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Liu Yong (badminton)

Liu Yong (simplified Chinese: 刘永; traditional Chinese: 劉永; pinyin: Liú Yǒng; born 12 August 1975) is a former international level badminton player for China who specialized in mixed doubles.

Liu Yong
Personal information
Country China
Born (1975-08-12) 12 August 1975 (age 44)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (XD with Ge Fei)
BWF profile

He is married to former singles player on the Chinese national badminton team Dai Yun.[1]

CareerEdit

Liu Yong started badminton training when he was 8,[2] and was taken into the Chinese National Team in 1993.[3] He won numerous international titles in mixed doubles, the majority of them with Ge Fei. He won men's doubles at the 2002 Malaysia Open with Chen Qiqiu. In 2004, he joined the Unisys in Japan as a player and coach for the team.[4]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Liu won the 1997 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles, with Ge Fei, beating Jens Eriksen and Marlene Thomsen in the final. They also won a bronze medal at the 1999 IBF World Championships. In the next edition in 2001, Liu reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals with Cheng Jiao but lost to Michael Søgaard and Rikke Olsen.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Liu Yong competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with Ge Fei. In the first round they had a bye, and in the second round they were defeated by Chris Bruil and Erica van den Heuvel, from the Netherlands.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 15–7, 8–15   Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Ge Fei   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–5, 16–17, 15–4   Gold

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Ge Fei   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–7, 15–10   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Yu Jinhao   Ricky Subagja
  Rexy Mainaky
10–15, 11–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 13–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Open   Chen Qiqiu   Chang Kim Wai
  Choong Tan Fook
17–14, 15–3   Winner
2001 China Open   Chen Qiqiu   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
1–7, 7–4, 6–8, 7–4, 5–7   Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open   Yu Jinhao   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
15–6, 5–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1998 Swiss Open   Yu Jinhao   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
15–17, 7–15   Runner-up
1997 China Open   Zhang Wei   Ge Cheng
  Tao Xiaoqiang
3–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open   Zhang Wei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
3–15, 15–6, 12–15   Runner-up
1996 Vietnam Open   Zhang Wei   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
6–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1996 Dutch Open   Zhang Wei   Ge Cheng
  Tao Xiaoqiang
8–11, 11–9, 4–9, 9–7, 3–9   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 China Open   Chen Lin   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
4–7, 8–7, 8–7, 7–5   Winner
2001 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Bambang Suprianto
  Emma Ermawati
8–7, 8–6, 2–7, 2–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2001 Japan Open   Cheng Jiao   Bambang Suprianto
  Minarti Timur
6–15, 17–14, 5–15   Runner-up
2000 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–5, 17–14   Winner
2000 All England Open   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1999 China Open   Ge Fei   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–8, 15–5   Winner
1999 Denmark Open   Ge Fei   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–12, 17–14   Winner
1999 Thailand Open   Ge Fei   Michael Sogaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–12, 15–6   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Ha Tae-kwon
  Chung Jae-hee
15–1, 15–3   Winner
1999 Chinese Taipei Open   Ge Fei   Bambang Suprianto
  Zelin Resiana
15–12, 15–10   Winner
1999 Korea Open   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–9, 15–13   Winner
1997 China Open   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open   Ge Fei   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–12, 15–12   Winner
1997 Swiss Open   Ge Fei   Flandy Limpele
  Minarti Timur
15–9, 15–9   Winner
1997 All England Open   Ge Fei   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–10, 15–2   Winner
1997 Korea Open   Ge Fei   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–13, 15–5   Winner
1997 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–8, 15–10   Winner
1996 Vietnam Open   Zhang Jin   Sandiarto
  Finarsih
15–9, 18–15   Winner
1994 Russian Open   Li Qi   Vladislav Druzchenko
  Viktoria Evtushenko
15–12, 18–13   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zhou (5 April 2011). "Piece - member - let enter wedding of the Liu Yong that wear Yun - ban - reporter". Mecoolweb.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ WORLD CHAMPION IN MIXED DOUBLES OF INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP – LIU YONG
  3. ^ China Badminton News Archived 12 August 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 劉 永 Liu Yong" (in Japanese). Unisys. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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