Liu Yuchen
刘雨辰
Liu Yuchen - Indonesia Open 2017.jpg
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 27)
Beijing, China
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD with Li Junhui 6 April 2017)
38 (XD 27 October 2016)
Current ranking18 (MD with Ou Xuanyi) (27 September 2022)
BWF profile

Liu Yuchen (Chinese: 刘雨辰; pinyin: Liú Yǔchén, born 25 July 1995) is a Chinese badminton player.[1] He was the men's doubles World Champion in 2018,[2] two-time Asian Champion in 2017 and 2018,[3][4] and also a silver medalist at the 2020 Summer Olympics partnered with Li Junhui.[5] Liu was part of the national team that won the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 Thomas Cup and 2019 Sudirman Cup.[6][7][8] Together with Li, he achieved the men's doubles world number 1 in 6 April 2017, and occupied the top ranking for ten weeks.[note 1]

Personal life

His sister, Liu Jing, is a swimmer.[9]

Career

Liu competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[10] Partnered with Li Junhui, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles after being defeated by Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin of Chinese Taipei in the final in straight games, 18–21, 12–21.[5]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan China Li Junhui Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
18–21, 12–21
Silver medal.svg
Silver
[5]

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park,
Nanjing, China
China Li Junhui Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–12, 21–19
Gold
Gold
[2]
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
China Li Junhui Japan Takuro Hoki
Japan Yugo Kobayashi
19–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze
.[11]

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Li Junhui Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
14–21, 21–19, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze
[12]

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
China Li Junhui South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
20–22, 17–21
Silver
Silver
[13]
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
China Li Junhui South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
14–21, 26–28
Silver
Silver
[14]
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Wang Yilyu
21–14, 21–12
Gold
Gold
[3]
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
China Li Junhui Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
11–21, 21–10, 21–13
Gold
Gold
[4]

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
China Wang Yilyu Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Ng Ka Long
10–21, 11–21
Bronze
Bronze
[15]
2013 Hua Mark Indoor Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Zheng Siwei
14–21, 21–13, 22–20
Gold
Gold
[16]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
China Chen Qingchen Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–14, 18–21, 11–21
Bronze
Bronze
[15]
2013 Hua Mark Indoor Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
China Huang Dongping Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
Indonesia Masita Mahmudin
21–6, 17–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze
[17]

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2013 Likas Indoor Stadium,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Zheng Siwei
21–15, 21–14
Gold
Gold
[18]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
China Chen Qingchen South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
17–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze
[19]
2013 Likas Indoor Stadium,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
China Huang Dongping South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
11–21, 21–19, 13–21
Silver
Silver
[18]

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[20] 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.[21]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 China Li Junhui Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–11, 10–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Japan Open Super 750 China Li Junhui Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
11–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals China Li Junhui Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
21–15, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia Open Super 750 China Li Junhui Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–12, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 China Li Junhui India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
19–21, 21–18, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Macau Open Super 300 China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Liu Cheng
21–8, 18–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Malaysia Masters Super 500 China Li Junhui South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 German Open Super 300 China Ou Xuanyi Malaysia Goh Sze Fei
Malaysia Nur Izzuddin
21–23, 21–16, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Korea Masters Super 300 China Ou Xuanyi South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Indonesia Open Super 1000 China Ou Xuanyi South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Kim Won-ho
21–17, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[22] 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.[23] 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
2016 Japan Open China Li Junhui South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Korea Open China Li Junhui South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
21–15, 20–22, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 All England Open China Li Junhui Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
19–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open China Li Junhui Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
13–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Indonesia Open China Li Junhui Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 19–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (7 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
2013 New Zealand Open China Li Junhui Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
6–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 India Grand Prix Gold China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Zheng Siwei
21–17, 19–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open China Li Junhui Indonesia Andrei Adistia
Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
14–21, 21–16, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Masters China Li Junhui China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
21–15, 19–21, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Open China Li Junhui India Manu Attri
India B. Sumeeth Reddy
21–12, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Canada Open China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Wang Sijie
17–21, 21–12, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Vietnam Open China Li Junhui China Huang Kaixiang
China Wang Sijie
21–8, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Chinese Taipei Open China Li Junhui Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21–17, 17–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Chinese Taipei Open China Yu Xiaohan Indonesia Alfian Eko Prasetya
Indonesia Annisa Saufika
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2015 China International China Li Junhui China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
10–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [24]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2015 China International China Yu Xiaohan China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
21–15, 12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [24]
2015 Osaka International China Huang Dongping South Korea Kim Duck-young
South Korea Eom Hye-won
17–21, 21–16, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [25]
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Note

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