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Yu Yang (badminton)

Yu Yang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yú Yáng; born April 7, 1986 in Haicheng, Liaoning) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China. She won at the 2013 World Championships in women's doubles with her partner Wang Xiaoli. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Yu Yang
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Personal information
Country China
Born (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 33)
Haicheng, Liaoning
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (April 28, 2011)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

A doubles specialist, Yu and her regular partner Du Jing have steadily emerged as one of the world's elite women's doubles teams since 2004. They confirmed this status by winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over South Korea's Lee Kyung-won and Lee Hyo-jung. Their other titles have included the Polish Open (2004): the China Masters (2005); the Asian Championships and Swiss Open in 2006; the Russian, Hong Kong, and Indonesia Opens in 2007; and the French, Korea, and Singapore Opens in 2008. Yu and Du were bronze medalists at the World Championships in 2006, but were unable to play in the tourney's 2007 edition. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2008, but avenged that loss by beating their All-England conquerors in the Olympic final.

Yu has also enjoyed recent success in mixed doubles with He Hanbin. They captured titles at the Badminton Asia Championships and the Thailand and Denmark Opens in 2007; and the India, Swiss, Malaysia, and French Opens in 2008. They finished in third place at the Beijing Olympics, making Yu one of only two players to win two medals at the competition.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Yu Yang and her partner, Wang Xiaoli, along with Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung of South Korea, and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia were disqualified from the competition for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" following matches the previous evening during which they were accused of throwing the match.[1] Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli played against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and it has been suggested both teams wanted to lose in order to secure an easier draw,[2] although Yu claimed "she and her partner were just trying to conserve their strength for the knockout rounds".[3] Shortly after, Yu Yang announced that she would retire from badminton.[4][5][6]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium,
Beijing, China
  Du Jing   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
21–15, 21–13   Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium,
Beijing, China
  He Hanbin   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
19–21, 21–17, 23–21   Bronze

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 15–21   Silver
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Wang Xiaoli   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
21–14, 18–21, 21–8   Gold
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–11   Gold
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Du Jing   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
21–9, 21–17   Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Du Jing   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
22–24, 21–18, 8–21   Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Du Jing   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–18, 20–22, 21–17   Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   He Hanbin   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
14–21, 10–21   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 15–21, 12–21   Silver

Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
12–21, 12–21   Silver
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–15, 14–21, 21–15   Gold
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–10   Gold
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Du Jing   Chien Yu-chin
  Cheng Wen-Hsing
21–11, 21–16   Gold
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Du Jing   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
15–6, 11–15, 7–15   Silver

