Du Pengyu is a professional badminton player who was born on 22nd January 1998 in Baoding, Hebei. He had marked himself as one of China's top-ranked badminton player, having won 140 matches of the overall 210 matches he played.
Du Pengyu started his badminton career at 7 when his father sent him to a badminton training class. He was trained by the coach of Baoding Baihua Middle School “Sun Bingfa”. To make his son a better badminton player, his father sent him to Beijing.
At 14, He made his debut with the Beijing team and, because of his talent, determination and dedication, he was called for the National Badminton Youth Team by the end of 2003.
Du Pengyu made his International debut in the PICC China Open 2005 held in Guangzhou, China.
Since then he had taken part in several Internationals, World series and Grand Prix tournaments.
Du Pengyu won his first silver medal in the Asian Junior Championships 2005, Jakarta.
He bagged three Gold Medal in the East Asian Games (2009, Hong Kong (Men's Team); 2013 Tianjin (Men's singles); 2013 Tianjin (Men's Team))
He won a couple of Medals in the Asian Championships and the Thomas Cup.
He then won a Bronze Medal in the World Championships 2013, Guangzhou.
Rise to Glory
He was identified as one of China's best badminton player when he reached the world No 3 in the rank list.
Du is known for his hard-working attitude. He has a strong ability to run in the field, but lack of tactical awareness. Although his career achievements were not as impressive as his compatriots, His thirst for excellence has caused a big headache to his rivals.
He was blown out by Kento Momota in the Thomas Cup semi-final. This defeat was devastating to his confidence and badminton career. After the 2012 Olympics, he was hoping for a place in the 2016 Olympics, but his dream was shattered because of the announcement made by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in February 2014 that each country could send a maximum of two singles players to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Unfortunately, He had to bid goodbye to his badminton career after the Thomas Cup.