Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2023 Arena Jaskółka,
Tarnów, Poland
United Kingdom Sean Vendy Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
15–21, 21–19, 19–21 Silver Silver [12]

European Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain England Sean Vendy Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Marvin Seidel
21–23, 17–21 Bronze Bronze [3]

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Regional Sport Centrum Hall,
Lubin, Poland
England Sean Vendy Denmark Alexander Bond
Denmark Joel Eipe
15–21, 24–22, 16–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Regional Sport Centrum Hall,
Lubin, Poland
England Jessica Pugh Denmark Frederik Søgaard
Denmark Sara Lundgaard
16–21, 21–23 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (1 title)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[14] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is 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.[15]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Level Opponent Score Result Ref
2021 Orléans Masters England Sean Vendy Super 100 India Krishna Prasad Garaga
India Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala
19–21, 21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [10]

BWF International Challenge/Series (10 titles, 5 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Slovak Open England Sean Vendy Czech Republic Pavel Drančák
Czech Republic Jaromír Janáček
11–10, 11–5, 11–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Iceland International England Sean Vendy England Christopher Coles
Scotland Adam Hall
19–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Czech Open England Sean Vendy Poland Miłosz Bochat
Poland Adam Cwalina
18–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Polish Open England Sean Vendy Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei
Chinese Taipei Yang Po-hsuan
19–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Denmark International England Sean Vendy Japan Shohei Hoshino
Japan Yujiro Nishikawa
21–4, 20–22, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Kharkiv International England Sean Vendy England Marcus Ellis
England Chris Langridge
21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belgian International England Sean Vendy Germany Bjarne Geiss
Germany Jan Colin Völker
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Hungarian International England Jessica Pugh Czech Republic Jakub Bitman
Czech Republic Alžběta Bášová
11–4, 11–10, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Slovak Open England Jessica Pugh Vietnam Đỗ Tuấn Đức
Vietnam Phạm Như Thảo
18–21, 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dutch International England Jessica Pugh Denmark Alexander Bond
Denmark Ditte Søby Hansen
21–19, 21–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Spanish International England Jessica Pugh France Gaëtan Mittelheisser
France Émilie Lefel
21–18, 16–21, 16–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Italian International England Jessica Pugh England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
16–21, 21–19, 21–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Polish Open England Jessica Pugh France Thom Gicquel
France Delphine Delrue
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Spanish International England Jessica Pugh Denmark Mathias Bay-Smidt
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
21–13, 24–26, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belgian International England Jessica Pugh Denmark Mikkel Mikkelsen
Denmark Amalie Magelund
21–12, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

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  2. ^ a b c "Lane and Vendy walk away from badminton final with silver as Commonwealth Games nears its climax". Alloa Advertiser. 8 August 2022. Archived from the original on 11 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Lane And Vendy Win European Championship Bronze In Madrid". Badminton England. 30 April 2022. Archived from the original on 30 April 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Mum's the word as all Lanes lead to glory in Wycombe". Badminton England. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ Galloway, Will (4 September 2017). "Alex Lane wins senior men's single title at England National Badminton Championships". Bath Time Student Magazine.
  6. ^ "Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane gets Commonwealth call". East Devon 24. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane lands national Under-19 title playing two years up!". Exmouth Journal. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Ben Lane". Badminton England. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Team England take bronze at the Gold Coast". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  10. ^ a b "The title for the English Lane/Vendy". Orléans Masters. 28 March 2021. Archived from the original on 11 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  11. ^ "Lane Ben". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Lane and Vendy claim European Games silver". Badminton England. 1 July 2023. Archived from the original on 2 July 2023. Retrieved 2 July 2023.
  13. ^ "English National Badminton Championships 2023". Badminton England. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
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  15. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.