Tang Hetian (Chinese: 唐鹤恬; born 23 December 1975), formerly known as Tang Yongshu (唐永淑), is a badminton player who competed internationally for China in the 1990s. She played for Australia in the 2000s as He Tian Tang.
|Birth name||Tang Yongshu|
|Born||23 December 1975|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Event||Women's & mixed doubles|
Specializing in women's doubles, Tang earned a bronze medal at the 1995 IBF World Championships and a silver medal at the 1997 IBF World Championships with her regular partner, Qin Yiyuan. Tang and Qin were also bronze medalists at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, yet they were overshadowed by fellow countrywomen Ge Fei and Gu Jun, the dominant women's doubles team of the day, who took gold at the latter two events. Tang won women's doubles at the 1995 Canadian Open in an unusual partnership with South Korea's Gil Young-ah (as players on the Chinese national squad rarely partner with foreign players). Tang and Qin won women's doubles at the 1997 Thailand Open and played together on the Chinese team that reclaimed the Uber Cup (women's world team championship trophy) from Indonesia in 1998.
After 1998, Tang retired from the Chinese national badminton team and later married her national teammate Yu Qi. They immigrated to Australia in the early 2000s. Tang played for the Australia national badminton team at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won a bronze medal in the women's doubles event. The same year, she also represented Australia in the Uber Cup.
|1996||Atlanta, USA||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||3|
|1997||Glasgow, Scotland||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||2|
|1995||Lausanne, Switzerland||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||3|
|1997||Glasgow, Scotland||Mixed team||1|
|1998||Hong Kong||Women's team||1|
|1996||Hong Kong||Women's team||2|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Women's team||1|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||3|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||2|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Mixed doubles with Chen Gang||3|
|1995||Beijing, China||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||2|
|World Junior Championships|
|1992||Jakarta, Indonesia||Girls' doubles||2|
|IBF World Grand Prix|
|1998||Denmark Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||1|
|1998||Swedish Open||Mixed doubles with Chen Gang||2|
|1998||Japan Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||2|
|1997||U.S. Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||1|
|1997||Thailand Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||1|
|1997||China Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||2|
|1996||China Open||Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan||1|
|2010||New Delhi, India||Women's doubles with Kate Wilson-Smith||3|
|2014||Ballarat, Australia||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||3|
|Oceania Mixed Team Championships|
|2014||Ballarat, Australia||Mixed team||1|
|BWF Grand Prix|
|2014||New Zealand Open||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||1|
|2009||Australian Open||Women's doubles with Huang Chia-chi||1|
|BWF International Challenge/Series|
|2014||Maribyrnong International||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||1|
|2013||Italian International||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||2|
|2013||Welsh International||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||1|
|2013||Victorian International||Mixed doubles with Robin Middleton||1|
|2010||Altona International||Women's doubles with Renuga Veeran||1|
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tang Yongshu (Hetian)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
- "He Tian TANG". www.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "He Tian TANG". d2010results.thecgf.com. Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
- "He Tian Tang". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "唐鹤恬：黄穗打球或为入籍加分" [Tang Hetian: Huang Sui plays or adds points for naturalization]. 新快报(广州) [New Express (Guangzhou)] (in Chinese). 22 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. (English translation)
- "唐鹤恬与她的最后一届尤伯杯———访中国羽毛球队前国手唐鹤恬" [Tang Hetian and her last Uber Cup --- Interview with Tang Hetian, the former national player of the Chinese badminton team]. 南宁日报 [Nanning Daily] (in Chinese). 22 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. (English translation)
- "搭档老将唐鹤恬？" [Partner veteran Tang Hetian?]. 燕都网 [Yandu.com] (in Chinese). 9 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. (English translation)
- "2014 Oceania Championships". www.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. 20 February 2014.