Zhao Yunlei

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Badminton Player
Date of Birth August 25, 1986
Place of Birth China
Age 34 years old
Horoscope Virgo

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Zhao Yunlei is a mixed and women's doubles badminton athlete from China. She graduated with a BA from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She is the first and only badminton player to have ever won two Gold medals in the same Olympic edition, winning in both the Mixed and Women's Doubles categories in 2012. Zhao joins the ranks with nine other players with two Olympic Gold Medals, the highest number of Gold Medals won by any badminton athlete. Through her performance at the 2014 and 2015 BWF World Championships, she became the first player to win two consecutive gold medals in two consecutive BWF World Championships. As of the 2015 BWF World Championships, she has become the most successful player in World Championship medal count, with a total of ten medals, overtaking Gao Ling, who has a total of nine.

Born: August 25, 1986, Yichang, China
Handedness: Right
Coach: Chen Qiqiu
Highest ranking: 1 (XD) 1 (WD)(February 02, 2011)

About Zhao Yunlei

Chinese badminton player who won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in mixed doubles and women's doubles.

Before Fame

She won her first gold medal in international competition at the 2011 World Championships.


She became the first badminton player ever to win gold in both mixed and women's doubles in the same year.

Family Life

She is the daughter of Zhao Lijun and Qu Xiaorong.


She competed in the 2012 Olympics where swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Information related to Zhao Yunlei

  • Badminton players from Hubei
  • Olympic badminton players of China
  • Olympic medalists in badminton
  • Chinese female badminton players
  • World No. 1 badminton players
  • Badminton players at the 2010 Asian Games
  • Badminton players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Badminton players at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Badminton players at the 2014 Asian Games
  • Olympic gold medalists for China
  • Asian Games medalists in badminton
  • Asian Games bronze medalists for China
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Latest information about Zhao Yunlei updated on January 24, 2021.