Xing Aiying

Xing Aiying (simplified Chinese: 邢爱英; traditional Chinese: 邢愛英; pinyin: Xìng Àiyīng; born 2 August 1989) is a Chinese-born Singaporean badminton player who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Xing Aiying
Personal information
Birth name邢爱英
Country Singapore
Born (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 31)
Jiangsu, China
ResidenceSingapore City, Singapore
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking31 (8 October 2009)
BWF profile


Xing was born in Jiangsu, China, and she is a former Nanjing city age-group championships in 1998.[2][3] She came to Singapore in 2003 and became the Chinese younger player to join the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA). She started her debut in international tournament at the 2003 Thailand King's Cup.[3][4] In 2004, she was the women's doubles runner-up at the Croatian International tournament, and won her first international title at the World Badminton Grand Prix event U.S. Open in the singles event at the age of 15.[5][6]

In 2005, she reached the final round in the women's singles event at the Bitburger Open and Cheers Asian Satellite tournaments. In Ballarat International, she won the women's doubles event and the runner-up in singles event. In 2006, she competed in the women's team event at the Uber Cup and Doha Asian Games. The team reached the quarter-final at the Uber Cup, and won the bronze medal at the Asian Games.[5] She also competed at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in the mixed team and singles event, and lost to Malaysian players Wong Mew Choo in the quarter-final.[7] At the 2006 New Zealand Open, she was seeded fourth at that tournament, and unexpected lost in the final round to Huang Chia-chi of Australia in the rubber game.[8] In 2007, she won her first national title in the women's singles event, and repeat her success in 2013.[5][9] She also won the mixed team bronze at the World Junior Championships and women's team silver at the SEA Games. In 2008, she was the runner-up at the Vietnam Open and semi-finalist in Thailand Open.[5] Xing qualified for the women's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after she was ranked thirty-sixth in the world, and awarded an entry as one of the top 38 seeded players by the Badminton World Federation.[10] She lost the first preliminary round match to Belarus' Olga Konon, with a score of 19–21 and 12–21.[11][12][13]

In 2009, she was the quarter-finalist at the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, and also won the women's team bronze at the SEA Games.[4][5] In 2010, she helps the Singapore team to reach the semi-final round in the mixed team event at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. At the bronze medal match against England, she won the match to Elizabeth Cann, but the team went down 1-3 and missed out on the bronze.[14] In 2011 and 2012, she won the women's singles title at the Singapore International Series tournament. She also won the bronze medal at the 2011 SEA Games in the women's team event.[5] In 2012, she also the runner-up in the national championships, and was the semi-finalist at the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold and Singapore Open Superseries tournament. In 2013, Xing reached the quarter-final round at the U.S. Open, and at the same year, she resigned from the SBA.[5][15] Together with the former Singaporean national player Mok Jing Qiong, the duo crowned champion at the 2014 Singapore National Games.[16]


BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Vietnam Open   Zhang Beiwen 21–11, 19–21, 20–22   Runner-up[17]
2006 New Zealand Open   Huang Chia-chi 18–21, 24–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2005 Bitburger Open   Xu Huaiwen 3–11, 2–11   Runner-up
2004 U.S. Open   Lili Zhou 9–11, 11–6, 11–2   Winner

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore International   Fu Mingtian 21–10, 21–8   Winner
2011 Singapore International   Gu Juan 21–10, 21–12   Winner
2005 Cheers Asian Satellite   Li Li 7–11, 11–9, 5–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Croatian International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Jiang Yanmei
  Li Yujia
4–15, 1–15   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament


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  14. ^ "Commonwealth Games Badminton: Singapore miss out on bronze after falling 1-3 to England in mixed team". Red Sports. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Singapore Badminton Association CEO Ronnie Lim resigns". The Straits Times. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
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  17. ^ "VIETNAM OPEN 2008 Finals – Vietnam's Hero Tastes Home Glory". 10 December 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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