Tang Jinhua

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Tang Jianhua
Personal information
Country China China
Born (1992-01-08) January 8, 1992 (age 23)
Nanjing, Jiangsu
Height 1.70 m
Weight 65 kg
Handedness Right
Coach Chen Qiqiu
Women's/Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (WD) / 30 (MXD) (May 29, 2014)
Current ranking 1 (WD) / 56 (MXD) (August 28, 2014[1])
BWF profile

Tang Jinhua (Chinese:汤金华; born January 8, 1992 in Nanjing) is a very successful Chinese female badminton doubles player who competes at the highest level for some years now. She won the Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles categories with different partners.

Career[edit]

In 2009 she conquered the World Junior Girls Doubles title partnered with Xia Huan at the 2009 BWF World Junior Championships held in Alor Setar, Malaysia. One year later at Guadalajara, Mexico they almost managed to defend their World Junior title reaching the final which they eventually lost to compatriots Bao Yixin and Ou Dongni (13-21, 18-21). The couple also won both the 2009 Asian Junior Badminton Championships and the 2010 Asian Junior Badminton Championships.

In October 2010 the young couple reached the final of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix and in December they won their first Grand Prix title at the India Open Grand Prix.

In 2011 Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan won their first major title winning the Li-Ning China Masters Super Series 2011.[2] They also reached the semi-finals at the 2011 Hwasun Victor Korea Open Grand Prix Gold. Together with partner Xia Huan Tang also reached the final at the Li-Ning China Open Super Series Premier 2011.

In 2012 Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan were victorious winners at the Yonex German Open Grand Prix Gold 2012 [3] and the Badminton Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2012.[4] At the prestigious Yonex All England Open Super Series Premier 2012 they reached the semi-finals. In the Mixed Doubles event at the SCG Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2012 Tang Jinhua took the spoils with partner Tao Jiaming. At the end of the year 2012 Tang Jinhua took two more victories in the Women's Doubles event with experienced partner Ma Jin. They won the 2012 Yonex Denmark Open Super Series Premier and the Yonex French Badminton Open Super Series 2012.

At the end of 2013 Tang Jinhua surprisingly lost the final of the 2013 BWF Super Series Masters Finals with Ma Jin to the Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl. Earlier in the year 2013 this Chinese pair reached the finals of the 2013 Victor Korea Open Super Series Premier,[5] 2013 China Masters Super Series, 2013 German Open Grand Prix Gold, and 2013 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and even winning the Yonex Open Japan Super Series 2013. For the last quarter of 2013 Tang Jinhua was paired up with a new partner Bao Yixin and this would become an instant success winning five big Women's Doubles events in the last part of the year 2013. There were victories for the new couple at the finals of the 2013 Dutch Open Grand Prix, 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier, 2013 French Super Series, 2013 Hong Kong Super Series and the 2013 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold. Of the first 28 matches played this new couple only lost one match.[6] In 2014 Tang Jinhua & Bao Yixin won the 2014 Korea Open Super Series, 2014 Malaysia Super Series Premier, 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the 2014 Singapore Super Series. Tang Jinhua was also part of the Chinese Uber Cup winning team in 2014. Together with Women's Doubles partner Bao Yixin she reached the number one spot of the BWF World Ranking on May 29, 2014.

Career highlights[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

References[edit]

Tang Jinhua on BadmintonLink.com