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Lu Lan

Lu Lan Ming dynasty person CBDB = 248422

Ming dynasty person CBDB = 248422
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Intro Ming dynasty person CBDB = 248422
Countries China
Gender male
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Lu Lan (born May 2, 1987 in Changzhou, Jiangsu) is a badminton player from China.


In 2004, she won the Polish Open. In 2006, she won the Korea Open and finished the year in the 5th position in the BWF World Ranking.

In 2007, she won the Denmark Super Series, and was a bronze medalist at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, losing to the eventual champion Zhu Lin in the semifinals.

In 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she lost to Xie Xingfang 21–7, 10–21, 12–21 in the semi-finals and was then upset by Maria Kristin Yulianti from Indonesia 21–11, 13–21, 15–21 in the bronze medal match. Earlier in 2008 she had reached the final of the prestigious All-England Championships where she lost a very close match to Denmark's Tine Rasmussen.

In 2009, she achieved her greatest success to date when she won the 2009 BWF World Championship Women's Singles title in Hyderabad, India. The match was against compatriot, and two times winner of the event (2005 and 2006), Xie Xingfang; winning in two straight games 23–21, 21–12.

After retired from the tournament in 2013, she continue her education at the Beijing Sport University. She married to Peng Yu in September 2013, and lived in Shanghai. She then became an official umpire on the BWF World Tour, the first renowned player who successfully transitioned to an officiating job in the sport.


BWF World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Xie Xingfang 23–21, 21–12 Gold
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Zhu Lin 10–21, 13–21 Bronze

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Partner Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Xie Xingfang 11–21, 19–21 Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China Wang Yihan 15–21, 21–23 Silver
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia Jiang Yanjiao 23–25, 21–23 Silver

World Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada Cheng Shao-chieh 7–11, 5–11 Silver

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea Jiang Yanjiao 9–11, 2–11 Silver

BWF Superseries

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 All England Open Tine Rasmussen 11–21, 21–18, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Korea Open Zhou Mi 18–21, 21–15, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Denmark Open Zhang Ning 21–17, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Swiss Open Zhang Ning 16–21, 18–21 2nd, 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 and Grand Prix Gold. 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 singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Russian Open Chen Xiaojia 20–22, 21–15, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open Xie Xingfang 24–26, 7–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 India Open Zhou Mi 14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Denmark Open Jiang Yanjiao 14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Korea Open Zhu Lin 21–18, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open Zhu Lin 11–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 German Open Zhang Ning 8–11, 3–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2004 Polish International Zhu Lin 11–7, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents

Record against Olympic quarterfinalists, World Championship semifinalists, Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents:

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