Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

When was Yang Yang born?

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by Naidikiw, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Naidikiw

    Naidikiw Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AH
    I haven't been able to find when was Yang Yang born. Does anybody know it? And where was he born?
     
  2. Avatar

    Avatar Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Smash down all clears!
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Translated by Avatar.

    Yang Yang, born 1963 December 8th. in Jiangsu province, Nanjing city.
    Standing at 1.76m, left handed, He possesses high agility and quick footwork.

    He is regarded as an offensive singles player.

    Yang begin training in 1975 (12 yrs old) in Physical Education Colleigate
    for Youth. He was recruited by the Chinese national team in 1983.
    He won his first national championship title in 1984. In 1985, he won the
    Hong Kong open by defeating Morten Frost. In 1986, he won the Japan Open,
    Hong Kong Open, and also help China to retake the Thomas Cup by winning
    key matches. He contributed significantly in the three consecutive win
    of Thomas Cup for China. In 1987, he continued to dominate the World Championship
    (1987, 1989) and various international tournaments. In 1988, he won the
    Olympic Gold as an exhibition event in Seoul.

    With his spectacular achievements, fans has respectedly nicknamed him the
    "King of Kings" out of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of badminton in his professional
    career as a player.
    He is the only badminton player in the world who accomplished a Grand Slam.
    This record still stand today in the Guiness Book of World Records.

    In 1990, he retired as a player and start coaching in Malaysia. In the
    very next year, he lead Malaysia to win the Thomas Cup. He then stayed
    in Malaysia to develop his business for badminton equipment for many years.
    He returned to China in year 2000, and open a badminton club name after
    himself in Nanjing. http://www.yangyangclub.com/
    -end of translation

    I hope i have make minimal mistakes in this.
    I am guessing Grand Slam at the time would be AE, Japan Open, German Open, and World Championship.
     
    kwun likes this.
  3. yap_yu_tjuk

    yap_yu_tjuk Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    accountant
    Location:
    indonesia
    i remember when i was 4 or 5 years...every time i heard sport news in radio...i always hear yang yang and li lingwei won tournament..that's made me interest in this sport..sounds like they're my hero when i was a kid...not superman or wonder woman :)
     
  4. dunker

    dunker Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Veterinarian
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur
    Was he left handed? I NEVER got to watch him play. By the time i was interested in the game, he was not even the coach of Malaysia any more. The first recquet i ever bought was a yang yang though.
     
  5. Avatar

    Avatar Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Smash down all clears!
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    o shoot. lefty lefty. my fault.... SORRY everyone.
    thx for the correction.
     
  6. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    38,208
    Likes Received:
    278
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    fixed. thanks for the translation Avatar!
     
  7. taufik-ist

    taufik-ist Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    5,701
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    it administrator
    Location:
    indonesia
    yang yang is the master of 'crossing' smash
     
  8. Linus

    Linus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    699
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Hong Kong/Singapore/Shanghai
    I have the previlage to watch Yang Yang playign live in Singapore Open when he was new to the scene and when he was a very establsihed player.

    I still can remeber he strucked me as an extremely quick player but his defence was very weak (especially for smashes aim to his body) when the first time I saw him played. But he improved leaps and bounds over 1-2 years period that suddenly he was quite unbeatable. He always give me the kind of a "scholar" look (as compared to the rough look on ZJH) and not really like an athlete. But when on court, he was lightning quick and can give out some killer cross court smashes. He was also the first world-class left-handed player I know.
     
  9. azabaz_ipoh

    azabaz_ipoh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    is second to badminton
    Location:
    Ipoh, Malaysia
    yeah, i was very young when i saw his matches. he always looks super cool to me in court. like masters of kung fu. not the movement but the energy. the confidence. the attitude. he was one of my favourite. i wonder if anybody have ever requested a video of his matches. wonder if it is even available. i need to go check the video section. :D
     
  10. robin7

    robin7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,685
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    Dreamer
    Location:
    Puchong Prima
    Yang Yang, Zhao Jian Hua, Morten Frost & Icuk Sugiarto formed the "Four Heavenly Kings" from late 80's to early 90's.

    IMO, Yang Yang is the all-time greatest badminton player, having won all the majors including All England, World Championship, Olympic(demostration) etc.
     
  11. robin7

    robin7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,685
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    Dreamer
    Location:
    Puchong Prima
    Avatar, here are some corrections based on Source 1 & Source 2:

    Yang Yang was born in 1963 Dec 9th.

    He contributed in two consecutive win of Thomas Cup for China.

    He retired as player in 1991.
     
  12. drifit

    drifit Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,580
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    PM
    Location:
    Selangor, Malaysia
    if can find, all must watch zhao jianhua vs yangyang matches.... awesome!!
     
  13. Chu Liuxiang

    Chu Liuxiang Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shanghai, PR China
    Should be three consecutive win of Thomas Cup for China which was in year 1986(as second singles), 1988 (as first singles) and 1990( first singles).
     

Share This Page