Tang Jinhua
汤金华
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Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1992-01-08) 8 January 1992 (age 30)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Retired16 May 2019
HandednessRight
CoachChen Qiqiu
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD 29 May 2014)
30 (XD 2 May 2013)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2017 Gold Coast Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2014 New Delhi Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kunshan Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Jakarta–Palembang Women's team
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Taipei Women's doubles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Alor Setar Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Alor Setar Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guadalajara Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guadalajara Girls' doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Kuala Lumpur Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
BWF profile

Tang Jinhua (Chinese: 汤金华; pinyin: Tāng Jīnhuá; born 8 January 1992) is a Chinese retired badminton player who competed at the highest level during the second decade of the 2000s, winning numerous women's doubles and occasional mixed doubles events with a variety of partners. She is a graduate of Hunan University.[1]

Career

Tang (left) with Xia Huan
Tang (left) with Xia Huan

In 2009 Tang Jianhua won the World Junior girls double title with partner Xia Huan in Alor Setar, Malaysia. A year later in Guadalajara, Mexico they nearly repeated this success but fell in the finals to compatriots Bao Yixin and Ou Dongni. Tang and Xia also won girls' doubles at both the 2009 and 2010 Asian Junior Championships before graduating into elite level women's competition.[2] In October 2010, the young partnership reached the final of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix and in December they won their first Grand Prix level title at the India Grand Prix where Tang also copped the mixed doubles title with partner Liu Peixuan.[3][4]

In September 2011, Tang and Xia won their first Super Series title at the China Masters, one of a BWF tour of tournaments rated behind only the World Championships and the Olympic Games in prestige.[5] In 2011 they also reached the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Gold level Korea Open[6] and the finals of the Super Series Premier level China Open.[7]

In 2012, Tang Jinhua and Xia Huan won the Grand Prix Gold level German Open and Swiss Open.[8][9] At the prestigious Super Series Premier All England Championships they advanced to the semifinals before falling to compatriots Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang. In June Tang and Xia were disappointed at the Thailand Open when, as tops seeds, they were upset in the semifinals by a scratch Thai pairing (who would win the event) but Tang Jinhua rebounded from this loss by winning mixed doubles at the same tournament, and from an unseeded position, with partner Tao Jiaming.[10] In October Tang formed a new partnership with the already highly accomplished Ma Jin and they won back to back women's doubles titles at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier and the French Open Super Series.[11][12]

Tang (left) with Bao Yixin
Tang (left) with Bao Yixin

Tang Jinhua's most successful years were 2013 and 2014. 2013 brought her solid if not spectacular results with Ma Jin as they finished second to Chinese compatriots at the Super Series Premier Korea Open, the China Masters Super Series, and the Badminton Asia Championships, and to a Korean pairing at the German Open, before claiming victory at the Yonex Open Japan Super Series in September.[13] At the end of 2013, Tang and Ma somewhat surprisingly lost the final of the Super Series Masters Finals to the Danish pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.[14] Tang's results with Ma Jin, however, were completely overshadowed by her success with new partner Bao Yixin beginning in October 2013. In rapid succession the two 21-year-olds claimed titles at the Dutch Open Grand Prix, the Denmark Super Series Premier, the French Super Series, the Hong Kong Super Series and the Macao Open Grand Prix Gold, all before the end of the year. Of the first 28 matches they played the new pairing lost only once. In first four months 2014, Tang Jinhua & Bao Yixin won the Korea Open Super Series, the Malaysia Super Series Premier, the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and the Singapore Super Series.[15][16] Tang Jinhua was also part of the Chinese Uber Cup winning team in 2014. Together with Women's Doubles partner Bao Yixin she reached the number one spot of the BWF World Ranking on 29 May 2014.[17]

In 2015, she won the China Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament with Zhong Qianxin.[18] For the Superseries tournament, She won the Indonesia Open with Tian Qing, and French Open with Huang Yaqiong.[19][20] In 2016, she and Huang won the German Open Grand Prix Gold tournament, beat the Thai pairs Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai.[21]

In May 2019, she announced her retirement on her Weibo.[22]

Achievements

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan China Ma Jin China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
15–21, 21–14, 15–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim,
Alor Setar, Malaysia
China Xia Huan Indonesia Suci Rizki Andini
Indonesia Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah
21–9, 21–18
Gold
Gold
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
China Xia Huan China Bao Yixin
China Ou Dongni
13–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China Xia Huan China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
14–21, 21–17, 21–13
Gold
Gold
2010 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China Xia Huan China Bao Yixin
China Ou Dongni
21–17, 21–8
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[23] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are 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.[24]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 China Yu Xiaohan South Korea Kim Hye-jeong
South Korea Kim So-yeong
18–21, 21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[25] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[26] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 China Masters China Xia Huan China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
21–19 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Open China Xia Huan China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
11-21, 10-21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open China Ma Jin Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21-8, 21-12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 French Open China Ma Jin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-12, 23-21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Open China Ma Jin China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Masters China Ma Jin China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Japan Open China Ma Jin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open China Bao Yixin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21-16, 21-13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 French Open China Bao Yixin China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21-13, 21-17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open China Bao Yixin China Ou Dongni
China Tang Yuanting
18–21, 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 World Superseries Finals China Ma Jin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Korea Open China Bao Yixin China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia Open China Bao Yixin Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–19, 14–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open China Bao Yixin Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
14–21, 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Australian Open China Tian Qing China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
19–21, 21–16, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Indonesia Open China Tian Qing Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–11, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 French Open China Huang Yaqiong China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Malaysia Open China Huang Yaqiong Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 21–18, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 China Masters China Qiu Zihan China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–14, 11–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

Tang at 2013 Dutch Open Grand Prix

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Vietnam Open China Xia Huan China Ma Jin
China Zhong Qianxin
19–21, 23–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 India Grand Prix China Xia Huan Malaysia Ng Hui Ern
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
21–8, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 German Open China Xia Huan South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
23–21, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss Open China Xia Huan China Bao Yixin
China Zhong Qianxin
21–17, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 German Open China Ma Jin South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–11, 14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Dutch Open China Bao Yixin Indonesia Anggia Shitta Awanda
Indonesia Della Destiara Haris
21–15, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Macau Open China Bao Yixin China Huang Yaqiong
China Yu Xiaohan
21-17, 21-15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swiss Open China Bao Yixin Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
19-21, 21-16, 21-13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Masters China Zhong Qianxin China Bao Yixin
China Tang Yuanting
21–14, 11–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 German Open China Huang Yaqiong Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 China Masters China Huang Yaqiong China Bao Yixin
China Yu Xiaohan
21–8, 14–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 India Grand Prix China Liu Peixuan Malaysia Gan Teik Chai
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Thailand Open China Tao Jiaming Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Swiss Open China Zhang Nan Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
20–22, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open China Chai Biao England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

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