Sean Vendy
Personal information
CountryEngland
Born (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 27)
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking13 (MD with Ben Lane 27 September 2022)
218 (XD with Sarah Walker 5 April 2018)
Current ranking20 (MD with Ben Lane 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
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
BWF profile

Sean Vendy (born 18 May 1996) is a badminton player from England. He started playing badminton at aged 5 in Orkney, then moved to England at 7. He became part of the England national badminton team in May 2015.[1][2] In 2022, he partnered with Ben Lane won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal in the European Championships.[3][4]

Career

In 2021, Vendy claimed his first World Tour title at the Orléans Masters, after in the final he and Ben Lane beat Indian pair Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala.[5] Vendy competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics partnered with Lane in the men's doubles, but the duo was eliminated in the group stage.[6]

In 2022, Vendy won the men's doubles bronze medal at the Madrid European Championships with Ben Lane, after in the semi-finals they were defeated by German pair Mark Lamsfuß and Marvin Seidel.[4] In August, he competed at the Commonwealth Games, and won a silver medal with Lane in the men's doubles.[3] In 2023, he won his third national doubles title at the English National Badminton Championships, at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.[7]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England England Ben Lane India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
15–21, 13–21 Silver Silver [3]

European Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2023 Arena Jaskółka,
Tarnów, Poland
United Kingdom Ben Lane Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
15–21, 21–19, 19–21 Silver Silver

European Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain England Ben Lane Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Marvin Seidel
21–23, 17–21 Bronze Bronze [4]

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

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

BWF World Tour (1 title)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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.[9]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Level Opponent Score Result Ref
2021 Orléans Masters Super 100 England Ben Lane India Krishna Prasad Garaga
India Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala
19–21, 21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [5]

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 4 runners-up)

Men's doubles

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

References

  1. ^ "Players: Sean Vendy". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Sean Vendy". Badminton England. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Vendy Sean". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  7. ^ "English National Badminton Championships 2023". Badminton England. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  8. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.