Liu Yong
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1975-08-12) 12 August 1975 (age 46)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (XD with Ge Fei)
BWF profile

Liu Yong (simplified Chinese: 刘永; traditional Chinese: 劉永; pinyin: Liú Yǒng; born 12 August 1975) is a former international level badminton player for China who specialized in mixed doubles.

He is married to former singles player on the Chinese national badminton team Dai Yun.[1]

Career

Liu Yong started badminton training when he was 8,[2] and was taken into the Chinese National Team in 1993.[3] He won numerous international titles in mixed doubles, the majority of them with Ge Fei. He won men's doubles at the 2002 Malaysia Open with Chen Qiqiu. In 2004, he joined the Unisys in Japan as a player and coach for the team.[4]

World Championships

Liu won the 1997 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles, with Ge Fei, beating Jens Eriksen and Marlene Thomsen in the final. They also won a bronze medal at the 1999 IBF World Championships. In the next edition in 2001, Liu reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals with Cheng Jiao but lost to Michael Søgaard and Rikke Olsen.

Summer Olympics

Liu Yong competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with Ge Fei. In the first round they had a bye, and in the second round they were defeated by Chris Bruil and Erica van den Heuvel, from the Netherlands.

Achievements

World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 15–7, 8–15
Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland China Ge Fei Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–5, 16–17, 15–4
Gold

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia China Ge Fei Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–7, 15–10
Gold

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
China Yu Jinhao Indonesia Ricky Subagja
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
10–15, 11–15
Bronze

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 13–15
Silver

Asian Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2,
Seoul, South Korea
China Zhang Wei Indonesia Rudy Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
9–15, 6–15
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2,
Seoul, South Korea
China Gao Jian South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
5–15, 4–15
Bronze

World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Yu Jinhao Indonesia Kusno
Indonesia Amon Santoso
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Open China Chen Qiqiu Malaysia Chang Kim Wai
Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
17–14, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 China Open China Chen Qiqiu China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
1–7, 7–4, 6–8, 7–4, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open China Yu Jinhao Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
15–6, 5–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Swiss Open China Yu Jinhao China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
15–17, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 China Open China Zhang Wei China Ge Cheng
China Tao Xiaoqiang
3–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 U.S. Open China Zhang Wei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
3–15, 15–6, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Vietnam Open China Zhang Wei Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
6–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Dutch Open China Zhang Wei China Ge Cheng
China Tao Xiaoqiang
8–11, 11–9, 4–9, 9–7, 3–9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 China Open China Chen Lin Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
4–7, 8–7, 8–7, 7–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jiewen Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
8–7, 8–6, 2–7, 2–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Japan Open China Cheng Jiao Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
6–15, 17–14, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Japan Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–5, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 China Open China Ge Fei China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–8, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Denmark Open China Ge Fei China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–12, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Thailand Open China Ge Fei Denmark Michael Sogaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
15–12, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Ge Fei South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Chung Jae-hee
15–1, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Chinese Taipei Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–12, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Korea Open China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–9, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 China Open China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–12, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–9, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–10, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Korea Open China Ge Fei Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–13, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open China Ge Fei Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–8, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Vietnam Open China Zhang Jin Indonesia Sandiarto
Indonesia Finarsih
15–9, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Russian Open China Li Qi Ukraine Vladislav Druzchenko
Ukraine Viktoria Evtushenko
15–12, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ Zhou (5 April 2011). "Piece - member - let enter wedding of the Liu Yong that wear Yun - ban - reporter". Mecoolweb.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ WORLD CHAMPION IN MIXED DOUBLES OF INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP – LIU YONG
  3. ^ China Badminton News Archived 12 August 2004 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "選手・スタッフ紹介 劉 永 Liu Yong" (in Japanese). Unisys. Retrieved 21 May 2019.