Shi Yuqi

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Shi Yuqi
石宇奇
Personal information
Born (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 22)
Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 2 (24 August 2017)
Current ranking 3 (2 August 2018)
BWF profile

Shi Yuqi (Chinese: 石宇奇; pinyin: Shí Yǔqí; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂɚ̌.ỳ tɕʰǐ]; born 28 February 1996) is a Chinese badminton player. An up-and-coming name in badminton, Shi Yuqi won his first SuperSeries title at the French Open on 30 October 2016 after he beat Lee Hyun Il from Korea with a score of 21-16, 21-19.[1][2] Since then, the young badminton star has proved that he is one of the top players in the men's singles discipline. At the 2017 All England Open, he defeated 6-time champion Lin Dan to reach the final,[3] and repeated the same feat again at the 2018 All England Open, where he outclassed Lin Dan in the tournament final, winning the most prestigious tournament of his career.[4]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, Nanjing, China Japan Kento Momota 11–21, 13–21 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Chen Long 19–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Youth Olympic Games[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Nanjing Sport Institute, Nanjing, China China Lin Guipu 21–15, 21–19 Gold Gold

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia China Lin Guipu 22–20, 8–21, 18–21 Silver Silver

Asian Youth Games[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Nanjing Sport Institute, Nanjing, China Chinese Taipei Lai Yu-hua 21–15, 21–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Nanjing Sport Institute,
Nanjing, China
China Chen Yufei Chinese Taipei Lai Yu-hua
Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin
21–16, 21–13 Bronze Bronze

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 19–21, 21–16, 21–16 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[6]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 All England Open Super 1000 China Lin Dan 21–19, 16–21, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 India Open Super 500 Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 21–18, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries[edit]

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 All England Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 French Open South Korea Lee Hyun-il 21–16, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Swiss Open China Lin Dan 12–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Bitburger Open India Sourabh Varma 21–19, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Indonesian Masters China Huang Yuxiang 21–12, 11–0 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Shi Yuqi". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "石宇奇 Shi Yu Qi". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "ALL ENGLAND 2017 SF – New flag to fly in Birmingham". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Badminton: Lin Dan falls to compatriot Shi Yuqi in All-England final | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018. 

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