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 badminton player from the People's Republic of China. 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 120,557 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Zhang Ning is the 12th most popular badminton player (down from 8th in 2019), the 914th most popular biography from China (down from 760th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Badminton Player.

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Among badminton players, Zhang Ning ranks 12 out of 81Before her are Susi Susanti, Alan Budikusuma, Carolina Marín, Pullela Gopichand, Prakash Padukone, and Camilla Martin. After her are Xie Xingfang, Saina Nehwal, Hendrawan, Gao Ling, Mia Audina, and Viktor Axelsen.

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Among people born in 1975, Zhang Ning ranks 500Before her are Joe Smith, Michael Kretschmer, Claire Keim, Johnny Whitworth, Jimmie Johnson, and Warren Christie. After her are José Manuel Rey, Vladyslav Vashchuk, Juuso Pykälistö, Eduard Koksharov, Aleksandrs Koļinko, and Mohamed Aly.

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Among people born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 914 out of 1,186Before her are Peng Shuai (1986), Wang Yan (1971), Jenova Chen (1981), Wang Zhizhi (1977), Zhu Zhu (1984), and Huang Zhihong (1965). After her are Xie Xingfang (1981), Zhou Dongyu (1992), Ni Ni (1988), Ma Mingyu (1970), Wu Minxia (1985), and Zhou Mi (1986).


Among badminton players born in China, Zhang Ning ranks 2Before her are Lin Dan (1983). After her are Xie Xingfang (1981), Gao Ling (1979), Fu Haifeng (1984), Cai Yun (1980), Chen Long (1989), Yang Wei (1979), Chen Jin (1986), Gong Zhichao (1977), Gu Jun (1975), and Yu Yang (1986).