Wang Lin (badminton)

Wang Lin (born March 30, 1989 in Hangzhou) is a badminton player from China. Wang Lin was crowned the world champion after winning the gold medal at the 2010 BWF World Championships held at Paris defeating fellow Chinese Wang Xin[3] 21–11, 19–21, 21–13.

Wang Lin
Personal information
Birth name王琳
Country China
Born (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 31)
Hangzhou, China
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachZhang Ning
Women's singles
Highest ranking1 (8 October 2009[1])
Current rankingRetired (in 2013[2])
BWF profile

In 2006, the 17-year-old, Wang Lin beat Xie Xingfang in the final of the China Masters Super Series.

Shortly after her World Championship triumph in Paris, Wang Lin suffered a severe knee ligament tear during her match against Maria Febe Kusumastuti in China Masters Super Series tournament. The injury was so severe to the extent it ruled out Wang Lin completely from playing for almost six months after her knee operation. From there, her ranking starts to decline and eventually Wang Lin fell out of favour from the first-team line-up as her jittery comeback coincided with the emergence of Wang Shixian and Wang Xin.

After making a comeback, she was clearly far from her best and has not achieved the same success as she once did prior to sustaining the injury. Wang Lin once cited fear of injury recurrence was the one of the main reasons she was not able to play at her best.

On December 4, 2013, she announced her retirement on Tencent Weibo

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Wang Xin 21–11, 19–21, 21–13   Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Lu Lan 18–21, 19–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Zhu Lin 12–21, 16–21   Bronze
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Jiang Yanjiao 21–18, 18–21, 13–21   Silver

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand   Cheng Shao-chieh 19–21, 9–21   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand   Zhang Dan   Chien Yu-chin
  Cheng Wen-hsing
19–21, 12–21   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand   Bae Youn-joo 21–16, 21–15   Gold
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Lu Lan Walkover   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Wang Yihan 11–4, 11–9   Gold
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea   Lu Lan 9–11, 3–11   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 French Open   Wang Yihan 9–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2009 China Masters   Wang Shixian 14–21, 21–14, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open   Saina Nehwal 21–12, 18–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2008 French Open   Xie Xingfang 21–18, 13–21, 21–11   Winner
2008 Denmark Open   Zhou Mi 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2008 China Masters   Zhou Mi 19–21, 21–19, 16–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 China Masters   Xie Xingfang 15–21, 21–13, 21–15   Winner

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BWF World Rankings (10/8/2009)". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "羽毛球世界冠军王琳宣布正式退役 一切都是新的开始" (in Chinese). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "BWF World Championships 2010: China Grabs 5 Golds Again". Retrieved 2010-08-30.

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