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Pi Hongyan (simplified Chinese: 皮红艳; traditional Chinese: 皮紅艷; pinyin: Pí Hóngyàn) (born 25 January 1979 in Chongqing, China) is a badminton player competing for France.

Pi Hongyan
Hongyan Pi Londres 2012.jpg
Personal information
Birth name皮红艳
Country France
Born (1979-01-25) 25 January 1979 (age 40)
Chongqing, China
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's Singles
Highest ranking2 (2005[1])
Current rankingRetired (in 2012[2])
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Pi Hongyan is one of a number of talented Chinese-born badminton players who have emigrated from China, in part, because of the intense competition to gain positions on its national team, and because of the elite status within the sport that such a player is likely to hold in other badminton playing countries. Her titles include women's singles at the U.S. (1999), German (2001, 2002), Bitburger (2001, 2002), Portugal (2001, 2003), Swiss (2001, 2005), Croatian (2003), French (2003, 2004, 2005), Dutch (2004), Denmark (2005), Singapore (2006) and India (2009) Opens. At the biennial European Championships she was a silver medalist in 2004 and a bronze medalist in 2008 and 2010. She was runner-up to China's Xie Xingfang at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2007. Pi has been at least a quarter-finalist in each of the last six consecutive BWF World Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011), with a bronze medal in 2009, as well as a quarter-finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

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  1. ^ ""BWF World Rankings: Ranking week: 3/11/2010". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Another good-bye! French star Pi Hongyan retired from badminton and got a nice "salute" at today's semi-final in Paris". Twitter. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 25 February 2016.

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