Xie Zhongbo (Chinese: 谢中博; born 22 May 1983) is a former Chinese badminton player from Hunan and raised in Sichuan. After retired from the international tournament, he works as badminton coach in Sichuan.[1]

Xie Zhongbo
Personal information
Country China
Born (1983-05-22) 22 May 1983 (age 36)
Hunan, China
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

A doubles specialist on the world circuit, Xie has regularly partnered Guo Zhendong in men's doubles and Zhang Yawen in mixed doubles over the past several years. Xie and Guo have won the Polish International (2004), the China Masters (2005), and the India Open (2008) together. They were quarter-finalists at 2007 BWF World Championships, and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics narrowly lost to the eventual gold medalists, Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, in the round of sixteen.

Xie has had greater success in mixed doubles. He and Zhang have captured eight titles internationally since the beginning of 2005. They were silver medalists at the 2005 IBF World Championships, losing the gold to Indonesia's Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir, and were bronze medalists at the 2007 edition of the tournament.

Xie is a member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team. At 1.88 meters and solidly built, he is one of the biggest men currently playing the game at the world level.

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15–21, 21–15, 20–22   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
15–13, 8–15, 2–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Guo Zhendong   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
19–21, 13–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 18–21   Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–10   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Zhang Yawen   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
16–21, 23–25   Silver

Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yu Yang   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
3–15, 11–15   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Cao Chen   Sang Yang
  Zheng Bo
5–7, 5–7, 7–2, 5–7   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan   Cao Chen   Lee Jae-jin
  Jung Jae-sung
1–15, 16–17   Bronze
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Zhang Weihong   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Wandri Kurniawan Saputra
16–17, 8–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Zhang Jiewen   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Enny Erlangga
14–17, 12–15   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] 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,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 China Open   Guo Zhendong   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
12–21, 19–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 China Masters   Zhang Yawen   Tao Jiaming
  Wang Xiaoli
21–13, 19–21, 4–8 Retired   Runner-up
2009 Singapore Open   Zhang Yawen   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
21–19, 19–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2008 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Yawen   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–16   Winner
2008 China Masters   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2007 French Open   Zhang Yawen   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
11–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Thailand Open   Guo Zhendong   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
17–21, Retired   Runner-up
2008 India Open   Guo Zhendong   Chan Chong Ming
  Chew Choon Eng
19–21, 21–14, 21–12   Winner
2007 Philippines Open   Guo Zhendong   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
8–21, 24–26   Runner-up
2005 China Masters   Guo Zhendong   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–10, 15–4   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Thailand Open   Zhang Yawen   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
23–25, 21–10, 23–21   Winner
2007 Macau Open   Zhang Yawen   Fang Chieh-min
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–16   Winner
2006 China Open   Zhang Yawen   Xu Chen
  Zhao Tingting
21–19, 21–5   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Zhang Yawen   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2006 China Masters   Zhang Yawen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
21–16, 10–21, 22–20   Winner
2006 German Open   Zhang Yawen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Yawen   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–8, 15–5   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Polish International   Guo Zhendong   Michał Łogosz
  Robert Mateusiak
8–15, 17–14, 17–14   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International   Yu Yang   Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Yakusheva
17–16, 15–9   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "谢中博当教练独特加油引笑声 最怕女队员哭需更严厉" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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