Qin Yiyuan (simplified Chinese: 秦艺源; traditional Chinese: 秦藝源; pinyin: Qín Yìyuán; born 14 February 1973) is a Chinese former world level badminton player. Qin played internationally for China from the mid-1990s through the 2000 Summer Olympics, a period during which her fellow countrywomen Ge Fei and Gu Jun dominated international women's doubles play. Qin won women's doubles at the 1996 China Open, 1997 Thailand Open, 1998 Denmark Open with Tang Yongshu, and at the 1999 Thailand, French, and Denmark Opens, and 2000 Swiss Open with Gao Ling. She was a bronze medalist at the 1995 IBF World Championships and a silver medalist at the 1997 IBF World Championships with Tang Yongshu. She earned a bronze medal again at the 1999 edition of the tourney with Gao Ling. Qin also earned bronze medals for women's doubles at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, the first with Tang Yongshu and the second with Gao. She was a member of Chinese teams which captured the Uber Cup (women's world team competition and trophy) in 1998 and 2000.[1]

Qin Yiyuan
秦艺源
Personal information
Country China
Born (1973-02-14) 14 February 1973 (age 46)
Nanning, Guangxi, China
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia   Gao Ling   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 15–4   Bronze
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Tang Yongshu   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–15, 15–4, 15–8   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Gao Ling   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
6–15, 7–15   Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
1–15, 8–15   Silver
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Tang Yongshu   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
8–15, 6–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
10–15, 15–9, 9–15   Silver
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
6–15, 12–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Tang Yongshu   Eliza Nathanael
  Deyana Lomban
10–15, 5–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Zhang Jun   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
3–15, 6–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
8–15, 7–15   Silver
1995 Beijing, China   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
1–15, 4–15   Silver

Asian CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Qingdao, China   Tang Yongshu   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Shanghai, China   Zhang Ning   Kim Shin-young
  Shon Hye-joo
12–15, 11–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Swiss Open   Gao Ling   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–5, 8–15, 15–9   Winner
1999 China Open   Gao Ling   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
5–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open   Gao Ling   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
15–12, 15–8   Winner
1999 German Open   Gao Ling   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
13–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Gao Ling   Emma Ermawati
  Vita Marissa
15–8, 15–2   Winner
1999 Malaysia Open   Gao Ling   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
8–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open   Tang Yongshu   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–17, 15–10, 15–11   Winner
1998 Singapore Open   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
8–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1998 Japan Open   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
Walkover   Runner-up
1997 Grand Prix Finals   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
1–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 Thailand Open   Tang Yongshu   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–8, 15–2   Winner
1997 China Open   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
13–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open   Tang Yongshu   Yoshiko Iwata
  Haruko Matsuda
15–6, 15–2   Winner
1997 Korea Open   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1996 China Open   Tang Yongshu   Kim Mee-hyang
  Park Soo-yun
15–2, 15–12   Winner
1995 Canadian Open   Tang Yongshu   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
10–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1995 Indonesia Open   Tang Yongshu   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
6–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1994 Dutch Open   Tang Yongshu   Peng Xinyong
  Zhang Jin
4–15, 7–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 French Open   Gao Ling   Ang Li Peng
  Chor Hooi Yee
15–0, 15–3   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 French Open   Chen Gang   Ian Sullivan
  Gail Emms
15–12, 15–12   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "羽坛名将 秦艺源" (in Chinese). China Interactive Sports. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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