Wang Zhiyi
王祉怡
Wang with her silver medal of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (2000-04-29) 29 April 2000 (age 23)
Shashi, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
CoachLuo Yigang
Women's singles
Highest ranking6 (31 January 2023)
Current ranking9 (30 January 2024)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2023 Suzhou Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2020 Aarhus Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2022 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Hangzhou Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2022 Manila Women's singles
Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Buenos Aires Girls' singles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Yogyakarta Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Markham Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Markham Girls' singles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Girls' singles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Mixed team
BWF profile

Wang Zhiyi (Chinese: 王祉怡; pinyin: Wáng Zhǐyí; born 29 April 2000) is a Chinese badminton player from Shashi, Jingzhou, in Hubei province.[1] She started her career as a badminton player by training in Jingzhou sports school. She went to the Hubei provincial training centre in 2009, and was selected to join the team in 2013. In 2016, Wang joined the national team, and became part of the national second team in 2017.[2] She was the girls' singles champion at the 2018 Asian Junior Championships, and also helped the national team to clinch the mixed team title.[1] Wang represented her country at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and clinched the girls' singles silver.[3] She won the women's singles title at the 2022 Asian Championships, which is the biggest title of her career.[4]

Achievements

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines Japan Akane Yamaguchi 15–21, 21–13, 21–19 Gold Gold

Youth Olympic Games

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina Malaysia Goh Jin Wei 21–16, 13–21, 19–21 Silver

World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham, Canada Malaysia Goh Jin Wei 9–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Jaya Raya Sports Hall Training Center, Jakarta, Indonesia China Zhou Meng 21–19, 21–8 Gold Gold

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

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 Canada Open Super 100 South Korea An Se-young 15–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 U.S. Open Super 300 South Korea Kim Ga-eun 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 100 Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 20–22, 21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Dutch Open Super 100 Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 23–21, 6–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Singapore Open Super 500 India P. V. Sindhu 9–21, 21–11, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Arctic Open Super 500 China Han Yue 21–16, 20–22, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2024 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Nozomi Okuhara 21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 China International China Cai Yanyan 9–11, 13–10, 11–9, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Malaysia International Malaysia Lee Ying Ying 21–10, 22–24, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Austrian Open Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21–18, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belarus International China Zhang Yiman 18–21, 21–9, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Malaysia International Japan Asuka Takahashi 12–21, 21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

BWF Junior International (4 titles)

Girls' singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Junior International China Wei Yaxin 21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch Junior International China Wei Yaxin 21–15, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Jaya Raya Junior International China Zhou Meng 21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Banthongyord Junior International Thailand Phittayaporn Chaiwan 21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Junior International Grand Prix tournament
  BWF Junior International Challenge tournament
  BWF Junior International Series tournament
  BWF Junior Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Record against Year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists. Accurate as of 28 October 2022.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "骄傲!荆州又诞生一位体坛冠军,她才18岁!". Sohu (in Chinese). 25 July 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "荆州籍羽毛球新星闪耀亚洲 市教体局上门送祝福". Jingzhou City Department of Education and Sports (in Chinese). 2 August 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "王祉怡:永不"祉"步 "怡"于拼搏 "王"者归来". Central China Normal University (in Chinese). 24 October 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ Malanum, Jean (3 May 2022). "Wang stuns top seed Yamaguchi, rules Asia Championships". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 3 May 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  5. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Wang Zhi Yi Head To Head". BWF-Tournament Software. Retrieved 19 March 2020.