Cheng Shao-chieh

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Cheng Shao-chieh
Cheng Shao Chieh.jpg
Cheng Shao-chieh in 2011
Personal information
Birth name 鄭韶婕
Country Taiwan
Born (1986-01-04) January 4, 1986 (age 31)[1]
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb; 7.4 st)
Handedness Right
Women's Singles
Highest ranking 7 (September 8, 2011)
Current ranking 13 (June 21, 2012 [2])
BWF profile
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheng.

Cheng Shao-Chieh (traditional Chinese: 鄭韶婕; simplified Chinese: 郑韶婕; pinyin: Zhèng Sháojié; Wade–Giles: Cheng Shao-chieh; born 4 January 1986 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China) is a female badminton player from Taiwan.[1]

Cheng played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics for the Republic of China as Chinese Taipei. In women's singles, she defeated Ling Wan Ting of Hong Kong and Jun Jae-youn of Korea in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Cheng lost to Gong Ruina of China 11-3, 11-3. Later that year, she played in the Badminton World Junior 2004, held in Vancouver, British Columbia of Canada where she won the Gold title in Women's Singles. She also participated in the 2005 World Championships in Anaheim, California, USA making it to the Semifinals and taking a game from the eventual champion, Xie Xingfang. She achieved a world championship silver medal in 2011 in London. She reached the final, winning all her matches in straight games. In the quarterfinal she beat the then world number 1, Wang Shixian from China and in the semifinal she outclassed Juliane Schenk from Germany 18 and 6. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she again reached the quarter-finals, qualifying through from group C. She then beat Gu Juan in the second round before losing to Wang Yihan.

Individual Titles[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2011 Canada Open France Pi Hongyan 21-15, 21-11
2009 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Bae Seung-hee 17-21, 21-12, 21-15
2004 Austrian Open Chinese Taipei Huang Chia-Chi 8-11, 11-8, 11-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CHENG Shao Chieh - Biography". gz2010.cn. Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ BWF World Ranking

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