Lu Lan

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Lu Lan
Lu Lan German Open 2006.jpg
Lu Lan at the 2006 German Open
Personal information
Country  China
Born (1987-05-02) May 2, 1987 (age 30)
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Women's singles
Highest ranking 2 (May 15, 2008 [1])
Updated on 13:01, 26 October 2013 (UTC).
Lu Lan
Traditional Chinese 盧蘭
Simplified Chinese 卢兰

Lu Lan (born May 2, 1987 in Changzhou, Jiangsu) is a female badminton player from China.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

In 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.[3]

Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Record against Olympic quarterfinalists, World Championship semifinalists, Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IBF Historical Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES, InternationalBadminton.org, Ranking Date: November 1, 2007
  2. ^ IBF Historical Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES, InternationalBadminton.org, Ranking Date: December 28, 2006
  3. ^ "Lu Lan crowned world champion in all-Chinese final". morethanthegames.co.uk. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  4. ^ http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/player.aspx?id=2E568925-AFC2-48D0-872F-344AA84F6220&player=338

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