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Zhang Dan (badminton)

Zhang Dan (Chinese: 张丹; born 16 January 1982) is a Chinese badminton player and in 2008 she started representing Macau.[1][2]

Zhang Dan
ZHANG Dan EAG2009.jpg
Personal information
Birth name张丹
Country China
 Macau
Born (1982-01-16) 16 January 1982 (age 37)
China
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking23 (5 August 2010)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Zhang was specialized in women's doubles and mixed doubles, earning numerous international titles in both events.

At the 2005 World Championships tournament she took a bronze in women's doubles with Zhang Yawen. At the 2007 Summer Universiade she took a silver medal with the Chinese mixed team and two individual bronze medals in women's doubles with Wang Lin and in mixed doubles with Chen Hong.

She reached nine finals at Grand Prix events in women's doubles between 2003 and 2006, winning three events with Zhang Yawen, the 2004 Thailand Open & German Open and the 2005 Singapore Open.

In 2007, she became the women's doubles semifinalist of the Korea International Challenge tournament partnered with Zhang Zhibo.[3]

In 2008, she became the women's doubles runner-up of the China Masters tournament partnered with Zhang Zhibo. They were defeated by Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei of China in straight games 14-21, 11-21.[4]

In 2009, she and partner Zhang Zhibo won the gold medal for Macau at the East Asian Games in the women's doubles event after they beat the top seeds from China, Ma Jin and Wang Xiaoli with the score 22-20, 21-16.[5] She also became the women's doubles semifinalist of the Macau and Denmark Open tournaments. At Macau, she and her partner Zhang Zhibo were defeated by the 2008 Olympic Games gold medalist Du Jing and Yu Yang with the score 10-21, 17-21; and at Denmark, they were defeated by Pan Pan and Zhang Yawen of China.[6][7]

In 2010, she qualified to represent Macau at the Asian Games. However, in accordance with the competition rules, players must be three years after they last competed for their country of origin before they will be able to represent the country, so her entry qualification was canceled; the Macau team also decided to withdrew from the competition.[8] Not long after Zhang Dan retired from playing on international level.

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Zhang Yawen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
5–15, 8–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Zhao Tingting   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
21–15, 9–21, 10–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand   Wang Lin   Chien Yu-chin
  Cheng Wen-hsing
19–21, 12–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand   Chen Hong   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
14–21, 21–23   Bronze

East Asian GamesEdit

 
Zhang won the women's doubles gold medal at the 2009 Hong Kong East Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong   Zhang Zhibo   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
22–20, 21–16   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the 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,[10] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 China Masters   Zhang Zhibo   Cheng Shu
  Zhao Yunlei
14–21, 11–21   Runner-up

IBF Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open   Zhao Tingting   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2006 Swiss Open   Zhao Tingting   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
5–15, 15–10, 11–15   Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open   Zhang Yawen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2005 Thailand Open   Zhang Yawen   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
15–9, 11–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2004 Indonesia Open   Zhang Yawen   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
2004 German Open   Zhang Yawen   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–8, 15–12   Winner
2004 Denmark Open   Zhang Yawen   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
13–15, 15–12, 7–15   Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open   Zhang Yawen   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
15–5, 15–7   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Zhang Yawen   Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
2–15, 1–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Zhang Dan". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "张丹 Zhang Dan". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). Badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  3. ^ "张之博 Zhang Zhi Bo 成绩". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). Badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  4. ^ Harsanto, Damar (29 September 2008). "Sony, Kido/Hendra win China Masters". www.thejakartapost.com. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  5. ^ Sachetat, Raphael (13 December 2009). "East Asian Games 2009-Unknown Korean deprives Lin Dan of Gold". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  6. ^ Maruli, Aditia (22 August 2009). "Indonesia Sisakan Pasangan Hendra/vita Di Final Macau". www.antaranews.com (in Indonesian). Antara. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  7. ^ Rusli, Serla (24 October 2009). "Denmark Open 2009 SF-It's Denmark against the World in Doubles Finals". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  8. ^ Zhang, Yuhang (11 November 2010). "澳门羽球女团宣布退赛 国羽直接晋级复仇韩国". sports.qq.com (in Chinese). Tencent. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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