Wang Lin (badminton)

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Wang Lin
Personal information
Birth name 王琳
Country  China
Born (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 28)
Hangzhou, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Zhang Ning
Women's singles
Highest ranking 1 (8 October 2009[1])
Current ranking Retired (in 2013[2])
BWF profile
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[3] 21-11, 19-21, 21-13.

In 2006, the 17-year-old, Wang Lin beat Xie Xingfang in the final of the China Masters Super Series.

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)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2010 World Championships China Wang Xin 21–11, 19–21, 21–13
2008 French Open China Xie Xingfang 21–14, 13–21, 21–11
2008 Denmark Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 21–18, 21–10
2006 China Masters China Xie Xingfang 21–18, 21–18
     BWF Event
     Super Series tournament


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