Dai Yun
Personal information
Country China
Born (1977-11-22) 22 November 1977 (age 43)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
HandednessLeft
Women's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Dai Yun (simplified Chinese: 戴韫; traditional Chinese: 戴韞; pinyin: Dài Yùn; born 22 November 1977) is a Chinese former badminton player.[1]

Career

At the beginning of the century Dai was ranked among the world's leading women's singles players, most of whom were her fellow countrywomen. Her titles included the Chinese Taipei (1999), Malaysia (1999), Thailand (1999, 2003), and Swiss (2000) Opens. She was a highly effective member of consecutive world champion Chinese Uber Cup (women's international) teams in 1998, 2000, 2002. However, in badminton's three most prestigious competitions for individual players – the All-England Championships, the World Championships, and the Olympic Games – victory eluded Dai. She was a runner-up to Chinese teammates at the 1999 and 2000 All-Englands. At the 1999 World Championships in Copenhagen she reached the final only to lose the closest of matches to Denmark's Camilla Martin. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney she was beaten by Martin, again, in the semifinals, and then lost a close bronze medal match to fellow countrywoman Ye Zhaoying. Dai's results slipped somewhat after 2000, and she retired from international play in 2004.

She is married to another former Chinese badminton player, Liu Yong.[2]

Achievements

World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Camilla Martin 6–11, 11–6, 10–11
Silver

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Hong Kong Wang Chen 1–11, 11–2, 9–11
Bronze
1999 Kualalumpur, Malaysia China Zhang Ning 11–9, 3–11, 4–11
Bronze
1998 Bangkok, Thailand China Ye Zhaoying Walkover
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2003 Dutch Open Netherlands Yao Jie 10–13, 0–3r 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Thailand Open Japan Kanako Yonekura 11–7, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open China Zhou Mi 1–7, 0–7, 1–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open China Zhang Ning 1–7, 7–4, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Malaysia Open China Gong Zhichao 6–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Swiss Open China Gong Ruina 11–5, 13–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open China Gong Zhichao 5–11, 11–8, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open China Gong Ruina 11–6, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Malaysia Open China Gong Ruina 11–6, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 All England Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–9, 5–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Chinese Taipei Open China Zhou Mi 11–5, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Malaysia Open China Zhang Ning 1–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 China Open China Gong Zhichao 1–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open Denmark Camilla Martin 4–11, 11–6, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 German Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 10–12, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Chinese Olympic Star - Sydney Olympic 2000: Dai Yun". en.people.cn. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "中国羽毛球盛产情侣 刘永戴韫今日走进婚姻殿堂". sohu.com (in Chinese). 12 May 2006. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Dai Yun Head to Head". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 10 March 2020.