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Gao Ling (Chinese: 高崚; pinyin: Gāo Líng; born March 14, 1979, in Wuhan, Hubei; China) is a former badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Gao Ling
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Personal information
Country China
Born (1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 40)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Noted for her consistency, anticipation, forecourt prowess, and sporting smile, Gao is one of the most successful doubles players in the history of women's badminton. Her four Olympic badminton medals are the most of any player.

She has won titles at almost every top tier tournament in the world. Gao has earned four gold medals (among nine medals in total) at the BWF World Championships, three of them in women's doubles with Huang Sui (2001, 2003, and 2006) and one of them in mixed doubles with Zhang Jun (2001). She and Zhang Jun won consecutive gold medals in mixed doubles at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, overcoming severe tests in both.

Gao has not earned an Olympic gold medal in women's doubles, a relative gap in her resume, but earned a bronze medal in 2000 with Qin Yiyuan, and a silver medal with Huang Sui in 2004. From 2001 through 2006 she and Huang captured a record six consecutive women's doubles titles at the venerable All-England Championships. Their All-England streak was finally broken in the semifinals of the 2007 tournament by fellow countrywomen Zhang Yawen and Wei Yili. Gao has shared five All-England mixed doubles titles: three with Zhang Jun (2001, 2003, and 2006), and two with Zheng Bo (2007 and 2008).

She has been a member of the perennial world champion Chinese Uber Cup (women's international) team since 2000. Gao Ling received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008. [1] However, she was still playing a year later by partnering with Wei Yili. They lost to Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen in the Thailand Open final of 2009, but won the Philippines Open of 2009.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall,
Athens, Greece
  Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
15–7, 4–15, 8–15   Silver
2000 The Dome,
Sydney, Australia
  Qin Yiyuan   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 15–4   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall,
Athens, Greece
  Zhang Jun   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–1, 12–15, 15–12   Gold
2000 The Dome,
Sydney, Australia
  Zhang Jun   Trikus Haryanto
  Minarti Timur
1–15, 15–13, 15–11   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
16–21, 19–21   Silver
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
  Huang Sui   Zhang Yawen
  Wei Yili
23–21, 21–9   Gold
2005 Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, United States
  Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
16–17, 7–15   Silver
2003 National Indoor Arena,
Birmingham, England
  Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–8, 15–11   Gold
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo,
Seville, Spain
  Huang Sui   Zhang Jiewen
  Wei Yili
15–11, 17–15   Gold
1999 Brøndbyhallen,
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Qin Yiyuan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
6–15, 7–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Zheng Bo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 14–21   Silver
2003 National Indoor Arena,
Birmingham, England
  Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 8–15   Silver
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo,
Seville, Spain
  Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 12–15, 17–16   Gold

