Famous Chinese Badminton Players

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 1 
Lin Dan
(Badminton Player)
Lin Dan
18
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longyan

With 666 career wins, including two Olympic and two World Cup golds, Lin Dan is one of the veterans of Chinese badminton. He is the only player to achieve a Super Slam, winning all nine major badminton titles. Known for his fitness and attacking style, Dan retired at 37.

 2 
Chen Long
(Chinese Professional Badminton Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Chen Long
8
Birthdate: January 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shashi District, Jingzhou, Hubei, China

Chen Long is a Chinese competitive badminton player best known for winning a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's singles event in Rio de Janeiro. Chen has also won gold medals at World Championships, Asian Games, and Asian Championships. A former world number 1, Chen has also won the Sudirman Cup on five occasions so far.

 3 
Li Xuerui
(Chinese Professional Badminton Player)
Li Xuerui
9
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongqing, China

Former world number one in singles Li Xuerui has 14 Superseries titles in her kitty. She is also a former Olympic gold medalist. Known for her attacking stance, she ruled the badminton scene before an injury at the Rio Olympics interrupted her career. She retired from international badminton in 2019.

 4 
Fu Haifeng
(Badminton player)
Fu Haifeng
5
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jieyang, Guangdong, China

Former badminton player Fu Haifeng is known as one of the most successful men’s doubles players in history. Along with partner Cai Yun, he has earned an Olympic gold. The duo is also the only doubles pair with four world titles and was named to BWF's Hall of Fame.

 5 
Xie Xingfang
(Badminton player)
Xie Xingfang
8
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Retired badminton player Xie Xingfang is a former singles number one and a two-time world champion. She has won countless medals, including an Olympic silver, an Asian Games gold, and a World Cup gold. She was also known for her high-profile relationship with badminton sensation Lin Dan.

 6 
Zhang Nan (badminton)
(Badminton player)
Zhang Nan (badminton)
6
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Zhang Nan mostly won games in mixed doubles with his partner Zhao Yunlei. He has won medals in all major events, such as the Sudirman Cup and the Asian Games. Post-retirement, he became a doubles coach and was then made the chairman of the CBA.

 7 
He Bingjiao
(Badminton player)
He Bingjiao
3
Birthdate: March 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lianyungang, China

He Bingjiao is a professional badminton player renowned for her performance in the 2015 Asian Junior Championships where she won two gold medals to add to her collection of two other gold medals won at the 2013 and 2014 Asian Junior Championships. Over the course of her career, Bingjiao has also won tournaments like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.

 8 
Wang Yihan
(Silver Medalist Badminton player at the 2012 Summer Olympics)
Wang Yihan
7
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
 9 
Cai Yun
(Badminton player)
Cai Yun
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Cai Yun is a Chinese retired professional badminton player who specialized in the men's doubles event. A four-time World Championship winner, Cai also won silver and gold medal in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, respectively. Considered the greatest men's doubles player ever, Cai Yun also won six Sudirman Cups and five Thomas Cups during his illustrious playing career.

 10 
Huang Yaqiong
(Badminton player)
Huang Yaqiong
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhejiang, China

Huang Yaqiong is a Chinese professional badminton player best known for her achievements in doubles events. After winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 World Championship, Huang went on to win another gold medal in the same event at the 2019 World Championships. She also has an Asian Championship gold medal under her belt.

 11 
Shi Yuqi
(Badminton player)
Shi Yuqi
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China

Chinese badminton sensation Shi Yuqi upset champion Lin Dan to reach the finals of the All England Open in 2017 and won the tournament in 2018. In 2016, he won his first French Super Series title. His wins also include a gold at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

 12 
Chen Qingchen
(Badminton player)
Chen Qingchen
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Xingning, Guangdong, China

Chen Qingchen is a Chinese professional badminton player who specializes in doubles. Chen is best known for winning the silver medal in women's doubles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2017 world champion, Chen Qingchen also has two Sudirman Cup gold medals, two Uber Cup gold medals, and an Asian Championship title under her belt.

