Wang Zhengming is a Chinese professional badminton player. He was born on 16th February 1990 in Guangzhou, Guangdong.
Wang started playing badminton in 1999 just to lose some weight, but his potential was soon acknowledged and he went professional in 2002.
As of December 2018, he has won a total of 161 out of the 252 games he has played in the Men’s Single category.
Wang made his international debut at the 2007 BWF World Junior Championships held in Waitakere City, New Zealand.
Rise to Glory
Wang rose to fame when he won the gold medals at the 2008 Asian Junior and World Junior Championships in the Boys’ Single category.
He then became a member of the Chinese National team in 2009.
The highlight of Wang’s career was during the 2010 Badminton Asia Championships, where he finished runner-up, losing to his idol Lin Dan.
He also reached the semi-finals of the China Masters Super Series and by the end of 2010 was placed 43rd in the global rankings.
In 2011 Wang defeated the then World Champion Chen Jin in a match of the Korea Open but crashed out of the competition in the quarter-finals.
In 2013 he won his first senior International title, beating Du Pengyu in the Swiss Open.
He also won the China Masters and finished second in the China Open that year.
In 2014 Wang suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Lin Dan in the final of the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix.
He reclaimed the China Masters title in 2015, beating Huang Yuxiang (22-20, 21-19).
Wang hasn’t been able to clench any major titles since 2015, and is unranked as of December 2018.