Wong Wing Ki

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Wong Wing-Ki, Vincent
黃永棋
Personal information
Birth name Wong Shu-Ki
黃書棋
Country  Hong Kong
Born (1990-03-18) 18 March 1990 (age 24)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 74kg
Handedness Right
Coach Tim He Yiming
何一鳴
Men Singles
Highest ranking 12
Current ranking 42 (June 16, 2014)
BWF profile

Vincent Wong Wing Ki (Chinese: 黃永棋; Jyutping: wong4 wing5 kei4), born in Hong Kong on 18 March 1990, is a badminton player.

Name change[edit]

Wong Wing Ki was born Wong Shu Ki (黃書棋), but he changed his name when he was 17. "Shu" is homophonous to another word meaning "to lose" in Chinese, and he was told to change it.[1]

Education[edit]

Wong Wing Ki was a student at La Salle College. He quit school after Form 3 to concentrate on a badminton career.[2]

Career[edit]

2011 Denmark Open[edit]

On 19 October, Wong Wing Ki beat Lee Hyun-il in the first round by 10-21, 21-16 and 21-14,[3] then on 20 October, Wong Wing Ki pulled off the biggest upset of the 2011 Denmark Open when he dumped four-time world champion Lin Dan of China 21-10, 17-21, 21-19 to check into the quarter-finals.[1] Wong ranks 27th in the world and will now collect at least 5,000 points from the tournament, which will boost his ranking to about 20. Hong Kong head coach Tim He Yiming said, "The result will have a great impact on Wong, as he is challenging for a place in next year's Olympic Games."[4] In the third round, Wong Wing Ki lost to Sho Sasaki by 21-15, 15-21 and 7-21.[5]

2012 German Open[edit]

In the 2012 German Open, Wong Wing Ki defeated Sony Dwi Kuncoro to proceed to the last 16. He was then in superb form to claim a 21-9, 21-17, victory against 2010 World Champion Chen Jin, which sets him up with a quarter-final match with Jan O Jorgensen.[6] Jorgensen ended the giant killing run of Wong Wing Ki when he defeated the Hong Kong shuttler 21-17, 21-11.[7]

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Wong Wing Ki will be one of eighteen players seeded in the 2012 London Olympics Men's singles tournament. He is currently only ranked 19th but 5 of the top 18 ranked players failed to make it to the Olympics.[8] Wong Wing Ki is through to the knockout stages of the men's singles event after he overcame France's Brice Leverdez 21-11, 21-16 for his second win in a row.[9] Wong Wing-ki then crashed out of the last 16. His dreams were ended by third seed Chen Long, 21-17 21-17. The second set was tied seven times, but several of the shuttle's bounces on the net didn't go Wong's way. Wong said he felt his attack from the backcourt was lethal, but he said Chen was a stronger player on the net.[10]

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hong Kong’s Wing Ki celebrates most famous victory The Star (Malaysia). 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 我係黃毛小子 黃永祺 Sportsoho. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 黃永棋終贏李炫一 Ta Kung Pao. 20 October 2011.
  4. ^ Victory over Lin Dan boosts Wong's future Chan Kin-wa. South China Morning Post. 22 October 2011.
  5. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK)) 丹麥羽毛球賽 港隊黃永棋第3 圈出局 Radio Television Hong Kong. 22 October 2011.
  6. ^ Wing Ki delivers knockout blow to Chen Jin BWF.com. 2 March 2012.
  7. ^ Schenk stays on course for home win BWF.com. 3 March 2012.
  8. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))黃永棋種籽身份戰倫奧 蘋果日報 (香港). 2012年05月03日.
  9. ^ HK's Wong through in badminton Radio Television Hong Kong. 1 Aug 2012.
  10. ^ "Wong exits badminton singles". Radio Television Hong Kong. 2 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=D27868EC-90CD-4D18-81E0-7C80BAD3CFAF

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