Nhat Nguyen

Nhat Nguyen



Nhat was born in Vietnam and moved to Ireland, initially to Belturbet, when he was six. He won the European U17 title when he was 15, the same year as his first Irish senior title.

He was a European junior bronze medallist in 2018 when he also made the quarter-finals of World Juniors and the Youth Olympics and made his Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2021.

In 2023 he made the semi-finals of a Super 300 (badminton’s second tier) in Orleans (France) and won his group at the European Games before bowing out in the last 16 to the reigning Olympic champion Victor Axelsen.

Winning the Irish Open last winter was pivotal as his first international victory at senior level. In 2024 he made the quarter-finals of two Super 300 tournaments in Orleans and the German Open and was narrowly beaten in the last 16 at the Europeans Championships in April.



Personal Best

World Ranking: 44

Date Of Birth

June 16, 2000


Clarehall, Dublin


Paris 2024, Tokyo 2020


Rachael Darragh


Nhat Nguyen and Rachael Darragh Officially Selected to Compete in Badminton in Paris 2024

Nhat Nguyen and Rachael Darragh have been officially selected to represent Team Ireland in badminton at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Dubliner, Nguyen, will be competing in his second Games, having made his debut at the Tokyo Olympics. From Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Darragh will be making her first Olympic appearance. The Badminton events [...]


Irish badminton has a relatively short but rich Olympic history and women have played a really seminal role in it. Sonia McGinn, a 26-year-old from Howth, was the first player to ever qualify when she competed in Sydney 2000 and she also had a female coach (Mary Dinan). Then came Chloe Magee who was only [...]

Dan Magee – The Team Behind The Team | Badminton

JUST HOW did a Presbyterian church built over 200 years ago in a small Donegal town become such a hotbed for Irish badminton? Raphoe only has a population of a couple of thousand yet its Badminton Club has produced Irish Olympians and multiple European medals. The local badminton club now primarily trains on the four [...]

Badminton Pair Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds Looking To Boost Olympic Qualificaiton

Irish Badminton duo Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds are looking to boost their own Olympic Qualification hopes at the World Championships in Denmark this week 🏸 Having watched @chloenmagee and @scott_evans1 compete in Beijing, it’s given the pair the same dream and motivation to chase that Olympic qualification ☘️ The pair have used the Team Ireland Make a Difference [...]


A full team of badminton players has been named by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for the European Games which takes place from the 20th of June – 2nd of July in Krakow, Poland. Team Ireland athletes will compete in all five disciplines, with six athletes set to compete. This is the third sport to be announced […]

OFI | Make A Difference – Badminton Ireland

IRISH badminton has made huge progress and Olympic history in the past 22 years and is now raising the bar further by targeting qualification for a first doubles’ partnership in 2024. Sonia McGinn was the sport’s Olympic ground breaker in 2000, the first Irish player to qualify for a Summer Games in Sydney. Three-time Olympian [...]

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