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 21–11, 19–21, 21–13.
|Born||March 30, 1989|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Highest ranking||1 (8 October 2009)|
|Current ranking||Retired (in 2013)|
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
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|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|
|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|
|2007||Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand||Cheng Shao-chieh||19–21, 9–21||Bronze|
|2007||Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand||Zhang Dan|| Chien Yu-chin
World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|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
|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|
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.
|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|
IBF World Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.
|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.
- "BWF World Rankings (10/8/2009)". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- "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.
- "BWF World Championships 2010: China Grabs 5 Golds Again". Retrieved 2010-08-30.
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