Wang Lin (badminton)
March 30, 1989 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Highest ranking||1 (8 October 2009)|
|Current ranking||Retired (in 2013)|
|Updated on 10:06, 4 November 2013 (UTC).|
Wang Lin (born March 30, 1989 in Hangzhou) is a badminton player from China. Wang Lin was crowned the world champion after winning the gold medal at the 2010 BWF World Championships held at Paris defeating fellow Chinese Wang Xin 21-11, 19-21, 21-13.
Shortly after her World Championship triumph in Paris, Wang Lin suffered a severe knee ligament tear during her match against Maria Febe Kusumastuti in China Masters Super Series tournament. The injury was so severe to the extent it ruled out Wang Lin completely from playing for almost six months after her knee operation. From there, her ranking starts to decline and eventually Wang Lin fell out of favour from the first-team line-up as her jittery comeback coincided with the emergence of Wang Shixian and Wang Xin.
After making a comeback, she was clearly far from her best and has not achieved the same success as she once did prior to sustaining the injury. Wang Lin once cited fear of injury recurrence was the one of the main reasons she was not able to play at her best.
On December 4, 2013, she announced her retirement on Tencent Weibo
Individual titles (4)
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2010||World Championships||Wang Xin||21–11, 19–21, 21–13|
|2008||French Open||Xie Xingfang||21–14, 13–21, 21–11|
|2008||Denmark Open||Zhou Mi||21–18, 21–10|
|2006||China Masters||Xie Xingfang||21–18, 21–18|
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- "羽毛球世界冠军王琳宣布正式退役 一切都是新的开始" (in Chinese). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "BWF World Championships 2010: China Grabs 5 Golds Again". Retrieved 2010-08-30.
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