Yu Yang
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Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1986-04-07) 7 April 1986 (age 35)
Haicheng, Liaoning, China
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (28 April 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Mixed doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Paris Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2011 London Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Paris Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 2008 Jakarta Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Wuhan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kunshan Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Johor Bahru Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2011 Chengdu Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Taipei Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Wuhan Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Johor Bahru Mixed doubles
Asia Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Hyderabad Women's team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Pretoria Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2002 Pretoria Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Richmond Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Richmond Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Richmond Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Pretoria Girls' doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Kuala Lumpur Girls' team
BWF profile

Yu Yang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yú Yáng; born 7 April 1986) is a retired Chinese badminton player specializing in doubles. She is an Olympic Games gold medalist, three time World Champion and four time Asian Champion. Yu was part of the China winning team in four Sudirman Cup, three Uber Cup, two Asian Games, and in a Asia Team Championships.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Career

A doubles specialist, Yu and her regular partner Du Jing have steadily emerged as one of the world's elite women's doubles teams since 2004. They confirmed this status by winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing over South Korea's Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Kyung-won. Their other titles have included the Polish Open (2004): the China Masters (2005); the Asian Championships and Swiss Open in 2006; the Russian, Hong Kong, and Indonesia Opens in 2007; and the French, South Korea, and Singapore Opens in 2008. Yu and Du were bronze medalists at the World Championships in 2006, but were unable to play in the tourney's 2007 edition. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2008, but avenged that loss by beating their All-England conquerors in the Olympic final.

Yu has also enjoyed recent success in mixed doubles with He Hanbin. They captured titles at the Badminton Asia Championships and the Thailand and Denmark Opens in 2007; and the India, Swiss, Malaysia, and French Opens in 2008. They finished in third place at the Beijing Olympics, making Yu one of only two players to win two medals at the competition.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Yu Yang and her partner, Wang Xiaoli, along with Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung of South Korea, and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii of Indonesia were disqualified from the competition for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" and "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport" following matches the previous evening during which they were accused of throwing the match.[1] Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli played against South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and it has been suggested both teams wanted to lose in order to secure an easier draw,[2] although Yu claimed "she and her partner were just trying to conserve their strength for the knockout rounds".[3] Shortly after, Yu Yang announced that she would retire from badminton.[4][5][6]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
21–15, 21–13
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China China He Hanbin Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
19–21, 21–17, 23–21
Bronze

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–18, 20–22, 21–17
Bronze
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Du Jing China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
22–24, 21–18, 8–21
Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–9, 21–17
Gold
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–11
Gold
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China China Wang Xiaoli South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
21–14, 18–21, 21–8
Gold
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 15–21
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China He Hanbin China Zheng Bo
China Ma Jin
14–21, 10–21
Silver

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 15–21, 12–21
Silver

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
15–6, 11–15, 7–15
Silver
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–11, 21–16
Gold
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–13, 21–10
Gold
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Chinese Taipei China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–15, 14–21, 21–15
Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
12–21, 12–21
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Xie Zhongbo Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
3–15, 11–15
Bronze
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Zhang Wei Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 9–21
Bronze
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China He Hanbin China Xu Chen
China Zhao Tingting
22–20, 21–15
Gold
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China He Hanbin Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
14–21, 17–21
Bronze

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa China Chen Lanting China Du Jing
China Rong Lu
6–11, 7–11
Silver
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada China Tian Qing China Feng Chen
China Pan Pan
15–3, 15–5
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa China Guo Zhendong China Cao Chen
China Rong Lu
11–2, 11–1
Gold
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada China He Hanbin Indonesia Muhammad Rijal
Indonesia Greysia Polii
15–12, 15–12
Gold

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] 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.[8] 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
2007 Indonesia Open China Du Jing China Yang Wei
China Zhao Tingting
21–8, 16–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Japan Open China Zhao Tingting China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
17–21, 5–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 French Open China Zhao Tingting China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
10–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–17, 15–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Hong Kong Open China Du Jing China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
22–20, 13–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Korea Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
21–12, 18–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 French Open China Du Jing Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
20–22, 21–19, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Swiss Open China Du Jing South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
21–11, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 China Masters China Du Jing China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–15, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Hong Kong Open China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 China Open China Du Jing China Tian Qing
China Zhang Yawen
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Malaysia Open China Du Jing China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 All England Open China Du Jing China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Swiss Open China Tian Qing Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–16, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Lu Lu
21–8, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Japan Open China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–17, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–11, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 World Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–7, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Malaysia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–6, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Korea Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 19–21, 21–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
21–2, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli Indonesia Vita Marissa
Indonesia Nadya Melati
21–12, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
19–21, retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Denmark Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 French Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
26–24, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–12, 14–2 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
21–11, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 World Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–8, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–9, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 China Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–19, 14–7 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Hong Kong Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 21–14, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals China Wang Xiaoli Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Cheng Shu
China Zhao Yunlei
21–18, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Indonesia Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Cheng Shu
21–15, 18–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Masters China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Zhong Qianxin
21–13, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
21–17, 18–21, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 India Open China Tang Yuanting South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–10, 13–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open China Wang Xiaoli Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open China Wang Xiaoli China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
21–15, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 China Open China Wang Xiaoli China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 19–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 All England Open China Wang Xiaoli China Bao Yixin
China Tang Yuanting
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Hong Kong Open China Tang Yuanting China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 All England Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open China Tang Yuanting South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Indonesia Open China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
15–21, 21–8, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Denmark Open China He Hanbin England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
21–17, 19–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open China He Hanbin South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–14, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Swiss Open China He Hanbin England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–15, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 French Open China He Hanbin England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 All England Open China He Hanbin South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Ha Jung-eun
13–21, 21–15, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Open China He Hanbin China Tao Jiaming
China Zhang Yawen
21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Masters China Xu Chen China Tao Jiaming
China Tian Qing
11–21, 14–21 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 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
2007 German Open China Du Jing China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
8–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Thailand Open China Du Jing China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Russian Open China Du Jing Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Macau Open China Du Jing China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open China Wang Xiaoli Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
18–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 U.S. Open China Zhong Qianxin Japan Ayane Kurihara
Japan Naru Shinoya
21–14, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bitburger Open China Tang Yuanting Hong Kong Poon Lok Yan
Hong Kong Tse Ying Suet
21–10, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Indonesian Masters China Tang Yuanting Indonesia Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–17, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia Masters China Tang Yuanting Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
18–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters China Tang Yuanting China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
21–11, 12–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thailand Open China He Hanbin South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
21–12, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Russian Open China He Hanbin Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
23–25, 21–13, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 German Open China He Hanbin South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–9, 25–27, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open China He Hanbin Germany Kristof Hopp
Germany Birgit Overzier
21–18, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China He Hanbin China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
25–23, 10–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Macau Open China He Hanbin Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International China Du Jing China Feng Chen
China Pan Pan
5–15, 15–4, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 French International China Xie Zhongbo Russia Nikolaj Zuev
Russia Marina Yakusheva
17–16, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents

Women's doubles results with former partner Du Jing against Super Series finalists, World semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists:

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