Xie Zhongbo

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Xie Zhongbo (Chinese: 谢中博), is a male badminton player from People's Republic of China.

Career[edit]

A doubles specialist on the world circuit, Xie has regularly partnered Guo Zhendong in men's doubles and Zhang Yawen in mixed doubles over the past several years. Xie and Guo have won the Polish Open (2004), the China Masters (2005), and the India Open (2008) together. They were quarter-finalists at 2007 BWF World Championships, and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics narrowly lost to the eventual gold medalists, Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, in the round of sixteen.

Xie has had greater success in mixed doubles. He and Zhang have captured eight titles internationally since the beginning of 2005. They were silver medalists at the 2005 IBF World Championships, losing the gold to Indonesia's Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir, and were bronze medalists at the 2007 edition of the tournament.

Xie is a member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team. At 1.88 meters and solidly built, he is one of the biggest men currently playing the game at the world level.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
2 Mixed doubles 2005 Anaheim, CA, USA
3 Mixed doubles 2007 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Asian Games
1 Team 2006 Doha, QATAR
2 Mixed doubles
Thomas & Uber Cup
1 Team 2006 Japan
Other International Championships
1 Mixed doubles 2008 Hong Kong Open
1 Mixed doubles 2008 China Masters
1 Mixed doubles 2008 Thailand Open
1 Men's doubles 2008 India Open
1 Mixed doubles 2007 Macau Open
1 Mixed doubles 2006 China Open
1 Mixed doubles 2006 Indonesia Open
1 Mixed doubles 2006 China Masters
1 Mixed doubles 2005 Hong Kong Open
1 Men's doubles 2005 China Masters
1 Mixed doubles 2004 French Open
1 Men's doubles 2004 Polish Open

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