Zhang Ning

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Zhang Ning (simplified Chinese: 张宁; traditional Chinese: 張寧; pinyin: Zhāng Níng; born 19 May 1975) is a former Chinese badminton player. She won the Olympic gold medal twice for women's singles in both 2004 and 2008. She has played badminton on the world scene since the mid-1990s and has been particularly successful since 2002 while in her late twenties and early thirties, relatively late for singles at the highest level, and especially for top players in the Chinese system who are developed very early. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Ning has received more than 162,153 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Zhang Ning is the 14th most popular badminton player (down from 12th in 2019), the 990th most popular biography from China (down from 913th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Badminton Player.

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Among badminton players, Zhang Ning ranks 14 out of 81Before her are Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marín, Alan Budikusuma, Chen Long, Prakash Padukone, and Hendrawan. After her are Kento Momota, Lee Yong-dae, Xie Xingfang, Bang Soo-hyun, Markis Kido, and Rashid Sidek.

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Among people born in 1975, Zhang Ning ranks 387Before her are Koji Uehara, Ana Paula Arósio, Andrés Scotti, Dustin Lance Black, Boris Živković, and Lisa Miskovsky. After her are Karnam Malleswari, Evanílson, Joel Aguilar, Carla Gallo, Jiří Novák, and Reema bint Bandar Al Saud.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 990 out of 1,392Before her are Wang Yifu (1960), Li Weifeng (1978), Wang Nan (1978), Zheng Jie (1983), Chen Jing (1968), and Sa Dingding (1979). After her are Trinley Thaye Dorje (1983), Zhang Yiming (1983), Chen Hao (1979), Ken Liu (1976), Zhang Yining (1981), and Xu Haifeng (1957).


Among badminton players born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 3Before her are Lin Dan (1983) and Chen Long (1989). After her are Xie Xingfang (1981), Fu Haifeng (1984), Cai Yun (1980), Gao Ling (1979), Li Xuerui (1991), Yu Yang (1986), Gong Zhichao (1977), Zhang Jun (1977), and Yang Wei (1979).