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Australian Open Stats: Shuttlers from China who have won the event

The Australian Open is an international open tournament in Australia. In 2011, it was upgraded to a Grand Prix Gold event. Between 2014 and 2017, the Australian Open was promoted to a Super Series event, and from 2018 to 2022 it is a BWF World Tour Super 300 event. In 2023, it was converted into a Super 500 event. The 2023 Australian Open will be the nineteenth tournament in the 2023 BWF World Tour.

Who are some of the famous Chinese players to win the tournament?

1. Lin Dan (Event- Men’s singles, Year- 2014)

Lin Dan became the Australian Open champion in 2014 by defeating Simon Santoso of Indonesia. The final scoreline stood at 21-11 & 21-11. However, this was his only podium in the tournament throughout his career. Nevertheless, due to his impeccable professional badminton career, he features in this list. Lin Dan had been an Olympic gold medalist and a former World no. 1 from China. He is considered one of the greatest men’s singles players in the history of badminton and is nicknamed “Super Dan”. Lin has also won the “Super Grand Slam”, which consists of nine major titles in the badminton world.

2. Shi Yuqi (Event- Men’s singles, Year- 2022)

Shi Yuqi became the Australian Open champion in 2022 by defeating Lu Guangzu of China. The final scoreline stood at 21-19, 18-21 & 21-5. However, this was his only podium in the tournament till his career as of now. Nevertheless, due to his impeccable professional badminton career, he features in this list. Shi Yuqi had been a Thomas Cup gold medalist and a former World no. 2 from China. Apart from the Thomas Cup, Shi has also won the Sudirman Cup, Asian Games and the Junior Championships. However, the most significant in his career will always be the 2018 All-England Finals where he defeated legendary Lin Dan.

3. Chen Long (Event- Men’s Singles, Year-2015)

Another shuttler who deserves a place on this list is Chen Long. Chen Long became the Australian Open champion in 2015 by defeating Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. The final scoreline stood at 21-12, 14-21 & 21-18. However, this was his only podium in the tournament throughout his career. Nevertheless, due to his impeccable professional badminton career, he features in this list. Chen Long had been an Olympic gold medalist and a former World no. 1 from China. He is also a two-time World champion and an Asian champion. Apart from these achievements, Chen also has a lot of titles and podiums in the BWF calendar. He has won the Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup and the World Championships. Added to that exhaustive list are the Asian Games, Asian Championships and the East Asian Games.

Who are the Chinese who have dominated the event?

YearChampionCategory
2011Liu XinWomen’s singles
2012Chen JinMen’s singles
2012Han LiWomen’s singles
2012Luo Ying & Luo YuWomen’s doubles
2013Tian HouweiMen’s singles
2014Lin DanMen’s singles
2014Tian Qing & Zhao YunleiWomen’s doubles
2015Chen LongMen’s singles
2015Ma Jin & Tang YuantingWomen’s doubles
2016Bao Yixin & Chen QingchenWomen’s doubles
2016Lu Kai & Huang YaqiongMixed doubles
2017Zheng Siwei & Chen QingchenMixed doubles
2018Lu GuangzuMen’s singles
2018Cai YanyanWomen’s singles
2019Chen YufeiWomen’s singles
2019Wang Yilyu & Huang DongpingMixed doubles
2022Shi YuqiMen’s singles
2022Liu Yuchen & Ou XuanyiMen’s doubles
2022Zhang Shuxian & Zheng YuWomen’s doubles

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