Cai Yun

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Cai Yun (蔡赟)

Chinese badminton player Cai Yun (蔡赟), also known as Lance, was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province on Jan 19, 1980. Cai and his partner Fu Haifeng won the men's doubles title at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The right-handed Cai began his badminton training in 1989 when he was still a junior student. Cai's physical attributes, especially his strength and height, and his skillful game have guided him to numerous titles. He began his potent partnership with Fu Haifeng in 2002.

Major achievements:

2006:

Thomas Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Madrid Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

2007:

Sudirman Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

2008:

Thomas Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Cai Yun (L) and Fu Haifeng

2009:

Sudirman Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Hyderabad Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

2010:

Thomas Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Paris Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Guangzhou Asian Games – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

2011:

Asian Badminton Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

Sudirman Cup Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

London Badminton World Championships – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng);

2012:

London Olympic Games – champion in the men's doubles competition (with Fu Haifeng).

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