Derek Wong Zi Liang

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Derek Wong Zi Liang
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Derek Wong at 2013 Axiata Cup
Personal information
Birth name 黄梓良
Country  Singapore
Born (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 28)
Singapore
Residence Singapore City, Singapore
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 37 (5 March 2015)
Current ranking Retired
BWF profile

Derek Wong Zi Liang (traditional Chinese: 黃梓良) (born 13 January 1989) is a Singaporean badminton player. He competed for Singapore at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

2011 World Championships[edit]

Wong shocked Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat, a former Olympic champion in the second round of the World Championships. He defeated the Indonesian star 21-17, 21-14 to earn a place in the third round against Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark.

2011 Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Wong upset Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh, then ranked in the world’s top 10, at the quarterfinals of the Sea Games. He also came agonizingly close to upsetting the eventual gold medalist, Simon Santoso, in the next round. He led in the early stages of the semifinal match before succumbing to the Indonesian in straight sets.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Wong's Olympic debut ended after a 21–17, 21–14 loss to Jan Ø. Jørgensen in his final Group I match at London's Wembley Arena on 31 July to finish second in the three-man group. "Of course, I wanted to play more games instead of just two. But being in my first Olympics has been a huge experience, and one that I will use for my career," Wong said afterwards. He had earlier beaten Israel's Misha Zilberman 21–9, 21–15 on 29 July.[2]

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Wong advanced to the men's singles final but lost to Parupalli Kashyap of India 14-21, 21-11, 21-19, winning a silver medal.[3]

2016 Rio Olympics[edit]

Wong qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the Singaporean flag bearer. During group play, he finished in second place in his group and did not advance.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London 2012
  2. ^ Wong's Olympic debut over Today Online. by Tan Yo-Hinn.1 Aug 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's Singles Gold Medal Match". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Feng Tianwei
Flagbearer for  Singapore
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent