Yang Wei (badminton)

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Yang Wei
Personal information
Country China
Born (1979-01-13) 13 January 1979 (age 40)
Hubei, China
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's doubles
BWF profile

Yang Wei (simplified Chinese: 杨维; traditional Chinese: 楊維; pinyin: Yáng Wéi; Cantonese Yale: Yeung Wai; born January 13, 1979 in Hubei, China) is a former badminton player from the People's Republic of China. Yang grew up in Guangdong.

Career[edit]

A woman's doubles specialist, Yang has won some forty international titles, most of them in the sport's top tier events, since 1998. Prior to 2003 she partnered Huang Nanyan with whom she earned a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and gained the winning point against South Korea in the 2002 Uber Cup (women's world team championship) final. Her subsequent partnership with Zhang Jiewen has been even more successful as they have shared international domination with compatriot rivals Gao Ling and Huang Sui. Yang and Zhang captured gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics by defeating Gao and Huang in the final. They bested the same team in winning both the 2005 and 2007 BWF World Championships. On the other hand, Gao and Huang have been an obstacle for them at the prestigious All-England Championships, defeating Yang and Zhang in the 2003, 2004, and 2006 finals. Curiously, this is the one major tournament that neither Yang nor Zhang has ever won.

In 2008 Yang helped China to secure its sixth consecutive Uber Cup title and won women's doubles at the Swiss, Thailand, and Malaysia Opens with Zhang Jiewen. At the Beijing Olympics where they were first seeded, however, Yang and Zhang were upset in the quarterfinals by Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna. The event was eventually won by a younger Chinese pair, Du Jing and Yu Yang, perhaps signaling a changing of the guard in the Chinese dynasty. Yang Wei received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
7–15, 15–4, 15–8 Gold Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
5–15, 5–15 Silver Silver

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–16, 21–19 Gold Gold
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
14–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
19–21, 6–21 Silver Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–18, 21–15 Gold Gold

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–18, 21–23, 14–21 Silver Silver
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea China Huang Nanyan South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–11, 9–11 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea China Zhang Jiewen China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
16–21, 20–22 Bronze Bronze
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Zhang Jiewen Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
22–20, 21–16 Gold Gold
2007 Stadium Bandaraya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Zhao Tingting China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–10, 21–11 Gold Gold
2002 Bangkok, Thailand China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
11–8, 11–6 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
China Gao Ling China Lu Ying
China Zhan Xubin
15–12, 15–8 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
China Gao Ling Malaysia Chor Hooi Yee
Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
15–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Swiss Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–18, 22–24, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–13, 16–21, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Denmark Open China Zhang Jiewen South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
12–21, 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Japan Open China Zhang Jiewen China Zhao Tingting
China Yu Yang
21–17, 21–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 China Masters China Zhao Tingting Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–12, 15–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Indonesia Open China Zhao Tingting China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
8–21, 21–16, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Singapore Open China Zhao Tingting China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
21–10, 19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open China Zhao Tingting South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–15, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 All England Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–8, 22–24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Korea Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–12, 14–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. 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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Chinese Taipei Open China Zhang Jiewen Indonesia Vita Marissa
United States Mona Santoso
21–14, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Macau Open China Zhang Jiewen China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
16–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Wei Yili
22–24, 21–17, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China Zhang Jiewen Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
15–21, 21–13, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Bitburger Open China Zhang Jiewen England Natalie Munt
England Joanne Nicholas
21–11, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 German Open China Zhang Jiewen China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
21–8, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–17, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–19, 15–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Korea Open China Zhang Jiewen Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Jo Novita
21–10, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Singapore Open China Zhang Jiewen China Zhang Dan
China Zhao Tingting
21–18, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
13–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 All England Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–6, 11–15, 2–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 German Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
3–15, 15–11, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–10, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–13, 8–15, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Japan Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–12, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Indonesia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Zhang Dan
China Zhang Yawen
15–10, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Singapore Open China Zhang Jiewen Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–5, 9–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 China Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–14, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–7, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Korea Open China Zhang Jiewen South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 9–15, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 All England Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Swiss Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 China Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
8–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
14–17, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 German Open China Zhang Jiewen South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 17–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Denmark Open China Zhang Jiewen China Zhang Dan
China Zhang Yawen
15–2, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–5, 1–15, 17–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Indonesia Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Singapore Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Swiss Open China Zhang Jiewen China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
11–7, 6–11, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 All England Open China Zhang Jiewen China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
9–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Singapore Open China Huang Nanyan South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–1, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Malaysia Open China Huang Nanyan China Zhao Tingting
China Zhang Yawen
11–5, 11–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 China Open China Huang Nanyan China Zhang Jiewen
China Wei Yili
6–8, 3–7, 8–6, 7–8 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Malaysia Open China Huang Nanyan China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
7–1, 4–7, 7–3, 7–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Japan Open China Huang Nanyan China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
13–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Korea Open China Huang Nanyan South Korea Kim Kyeung-ran
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–13, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Grand Prix Finals China Huang Nanyan China Jiang Xuelian
China Chen Lin
8–6, 7–3, 3–7, 7–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Malaysia Open China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
17–15, 6–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Thailand Open China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
8–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Japan Open China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
13–15, 15–4, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open China Huang Nanyan China Gao Ling
China Qin Yiyuan
5–15, 15–8, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Korea Open China Huang Nanyan South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 15–8, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Singapore Open China Huang Nanyan Indonesia Carmelita
Indonesia Indarti Issolina
15–3, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
15–12, 16–17, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Chinese Taipei Open China Huang Nanyan Denmark Helene Kirkegaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
13–15, 4–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Korea Open China Huang Nanyan China Ge Fei
China Zhang Ning
15–10, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Denmark Open China Huang Nanyan China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
17–15, 10–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Dutch Open China Huang Nanyan Japan Naomi Murakami
Japan Hiromi Yamada
15–7, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Brunei Open China Huang Nanyan Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–11, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Dutch Open China Chen Qiqiu Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Ann Jorgensen
7–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/news/2008-11/25/content_16820808.htm
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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