Bao Chunlai
鲍春来
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Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1983-02-17) 17 February 1983 (age 39)
Changsha, Hunan, China
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
HandednessLeft
Men's singles
Highest ranking1[1] (5 September 2002)
BWF profile
Bao Chunlai
Simplified Chinese鲍春来
Traditional Chinese鮑春來

Bao Chunlai (Chinese: 鲍春来; pinyin: Bào Chūnlái; Mandarin pronunciation: [pâʊ ʈʂʰwə́n lǎɪ]; born 17 February 1983) is a retired left-handed badminton player from China.

Career

The tall, powerful Bao ranked among the world's leading singles player during the first decade of the 21st century. He was a member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. Bao won medals at three of the six BWF World Championships that he played in, earning a bronze at the 2003 and 2007 editions, and a silver at the 2006 Championships in Madrid, where he upset first seeded Lee Chong Wei in the quarterfinals before falling to teammate Lin Dan in the final. A frequent finalist in top tier international tournaments, Bao had some difficulty breaking through in them until 2009, his most successful year, which saw him capture the Asian Championships, and the German, Singapore, and Japan Opens. In 2010 he upset his superbly accomplished compatriot Lin Dan in the quarterfinals of the prestigious All England Open but was then upset in turn by Japan's Kenichi Tago. Bao's repeat win that year at the German Open was his last tournament victory on the international circuit.

Bao officially retired from the national team on 21 September 2011. In 2015 he appeared in the sports action film Full Strike.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England China Xia Xuanze 11–15, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Lin Dan 21–18, 17–21, 12–21
Silver
Silver
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Lin Dan 12–21, 20–22
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea China Chen Long 16–21, 21–10, 21–16
Gold
Gold
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Lin Dan 19–21, 13–21
Silver
Silver

World Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 7–1, 7–5, 1–7, 7–5
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 5 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[3] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Malaysia Open Denmark Peter Gade 15–21, 21–17, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Denmark Open China Lin Dan 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Singapore Open Thailand Boonsak Ponsana 21–19, 16–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Japan Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Open China Chen Long 21–9, 14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (5 titles, 10 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2001 Dutch Open Malaysia Lee Tsuen Seng 1–7, 7–1, 5–7, 4–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Denmark Open China Lin Dan 7–5, 7–1, 7–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swiss Open China Lin Dan 12–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Japan Open Singapore Ronald Susilo 13–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 China Open China Lin Dan 11–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 China Masters China Lin Dan 6–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open China Lin Dan 4–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 China Open China Chen Hong 12–15, 15–8, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Indonesia Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Korea Open Malaysia Roslin Hashim 21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Open China Chen Hong 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 German Open China Gong Weijie 21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 German Open China Chen Long 21–13, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Grand Prix China Wang Zhengming 23–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Performance timeline

