Lu Lan
卢兰
Lu Lan German Open 2006.jpg
Lu Lan at the 2006 German Open
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1987-05-02) 2 May 1987 (age 35)
Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
ResidenceShanghai, China
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile
Lu Lan
Traditional Chinese盧蘭
Simplified Chinese卢兰

Lu Lan (born 2 May 1987) is a badminton player from China.

Career

In 2004, she won the Polish Open. In 2006, she won the Korea Open and finished the year in the 5th position in the BWF World Ranking.[1]

In 2007, she won the Denmark Super Series, and was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, losing to the eventual champion Zhu Lin in the semifinals.[2]

In 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she lost to Xie Xingfang 21–7, 10–21, 12–21 in the semi-finals and was then upset by Maria Kristin Yulianti from Indonesia 21–11, 13–21, 15–21 in the bronze medal match. Earlier in 2008 she had reached the final of the prestigious All-England Championships where she lost a very close match to Denmark's Tine Rasmussen.[3]

In 2009, she achieved her greatest success to date when she won the 2009 BWF World Championship Women's Singles title in Hyderabad, India. The match was against compatriot, and two times winner of the event (2005 and 2006), Xie Xingfang; winning in two straight games 23–21, 21–12.[4]

After retiring from the tournament in 2013, she continued her education at the Beijing Sport University. She married Peng Yu in September 2013, and lived in Shanghai.[5] She then became an official umpire on the BWF World Tour, the first renowned player who successfully transitioned to an officiating job in the sport.[6]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Zhu Lin 10–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Xie Xingfang 23–21, 21–12
Gold
Gold

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Partner Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Xie Xingfang 11–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Jiang Yanjiao 23–25, 21–23
Silver
Silver
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Wang Yihan 15–21, 21–23
Silver
Silver

World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada Chinese Taipei Cheng Shao-chieh 7–11, 5–11
Silver
Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea China Jiang Yanjiao 9–11, 2–11
Silver
Silver

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Swiss Open China Zhang Ning 16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Denmark Open China Zhang Ning 21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Korea Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 18–21, 21–15, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 All England Open Denmark Tine Rasmussen 11–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 German Open China Zhang Ning 8–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Indonesia Open China Zhu Lin 11–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Korea Open China Zhu Lin 21–18, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Denmark Open China Jiang Yanjiao 14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open Hong Kong Zhou Mi 14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Thailand Open China Xie Xingfang 24–26, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Russian Open China Chen Xiaojia 20–22, 21–15, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2004 Polish International China Zhu Lin 11–7, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[7]

References

  1. ^ "BWF Historical World Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ "北京奥运会中国军团羽毛球大名单——卢兰" (in Chinese). Tencent QQ. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "羽毛球资料库――羽毛球女子国家队队员卢兰" (in Chinese). CCTV. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Lu Lan crowned world champion in all-Chinese final". morethanthegames.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  5. ^ "卢兰换一种方式追求羽球梦 浪漫婚礼温馨感人(图)" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Lu Lan Warms Up to Umpiring Role". Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  7. ^ "Lu Lan Head to Head". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 10 March 2020.