Yu Yang (badminton)

Yu Yang (Chinese于 洋, Pinyin Yū Yáng; born April 7, 1986 in Haicheng, Liaoning Province) is a Chinese badminton player.


2004 was Yu Yang at the Asian Championships in the doubles final and won silver, and two years later she won at the same event. At the World Championships 2006, she became vice world champion in women's doubles. In 2007, she stood at the Thailand Open, German Open and Indonesia Open in the finals of the ladies doubles. The latter tournament, belonging to the top events of the BWF Super Series could, they end up as the winner. The Badminton World Championship 2007 was less than optimal for Yu Yang. The women's doubles they had to put at number 4, to cancel in the first game, and in mixed with her partner she was defeated in the second round Hey Hanbin the poles Robert Mateusiak and Nadieżda Kostiuczyk.

On August 16, Yu Yang won with her partner Du Jing the final in the women's doubles badminton tournament of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing against the pairing Lee Hyo -jung and Lee Kyung -won of South Korea. On August 17, 2008 Yu Yang played with her partner He Hanbin against the Indonesian Vita Marissa pairing and Flandy Limpele to the Olympic bronze medal in the mixed doubles. They won the game in 73 minutes by 19-21, 21-17 and 23-21. In 2011 she became world champion in women's doubles.

2013 reached Yu Yang and her partner Wang Xiaoli the final in the women's doubles of the Indonesia Open, which was lost to the Chinese pair Cheng Shu and Bao Yixin in three sets.

Match fixing at the 2012 Olympic Games

In the 2012 Olympics, she was disqualified along with her ​​partner Wang Xiaoli by the World Association for match-fixing from the games. In the final group game, the two showed visible not the will to win the game, as they would be taken at a subsequent defeat in the knockout stage on supposedly weaker opponents.

Because of this disqualification said Yu Yang 2 August 2012 their sports career ended. Later, you came back, however, the resignation and went back to the women's doubles.

Successes in women's doubles