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Yao Lei (born 24 February 1990) is a China-born Singaporean former badminton player.[1] She won the women's doubles silver and mixed doubles bronze at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. She also represented Singapore in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with Shinta Mulia Sari.[2] Her parents Yao Yi Ping and Gu Xiao Jing were both international badminton players. In 2003 as a 13-year-old she emigrated to Singapore under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme.[3][4]

Yao Lei
Personal information
Birth name姚蕾
Country Singapore
Born (1990-02-24) 24 February 1990 (age 29)
Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachEng Hian
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking8 (WD) 29 July 2010
16 (XD) 23 September 2010
BWF profile

Yeo retired from competitive badminton in 2014, citing a lack of passion and drive. Yeo had enrolled at Soochow University in China for a degree in sports training.[5]

In 2018, Yeo had finished her studies. She participated in the 2018 Singapore Badminton Open, pairing with Lim Ming Hui in the women's doubles and Malaysian Tan Boon Heong in the mixed doubles.[3]

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AchievementsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Sports Complex,
Delhi, India
  Shinta Mulia Sari   Jwala Gutta
  Ashwini Ponnappa
16–21, 19–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Sports Complex,
Delhi, India
  Chayut Triyachart   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21-14–21, 17–21, 21–17   Bronze

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium,
Naypyidaw, Myanmar
  Shinta Mulia Sari   Woon Khe Wei
  Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
21–23, 21–17, 17–21   Bronze
2011 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Shinta Mulia Sari   Nadya Melati
  Vita Marissa
18–21, 17–21   Bronze
2009 National Sports Complex,
Vientiane, Laos
  Shinta Mulia Sari   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
12–21, 11–21   Silver

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Badminton Hall Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex,
Pune, India
  Fu Mingtian   Xie Jing
  Zhong Qianxin
21–19, 21–17   Gold

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Fu Mingtian   Puspita Richi Dili
  Debby Susanto
10–21, 17–21   Bronze

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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Singapore Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Kim Min-jung
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–17, 22–20   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Malaysia Masters   Shinta Mulia Sari   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Syed Modi India Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–17, 21–18   Winner
2011 Korea Masters   Shinta Mulia Sari   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Dutch Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Duanganong Aroonkesorn
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
10–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Vietnam Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Anneke Feinya Agustin
  Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
21–23, 24–26   Runner-up
2010 India Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Jwala Gutta
  Ashwini Ponnappa
21–11, 9–21, 21–15   Winner
2008 Vietnam Open   Shinta Mulia Sari   Shendy Puspa Irawati
  Meiliana Jauhari
16–21, 21–19, 21–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 India Open   Chayut Triyachart   Valiyaveetil Diju
  Jwala Gutta
21–23, 22–20, 7–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Singapore International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Fu Mingtian
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
19–21, 21–15, 21–13   Winner
2011 Belgian International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Mariana Agathangelou
  Heather Olver
21–12, 21–18   Winner
2011 Kharkiv International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Sandra Marinello
  Birgit Michels
21–17, 18–21, 21–15   Winner
2010 Polish International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Chau Hoi Wah
  Chan Tsz Ka
18–21, 21–16, 21–10   Winner
2010 Banuinvest International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Jillie Cooper
  Emma Mason
21–8, 21–10   Winner
2009 Singapore International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Kim Jin-ock
  Jung Kyung-eun
20–22, 21–18, 20–22   Runner-up
2008 Indonesia International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Shendy Puspa Irawati
  Meiliana Jauhari
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 Vietnam International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Liu Fan Frances
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
15–21, 21–18, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore International   Shinta Mulia Sari   Devi Tika Permatasari
  Nadya Melati
14–21, 21–14, 21–13   Winner
2007 Waikato International   Liu Fan Frances   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–11, 18–21, 21–17   Winner
2007 Ballarat International   Liu Fan Frances   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–14, 17–21, 15–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Belgian International   Chayut Triyachart   Jorrit De Ruiter
  Selena Piek
23–25, 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2011 Kharkiv International   Chayut Triyachart   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2010 Polish International   Chayut Triyachart   Andrej Ashmarin
  Anastasia Prokopenko
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2010 Banuinvest International   Chayut Triyachart   Wouter Claes
  Nathalie Descamps
21–13, 23–21   Winner
2008 Indonesia International   Chayut Triyachart   Fran Kurniawan
  Shendy Puspa Irawati
19–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore International   Riky Widianto   Chayut Triyachart
  Shinta Mulia Sari
21–17, 21–18   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lei Yao Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Yao Lei". www.singaporeolympics.com. Singapore National Olympic Council. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Badminton: Former Singapore shuttler Yao Lei to come out of retirement for July's Singapore Open". Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ "羽坛最大黑马中国制造 马晋成淑皆出自其父母麾下". sports.sina.com.cn. Sina Sports. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Badminton: Yao quits as she's lost passion". Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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