Bao Chunlai

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Bao Chunlai
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Personal information
Birth name 鲍春来
Country  China
Born (1983-02-17) February 17, 1983 (age 31)
Changsha, Hunan, China
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Handedness Left
Men's singles
Highest ranking 2 (March 15, 2007)
BWF profile
Updated on 07:25, 26 October 2013 (UTC).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bao.
Bao Chunlai
Simplified Chinese 鲍春来
Traditional Chinese 鮑春來

Bao Chunlai (born February 17, 1983 in Changsha, Hunan) is a male, left-handed badminton player from China.

Career[edit]

The tall, powerful Bao has ranked among the world's leading singles player during the first decade of the 21st century. He has been an especially valuable member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 2004, 2006 and 2008, winning a key singles match in the championship round of each contest. Bao has received medals in three of the four BWF World Championships that he has played in, earning a bronze in the 2003 and 2007 editions, and a silver in the 2006 Championships in Madrid, falling to teammate Lin Dan in the final. A frequent finalist in top tier international tournaments, Bao has had some difficulty breaking through in them. Outside of team events, his biggest wins have come in the Denmark (2001), Korea (2006), and China (2007) Opens. His performances in the Olympic Games have been somewhat disappointing. He was beaten in the round of sixteen at the 2004 Athens Olympics and in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

In 2010, he beat compatriot Lin Dan in the All England quarter-finals.

He officially retired from the national team on 21 September 2011.

Major achievements[edit]

Further information: Bao Chunlai career statistics
Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
2 Singles 2006 Madrid, Spain
3 Singles 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Singles 2003 Birmingham, England
Asian Games
1 Team 2010 Guangzhou, China
1 Team 2006 Doha, Qatar
3 Team 2002 Busan, South Korea
Thomas Cup
1 Team 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 Team 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Team 2006 Sendai and Tokyo, Japan
1 Team 2004 Jakarta, Indonesia
International Championships
1 Singles 2010 German Open
1 Singles 2009 Japan Open
1 Singles 2009 Singapore Open
1 Singles 2009 German Open
1 Singles 2009 Badminton Asia Championships
1 Singles 2007 China Open
1 Singles 2006 Korea Open
1 Singles 2001 Denmark Open
2 Singles 2007 French Open
2 Singles 2007 Denmark Open
2 Singles 2007 Malaysia Open
2 Singles 2006 China Open
2 Singles 2006 Indonesia Open
2 Singles 2005 China Open
2 Singles 2005 Hong Kong Open
2 Singles 2005 China Masters
2 Singles 2004 China Open
2 Singles 2004 Japan Open
2 Singles 2004 Swiss Open
3 Singles 2007 All-England Championships
3 Singles 2007 Korea Open
3 Singles 2006 Singapore Open
3 Singles 2005 Malaysia Open
3 Singles 2005 Malaysia Open
3 Singles 2004 Indonesia Open
3 Singles 2004 Singapore Open
3 Singles 2003 Hong Kong Open
3 Singles 2003 German Open
3 Singles 2002 All-England Championships
3 Singles 2002 Indonesia Open
3 Singles 2002 Malaysia Open

Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Includes results against athletes who competed in Super Series finals, World Championships semifinals, and Olympic quarterfinals.[1]

References[edit]

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