May 2, 1987
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
2 (May 15, 2008
) [1 ]
Updated on 13:01, 26 October 2013 (UTC).
Lu Lan (born May 2, 1987 in Changzhou, Jiangsu) is a female badminton player from China.
In 2004 she won the
Polish Open. In 2006 she won the Korea Open and finished the year in the 5th position in the BWF World Ranking. [2 ]
In 2007 she won the
Denmark Super Series, and was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, losing to the eventual champion Zhu Lin in the semifinals. In November of that year she reached the third place in the BWF World Ranking. [3 ]
2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she lost to Xie Xingfang 21-7, 10-21, 12-21 in the semi-finals and was then upset by Maria Kristin Yulianti from Indonesia 21-11, 13-21, 15-21 in the bronze medal match. Earlier in 2008 she had reached the final of the prestigious All-England Championships where she lost a very close match to Denmark's Tine Rasmussen.
In 2009, she achieved her greatest success to date when she won the
2009 BWF World Championship Women's Singles title in Hyderabad, India. The match was against compatriot, and two times winner of the event (2005 and 2006), Xie Xingfang; winning in two straight games 23-21, 21-12. [4 ]
Record Against Selected Opponents [ edit ]
Starts with events from 2007 to the present
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
World rankings · Top ten badminton players as of January 30, 2014