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Lee Yang
李洋
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Birth name 李洋
Born 12 August 1995 (1995-08-12) (age 26)
Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Height 1.78 m
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Handedness Right
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest Ranking 3 (MD with Wang Chi-lin 2 February 2021)
27 (XD with Hsu Ya-ching 2 November 2017)
Current Ranking 3 (MD with Wang Chi-lin), 40 (XD with Yang Ching-tun) (3 August 2021)

Lee Yang (Chinese: 李洋; pinyin: Lǐ Yáng; born 12 August 1995) is a Taiwanese badminton player and 2020 Olympics men's doubles champion.

Career

Lee plays in the men's doubles with Lee Jhe-huei. They were champions in 2016 at the Vietnam Open Grand Prix. In 2015, together they entered the 2015 Chinese Taipei Masters Grand Prix, 2015 Vietnam Open Grand Prix, and 2015 Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold. In 2016 they entered the 2016 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold, 2016 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold and 2016 Dutch Open Grand Prix. He won the men's doubles title at the 2017 French Open. In 2018, he competed at the Asian Games and won bronze medals in the men's doubles and team events.

In 2021, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he partnered with Wang Chi-lin to defeat the 2018 world champion pairing of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the final. They became the first unseeded team to win an Olympic gold in the men's doubles event and the first to win a gold in badminton for Taiwan.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Musashino Forest Sports Plaza, Tokyo, Japan Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin People's Republic of China Li Junhui
People's Republic of China Liu Yuchen
21–18, 21–12 Gold medal.svg Gold

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
15–21, 22–20, 12–21 Bronze Bronze

Summer Universiade

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Taipei Gymnasium,
Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Japan Katsuki Tamate
Japan Kenya Mitsuhashi
21–13, 14–21, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Taipei Gymnasium,
Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching Malaysia Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub
Malaysia Goh Yea Ching
14–21, 16–21 Bronze Bronze

World University Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Sports Palace "Borisoglebskiy",
Ramenskoe, Russia
Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Kim Jae-hwan
21–19, 14–21, 17–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Sports Palace "Borisoglebskiy",
Ramenskoe, Russia
Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching Malaysia Mohd Lutfi Zaim Abdul Khalid
Malaysia Shevon Jamie Lai
21–13, 21–19 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (7 titles, 3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Spain Masters Super 300 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin South Korea Kim Won-ho
South Korea Seo Seung-jae
21–8, 23–21 1 Winner
2019 Swiss Open Super 300 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
19–21, 16–21 2 Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Japan Akira Koga
Japan Taichi Saito
16–21, 22–20, 21–15 1 Winner
2019 India Open Super 500 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–14, 21–14 1 Winner
2019 U.S. Open Super 300 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
13–21, 21–17, 3–6 retired 2 Runner-up
2019 Korea Masters Super 300 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
21–19, 20–22, 21–19 1 Winner
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
17–21, 19–21 2 Runner-up
2020 (I) Thailand Open Super 1000 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
21–16, 21–23, 21–19 1 Winner
2020 (II) Thailand Open Super 1000 Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Malaysia Aaron Chia
Malaysia Soh Wooi Yik
21–13, 21–18 1 Winner
2020 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–17, 23–21 1 Winner

BWF Superseries (1 title)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consistde of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011. Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 French Open Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–19, 23–21 1 Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vietnam Open Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
18–21, 21–14, 21–7 1 Winner
2016 Dutch Open Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark David Daugaard
21–17, 21–17 1 Winner
2016 Macau Open Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei People's Republic of China Lu Kai
People's Republic of China Zhang Nan
17–21, 21–18, 21–19 1 Winner
2016 Korea Masters Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei South Korea Kim Jae-hwan
South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
19–21, 18–21 2 Runner-up
2017 Chinese Taipei Open Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
16–21, 20–22 2 Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 runner-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Malaysia International Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei Chinese Taipei Lin Chia-yu
Chinese Taipei Wu Hsiao-lin
21–17, 16–21, 18–21 2 Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament
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