Gao Ling

Gao Ling (Chinese: 高崚; pinyin: Gāo Líng; born March 14, 1979, in Wuhan, Hubei; China) is a former badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Career

Noted for her consistency, anticipation, forecourt prowess, and sporting smile, Gao is one of the most successful doubles players in the history of women's badminton. Her four Olympic badminton medals are the most of any player.

She has won titles at almost every top tier tournament in the world. Gao has earned four gold medals (among nine medals in total) at the BWF World Championships, three of them in women's doubles with Huang Sui (2001, 2003, and 2006) and one of them in mixed doubles with Zhang Jun (2001). She and Zhang Jun won consecutive gold medals in mixed doubles at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, overcoming severe tests in both.

Gao has not earned an Olympic gold medal in women's doubles, a relative gap in her resume, but earned a bronze medal in 2000 with Qin Yiyuan, and a silver medal with Huang Sui in 2004. From 2001 through 2006 she and Huang captured a record six consecutive women's doubles titles at the venerable All-England Championships. Their All-England streak was finally broken in the semifinals of the 2007 tournament by fellow countrywomen Zhang Yawen and Wei Yili. Gao has shared five All-England mixed doubles titles: three with Zhang Jun (2001, 2003, and 2006), and two with Zheng Bo (2007 and 2008).

She has been a member of the perennial world champion Chinese Uber Cup (women's international) team since 2000. Gao Ling received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008. [1] However, she was still playing a year later by partnering with Wei Yili. They lost to Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen in the Thailand Open final of 2009, but won the Philippines Open of 2009.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall,
Athens, Greece
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
15–7, 4–15, 8–15 Silver Silver
2000 The Dome,
Sydney, Australia
China Qin Yiyuan South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 15–4 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall,
Athens, Greece
China Zhang Jun United Kingdom Nathan Robertson
United Kingdom Gail Emms
15–1, 12–15, 15–12 Gold Gold
2000 The Dome,
Sydney, Australia
China Zhang Jun Indonesia Trikus Haryanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
1–15, 15–13, 15–11 Gold Gold

World Championships

Women's doubles

Mixed doubles

World Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Yiyang, China China Huang Sui China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
21–19, 21–6 Gold Gold

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
18–21, 23–21, 21–14 Gold Gold
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
8–11, 7–11 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3,
Doha, Qatar
China Zheng Bo China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
21–16, 25–23 Gold Gold

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
8–11, 6–11 Silver Silver
2001 Manila, Philippines China Huang Sui Indonesia Deyana Lomban
Indonesia Vita Marissa
12–15, 15–4, 15–6 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand China Zhang Jun Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
11–7, 11–8 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
China Yang Wei China Lu Ying
China Zhan Xubin
15–12, 15–8 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Silkeborg Hallerne,
Silkeborg, Denmark
China Cheng Rui China Wang Wei
China Lu Ling
4–15, 10–15 Silver Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
China Yang Wei Malaysia Chor Hooi Yee
Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Ninoy Aquino Stadium,
Manila, Philippines
China Cheng Rui Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
Gold Gold

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] 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,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Korea Open China Zhao Tingting China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
15–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Malaysia Open China Zhao Tingting China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
13–21, 21–16, 22–24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 China Open China Zhao Tingting China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
17–21, 21–15, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Korea Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
12–21, 21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui Indonesia Greysia Polii
Indonesia Vita Marissa
19–21, 21–12, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Indonesia Open China Zheng Bo Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–14, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 All England Open China Zheng Bo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
18–21, 21–14, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Hong Kong Open China Zheng Bo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
23–21, 18–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open China Zheng Bo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 China Masters China Zheng Bo England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–16, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Indonesia Open China Zheng Bo Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–16, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 All England Open China Zheng Bo England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
16–21, 21–18, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Korea Open China Zheng Bo Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
22–20, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Malaysia Open China Zheng Bo England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
21–12, 14–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Thailand Open China Wei Yili China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
24–22, 17–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Philippines Open China Wei Yili Indonesia Shendy Puspa Irawati
Indonesia Meiliana Jauhari
21–11, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Macau Open China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
21–15, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Thailand Open China Huang Sui China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Japan Open China Huang Sui China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
21–15, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
19–21, 21–15, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Macau Open China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
17–21, 21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Chinese Taipei Open China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
18–21, 21–9, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
9–21, 21–16, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Huang Sui China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
21–12, 18–21, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
6–15, 15–11, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 German Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
15–3, 11–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 China Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 4–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
13–15, 15–8, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 China Masters China Huang Sui China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
4–15, 14–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
6–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open China Huang Sui China Zhang Dan
China Zhang Yawen
13–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 All England Open China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–10, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 German Open China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–4, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
7–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 All England Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swiss Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 China Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
15–8, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
17–14, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
5–15, 15–1, 15–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Indonesia Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Singapore Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
16–17, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Japan Open China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
10–13, 11–6, 11–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 All England Open China Huang Sui China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
11–9, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 China Open China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
11–9, 11–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Indonesia Open China Huang Sui Thailand Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
11–5, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open China Huang Sui South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
5–7, 7–1, 2–7, 8–6, 1–7 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Korea Open China Huang Sui China Chen Lin
China Jiang Xuelian
7–2, 7–3, 5–7, 7–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Malaysia Open China Huang Sui China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
1–7, 7–4, 3–7, 0–7 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Japan Open China Huang Sui China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–13, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 All England Open China Huang Sui China Wei Yili
China Zhang Jiewen
10–15, 15–8, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open China Qin Yiyuan China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–5, 8–15, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 China Open China Qin Yiyuan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
5–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open China Qin Yiyuan China Chen Lin
China Jiang Xuelian
15–12, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 German Open China Qin Yiyuan China Chen Lin
China Jiang Xuelian
13–15, 13–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open China Qin Yiyuan Indonesia Emma Ermawati
Indonesia Vita Marissa
15–8, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Malaysia Open China Qin Yiyuan China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
8–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 German Open China Zheng Bo China Xu Chen
China Zhao Tingting
21–11, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Macau Open China Zhang Jun Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jun Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Britta Andersen
19–21, 21–14, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Zhang Jun China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–10, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 All England Open China Zhang Jun England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
12–15, 17–15, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 German Open China Zhang Jun China Xie Zhongbo
China Zhang Yawen
15–11, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Masters China Zhang Jun Singapore Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Singapore Li Yujia
15–7, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Singapore Open China Zhang Jun Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
10–15, 15–7, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Indonesia Open China Zhang Jun England Robert Blair
England Natalie Munt
15–9, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Malaysia Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
15–2, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swiss Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
2–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 China Open China Zhang Jun China Chen Qiqiu
China Zhao Tingting
15–13, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 German Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
12–15, 15–11, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Indonesia Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 11–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Japan Open China Zhang Jun Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
9–11, 11–8, 11–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 All England Open China Zhang Jun China Chen Qiqiu
China Zhao Tingting
11–6, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 China Open China Zhang Jun China Chen Qiqiu
China Zhao Tingting
11–4, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 All England Open China Zhang Jun Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
10–15, 15–8, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
8–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Thailand Open China Zhang Jun England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
15–13, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open China Zhang Jun South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
8–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 China Open China Zhang Jun China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
8–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open China Zhang Jun China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
12–15, 14–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 French International China Qin Yiyuan Malaysia Ang Li Peng
Malaysia Chor Hooi Yee
15–0, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/news/2008-11/25/content_16820808_5.htm
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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