Liu Cheng
刘成
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1992-01-04) 4 January 1992 (age 32)
Sanming, Fujian, China
ResidenceBeijing, China
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Retired30 June 2022[1]
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (MD 21 June 2018)
2 (XD 3 December 2015)
Current ranking77 (MD 27 September 2022)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Glasgow Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Nanjing Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 Bangkok Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Men's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Wuhan Men's doubles
Asia Mixed Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Ho Chi Minh Mixed team
Summer Universiade
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kazan Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kazan Mixed team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Alor Setar Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadalajara Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadalajara Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
BWF profile

Liu Cheng (Chinese: 刘成; born 4 January 1992) is a retired badminton player who represented China.[2] He was the men's doubles World Champion in 2017 partnered with Zhang Nan, also the mixed doubles World and Asian Junior Champion in 2010 with Bao Yixin. Liu was part of the national team member that won the team events at the 2015, 2021 Sudirman Cup, 2018 Thomas Cup and 2018 Asian Games. He reached a career high of world number 2 in both men's and mixed doubles events. He announced his retirement from the international tournament on 30 June 2022.[1]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
China Zhang Nan Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
21–10, 21–17 Gold Gold
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
China Zhang Nan China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
15–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
China Bao Yixin China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze
2015 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Bao Yixin China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 11–21 Silver Silver

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
China Zhang Nan Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–14, 12–21, 23–25 Bronze Bronze

Summer Universiade

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
China Tian Qing South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim So-young
20–22, 14–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
China Bao Yixin South Korea Kang Ji-wook
South Korea Choi Hye-in
21–15, 21–15 Gold Gold

Asian Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China Bao Yixin Malaysia Ow Yao Han
Malaysia Lai Pei Jing
Walkover Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[4]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Macau Open Super 300 China Huang Kaixiang China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
8–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Thailand Masters Super 300 China Huang Kaixiang Malaysia Ong Yew Sin
Malaysia Teo Ee Yi
21–18, 17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 7 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[6] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Australian Open China Lu Kai South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
16–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Denmark Open China Lu Kai South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
8–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Denmark Open China Zhang Nan Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–16, 22–24, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Zhang Nan Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Hong Kong Open China Bao Yixin England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
14–21, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Bao Yixin China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 India Open China Bao Yixin Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Australian Open China Bao Yixin Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
19–21, 21–19, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Hong Kong Open China Bao Yixin China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–17, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 China Masters China Kang Jun China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Swiss Open China Zhang Nan China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–13, 16–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Swiss Open China Bao Yixin China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
21–17, 20–22, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Masters China Bao Yixin Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
18–21, 21–15, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

References

  1. ^ a b "世界冠军刘成宣布退役:十二年后的今天我要离开这里了" (in Chinese). 爱羽客羽毛球网. 30 June 2022. Archived from the original on 30 June 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Players: Liu Cheng". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.