 13 
Chen Yufei
(Badminton player)
Chen Yufei
5
Birthdate: March 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Named to the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and Sports, from Asia, Chen Yufei was inspired to take up badminton while watching the 2008 Olympics as a 10-year-old. Now an Olympic gold medalist herself, she also has tons of other medals in her kitty, including two Sudirman Cup gold medals.

 14 
Zhang Ning
(Badminton player)
Zhang Ning
3
Birthdate: May 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

Zhang Ning is a Chinese retired professional badminton player who won the gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, becoming the only female badminton player to win successive Olympic singles gold medals. A three-time winner at Asian Games, Zhang Ning has also represented China in international competitions like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.

 15 
Wang Shixian
(Chinese Former Professional Badminton Player)
Wang Shixian
4
Birthdate: February 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, China

Wang Shixian is a Chinese former professional badminton player. A former World No. 1, Wang won three gold medals at Asian Games. She also won the Sudirman Cup on three occasions. 

 16 
Zhao Yunlei
(Badminton player)
Zhao Yunlei
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yichang, China

Apart from being a star badminton player, Zhao Yunlei is also a graduate degree holder from the Huazhong University. She created history by becoming the first and only badminton player with 2 Olympic gold medal wins in the same year, winning in both mixed doubles and women’s doubles in 2012.

 17 
Li Junhui
(Badminton player)
Li Junhui
3
Birthdate: May 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

Li Junhui is a Chinese retired professional badminton player best known for winning the silver medal in men's doubles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Li, who specializes in doubles, also has two Asian Championships and an Asian Games gold medal under his belt. Li announced his retirement after the Tokyo Olympics.

 18 
Xia Xuanze
(Badminton player)
Xia Xuanze
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rui'an, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Xia Xuanze is a Chinese former professional badminton player best known for winning the bronze medal in men's singles at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. The 2003 World Championship winner, Xia also has two Thomas Cups and an Asia Championship title under his belt. After retiring as a player, Xia went on to become a coach for the national team.

 19 
Gao Ling
(Badminton player)
Gao Ling
3
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Regarded as one of the greatest doubles badminton players of China, Gao Ling is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and a 4-time world champion. She has also earned an Olympic silver and bronze. She and her partner Huang Sui won a record 6 women’s doubles titles at the All-England Championships.

 20 
Zheng Siwei
(Badminton player)
Zheng Siwei
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Zheng Siwei is a Chinese professional badminton player who specializes in doubles. He is best known for winning two World Championship titles and two Asian Games gold medals with his partner Huang Yaqiong. Zheng also helped his national team win the 2018 Thomas Cup and the 2019 Sudirman Cup. He won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

 21 
Bao Chunlai
(Badminton player)
Bao Chunlai
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Changsha, Hunan, China

Two-time Olympian Bao Chunlai is a former left-handed badminton player from China. He was known both for his powerful shots and his 6’3” frame. The former world number one in men’s singles, he was an Asian Games champion and had also earned medals in the World Championships.

 22 
Wang Zhiyi
(Badminton player)
Wang Zhiyi
2
Birthdate: April 29, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shashi District Shashi, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
 23 
Chen Jin
(Badminton player)
Chen Jin
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Handan, Hebei, China

Retired Chinese badminton player Chen Jin is a former world number 2 and an Olympic bronze medalist. He is also an Asian champion, an Asian Games winner, and a 4-time Thomas Cup winner. He has also served as the women’s singles coach for the Chinese national team.

 24 
Liu Yuchen
(Badminton player)
Liu Yuchen
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Olympic silver medalist, Asian Games champion, and men’s doubles world champion Liu Yuchen has been one of China’s most popular badminton players. After a successful 9-year stint with the Chinese national badminton team and a hit partnership with Li Junhui, he retired at age 26, leaving the stage for younger players.

