Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF News – Chinese Doubles Legend Zhao Yunlei Inducted into BWF Hall of Fame


Chinese badminton doubles legend Zhao Yunlei was officially recognized as an inductee into the BWF Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony. Zhao expressed her gratitude to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the honor and emphasized her commitment to promoting badminton globally. Alongside her Indonesian contemporary Liliyana Natsir, Zhao joins the prestigious roll of honor in the BWF Hall of Fame.

A Remarkable Career

Zhao Yunlei’s remarkable achievements were praised by BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer and Chinese Badminton Association (CBA) President Zhang Jun. Høyer described Zhao’s feat of winning two Olympic gold medals and two World Championships as an incredible accomplishment. Zhang Jun paid tribute to Zhao as an inspiration and driving force for the sport of badminton.

In her acceptance speech, Zhao expressed her gratitude to the BWF for bestowing upon her the highest honor, affirming her athletic career. She also thanked the Chinese badminton team for their years of support and development, as well as her fans, teachers, and friends who have been instrumental in her journey. Zhao sees her induction into the BWF Hall of Fame as a new chapter, providing her with an opportunity to make significant contributions to the sports world.

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The Power of Sports

According to Zhao, the development of sports is not only about innovation but also about carrying on a legacy. She recalled the challenges she faced during her career, particularly during the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite the difficulties, Zhao persevered, encouraged by her inner voice and the support of those around her. She credits badminton for teaching her not only how to win games but also how to face life’s obstacles with calmness and resilience. Zhao believes that these are crucial lessons she wants to impart, emphasizing sportsmanship and the Olympic spirit, especially to the younger generation.

A Commitment to the Future

Although retired from professional play, Zhao remains dedicated to promoting youth sports. Regardless of her future status, she vows to continue working towards the development and promotion of badminton. She expresses her gratitude to the BWF for providing her with this opportunity to speak and pledges to contribute to the global badminton program, sharing the charm of the sport with the world.


  • Who is Zhao Yunlei?
    Zhao Yunlei is a Chinese badminton doubles player and a legend in the sport. She has won numerous titles, including two Olympic gold medals and two World Championships.

  • What is the BWF Hall of Fame?
    The BWF Hall of Fame is a prestigious recognition bestowed upon exceptional badminton players who have made significant contributions to the sport. Inductees are honored for their achievements and their impact on badminton worldwide.

  • What is the significance of Zhao Yunlei’s induction into the BWF Hall of Fame?
    Zhao Yunlei’s induction into the BWF Hall of Fame signifies her remarkable career and her enduring legacy in the world of badminton. It also highlights her commitment to promoting the sport globally and inspiring future generations of players.

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Zhao Yunlei’s induction into the BWF Hall of Fame is a testament to her outstanding career and her contributions to the sport of badminton. Her achievements, including two Olympic gold medals and two World Championships, have solidified her status as a doubles legend. Zhao’s dedication to promoting sportsmanship, the Olympic spirit, and the development of badminton makes her an inspiration to aspiring athletes and fans alike.