Weng Hongyang
翁泓阳
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1999-06-18) 18 June 1999 (age 24)
Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessLeft
Men's singles
Career record83 wins, 46 losses
Highest ranking16 (16 January 2024)
Current ranking16 (16 January 2024)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  China
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Hangzhou Men's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Manila Men's singles
BWF profile
Weng Hongyang
Traditional Chinese翁泓陽
Simplified Chinese翁泓阳

Weng Hongyang (Chinese: 翁泓阳; pinyin: Wēng Hóngyáng; born 18 June 1999) is a Chinese badminton player.[1] He won his first BWF World Tour title at the 2019 Lingshui China Masters.[2]

Career

Early career

Weng entered the Fuzhou Sports School in 2006, and later the Fujian Sports School in 2009. He joined the provincial sports team in March 2011, and entered the national team in March 2018. In 2019, he won the Lingshui China Masters, defeating Liu Haichao in straight games in the final.[2]

2020–2021

In November 2020, he won the men's singles title of the China National Championships. Weng was part of the Fujian winning team at the 2021 National Games of China.[3]

2022

In the Korea Open, Weng was promoted from the reserves list to enter the main draw. He defeated home favorite Heo Kwang-hee in the first round, and defeated Malaysians Cheam June Wei and Ng Tze Yong to reach the semi-finals. There, he defeated Denmark's Victor Svendsen to reach his career's maiden World Tour Super 500 final. In the final, he defeated Indonesia's Jonatan Christie to win his career's biggest title, despite being one game down and trailing 16–19 in the second. It was his career's biggest win.[4]

In the Asian Championships, Weng qualified for the main draw. He defeated former World No.1 Srikanth Kidambi and Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to enter the semi-finals. However, he was defeated by eventual champion Lee Zii Jia in straight games. Despite this, he still won a bronze medal, which was his first medal from a major tournament.[5]

2023

He won his second BWF World Tour Super 500 title at the Australian Open, with victories against Kodai Naraoka, Chou Tien-chen and Lee Zii Jia. In the final, Weng came from 14–19 down and saved a match point in the deciding game to defeat Prannoy H. S..[6]

Achievements

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 11–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] 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, and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 Lingshui China Masters Super 100 China Liu Haichao 21–7, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 India Lakshya Sen 21–17, 18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Korea Open Super 500 Indonesia Jonatan Christie 12–21, 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Malaysia Masters Super 500 India Prannoy H. S. 19–21, 21–13, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Australian Open Super 500 India Prannoy H. S. 21–9, 21–23, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Denmark Open Super 750 Malaysia Lee Zii Jia 21–12, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2022 Malang Indonesia International China Lei Lanxi 21–10, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Weng Hongyang | Profile". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "陵水大师赛落幕 国羽小将1冠5亚仅收获男单冠军". Sina Sports (in Chinese (China)). 17 March 2019. Archived from the original on 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  3. ^ "福州名将翁泓阳助福建队夺得全运会羽毛球男团金牌". fjsen.com (in Chinese (China)). 13 September 2021. Archived from the original on 13 September 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Korea Open: Three-title haul for Korea". BWF. 10 April 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Asian Championships: Zhi Yi stuns An Se Young". BWF. 30 April 2022. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Australian Open: Beiwen snaps blip on surgery anniversary". BWF. 6 August 2023. Retrieved 15 August 2023.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.