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   He Hanbin   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
14–21, 17–21   Bronze
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   He Hanbin   Xu Chen
  Zhao Tingting
22–20, 21–15   Gold
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Zhang Wei   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 9–21   Bronze
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Xie Zhongbo   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
3–15, 11–15   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Tian Qing   Feng Chen
  Pan Pan
15–3, 15–5   Gold
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa   Chen Lanting   Du Jing
  Rong Lu
6–11, 7–11   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   He Hanbin   Muhammad Rijal
  Greysia Polii
15–12, 15–12   Gold
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa   Guo Zhendong   Cao Chen
  Rong Lu
11–2, 11–1   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The 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
2016 Indonesia Open   Tang Yuanting   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
15–21, 21–8, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open   Tang Yuanting   Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
21–11, 21–17   Winner
2016 All England Open   Tang Yuanting   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Hong Kong Open   Tang Yuanting   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 China Open   Tang Yuanting   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 21–13, 21–12   Winner
2015 All England Open   Wang Xiaoli   Bao Yixin
  Tang Yuanting
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 China Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 19–21, 22–20   Winner
2014 French Open   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
21–15, 21–9   Winner
2014 Denmark Open   Wang Xiaoli   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2014 India Open   Tang Yuanting   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
21–10, 13–21, 21–16   Winner
2014 All England Open   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
21–17, 18–21, 23–21   Winner
2013 China Open   Wang Xiaoli   Bao Yixin
  Zhong Qianxin
21–13, 21–7   Winner
2013 China Masters   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2013 Indonesia Open   Wang Xiaoli   Bao Yixin
  Cheng Shu
21–15, 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 All England Open   Wang Xiaoli   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 21–10   Winner
2013 Korea Open   Wang Xiaoli   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2012 Superseries Finals   Wang Xiaoli   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–16, 21–14   Winner
2012 Hong Kong Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–14, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 China Open   Wang Xiaoli   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–19, 14–7 Retired   Winner
2012 Indonesia Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–9, 21–16   Winner
2012 All England Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 Superseries Finals   Wang Xiaoli   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–8, 21–12   Winner
2011 China Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tang Jinhua
  Xia Huan
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–12, 14–2 Retired   Winner
2011 French Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
26–24, 21–15   Winner
2011 Denmark Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–16   Winner
2011 China Masters   Wang Xiaoli   Xia Huan
  Tang Jinhua
19–21, Retired   Runner-up
2011 Indonesia Open   Wang Xiaoli   Vita Marissa
  Nadya Melati
21–12, 21–10   Winner
2011 All England Open   Wang Xiaoli   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
21–2, 21–9   Winner
2011 Korea Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 19-21, 21–4   Winner
2011 Malaysia Open   Wang Xiaoli   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–6, 17–21   Runner-up
2010 Superseries Finals   Wang Xiaoli   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–7, 21–17   Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open   Wang Xiaoli   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
21–11, 21–12   Winner
2010 Japan Open   Wang Xiaoli   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–6   Winner
2010 China Masters   Wang Xiaoli   Bao Yixin
  Lu Lu
21–8, 21–8   Winner
2010 Swiss Open   Tian Qing   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–16, 21–13   Winner
2010 All England Open   Du Jing   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–16, 21–13   Winner
2010 Malaysia Open   Du Jing   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2009 China Open   Du Jing   Tian Qing
  Zhang Yawen
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Hong Kong Open   Du Jing   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2009 China Masters   Du Jing   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
21–15, 21–15   Winner
2009 Swiss Open   Du Jing   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
21–11, 21–12   Winner
2008 French Open   Du Jing   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
20–22, 21–19, 21–11   Winner
2008 Singapore Open   Du Jing   Chien Yu-chin
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–16, 21–19   Winner
2008 All England Open   Du Jing   Lee Kyung-won
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–12, 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2008 Korea Open   Du Jing   Gao Ling
  Zhao Tingting
21–15, 21–13   Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open   Du Jing   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
22–20, 13–21, 21–17   Winner
2007 China Open   Du Jing   Gao Ling
  Zhao Tingting
21–17, 15–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2007 French Open   Zhao Tingting   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
10–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2007 Japan Open   Zhao Tingting   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
17–21, 5–21   Runner-up
2007 Indonesia Open   Du Jing   Zhao Tingting
  Yang Wei
21–8, 16–21, 22–20   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 China Masters   Xu Chen   Tao Jiaming
  Tian Qing
11–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2010 Korea Open   He Hanbin   Tao Jiaming
  Zhang Yawen
21–15, 21–16   Winner
2009 All England Open   He Hanbin   Ko Sung-hyun
  Ha Jung-eun
13–21, 21–15, 21–9   Winner
2008 French Open   He Hanbin   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
21–13, 21–19   Winner
2008 Swiss Open   He Hanbin   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
21–15, 21–9   Winner
2008 Malaysia Open   He Hanbin   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2007 Denmark Open   He Hanbin   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
21–17, 19–21, 21–17   Winner
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Thailand Masters   Tang Yuanting   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
21–11, 12–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Masters   Tang Yuanting   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Indonesian Masters   Tang Yuanting   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
21–17, 21–11   Winner
2015 Bitburger Open   Tang Yuanting   Poon Lok Yan
  Tse Ying Suet
21–10, 21–18   Winner
2015 U.S. Open   Zhong Qianxin   Ayane Kurihara
  Naru Shinoya
21–14, 21–10   Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open   Wang Xiaoli   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2009 Macau Open   Du Jing   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2007 Russian Open   Du Jing   Chien Yu-chin
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2007 Thailand Open   Du Jing   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2007 German Open   Du Jing   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
8–21, 7–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Macau Open   He Hanbin   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2008 Thailand Open   He Hanbin   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
25–23, 10–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2008 India Open   He Hanbin   Kristof Hopp
  Birgit Overzier
21–18, 21–9   Winner
2008 German Open   He Hanbin   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
21–9, 25–27, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 Russian Open   He Hanbin   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
23–25, 21–13, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 Thailand Open   He Hanbin   Han Sang-hoon
  Hwang Yu-mi
21–12, 21–14   Winner
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament

IBF International TournamentEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International   Du Jing   Feng Chen
  Pan Pan
5–15, 15–4, 15–6   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International   Xie Zhongbo   Nikolaj Zuev
  Marina Yakusheva
17–16, 15–9   Winner

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Women's doubles results with former partner Du Jing against Super Series finalists, World semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ Olympic female badminton players charged
  3. ^ London 2012 Olympics: Badminton players charged with misconduct after appearing to try to lose their games
  4. ^ "China's Yu quits badminton after Olympic match-fixing disqualification". The Guardian. August 2, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "London Olympics: China's Yu Yang quits badminton after scandal". Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  6. ^ "Yu Yang Announces Retirement After Beijing Orders To Publicly Apologize". Retrieved August 10, 2012.

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