Wang Yilyu (Chinese: 王懿律; pinyin: Wáng Yìlǜ; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ.î lŷ]; born 8 November 1994), sometimes also transliterated as Wang Yilu, Wang Yilv or Wang Yilü, is a Chinese badminton player.[2][3] He is the reigning mixed doubles Olympic Champion, and was two times mixed doubles Asian Champions winning in 2018 and 2019.

Wang Yilyu
王懿律
2013 US Open Badminton Championships - Wang Yilu.jpeg
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 27)
Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)[1]
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking10 (MD with Huang Kaixiang 15 June 2017)
1 (XD with Huang Dongping 12 April 2018)
Current ranking3 (XD with Huang Dongping 9 November 2021)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Mixed doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2018 Nanjing Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Basel Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2019 Nanning Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Mixed doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2019 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Wuhan Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Wuhan Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Wuhan Men's doubles
Summer Universiade
Silver medal – second place 2015 Gwangju Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Gwangju Mixed team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Chiba Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Chiba Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Chiba Mixed doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Gimcheon Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2012 Gimcheon Mixed team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Wang competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics partnered with Huang Dongping as 2nd seeds. The duo won a gold medal after beating their compatriot Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in the finals in a close rubber game.[4][5] Wang played at the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Vantaa, Finland, and was part of China squad that lifted the Sudirman Cup trophy.[6]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
21–17, 17–21, 21–19   Gold

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
  Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
17–21, 19–21   Silver
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
  Huang Dongping   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
16–21, 16–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Huang Dongping   Tang Chun Man
  Tse Ying Suet
20–22, 21–19, 21–23   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Huang Kaixiang   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
14–21, 12–21   Silver
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Huang Kaixiang   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
17–21, 21–14, 10–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Huang Dongping   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
19–21, 16–21   Bronze
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Huang Dongping   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17   Gold
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Huang Dongping   He Jiting
  Du Yue
21–11, 13–21, 23–21   Gold

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Zhang Wen   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
16–21, 20–22   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
  Liu Yuchen   Lee Chun Hei
  Ng Ka Long
10–21, 11–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
  Huang Yaqiong   Alfian Eko Prasetya
  Shella Devi Aulia
21–12, 19–21, 12–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Huang Dongping   Choi Sol-gyu
  Chae Yoo-jung
21–17, 23–25, 21–23   Silver

BWF World Tour (6 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Japan Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
19–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 21–11, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Huang Dongping   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
23–21, 16–21, 21–18   Winner
2019 India Open Super 500   Huang Dongping   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–13, 21–11   Winner
2019 Malaysia Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2019 Australian Open Super 300   Huang Dongping   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–15, 21–8   Winner
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 Japan Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2019 Thailand Open Super 500   Huang Dongping   Yuta Watanabe
  Arisa Higashino
24–22, 23–21   Winner
2019 China Open Super 1000   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
17–21, 21–15, 16–21   Runner-up
2019 Denmark Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
18–21, 21–16, 19–21   Runner-up
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2019 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2020 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2020 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Huang Dongping   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
9–21, 9–21   Runner-up

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

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[10] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Open   Huang Dongping   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2017 Japan Open   Huang Dongping   Takuro Hoki
  Sayaka Hirota
21–13, 21–8   Winner
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries Finals tournament

BWF Grand Prix (5 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 China Masters   Zhang Wen   Kang Jun
  Liu Cheng
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open   Zhang Wen   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
21–14, 21–10   Winner
2015 China Masters   Zhang Wen   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
15–21, 21–19, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Brasil Open   Zhang Wen   Huang Kaixiang
  Zheng Siwei
24–22, 10–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2017 Thailand Masters   Huang Kaixiang   Lu Ching-yao
  Yang Po-han
21–19, 21–23, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 U.S. Open   Huang Yaqiong   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
8–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 India Grand Prix Gold   Huang Yaqiong   Huang Kaixiang
  Chen Qingchen
21–18, 21–14   Winner
2014 China Masters   Xia Huan   Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
12–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2016 Swiss Open   Chen Qingchen   Bodin Issara
  Savitree Amitrapai
19–21, 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2017 China Masters   Huang Dongping   Liao Min-chun
  Chen Hsiao-huan
21–14, 21–10   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 China International   Zhang Wen   Liao Chi-hung
  Liao I-liang
21–14, 21–12   Winner
2015 China International   Zhang Wen   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–10, 22–20   Winner
2016 China International   Zhang Wen   Wang Sijie
  Zhu Junhao
21–9, 21–15   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 China International   Ou Dongni   Zhang Wen
  Xia Huan
21–18, 15–21, 21–19   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Players: Wang Yilyu". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ "嘉兴市羽球小将王懿律锐不可当再夺双冠". Sports Bureau of Zhejiang Province (in Chinese). 21 February 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Wang Yi Lyu". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  5. ^ DeMeyer, Tess (31 July 2021). "Wang, Huang defeat top-seeded Zheng, Huang to win badminton mixed doubles gold". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  6. ^ "【羽毛球】恭喜!3比1力克日本,国羽第12次捧起苏迪曼杯!". Guangzhou Daily (in Chinese). 3 October 2021. Archived from the original on 7 October 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
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  8. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
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