Tang Yongshu

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.[1] She played for Australia in the 2000s as He Tian Tang.[2][3][4]

Tang Hetian
Personal information
Birth nameTang Yongshu
Country Australia
Born (1975-12-23) 23 December 1975 (age 45)
Chongqing, China
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessLeft
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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.[5][6][7]

At the 2014 Oceania Badminton Championships, Tang won a gold medal in the mixed team event and a bronze in women's doubles.[8]

Major achievementsEdit

Representing China.

Year Venue/Tournament Event Result
Olympic Games
1996 Atlanta, USA Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan 3
World Championships
1997 Glasgow, Scotland Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan 2
1995 Lausanne, Switzerland Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan 3
Sudirman Cup
1997 Glasgow, Scotland Mixed team 1
Uber Cup
1998 Hong Kong Women's team 1
1996 Hong Kong Women's team 2
Asian Games
1998 Bangkok, Thailand Women's team 1
1998 Bangkok, Thailand Women's doubles with Qin Yiyuan 3
Asia Championships
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

Representing Australia.

Year Venue/Tournament Event Result
Commonwealth Games
2010 New Delhi, India Women's doubles with Kate Wilson-Smith 3
Oceania Championships
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

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ "He Tian TANG". www.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  3. ^ "He Tian TANG". d2010results.thecgf.com. Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  4. ^ "He Tian Tang". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  5. ^ "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)
  6. ^ "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)
  7. ^ "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)
  8. ^ "2014 Oceania Championships". www.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. 20 February 2014.

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