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Cheng Shao-chieh (Chinese: 鄭韶婕; pinyin: Zhèng Sháojié; Wade–Giles: Cheng Shao-chieh; born 4 January 1986 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a badminton player from Taiwan.[1]

Cheng Shao-chieh
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Cheng Shao-chieh in 2011
Personal information
Birth name鄭韶婕
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1986-01-04) January 4, 1986 (age 33)[1]
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb; 7.4 st)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking7 (September 8, 2011)
Current rankingRetired
BWF profile

Cheng played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics for the Republic of China as Chinese Taipei. In women's singles, she defeated Ling Wan Ting of Hong Kong and Jun Jae-youn of Korea in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Cheng lost to Gong Ruina of China 11-3, 11-3. Later that year, she played in the 2004 World Junior Championships, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she won the Gold title in Women's Singles. She also participated in the 2005 World Championships in Anaheim, California, making it to the semifinals and taking a game from the eventual champion, Xie Xingfang. She achieved a world championship silver medal in 2011 in London. She reached the final, winning all her matches in straight games. In the quarterfinal she beat the then world number 1, Wang Shixian from China, and in the semifinal she outclassed Juliane Schenk from Germany 18 and 6. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she again reached the quarter-finals, qualifying through from group C. She then beat Gu Juan in the second round before losing to Wang Yihan.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Wang Yihan 15–21, 10–21   Silver
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Xie Xingfang 11–2, 5–11, 6–11   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China   Wang Yihan 19–21, 21–23   Bronze
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Wang Chen 8–11, 2–11   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Gymnasium of SZIIT, Shenzen, China   Pai Hsiao-ma 21–18, 21–15   Gold
2007 Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand   Wang Yihan 12–21, 17–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Gymnasium of SZIIT, Shenzhen, China   Pai Hsiao-ma   Jang Ye-na
  Eom Hye-won
11–21, 14–21   Silver

World University ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand   Soratja Chansrisukot 11–5, 5–11, 11–6   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Lu Lan 11–7, 11–5   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Lee Sheng-mu   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
3–15, 1–15   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Taiwan   Cheng Hsiao-yun  
 
  Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels, the Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore Open   Juliane Schenk 11–21, 24–26   Runner-up
     Superseries tournament
     Superseries Premier tournament
     Superseries Finals tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Canada Open   Pi Hongyan 21–15, 21–11   Winner
2010 Chinese Taipei Open   Bae Seung-hee 21–11, 24–26, 21–17   Winner
2009 Chinese Taipei Open   Bae Seung-hee 17–21, 21–12, 21–15   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2004 Austrian Open   Huang Chia-Chi 8–11, 11–8, 11–3   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "CHENG Shao Chieh - Biography". gz2010.cn. Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 25 June 2011.

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