Wang Xiaoli

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Wang Xiaoli

Wang Xiaoli (王晓理) , born in Hubei Province on October 24, 1988, won the women's doubles Olympic title during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Wang and her partner Yu Yang were charged with throwing matches to secure an easier draw in the next round and disqualified from the Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win".

Wang is a right-hand player who is tall and strong. She boasts considerable explosive force and is skilled in backcourt attack. Wang began to play badminton at 7 and joined the national youth team at 15.

Major achievements:

2009:

Asian Badminton Championships – champion in women's doubles (with Ma Jin);

2010:

Masters Badminton Championships – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

Guangzhou Asian Games – runner-up in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

BWF (Badminton World Federation) Super Series Finals – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

2011:

All England Open – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

Asian Badminton Championships – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

London Badminton World Championships – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

China Open – champion in women's doubles (with Yu Yang);

BWF Super Series Finals – champion in women’s doubles (with Yu Yang);

Sudirman Cup Badminton – champion in women’s doubles (with Yu Yang);

2012:

All England Open – runner-up in women’s doubles (with Yu Yang);

China Open - winner in the women’s doubles competition (with Yu Yang);

2013:

World World Championships (Guangzhou, China) - champion in the women's doubles competition (with Yu Yang).