Pedro Yang

Pedro Alejandro Yang Ruiz (born October 9, 1976) is a retired male badminton player from Guatemala.

Pedro Yang
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Pedro Yang at the Pan American Games in Rio 2007
Personal information
Birth namePedro Alejandro Yang Ruiz
Country Guatemala
Born (1976-10-09) October 9, 1976 (age 45)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking134[1] (27 October 2011)


Yang played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Jim Ronny Andersen of Norway.

He moved to Denmark at the age of 24 and started training at the International Badminton Academy (IBA). Yang has won a gold medal at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador and bronze medals at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Pedro Yang was appointed to the International Olympic Committee Athletes Commission from 2008–2016, Radio & TV Commission 2008–2013, and Athletes Entourage Commission from 2014.

Pedro Yang was appointed to the World Baseball Softball Confederation's Ethics Commission from 2016–present and served in the Badminton World Federation Athletes Commission from 2001 to 2016.

Pedro Yang is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.


  • BA with Honours in Business Administration (Strategy & Management, De Montfort University, UK/ Niels Brock College DK.
  • Marketing Management Degree, Niels Brock College Copenhagen, DK.


  1. ^ "Pedro YANG Ranking History". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 15 August 2019.