Chen Long

Chen Long

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Updated On June 25, 2022

Chen Long is a badminton player from China. Chen Long is previously a top-ranked player and currently is 6th seed. He remained World no. 1 for 76 successive years. Apart from representing his country on numerous occasions, he is popular among the fans as an Olympic medalist, two-time World Champion, and an Asian Champion.

Early life

Chen was born on January 18, 1989, in Sashi District, Jingzhou, China and is currently 33 years old. His father’s name is Chen Hua and his mother’s name is Zhang Yuxia. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the names and professions of his siblings. He holds Chinese nationality and belongs to the Asian-Chinese ethnicity. Further, he has Capricorn as his zodiac sign. He is yet to disclose the details about his academic status, his school, college, and the degree he earned at the time.

Professional life

Chen has established himself as a successful badminton player. He started giving amazing performances in local and national level tournaments. He first appeared on the international platform in Asian Junior Badminton Championships, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The tournament saw him winning silver in a mixed team. Similarly, he bagged two golds in Boy’s Singles and Mixed Team at the World Junior Championships in Waitakere City, New Zealand.

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Caption: Chen Long performing in a match (Source: The Straits Times)

In the year, 2009, he participated in Men’s Singles at the Asian Badminton Championships and won silver. In the same year, he also won the first Grand Prix Gold title at Philipines Open 2009. Talking about superseries titles, he has accumulated a total of 20 titles. He first won in 2010 at the China Open. Other is from All England Open, World Tour Finals, etc.

Moving to his performances in World Badminton Championships, he won it in 2014, in Copenhagen, and in 2015 also. Similarly, he bagged silver in the year 2014 at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. But won silver in the World Badminton Championships, in 2017. He overcomes and won gold again in 2018.

Talking about his Olympic appearances, his first gold came at the Rio Olympics 2016 in Men’s Singles. But, prior to it, he won bronze in Men’s Singles in London Olympics 2012. He also successfully qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has won silver in Men’s singles.

Net worth and Achievement

Chen lives an opulent life and earns good fortune. The main source of his income is from being a professional badminton player. The total net worth of Chen is around $1-$5 million US Dollars, as per the sources in 2021.

He has won lots of medals and awards during the time on numerous occasions either national or international. Apart from the medals, he has also received the Sports Medal for Outstanding Athlete of the Year from the General Administration of Sport of China in the year 2018.

Personal life

The Olympian has also properly balanced his personal life with his professional life. He is married to Wang Shixian. Wang is also a former Chines world No.1 in women’s singles. They were in a relationship since 2007. Ultimately, they tied the knot on November 28, 2017. They also have a son. Their son was born in June 2019. Further, he is straight regarding gender choices. Apart from it, he was not in a relationship with any other person. Likewise, he was never drawn to any kind of controversies too.

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Caption: Chen Long with wife Wang (Source: Twitter)

Body measurement and Social media

Chen enjoys good health and a perfect fit body. The badminton player has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches. He weighs 75 kg. The color of his hair is black and he also has black-colored eyes. Unfortunately, there are no reports confirming the figure of body measurement of Chen.

Chen is also active in social media through different platforms. He has an Instagram account under the name @chenlong_wangshixianfc which has a total of 17.7k followers. Similarly, he also has a Twitter account under the name @zxcchenlong.