Pedro Yang

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Yang and the second or maternal family name is Ruiz.
Pedro Yang
Medal record
Men's Badminton
Representing  Guatemala
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Santo Domingo Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Doubles
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Cartagena Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Cartagena Mixed Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Cartagena Singles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Mayagüez Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Mayagüez Singles

Pedro Alejandro Yang Ruiz (born October 9, 1976) is a male badminton player from Guatemala.


Pedro Yang at the Pan American Games in Rio 2007

Yang played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Jim Ronny Andersen of Norway.

He moved to Denmark at the age of 24 and started training at the International Badminton Academy (IBA). Yang has won a gold medal at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador and bronze medals at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada and the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Pedro Yang was appointed to the International Olympic Committee's Athletes Commission from 2008-2016, Radio & TV Commission 2008-2013, Athletes Entourage Commission 2014-present.

Pedro Yang was appointed to the World Baseball Softball Confederation's Ethics Commission from 2016-present and served in the Badminton Athletes Commission from 2001-2016.

Pedro Yang is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.

Work Pedro Yang Currently works as International Competitions Manager for the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Programmes in LEGO Education.


BA with Honours in Business Administration (Strategy & Management, De Montfort University, UK/ Niels Brock College DK.
Marketing Management Degree, Niels Brock College Copenhagen, DK.