Lai Caiqin
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1966-12-05) 5 December 1966 (age 54)
Meixian district, Guangdong, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
EventDoubles
Medal record
BWF profile

Lai Caiqin (Chinese: 赖彩勤, born 5 December 1966) is a former Chinese badminton player.[1]

Career

Caiqin joined the Guangdong Badminton Team in 1981. Thereafter, she joined the national badminton team in 1989. In 1990 and 1991, she won the 13th Uber Cup Championship and the third place in the second Sudirman Cup. She had also won the Sports Medal of Honor. Lai throughout her career has medalled in prominent competitions such as Sudirman Cup, Uber Cup, World Cup & Asian Games. Most importantly, she won the 1990 World Cup Gold medal in Women's doubles. She also represented her country twice in World Championships in 1989 & 1991; both the times reaching Quarterfinal stage. She moved to Singapore after retiring from professional career and has since established a coaching academy through achieving notable results in inter-school tournaments (from Primary to Varsity levels).[2][3][4]

Achievements

World Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Yao Fen Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
3–15, 15–10, 15–4
Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau China Yao Fen Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
10–15, 15–12, 7–15
Bronze

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Yao Fen South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
8–15, 10–15
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Japan Open China Yao Fen Japan Kimiko Jinnai
Japan Hisako Mori
7–15, 15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Thailand Open China Yao Fen South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Chung So-young
15–11, 10–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Malaysia Open China Yao Fen South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Chung So-young
15–7, 9–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 World Badminton Grand Prix Finals China Yao Fen Indonesia Erma Sulistianingsih
Indonesia Rosiana Tendean
14–18, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Polish Open China Yao Fen China Gao Maifeng
China Nong Qunhua
9–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Profile:Lai Caiqin". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  2. ^ "WORLD CHAMP BADMINTON TRAINING ACADEMY". world-champ.sg. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  3. ^ "赖彩勤 Lai Cai Qin - 中羽在线". www.badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ "女子羽毛球国际级运动健将姚芬、赖彩勤(1996年)-老照片-海量的、珍贵的、专业的、广东老图片集锦-广东文化网". www.gdwh.com.cn. Retrieved 3 August 2019.