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 196,124 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Zhang Ning is the 13th most popular badminton player (up from 14th in 2019), the 1,149th most popular biography from China (down from 987th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Badminton Player.

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Among badminton players, Zhang Ning ranks 13 out of 117Before her are Peter Gade, Alan Budikusuma, Carolina Marín, Viktor Axelsen, Bang Soo-hyun, and Prakash Padukone. After her are Rexy Mainaky, Hendra Setiawan, Kento Momota, Rashid Sidek, Xie Xingfang, and Markis Kido.

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Among people born in 1975, Zhang Ning ranks 506Before her are Francisco Rubio, Gianluca Basile, Omar Rodríguez-López, Vladyslav Vashchuk, Kool Savas, and Ademola Okulaja. After her are Sonali Bendre, Gal Fridman, Iddo Goldberg, Marta Domínguez, Miyuki Izumi, and Anne Kremer.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 1,149 out of 1,610Before her are Xu Haifeng (1957), Ding Ning (1990), Xiong Ni (1974), Li Qin (1990), Su Bingtian (1989), and Guo Jianmei (1961). After her are Xu Yuhua (1976), Li Ming (1971), Chen Yueling (1968), Li Xiaoxia (1988), Chen Dong (1978), and Han Xiaopeng (1982).


Among badminton players born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 2Before her are Lin Dan (1983). After her are Xie Xingfang (1981), Chen Long (1989), Gao Ling (1979), Cai Yun (1980), Fu Haifeng (1984), Yang Wei (1979), Ji Xinpeng (1977), Zhang Jun (1977), Li Xuerui (1991), and Chen Yufei (1998).