Lu Lan at the 2006 German Open
|Born||May 2, 1987|
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Highest ranking||2 (16 May 2008)|
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.
After retired from the tournament in 2013, she continue her education at the Beijing Sport University. She married to Peng Yu in September 2013, and lived in Shanghai. She then became an official umpire on the BWF World Tour, the first renowned player who successfully transitioned to an officiating job in the sport.
BWF World Championships
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||Xie Xingfang||23–21, 21–12||Gold|
|2007||Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Zhu Lin||10–21, 13–21||Bronze|
|2005||Olympic Park, Yiyang, China||Xie Xingfang||11–21, 19–21||Bronze|
|2011||Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China||Wang Yihan||15–21, 21–23||Silver|
|2007||Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Jiang Yanjiao||23–25, 21–23||Silver|
World Junior Championships
|2004||Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada||Cheng Shao-chieh||7–11, 5–11||Silver|
Asian Junior Championships
|2004||Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea||Jiang Yanjiao||9–11, 2–11||Silver|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2008||All England Open||Tine Rasmussen||11–21, 21–18, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2008||Korea Open||Zhou Mi||18–21, 21–15, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Denmark Open||Zhang Ning||21–17, 21–14||Winner|
|2007||Swiss Open||Zhang Ning||16–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix
The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.
|2011||Russian Open||Chen Xiaojia||20–22, 21–15, 23–21||Winner|
|2008||Thailand Open||Xie Xingfang||24–26, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2008||India Open||Zhou Mi||14–21, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2006||Denmark Open||Jiang Yanjiao||14–21, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2006||Korea Open||Zhu Lin||21–18, 21–11||Winner|
|2006||Indonesia Open||Zhu Lin||11–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2006||German Open||Zhang Ning||8–11, 3–11||Runner-up|
|2004||Polish International||Zhu Lin||11–7, 11–2||Winner|
Record against selected opponents
Record against Olympic quarterfinalists, World Championship semifinalists, Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents:
- Petya Nedelcheva 2–0
- Anna Rice 1–0
- Nicole Grether 1–0
- Xie Xingfang 2–7
- Jiang Yanjiao 2–3
- Zhang Ning 1–1
- Wang Lin 3–1
- Zhu Lin 4–1
- Wang Yihan 3–5
- Wang Shixian 1–2
- Cheng Shao-chieh 5–1
- Tine Rasmussen 2–4
- Tracey Hallam 4–0
- Pi Hongyan 0–1
- Xu Huaiwen 2–1
- Juliane Schenk 1–0
- Yip Pui Yin 3–1
- Zhou Mi 1–5
- Wang Chen 5–0
- Saina Nehwal 1–4
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 3–2
- Eriko Hirose 6–2
- Sayaka Sato 2–0
- Wong Mew Choo 2–2
- Karen Foo Kune 1–0
- Ratchanok Intanon 1–1
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 2–0
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