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Lin Ying
林瑛
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1963-10-10) 10 October 1963 (age 58)
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1987 Beijing Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Jakarta Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Calgary Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1984 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1985 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Bangkok Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1987 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1982 New Delhi Women's team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 New Delhi Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 New Delhi Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Mixed doubles

Lin Ying (Chinese: 林瑛, or Lam Ying in Cantonese, born 1963) is a Chinese former badminton player and one of the most successful doubles specialists in the sport's modern history. During her 9-year career representing China's national badminton team, she won women's doubles at many world class tournaments and played on China's dominant Uber Cup teams of the 1980s. She has been nicknamed "The Chinese Queen of Doubles".

Career

Born in Xiamen, Fujian, Lin won the gold medal in women's doubles at the IBF World Championships three times, in the 1983 with Wu Dixi, and in the 1987 and 1989 IBF World Championships with Guan Weizhen. She, Guan Weizhen and three other later Chinese players, Gao Ling and Huang Sui, and Yu Yang are the only players who have won this title three times. She also won the World Badminton Grand Prix in women's doubles in 1987 and 1988 with Guan Weizhen, and the prestigious All England Championship in 1982 and 1984 with Wu Dixi, in addition to many other international titles. Lin was a member of the world champion Chinese Uber Cup teams of 1984, 1986, and 1988.