Yu Yang (badminton)

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Yu Yang
Personal information
Country  China
Born (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 31)
Haicheng, Liaoning
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Handedness Right
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (April 28, 2011)
Current ranking Retired
BWF profile

Yu Yang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yú Yáng; born April 7, 1986 in Haicheng, Liaoning) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China. She won at the 2013 World Championships in women's doubles with her partner Wang Xiaoli. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Career[edit]

A doubles specialist, Yu and her regular partner Du Jing have steadily emerged as one of the world's elite women's doubles teams since 2004. They confirmed this status by winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over Korea's Lee Kyung-won and Lee Hyo-jung. Their other titles have included the Polish Open (2004): the China Masters (2005); the Asian Championships and Swiss Open in 2006; the Russian, Hong Kong, and Indonesia Opens in 2007; and the French, Korea, and Singapore Opens in 2008. Yu and Du were bronze medalists at the World Championships in 2006, but were unable to play in the tourney's 2007 edition. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2008, but avenged that loss by beating their All-England conquerors in the Olympic final.

Yu has also enjoyed recent success in mixed doubles with He Hanbin. They captured titles at the Badminton Asia Championships and the Thailand and Denmark Opens in 2007; and the India, Swiss, Malaysia, and French Opens in 2008. They finished in third place at the Beijing Olympics, making Yu one of only two players to win two medals at the competition.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Yu Yang and her partner, Wang Xiaoli, along with Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung of South Korea, and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia were disqualified from the competition for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" following matches the previous evening during which they were accused of throwing the match.[1] Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli played against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and it has been suggested both teams wanted to lose in order to secure an easier draw,[2] although Yu claimed "she and her partner were just trying to conserve their strength for the knockout rounds".[3] Shortly after, Yu Yang announced that she would retire from badminton.[4][5][6]

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium,
Beijing, China
China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
21–15, 21–13 Gold Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium,
Beijing, China
China He Hanbin Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
19–21, 21–17, 23–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 15–21 Silver Silver
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China China Wang Xiaoli South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
21–14, 18–21, 21–8 Gold Gold
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–11 Gold Gold
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–9, 21–17 Gold Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Du Jing China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
22–24, 21–18, 8–21 Bronze Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–18, 20–22, 21–17 Bronze Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China He Hanbin China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
14–21, 10–21 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 15–21, 12–21 Silver Silver

Asia Championships[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
12–21, 12–21 Silver Silver
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–15, 14–21, 21–15 Gold Gold
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–10 Gold Gold
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-Hsing
21–11, 21–16 Gold Gold
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
15–6, 11–15, 7–15 Silver Silver

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China He Hanbin Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
14–21, 17–21 Bronze Bronze
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China He Hanbin China Xu Chen
China Zhao Tingting
22–20, 21–15 Gold Gold
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Zhang Wei Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 9–21 Bronze Bronze
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Xie Zhongbo Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
3–15, 11–15 Bronze Bronze

World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada China Tian Qing China Feng Chen
China Pan Pan
15–3, 15–5 Gold Gold
2002 Pretoria, South Africa China Chen Lanting China Du Jing
China Rong Lu
6–11, 7–11 Silver Silver

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada China He Hanbin Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15–12, 15–12 Gold Gold
2002 Pretoria, South Africa China Guo Zhendong China Cao Chen
China Rong Lu
11–2, 11–1 Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The 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, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Indonesia Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
15–21, 21–8, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open China Tang Yuanting South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–11, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 All England Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Hong Kong Open China Tang Yuanting China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 21–13, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Tang Yuanting
14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 19–21, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
21–15, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 India Open China Tang Yuanting South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–10, 13–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
21–17, 18–21, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Zhong Qianxin
21–13, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Cheng Shu
21–15, 18–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–16, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–14, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 China Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–19, 14–7 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–9, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–8, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
21–11, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–12, 14–2 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 French Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
26–24, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Denmark Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Xia Huan
China Tang Jinhua
19–21, Retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli Indonesia Vita Marissa
Indonesia Nadya Melati
21–12, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
21–2, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 19-21, 21–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–6, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–7, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–11, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Japan Open China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Lu Lu
21–8, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Swiss Open China Tian Qing Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–16, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 All England Open China Du Jing China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–16, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Malaysia Open China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 China Open China Du Jing China Tian Qing
China Zhang Yawen
14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Hong Kong Open China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 19–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Masters China Du Jing China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–15, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Swiss Open China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
21–11, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 French Open China Du Jing Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
20–22, 21–19, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Singapore Open China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–16, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open China Du Jing South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–12, 18–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Korea Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–15, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open China Du Jing China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
22–20, 13–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 China Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–17, 15–21, 8–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open China Zhao Tingting China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
10–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open China Zhao Tingting China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
17–21, 5–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Indonesia Open China Du Jing China Zhao Tingting
China Yang Wei
21–8, 16–21, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 China Masters China Xu Chen China Tao Jiaming
China Tian Qing
11–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open China He Hanbin China Tao Jiaming
China Zhang Yawen
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 All England Open China He Hanbin South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Ha Jung-eun
13–21, 21–15, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 French Open China He Hanbin England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–13, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Swiss Open China He Hanbin England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–15, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open China He Hanbin South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Denmark Open China He Hanbin England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
21–17, 19–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Thailand Masters China Tang Yuanting China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–11, 12–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Masters China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Indonesian Masters China Tang Yuanting Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–17, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bitburger Open China Tang Yuanting Hong Kong Poon Lok Yan
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
21–10, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Open China Zhong Qianxin Japan Ayane Kurihara
Japan Naru Shinoya
21–14, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open China Wang Xiaoli Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
18–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Macau Open China Du Jing China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
21–16, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Russian Open China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Thailand Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 German Open China Du Jing China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
8–21, 7–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Macau Open China He Hanbin Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China He Hanbin China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
25–23, 10–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open China He Hanbin Germany Kristof Hopp
Germany Birgit Overzier
21–18, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 German Open China He Hanbin South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–9, 25–27, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Russian Open China He Hanbin Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
23–25, 21–13, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Thailand Open China He Hanbin South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
21–12, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament

IBF International Tournament[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International China Du Jing China Feng Chen
China Pan Pan
5–15, 15–4, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International China Xie Zhongbo Russia Nikolaj Zuev
Russia Marina Yakusheva
17–16, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Women's doubles results with former partner Du Jing against Super Series finalists, World semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists:

References[edit]

External links[edit]