Zhao Yunlei

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Zhao Yunlei
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tian Qing - Zhao Yunlei vs Misaki Matsutomo - Ayaka Takahashi 18.jpg
Zhao Yunlei at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country China China
Born (1986-08-25) August 25, 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.72 m
Weight 60 kg
Handedness Right
Coach Chen Qiqiu
Women's/Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (XD) 1 (WD) (February 02, 2011)
Current ranking 1 (XD) 7 (WD) (September 26, 2013[1])
BWF profile

Zhao Yunlei (born August 25, 1986) is a women's and mixed doubles badminton player from China. She is the only badminton player in history to win two Olympic Gold medals in the same Olympic edition, winning in both Mixed and Women's Doubles categories. She repeated this feat at the 2014 BWF World Championships.

Career[edit]

Zhao played with Tian Qing in the women's doubles and with Zhang Nan in the mixed doubles. Currently, she and Zhang Nan are ranked world number one. She had been Cheng Shu's women's doubles partner before pairing with Tian Qing. She is the only badminton player to win two gold medals in a single Olympics.

2010

Zhao and Tian won 2010 Asian Games gold medal after vanquishing compatriots Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang 22–20, 21–15, and 21–12. Zhao also participated in China's women's team which gain a gold medal too.

2011

In January, Zhao and Zhang won VICTOR-BWF Super Series Finals in Taiwan after defeating Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thungthongkam of Thailand 21–17, 21–12 in the final.

Two weeks later, they triumphed at Seoul by winning Korea Open Super Series Premier. In the final, they conquered compatriots Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing.

Zhao and Tian reached the women's doubles final but lost to Yu Yang and Ma Jin.

In October, Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan reached Denmark Open Super Series Premier's semi-final but they lost to Denmark's Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen 12–21, 21–14, and 20–22.

2012

In July–August at London Olympics, she won two gold medals for China. Mixed Doubles with Zhang Nan and Women's doubles with Tian Qing.

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