Xie Zhongbo
谢中博
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1983-05-22) 22 May 1983 (age 39)
Hunan, China
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
RetiredJanuary 2010
HandednessRight
EventMen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

Xie Zhongbo (Chinese: 谢中博; born 22 May 1983) is a former Chinese badminton player from Hunan and raised in Sichuan. After retired from the international tournament, he works as badminton coach in Sichuan.[1]

Career

A doubles specialist on the world circuit, Xie has regularly partnered Guo Zhendong in men's doubles and Zhang Yawen in mixed doubles over the past several years. Xie and Guo have won the Polish International (2004), the China Masters (2005), and the India Open (2008) together. They were quarter-finalists at 2007 BWF World Championships, and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics narrowly lost to the eventual gold medalists, Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, in the round of sixteen.

Xie has had greater success in mixed doubles. He and Zhang have captured eight titles internationally since the beginning of 2005. They were silver medalists at the 2005 IBF World Championships, losing the gold to Indonesia's Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir, and were bronze medalists at the 2007 edition of the tournament.

Xie is a member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team. At 1.88 meters and solidly built, he is one of the biggest men currently playing the game at the world level.

He retired from the competitive international badminton in January 2010.[2]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
15–13, 8–15, 2–15
Silver
Silver
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Lilyana Natsir
15–21, 21–15, 20–22
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Guo Zhendong Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
19–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–10
Gold
Gold
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver

Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Zhang Yawen China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
16–21, 23–25
Silver
Silver

Asian Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Yu Yang Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
3–15, 11–15
Bronze
Bronze

World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Cao Chen China Sang Yang
China Zheng Bo
5–7, 5–7, 7–2, 5–7
Silver
Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Zhang Weihong Indonesia Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Indonesia Wandri Kurniawan Saputra
16–17, 8–15
Bronze
Bronze
2000 Nishiyama Park Gymnasium, Kyoto, Japan China Cao Chen South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Jung Jae-sung
1–15, 16–17
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Zhang Jiewen Indonesia Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Indonesia Enny Erlangga
14–17, 12–15
Bronze
Bronze

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[4] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 China Open China Guo Zhendong Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
12–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 French Open China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
11–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 China Masters China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Yawen South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Singapore Open China Zhang Yawen China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
21–19, 19–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Masters China Zhang Yawen China Tao Jiaming
China Wang Xiaoli
21–13, 19–21, 4–8 Retired 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 Gold and Grand Prix. 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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 China Masters China Guo Zhendong Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–10, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Philippines Open China Guo Zhendong Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
8–21, 24–26 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open China Guo Zhendong Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
19–21, 21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China Guo Zhendong China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
17–21, Retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Yawen England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
15–8, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 German Open China Zhang Yawen China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
11–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 China Masters China Zhang Yawen China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
21–16, 10–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open China Zhang Yawen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Open China Zhang Yawen China Xu Chen
China Zhao Tingting
21–19, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Macau Open China Zhang Yawen Chinese Taipei Fang Chieh-min
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China Zhang Yawen China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
23–25, 21–10, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Polish International China Guo Zhendong Poland Michał Łogosz
Poland Robert Mateusiak
8–15, 17–14, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International China Yu Yang Russia Nikolai Zuyev
Russia Marina Yakusheva
17–16, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ "谢中博当教练独特加油引笑声 最怕女队员哭需更严厉" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Players Retired from competitive badminton from 2009 – 2013". www.bwfbadminton.org. 6 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.