Wang Zhengming

Wang Zhengming (born 16 February 1990) is a Chinese badminton player from Guangzhou, Guangdong.[1] He was the boys' singles gold medalists at the 2008 Asian and World Junior Championships.[3]

Wang Zhengming
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Wang Zheng Ming in 2010.
Personal information
Birth name王睁茗
Country China
Born (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 30)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Retired9 September 2016[2]
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking6 (24 July 2014)
BWF profile
Wang Zhengming
Traditional Chinese王睜茗
Simplified Chinese王睁茗

CareerEdit

2010Edit

A World Junior & Asian Junior Champion two years earlier, 2010 was Wang's breakthrough year on the international badminton scene. His most impressive achievements were finishing runner-up to his idol Lin Dan in the Asian Championships and reaching the semi-finals of the China Masters BWF Superseries event. By the end of the year, Wang's ranking had risen over 200 places to 43rd.

2011Edit

Wang reached the quarter-finals of the first Superseries Premier event, the Korea Open, registering an impressive 21–11, 21–14 victory over reigning World Champion Chen Jin along the way. Wang also reached the semi-finals of the Singapore Open beating former Olympic and two-time Asian games winner Taufik Hidayat.

2013Edit

In March, Wang won his first senior international title, the Swiss Open, beating compatriot Du Pengyu in the final 21–18 21–18. Wang lost in the third round of the 2013 BWF World Championships in August from first seed Malaysian Lee Chong Wei. In September, at his home China in the city of Changzhou, Wang won his first Superseries event, the China Masters, beating the Dane Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–13, 16–21, 23–21 in a grueling semi-final match and then Korean qualifier Son Wan-ho in another close 3 games final 11–22, 21–14, 24–22. Again at his home country in October, he lost the final of the East Asian Games in Tianjin from compatriot Du Pengyu. In November, Wang also reached the final of his first Superseries Premier event, the China Open in Shanghai, along the way beating fifth seed Tommy Sugiarto from Indonesia 21–15, 14–21, 21–18 in the 3rd round, compatriot and 3rd seed Du Pengyu 21–17, 21–8 in the quarterfinals, Japanese talent Kento Momota 22–20, 9–21, 21–6 in the semi-final and ultimately losing to compatriot Chen Long in a 3 games final 21–19, 8–21, 14–21.

2014Edit

In July of the year 2014, Wang lost the final of the Chinese Taipei Open from compatriot Lin Dan: 19–21, 14–21.

After beating Kento Momota of Japan in the semi-finals of the French Open, Wang lost to Chou Tien-chen in the finals 21–10, 23–25, 19–21.

2015Edit

In April 2014, Wang wins the China Masters in Changzhou beating compatriot Huang Yuxiang 22–20, 21–19 in the finals.

2016Edit

On 9 September 2016, Gong Weijie, a former Chinese national player, revealed that Wang has retired from the national team.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India   Lin Dan 17–21, 15–21   Silver
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Du Pengyu 16–21, 6–11 retired   Bronze
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Lin Dan 14–21, 17–21   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium, Tianjin, China   Du Pengyu 20–22, 17–21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Badminton Hall Shree Shiv Chhatrapati, Pune, India   Gao Huan 21–13, 21–16   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Sung-min 21–10, 21–14   Gold

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 level such as 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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore Open   Boonsak Ponsana 18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 China Open   Chen Long 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Son Wan-ho 11–21, 21–14, 24–22   Winner
2013 China Open   Chen Long 21–19, 8–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 French Open   Chou Tien-chen 21–10, 23–25, 19–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Korea Masters   Bao Chunlai 21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open   Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 18–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2013 Swiss Open   Du Pengyu 21–18, 21–18   Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open   Lin Dan 19–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 China Masters   Huang Yuxiang 22–20, 21–19   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "王睁茗 Wang Zheng Ming". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "前辈透露王睁茗已退役:理智的选择 但充满心酸". sports.sina.com.cn (in Chinese). 10 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  3. ^ "前辈透露王睁茗已退役:理智的选择 但充满心酸" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

External linksEdit

Wang Zhengming at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com