Chen Long is a Chinese badminton player born on 18th January 1989. He hails from the Shashi district of Jingzhou Prefecture in China. He represents China internationally in the Single category. He was ranked No.1 in the world, currently, he ranks No.6.
Chen Long won his first International medal by winning Gold in Boys’ Singles, followed by a Silver medal in Mixed Team at the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That year, he triumphed two Gold medals in Boys’ Singles and Mixed Team at the World Junior Championships in Waitakere City, New Zealand.
In 2009, Chen Long won the Silver medal in Men’s Singles at the Asian Badminton Championships. He has won a total of seven Asian Badminton Championships medals, including a Gold medal in 2019. He won the first Grand Prix Gold title at the 2009 Philippines Open.
In 2010, Chen Long won his first Superseries title at the China Open by defeating his compatriot Bao Chunlai. He has accumulated 20 Superseries titles, including two each at the prestigious All England Open (2013 and 2015) and World Tour Finals (2012 and 2014). At the 2018 Asian Games, he won the Gold medal in the Men's Team event in Guangzhou, China.
Chen Long had won three Gold medals (2010, 2012, 2018) and a Bronze (2014) with the Chinese Men’s Team at the Thomas Cup. At the 2012 London Olympics, Chen Long won his first Olympic medal by winning the Bronze medal in Men’s Singles.
In 2014, he became the World Champion at the World Badminton Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. That year, Chen Long won two Silver medals in Men’s Singles and Men’s Team at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The following year, he successfully retained his World Championships title.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Chen Long triumphed his first Olympic Gold medal in Men’s Singles in Brazil. In 2017, he won the Bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships, which he won again in 2018. In 2018, Chen Long won his first World Tour title at the French Open. That year, he won the Gold medal in the Men's Team at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Chen Long qualified for his third Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and will compete in the Men’s Singles as the defending Olympic badminton champion.