 25 
Chen Hong
(Badminton player)
Chen Hong
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Changting County, Fujian, China

Retired Chinese badminton player Chen Hong has been an Asian champion and a Sudirman Cup winner. He has also won bronze medals at the World Championship and the Asian Games. A former world number one, he has also scored wins in the Dutch, Denmark, and Singapore Opens.

 26 
Jia Yifan
(Badminton player)
Jia Yifan
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
 27 
Li Lingwei
(Badminton player)
Li Lingwei
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lishui, Zhejiang, China
 28 
Huang Dongping
(Badminton player)
Huang Dongping
3
Birthdate: January 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meishanzhen, Quanzhou, China
 29 
Yang Yang (badminton)
(Badminton player)
Yang Yang (badminton)
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Yang Yang began his badminton training at 12 and created history when he became one of only four badminton players to earn two World Badminton Championship titles in the men's singles category. Post-retirement, he focused on coaching and also launched a sports equipment brand in Malaysia and a badminton club in China.

 30 
Yu Yang
(Badminton player)
Yu Yang
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haicheng, Anshan, China

Olympic gold medalist and Chinese badminton sensation Yu Yang has won several titles with her doubles partner Du Jing. An Asian and world champion, she was accused of throwing a match away, as part of a match-fixing scandal, and was thus disqualified from the London Olympics. She retired after the controversy.

 31 
Tian Houwei
(Badminton player)
Tian Houwei
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fuzhou, Fujian, China

Chinese badminton player Tian Houwei has several medals in his kitty, including an Asian Games team silver and a Thomas Cup bronze. Though not initially determined to make badminton a career option, he grew serious toward the sport after winning the 2013 Australian Open Grand Prix.

 32 
Ma Jin
(Badminton player)
Ma Jin
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China

Former world mixed doubles champion and Olympic silver medalist Ma Jin has won several other badminton medals. The ace badminton player surprised her fans by abruptly announcing her retirement from the national team on her social-media page after being with them for 11 years. She later represented her provincial team.

 33 
Ye Zhaoying
(Badminton player)
Ye Zhaoying
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Once world number 1 in women’s singles, Chinese badminton player Ye Zhaoying has won countless medals, including an Olympic bronze and a World Cup gold. She later excelled in golf, too. She and her husband, footballer Hao Haidong, were removed from all Chinese records for criticizing the Communist Party.

 34 
Ge Fei
(Badminton player)
Ge Fei
1
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China
 35 
Wang Xin
(Badminton player)
Wang Xin
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
 36 
Han Aiping
(Badminton player)
Han Aiping
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wuhan, China
Died: October 16, 2019
 37 
Liu Cheng
(Badminton player)
Liu Cheng
2
Birthdate: January 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sanming, Fujian, China
 38 
Tian Qing
(Badminton player)
Tian Qing
4
Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anhua, Yiyang, China
 39 
Li Yongbo
(Badminton player)
Li Yongbo
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dalian, Liaoning, China
 40 
Zhao Jianhua
(Badminton player)
Zhao Jianhua
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China
 41 
Zhang Jun
(Badminton player)
Zhang Jun
2
Birthdate: November 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
 42 
Chai Biao
(Badminton player)
Chai Biao
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hunan, China
 43 
Wang Lin
(Badminton player)
Wang Lin
2
Birthdate: March 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
 44 
Bao Yixin
(Badminton player)
Bao Yixin
2
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zhuzhou, Hunan, China
 45 
Ji Xinpeng
(Badminton player)
Ji Xinpeng
2
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiamen, Fujian, China
 46 
Hong Wei
(Badminton player)
Hong Wei
2
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Xiamen, China
 47 
Xu Chen
(Badminton player)
Xu Chen
2
Birthdate: November 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jiangsu, China
 48 
Du Yue
(Badminton player)
Du Yue
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yichang, Hubei, China
 49 
Wang Xiaoli
(Badminton player)
Wang Xiaoli
2
Birthdate: June 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hubei, China
 50 
Wang Yilü
(Badminton player)
Wang Yilü
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China