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–19, 21–6   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhang Jun   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 16–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
  Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 23–21, 21–14   Gold
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
  Huang Sui   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
8–11, 7–11   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
  Zheng Bo   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
21–16, 25–23   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
8–11, 6–11   Silver
2001 Manila, Philippines   Huang Sui   Deyana Lomban
  Vita Marissa
12–15, 15–4, 15–6   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Zhang Jun   Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
  Saralee Thungthongkam
11–7, 11–8   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
  Yang Wei   Lu Ying
  Zhan Xubin
15–12, 15–8   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
  Cheng Rui   Wang Wei
  Lu Ling
4–15, 10–15   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
  Yang Wei   Chor Hooi Yee
  Lim Pek Siah
  Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
  Cheng Rui   Chan Chong Ming
  Lim Pek Siah
  Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Korea Open   Zhao Tingting   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2008 Malaysia Open   Zhao Tingting   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
13–21, 21–16, 22–24   Runner-up
2007 China Open   Zhao Tingting   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
17–21, 21–15, 21–8   Winner
2007 Korea Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
12–21, 21–14, 21–16   Winner
2007 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Greysia Polii
  Vita Marissa
19–21, 21–12, 21–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open   Zheng Bo   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–14, 21–8   Winner
2008 All England Open   Zheng Bo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
18–21, 21–14, 21–9   Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open   Zheng Bo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
23–21, 18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2007 Japan Open   Zheng Bo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2007 China Masters   Zheng Bo   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2007 Indonesia Open   Zheng Bo   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2007 All England Open   Zheng Bo   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
16–21, 21–18, 21–14   Winner
2007 Korea Open   Zheng Bo   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
22–20, 21–19   Winner
2007 Malaysia Open   Zheng Bo   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
21–12, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Thailand Open   Wei Yili   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
24–22, 17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2009 Philippines Open   Wei Yili   Shendy Puspa Irawati
  Meiliana Jauhari
21–11, 21–11   Winner
2007 Macau Open   Huang Sui   Lee Kyung-won
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–15, 21–7   Winner
2007 Thailand Open   Huang Sui   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
Walkover   Winner
2006 Japan Open   Huang Sui   Zhang Yawen
  Wei Yili
21–15, 21–17   Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
19–21, 21–15, 19–21   Runner-up
2006 Macau Open   Huang Sui   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
17–21, 21–14, 21–14   Winner
2006 Chinese Taipei Open   Huang Sui   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
18–21, 21–9, 17–21   Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
9–21, 21–16, 21–17   Winner
2006 China Masters   Huang Sui   Zhang Yawen
  Wei Yili
21–12, 18–21, 21–14   Winner
2006 All England Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
6–15, 15–11, 15–2   Winner
2006 German Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
15–3, 11–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2005 China Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 4–15   Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
13–15, 15–8, 6–15   Runner-up
2005 China Masters   Huang Sui   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
4–15, 14–17   Runner-up
2005 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open   Huang Sui   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
13–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2005 All England Open   Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–10, 15–13   Winner
2005 German Open   Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–4, 15–10   Winner
2004 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
7–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2004 All England Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
Walkover   Winner
2004 Swiss Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
Walkover   Winner
2003 China Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
15–8, 15–12   Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
17–14, 15–5   Winner
2003 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
5–15, 15–1, 15–17   Runner-up
2003 Indonesia Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
Walkover   Winner
2003 Singapore Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
16–17, 7–15   Runner-up
2003 Japan Open   Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
10–13, 11–6, 11–5   Winner
2003 All England Open   Huang Sui   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
11–9, 11–7   Winner
2002 China Open   Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
11–9, 11–3   Winner
2002 Indonesia Open   Huang Sui   Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn
  Saralee Thungthongkam
11–5, 11–4   Winner
2002 Japan Open   Huang Sui   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
5–7, 7–1, 2–7, 8–6, 1–7   Runner-up
2002 Korea Open   Huang Sui   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
7–2, 7–3, 5–7, 7–3   Winner
2001 Malaysia Open   Huang Sui   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
1–7, 7–4, 3–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2001 Japan Open   Huang Sui   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2001 All England Open   Huang Sui   Wei Yili
  Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 15–8, 15–9   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Qin Yiyuan   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–5, 8–15, 15–9   Winner
1999 China Open   Qin Yiyuan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
5–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open   Qin Yiyuan   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
15–12, 15–8   Winner
1999 German Open   Qin Yiyuan   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
13–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Qin Yiyuan   Emma Ermawati
  Vita Marissa
15–8, 15–2   Winner
1999 Malaysia Open   Qin Yiyuan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
8–15, 10–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 German Open   Zheng Bo   Xu Chen
  Zhao Tingting
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2006 Macau Open   Zhang Jun   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jun   Jonas Rasmussen
  Britta Andersen
19–21, 21–14, 21–15   Winner
2006 China Masters   Zhang Jun   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–10, 20–22   Runner-up
2006 All England Open   Zhang Jun   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
12–15, 17–15, 15–1   Winner
2006 German Open   Zhang Jun   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
15–11, 15–12   Winner
2005 China Masters   Zhang Jun   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Li Yujia
15–7, 15–13   Winner
2005 Singapore Open   Zhang Jun   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
10–15, 15–7, 15–5   Winner
2004 Indonesia Open   Zhang Jun   Robert Blair
  Natalie Munt
15–9, 15–9   Winner
2004 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
15–2, 15–11   Winner
2004 Swiss Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2003 China Open   Zhang Jun   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
15–13, 15–6   Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2003 German Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
12–15, 15–11, 8–15   Runner-up
2003 Indonesia Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 11–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2003 Japan Open   Zhang Jun   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
9–11, 11–8, 11–9   Winner
2003 All England Open   Zhang Jun   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
11–6, 11–7   Winner
2002 China Open   Zhang Jun   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
11–4, 11–4   Winner
2001 All England Open   Zhang Jun   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
10–15, 15–8, 15–9   Winner
2001 Korea Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 Thailand Open   Zhang Jun   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
15–13, 15–12   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
8–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1999 China Open   Zhang Jun   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
8–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open   Zhang Jun   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
12–15, 14–17   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 French International   Qin Yiyuan   Ang Li Peng
  Chor Hooi Yee
15–0, 15–3   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/news/2008-11/25/content_16820808_5.htm
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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