Singles performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L Win %
Summer Olympics NH 2R
1–1
NH QF
2–1
NH 0 / 2 3–2 60%
World Championships A NH SF-B
4–1
NH QF
3–1
S
5–1
SF-B
3–1
NH 1R
0–1
3R
2–1
A 0 / 6 17–6 74%
World Cup NH RR
1–1
RR
1–1
NH 0 / 2 2–2 50%
World Superseries Finals NH DNQ SF
2–2
DNQ 0 / 1 2–2 50%
Asian Championships Absent 3R
2–1
G
6–0
A S
5–1
1 / 3 13–2 87%
Asian Games NH A NH QF
2–1
NH A NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
East Asian Games NH A NH 0 / 0
Team Competitions
Thomas Cup NH SF-B
1–1
NH G
4–0
NH G
5–0
NH G
5–0
NH G
1–0
NH 4 / 5 16–1 94%
Sudirman Cup A NH A NH A NH A NH A NH A 0 / 0
Asian Games NH SF-B
0–0
NH G
2–0
NH G
0–0
NH 2 / 3 2–0 100%
East Asian Games NH A MH 0 / 0
BWF World Superseries Premier
Korea Open 1R
0–1
3R
1–1
A 3R
2–1
A W
6–0
SF
3–1
QF
2–1
A QF
2–1
2R
1–1
1 / 8 17–7 71%
All England Open Absent 3R
2–1
2R
1–1
QF
3–1
2R
1–1
SF
3–1
SF
3–1
2R
1–1
SF
3–1
2R
1–1
0 / 9 18–9 67%
Indonesia Open A SF
4–1
3R
2–1
SF
4–1
A F
5–1
F
4–1
SF
3–1
Absent 2R
1–1
0 / 7 23–7 77%
Denmark Open W
6–0
A 1R
0–1
Absent F
4–1
Absent 1 / 3 10–2 83%
China Open 2R
2–1
A QF
3–1
F
5–1
F
5–1
A W
5–0
A 1R
0–1
F
4–1
A 1 / 7 24–6 80%
BWF World Superseries
Malaysia Open 1R
2–1
SF
4–1
QF
3–1
QF
3–1
SF
4–1
A F
4–1
QF
2–1
A 2R
1–1
1R
0–1
0 / 9 23–9 72%
India Open NH 3R
1–1
Absent 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Singapore Open 3R
2–1
QF
3–1
QF
3–1
SF
4–1
QF
3–1
SF
4–1
Absent W
5–0
A 2R
1–1
1 / 8 25–7 78%
China Masters NH F
4–1
A QF
2–1
SF
3–1
2R
1–1
SF
3–1
A 0 / 5 13–5 72%
Japan Open A QF
2–1
1R
0–1
F
4–1
QF
2–1
2R
0–1
1R
0–1
A W
5–0
QF
2–1
A 1 / 8 15–7 68%
French Open Absent NH F
4–1
A QF
2–1
Absent 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Hong Kong Open A NH SF
4–1
NH F
4–1
A 2R
1–1
A SF
3–1
Absent 0 / 4 12–4 75%
BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix
German Open Absent SF
4–1
A SF
4–1
3R
2–1
Absent W
6–0
W
6–0
A 2 / 5 22–3 88%
Swiss Open Absent F
4–1
Absent 2R
1–1
SF
3–1
1R
0–1
Absent 0 / 4 8–4 67%
Dutch Open F
5–1
Absent 0 / 1 5–1 83%
Philippines Open NH A 3R
2–1
NH A NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Macau Open NH QF
3–1
QF
3–1
1R
0–1
Absent 0 / 3 6–3 67%
Korea Open NH Absent W
5–0
A 1 / 1 5–0 100%
U.S. Open Absent QF
3–1
0 / 1 3–1 75%
Career Statistics
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Tournaments Played 6 7 10 10 10 12 14 11 12 11 7 110
Titles 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 4 4 0 15
Finals Reached 2 0 0 4 3 5 5 1 4 5 1 29
Overall win–loss 17–5 15–6 25–10 32–9 33–10 36–9 39–13 26–10 31–9 29–7 12–7 295–95
Win Percentage 77% 71% 71% 78% 77% 80% 75% 72% 78% 81% 63% 75.64%
Year End Ranking[4] 8 8 8 31

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists, plus all Olympic opponents.[5]

Head-to-head vs. top 20 ranked players

Bao's win–loss record against players who have been ranked world No. 20 or higher is as follows:[6][7]

Players who have been Olympic, world champion or ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

Nationality Player Head-to-head
 CHN Chen Hong 4–5
 CHN Chen Jin 5–2
 CHN Chen Long 3–3
 CHN Du Pengyu 1–1
 CHN Lin Dan 5–20
 CHN Qiao Bin 2–0
 CHN Wang Zhengming 1–0
 CHN Xia Xuanze 1–1
 TPE Chou Tien-chen 1–0
 DEN Viktor Axelsen 0–1
 DEN Peter Gade 4–6
 DEN Kenneth Jonassen 1–1
 DEN Joachim Persson 4–1
 ENG Rajiv Ouseph 1–0
 ENG Andrew Smith 3–0
 GER Marc Zwiebler 1–0
 HKG Chan Yan Kit 5–0
 HKG Hu Yun 1–0
 HKG Ng Wei 3–0
 HKG Wei Nan 1–0
 IND Chetan Anand 1–0
 IND Arvind Bhat 1–0
 IND Parupalli Kashyap 3–0
 INA Taufik Hidayat 9–5
* Statistics are correct as of 28 October 2019.

Players with winning records against Bao

Nationality Player Head-to-head
 CHN Chen Hong 4–5
 CHN Lin Dan 5–20
 CHN Wu Yunyong 0–1
 TPE Liao Sheng-shiun 0–1
 DEN Viktor Axelsen 0–1
 DEN Peter Gade 4–6
Nationality Player Head-to-head
 INA Budi Santoso 0–1
 JPN Keita Masuda 0–1
 JPN Kenichi Tago 0–2
 KOR Park Tae-sang 2–3
 MAS Lee Chong Wei 4–13
 MAS Ong Ewe Hock 0–1

Filmography

Films

[8] [9]

References

  1. ^ "Historical 1994-2008 top-25 world ranking data".
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Badminton World Federation – Historical Ranking". Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  5. ^ http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=F882194D-79B9-487B-9F97-CB9D5777324C[bare URL]
  6. ^ "Bao's head-to-head record against other players". Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Bao Chunlai head to head analysis". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  8. ^ Bao Chunlai at hkmdb.com
  9. ^ Bao Chunlai at chinesemov.com