Gao Ling

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Gao Ling
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Personal information
Country  China
Born (1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 39)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Event Women's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

Gao Ling (Chinese: 高崚; pinyin: Gāo Líng; born March 14, 1979, in Wuhan, Hubei; China) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Career[edit]

Noted for her consistency, anticipation, forecourt prowess, and sporting smile, Gao is one of the most successful doubles players in the history of women's badminton. Her four Olympic badminton medals are the most of any player.

She has won titles at almost every top tier tournament in the world. Gao has earned four gold medals (among nine medals in total) at the BWF World Championships, three of them in women's doubles with Huang Sui (2001, 2003, and 2006) and one of them in mixed doubles with Zhang Jun (2001). She and Zhang Jun won consecutive gold medals in mixed doubles at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, overcoming severe tests in both.

Gao has not earned an Olympic gold medal in women's doubles, a relative gap in her resume, but earned a bronze medal in 2000 with Qin Yiyuan, and a silver medal with Huang Sui in 2004. From 2001 through 2006 she and Huang captured a record six consecutive women's doubles titles at the venerable All-England Championships. Their All-England streak was finally broken in the semifinals of the 2007 tournament by fellow countrywomen Zhang Yawen and Wei Yili. Gao has shared five All-England mixed doubles titles: three with Zhang Jun (2001, 2003, and 2006), and two with Zheng Bo (2007 and 2008).

She has been a member of the perennial world champion Chinese Uber Cup (women's international) team since 2000.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall,
Athens, Greece
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
15–7, 4–15, 8–15 Silver Silver

World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
16–21, 19–21 Silver Silver
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
China Huang Sui China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
23–21, 21–9 Gold Gold
2005 Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, United States
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
16–17, 7–15 Silver Silver
2003 National Indoor Arena,
Birmingham, England
China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–8, 15–11 Gold Gold
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo,
Seville, Spain
China Huang Sui China Zhang Jiewen
China Wei Yili
15–11, 17–15 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Yiyang, China China Huang Sui China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
21–19, 21–6 Gold Gold

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 23–21, 21–14 Gold Gold
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
8–11, 7–11 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
8–11, 6–11 Silver Silver
2001 Manila, Philippines China Huang Sui Indonesia Deyana Lomban
Indonesia Vita Marissa
12–15, 15–4, 15–6 Gold Gold

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