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Yang Wei (simplified Chinese: 杨维; traditional Chinese: 楊維; pinyin: Yáng Wéi; Cantonese Yale: Yeung Wai; born January 13, 1979 in Hubei, China) is a former badminton player from the People's Republic of China. Yang grew up in Guangdong.

Yang Wei
Personal information
Country China
Born (1979-01-13) 13 January 1979 (age 40)
Hubei, China
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

A woman's doubles specialist, Yang has won some forty international titles, most of them in the sport's top tier events, since 1998. Prior to 2003 she partnered Huang Nanyan with whom she earned a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and gained the winning point against South Korea in the 2002 Uber Cup (women's world team championship) final. Her subsequent partnership with Zhang Jiewen has been even more successful as they have shared international domination with compatriot rivals Gao Ling and Huang Sui. Yang and Zhang captured gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics by defeating Gao and Huang in the final. They bested the same team in winning both the 2005 and 2007 BWF World Championships. On the other hand, Gao and Huang have been an obstacle for them at the prestigious All-England Championships, defeating Yang and Zhang in the 2003, 2004, and 2006 finals. Curiously, this is the one major tournament that neither Yang nor Zhang has ever won.

In 2008 Yang helped China to secure its sixth consecutive Uber Cup title and won women's doubles at the Swiss, Thailand, and Malaysia Opens with Zhang Jiewen. At the Beijing Olympics where they were first seeded, however, Yang and Zhang were upset in the quarterfinals by Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna. The event was eventually won by a younger Chinese pair, Du Jing and Yu Yang, perhaps signaling a changing of the guard in the Chinese dynasty. Yang Wei received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008.[1]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
7–15, 15–4, 15–8   Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
5–15, 5–15   Silver

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–16, 21–19   Gold
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
14–21, 19–21   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7   Gold

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
19–21, 6–21   Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–18, 21–15   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–18, 21–23, 14–21   Silver
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea   Huang Nanyan   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
7–11, 9–11   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Zhang Jiewen   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
16–21, 20–22   Bronze
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Zhang Jiewen   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
22–20, 21–16   Gold
2007 Stadium Bandaraya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Zhao Tingting   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–10, 21–11   Gold
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
11–8, 11–6   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
  Gao Ling   Lu Ying
  Zhan Xubin
15–12, 15–8   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
  Gao Ling   Chor Hooi Yee
  Lim Pek Siah
  Gold

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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2008 Swiss Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–18, 22–24, 21–8   Winner
2008 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Zhao Tingting
21–13, 16–21, 24–22   Winner
2007 Denmark Open   Zhang Jiewen   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
12–21, 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2007 Japan Open   Zhang Jiewen   Zhao Tingting
  Yu Yang
21–17, 21–5   Winner
2007 China Masters   Zhao Tingting   Liliyana Natsir
  Vita Marissa
21–12, 15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2007 Indonesia Open   Zhao Tingting   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
8–21, 21–16, 20–22   Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open   Zhao Tingting   Zhang Yawen
  Wei Yili
21–10, 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open   Zhao Tingting   Lee Kyung-won
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–15, 21–10   Winner
2007 All England Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–8, 22–24   Runner-up
2007 Korea Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–12, 14–21, 16–21   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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Chinese Taipei Open   Zhang Jiewen   Vita Marissa
  Mona Santoso
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2009 Macau Open   Zhang Jiewen   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
16–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Wei Yili
22–24, 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2008 Thailand Open   Zhang Jiewen   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
15–21, 21–13, 21–13   Winner
2007 Bitburger Open   Zhang Jiewen   Natalie Munt
  Joanne Nicholas
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2007 German Open   Zhang Jiewen   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
21–8, 21–7   Winner
2006 China Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–17, 21–7   Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–19, 15–21, 21–19   Winner
2006 Korea Open   Zhang Jiewen   Greysia Polii
  Jo Novita
21–10, 21–11   Winner
2006 Singapore Open   Zhang Jiewen   Zhang Dan
  Zhao Tingting
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2006 All England Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–6, 11–15, 2–15   Runner-up
2006 German Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
3–15, 15–11, 15–10   Winner
2005 China Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–10, 15–4   Winner
2005 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–13, 8–15, 15–6   Winner
2005 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–6, 15–8   Winner
2005 Japan Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–12, 15–2   Winner
2004 Indonesia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
15–10, 15–5   Winner
2004 Singapore Open   Zhang Jiewen   Sathinee Chankrachangwong
  Saralee Thungthongkam
15–5, 9–15, 15–11   Winner
2004 China Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–14, 15–12   Winner
2004 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–7, 15–6   Winner
2004 Korea Open   Zhang Jiewen   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 9–15, 15–6   Winner
2004 All England Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2004 Swiss Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2003 China Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
8–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
14–17, 5–15   Runner-up
2003 German Open   Zhang Jiewen   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 17–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2003 Denmark Open   Zhang Jiewen   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
15–2, 15–1   Winner
2003 Malaysia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–5, 1–15, 17–15   Winner
2003 Indonesia Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2003 Singapore Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7   Winner
2003 Swiss Open   Zhang Jiewen   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
11–7, 6–11, 11–4   Winner
2003 All England Open   Zhang Jiewen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
9–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2002 Singapore Open   Huang Nanyan   Hwang Yu-mi
  Lee Hyo-jung
11–1, 11–8   Winner
2002 Malaysia Open   Huang Nanyan   Zhao Tingting
  Zhang Yawen
11–5, 11–5   Winner
2001 China Open   Huang Nanyan   Zhang Jiewen
  Wei Yili
6–8, 3–7, 8–6, 7–8   Runner-up
2001 Malaysia Open   Huang Nanyan   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
7–1, 4–7, 7–3, 7–0   Winner
2001 Japan Open   Huang Nanyan   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
13–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2001 Korea Open   Huang Nanyan   Kim Kyeung-ran
  Ra Kyung-min
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2000 Grand Prix Finals   Huang Nanyan   Jiang Xuelian
  Chen Lin
8–6, 7–3, 3–7, 7–3   Winner
2000 Malaysia Open   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
17–15, 6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2000 Thailand Open   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 Japan Open   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
13–15, 15–4, 15–11   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Huang Nanyan   Gao Ling
  Qin Yiyuan
5–15, 15–8, 9–15   Runner-up
2000 Korea Open   Huang Nanyan   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 15–8, 5–15   Runner-up
1999 Singapore Open   Huang Nanyan   Carmelita
  Indarti Issolina
15–3, 15–8   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
15–12, 16–17, 5–15   Runner-up
1999 Chinese Taipei Open   Huang Nanyan   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
13–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1999 Korea Open   Huang Nanyan   Ge Fei
  Zhang Ning
15–10, 15–1   Winner
1998 Denmark Open   Huang Nanyan   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
17–15, 10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1998 Dutch Open   Huang Nanyan   Naomi Murakami
  Hiromi Yamada
15–7, 15–4   Winner
1998 Brunei Open   Huang Nanyan   Rikke Olsen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–11, 17–14   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Dutch Open   Chen Qiqiu   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Ann Jorgensen
7–15, 6–15   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/news/2008-11/25/content_16820808.htm
  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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