Wang Chang
王昶
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (2001-05-07) 7 May 2001 (age 22)
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1 (with Liang Weikeng 31 October 2023)
Current ranking2 (with Liang Weikeng 23 January 2024)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2023 Suzhou Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Hangzhou Men's team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Yogyakarta Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Markham Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Markham Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Yogyakarta Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Kazan Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Kazan Mixed team
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Jakarta Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Suzhou Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Suzhou Mixed team
BWF profile

Wang Chang (Chinese: 王昶; pinyin: Wáng Chǎng; born 7 May 2001) is a Chinese badminton player. He was the boys' doubles World Junior champion and two times Asian Junior champion partnering Di Zijian. Wang was part of Chinese winning team at the 2023 Sudirman Cup, and together with Liang Weikeng, they won the bronze medal at the 2023 World Championships. Wang and Liang reached a career high of world number 1 on 31st of October 2023.

Career

2015–2019: Early and junior career – Asian and World junior champions

Born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, Wang who trained in Ningbo training centre, entered the provincial team in 2015, and in the national team in 2017. After being selected to join the national team, he started his partnership with Di Zijian in the men's doubles discipline.[1] He made a debut in the international tournament at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships, and claimed the gold medal in the boys' doubles event.[1][2] He also participated at the 2017 World Junior Championships where he helped the team to take the Suhandinata Cup, and he also won the silver medal in the boys' doubles event.[1][3] In 2018, he won the boys' doubles and mixed team titles at the Asia[4] and World Junior Championships.

2022

Starting from 2022, Wang started a new partnership with Liang Weikeng and advanced to the final of the Indonesia Masters from the qualifying rounds, defeating Tokyo 2020 bronze medalists Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik and world number 1 Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo en route.[5] In the final, they lost 10–21, 17–21 to home favorites Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto.[6] In the next tournament, they defeated the reigning World Champions Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters,[5] but were then stopped by Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in straight games.[7] Wang then won the Japan Open, where he and Liang defeated Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the final in three games.[8]

2023

In the first half of the 2023 season, Wang and his partner Liang showed quite significant progress. They were able to win 2 BWF World Tour titles in India and Thailand,[9][10] as well as being runners-up in Malaysia and Singapore.[11][12] Apart from that, Wang was part of the Chinese team that won the Sudirman Cup.[13][14] Wang and Liang's achievements were able to bring them to 2nd place in the BWF world rankings on 13 June 2023.[15]

In August, Wang and Liang won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Copenhagen.[16] They were defeated by home pair Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in a close rubber game.[17] The Chinese rising pair then claimed their first ever BWF World Tour Super 1000 title at the China Open.[18]

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2023 Royal Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
China Liang Weikeng Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
21–17, 18–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 GOR Among Rogo,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
China Di Zijian Japan Mahiro Kaneko
Japan Yunosuke Kubota
14–21, 21–15, 13–21 Silver Silver
2018 Markham Pan Am Centre,
Markham, Canada
China Di Zijian South Korea Shin Tae-yang
South Korea Wang Chan
21–19, 22–20 Gold Gold
2019 Kazan Gymnastics Center,
Kazan, Russia
China Di Zijian Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando
Indonesia Daniel Marthin
19–21, 18–21 Silver Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training Center,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Di Zijian South Korea Lee Sang-min
South Korea Na Sung-seung
21–19, 21–11 Gold Gold
2018 Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training Center,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Di Zijian China Liang Weikeng
China Shang Yichen
18–21, 24–22, 21–19 Gold Gold
2019 Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre,
Suzhou, China
China Di Zijian Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando
Indonesia Daniel Marthin
9–21, 21–15, 19–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (7 titles, 5 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[19] 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, and the BWF Tour Super 100.[20]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Lingshui China Masters Super 100 China Di Zijian China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
21–19, 17–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 China Di Zijian Denmark Mathias Bay-Smidt
Denmark Lasse Mølhede
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Indonesia Masters Super 500 China Liang Weikeng Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
10–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Japan Open Super 750 China Liang Weikeng Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
21–18, 13–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Malaysia Open Super 1000 China Liang Weikeng Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
18–21, 21–18, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 India Open Super 750 China Liang Weikeng Malaysia Aaron Chia
Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik
14–21, 21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Thailand Open Super 500 China Liang Weikeng Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri
Indonesia Bagas Maulana
21–10, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Singapore Open Super 750 China Liang Weikeng Japan Takuro Hoki
Japan Yugo Kobayashi
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 China Open Super 1000 China Liang Weikeng Malaysia Aaron Chia
Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik
21–12, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 China Masters Super 750 China Liang Weikeng India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
21–19, 18–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals China Liang Weikeng South Korea Kang Min-hyuk
South Korea Seo Seung-jae
17–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2024 Malaysia Open Super 1000 China Liang Weikeng India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
9–21, 21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semi-finalist; (QF) quarter-finalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 2017 2018 2019
Asian Junior Championships QF G B
World Junior Championships G G S
Team events 2020 2021 2022 2023
Asian Games NH G NH
Thomas Cup S NH A NH
Sudirman Cup NH A NH G

Individual competitions

Junior level

Events 2017 2018 2019
Asian Junior Championships G G S
World Junior Championships S G S
Event 2017
Asian Junior Championships 2R

Senior level

Tournaments 2021 2022 2023
Asian Championships NH A QF
Asian Games NH 2R NH
World Championships 1R A B
Tournament BWF SS / GP BWF World Tour
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Superseries / World Tour Finals DNQ F
All England Open A 1R A SF
Australian Open A NH QF A
Canada Open A SF A NH A
China Masters A NH W
China Masters 100 NH F SF NH A
China Open Q2 A 1R NH W
Denmark Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R
French Open A 1R NH A QF 2R
German Open A NH A 1R
Hylo Open A W A QF A
India Open A NH A W
Indonesia Masters NH A 2R A F 2R
Indonesia Open A 1R NH A QF
Japan Open A NH W 2R
Korea Masters Q1 A QF NH A
Korea Open A NH A SF
Macau Open 1R A NH
Malaysia Masters A 1R 1R NH SF A
Malaysia Open A NH A F
Singapore Open A NH 2R F
Syed Modi International A SF NH A
Thailand Masters A QF 1R NH A
Thailand Open A Q1 A NH 2R W
US Open A 2R A NH A
Vietnam Open A QF NH A
Tournament BWF SS / GP
2017
Korea Masters Q2

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