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Shi Yuqi (Chinese: 石宇奇; pinyin: Shí Yǔqí; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂɻ̩̌.ỳ tɕʰǐ]; born 28 February 1996) is a Chinese badminton player. Shi Yuqi won his first SuperSeries title in the 2016 French Super Series.[1][2] At the 2017 All England Open, he defeated 6-time champion Lin Dan to reach the final,[3] and repeated the same feat again at the 2018 All England Open, where he outclassed Lin Dan in the tournament final, winning the most prestigious tournament of his career.[4]

Shi Yuqi
石宇奇
Personal information
Country China
Born (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 23)
Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career title(s)8
Highest ranking2 (24 August 2017)
Current ranking3 (6 August 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena, Nanjing, China   Kento Momota 11–21, 13–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Kento Momota 21–12, 18–21, 8–21   Silver
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Chen Long 19–21, 15–21   Bronze

Youth Olympic GamesEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Nanjing Sport Institute, Nanjing, China   Lin Guipu 21–15, 21–19   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia   Lin Guipu 22–20, 8–21, 18–21   Silver

Asian Youth GamesEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Nanjing Sport Institute, Nanjing, China   Lai Yu-hua 21–15, 21–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Nanjing Sport Institute,
Nanjing, China
  Chen Yufei   Lai Yu-hua
  Lee Chia-hsin
21–16, 21–13   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Kanta Tsuneyama 19–21, 21–16, 21–16   Gold

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[6]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 Swiss Open Super 300   B. Sai Praneeth 19–21, 21–18, 21–12   Winner
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Kento Momota 21–12, 21–11   Winner
2018 French Open Super 750   Chen Long 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 All England Open Super 1000   Lin Dan 21–19, 16–21, 21–9   Winner
2018 India Open Super 500   Chou Tien-chen 21–18, 21–14   Winner

BWF Superseries (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 All England   Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2016 French Open   Lee Hyun-il 21–16, 21–19   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Swiss Open   Lin Dan 12–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2016 Bitburger Open   Sourabh Varma 21–19, 22–20   Winner
2016 Indonesian Masters   Huang Yuxiang 21–12, 11–0 Retired   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Shi Yuqi". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "石宇奇 Shi Yu Qi". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  3. ^ "ALL ENGLAND 2017 SF – New flag to fly in Birmingham". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Badminton: Lin Dan falls to compatriot Shi Yuqi in All-England final | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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