Shi Yuqi

Shi Yuqi - Updated Feb 2023

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Updated On January 17, 2023

Jiangsu, China
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Jiangsu, China

Shi Yuqi is a successful Chinese badminton player. At the 2016 French Open, Shi Yuqi won his maiden Superseries championship.

Early Life and Childhood

Shi Yuqi was born on February 28, 1996, in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. Currently, he is 26 years old. There is no other nickname for Shi Yuqand his birth name is Shi Yuqi. He prefers to be called by his real name so everyone calls him by his real name.

Shi Yuqi is the son of Shi Lei (father) and Fang Fang (mother). The profession of his father is not available. There is n information about his siblings and their profession. He might provide information about his family to the public in the future. Then we will mention on this page about his family.

At age six, he began playing badminton, which quickly became one of his early favorites. After the global financial crisis in 2009, he returned to China after studying in another nation.

He took first place in the Jiangsu Province junior badminton tournament in 2011.  Later, he became a professional badminton player after being accepted into the Jiangsu Province squad.

He competed in the National Youth Championship for the first time in 2012 and took first place. He was chosen for the national badminton squad at the age of 16. His zodiac sign is Pisces and Chinese by nationality and his religion and ethnicity are private.


To practice badminton, Shi Yuqi enrolled at a junior sports school in the city. He traveled to Singapore in 2007 to study and play badminton. He attended Yu Neng Primary School and studied under former SBA chief coach Zhang Qing Song at the Singapore Badminton School.

Career and Professional Life

2012–2015: Youth Olympics gold and Asian Junior Champion

Shi took part in his first Asian Junior Badminton Championships in 2012. A member of the Chinese squad won the mixed team competition at the 2013 Asian Junior Badminton Championships. Shi made his first senior international debut at the Korea Grand Prix Gold later that year.

Shi won the Asian Junior Badminton Championships mixed team and boys’ singles medals in 2014. He initially assisted China in winning the mixed team competition by defeating South Korea 3-0.

He then progressed to the boys’ singles final, where he won by defeating Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in three games, 19-21, 21-16, 21-16. After that, Shi led China to a 3-0 victory against Indonesia in the World Junior Championships’ mixed team final.

After falling short of his countryman Lin Guipu in the final, he also captured a silver medal in the boys’ singles competition. He won the boys’ singles gold at the Youth Olympics in August. Shi, on the other hand, did not have a strong year in 2015.

His greatest performance came at the China Open, when he advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals before falling to South Korean Son Wan-ho in three games.

2016: Three tour titles

Shi moved up to the first line of the Chinese badminton team in 2016. However, he had a rough start to the year, making it no further than the semifinals of the Syed Modi International in his first eight months on the road.

After his countryman, Huang Yuxiang quit in the second game of the final with Shi ahead 21-12, 11-0, his form picked up later in the year, and he earned his first senior championship on the tour by winning the Indonesia Masters.

After achieving victory, he went on to win the French Open by defeating Lee Hyun-il of South Korea in two games, 21-16 and 21-19. Shi then won the Bitburger Open, defeating India’s Sourabh Varma 21-19, 22-20, to maintain his impressive run of form.

2017: All-England finalist and Asian Championships bronze

At the Asia Mixed Team Championships, where China lost to eventual champion Japan 1-3 in the semi-finals, he began the season by taking home a bronze medal. He defeated his senior Lin Dan in the All England Open semifinals in March to go to the championship match.

At the Swiss Open, Shi made it to another final. He participated in the Asian Championships in April and took third place. Shi competed in his first World Championships in August, however, he was eliminated in the third round by Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki.

He lost against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the semi-finals of the year-ending World Superseries Finals.

2018: First All England and World Tour Finals titles, Thomas Cup and Asian Games Team Champions, World Championships silver

In January, he won the India Open by defeating Chinese Tapei’s Chou Tien-Chen in two straight games. He took home a silver medal in the Asia Team Championships in February. Later, he fought at the All England, where he beat Lin Dan in the final to claim the title.

Shi was chosen to compete for China at the Thomas Cup in May, and he won. He competed in his second World Championships in July. Shi took part in the men’s team competition at the Asian Games in August.

He made it to his second French Open final in October but lost to Chen Long in two straight games. Shi defeated Kento Momota in the year-end tournament to exact revenge for his loss in the World Championships.

2019: Sudirman Cup Champion, Asian Championships silver, and First Swiss Open title

Shi competed in his first match of the year at the Malaysia Masters, where he advanced to the quarterfinals. In three games, he overcame B. Sai Praneeth to claim his maiden Swiss Open victory. He participated in the Malaysia Open in April.

He then competed in the Asian Championships, which were held in Wuhan, China, and won a silver medal. Shi helped the Chinese team capture eleven titles at the Sudirman Cup in May after he defeated World No. 1 Kento Momota in a remarkable comeback to seal China’s three-game victory over Japan.

2020: All England quarter-finalist

Shi’s 2020 season got off to a frantic start with him competing in three tournaments in a row in January. Both the Malaysia Masters and the Indonesia Masters saw him advance to the quarterfinals.

He was able to advance to the semifinals at the Thailand Masters. He participated in the All England Open in March but lost to Viktor Axelsen once more, although in the quarterfinals.

2021: Second Sudirman Cup and First National title

He only participated in four competitions in 2021: the postponed Tokyo Olympics in July, the Chinese National Championships, the Sudirman Cup, and the postponed Thomas Cup. He finally won his first national championship in the Chinese National Championships by defeating Jiangsu teammate Lu Guangzu.

Shi did well in the Sudirman Cup, aiding China in a 3-1 triumph over rival Japan to retain its championship from the previous year. China advanced to the Thomas Cup final but fell to Indonesia 3-0. He didn’t participate in the championship game.

shi yuqi during his match (Source Instagram

Caption: Shi yuqi during his match (Source Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Shi Yuqi has never given his endorsement to a service or business. A detailed evaluation of his brand endorsements reveals that he has never promoted or advertised any brands’ products. In the future, he might decide to sponsor a few companies; in such case, we’ll update this page.

Awards and Nomination

Shi Yuqi has won lots of championships. He has won BWF World Championships, Asian Championships, Youth Olympic Games, BWF World Junior Championships, Asian Youth Games, Asian Junior Championships, BWF World Tour (4 titles, 2 runners-up), BWF Superseries (1 title, 1 runner-up), BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 1 runner-up).

shi yuqi with his team member after winning game (Source Instagram)

Caption: Shi yuqi with his team member after winning game (Source Instagram)

Shi Yuqi – Net Worth 2023

Shi Yuqi has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Playing badminton is his main source of income. He has won several games that he has played. Plus, he is taking care of the family’s necessities and shouldering their obligations. He put a lot of effort into becoming the person he is now and has worked hard to become a successful badminton player.

Relationship Status

Shi Yuqi isn’t dating right now. He has no girlfriend. There isn’t much information available about His past relationships or engagements, marriages, or present relationships. Our investigation indicates that he is childless.

He hasn’t met the kind of female who will match his vibes, but he wants his wife to be a kind and caring person who will blindly trust him and never leave him in any circumstance. He’s a straight guy.


Shi Yuqi competed in the first men’s singles match at the 2020 Thomas Cup Semifinals in Aarhus, Denmark, against Kento Momota of Japan. He quit in the second set just before Momota was about to serve at 20-5 after losing the first set 22-20.

This “bizarre” withdrawal generated significant debate. In a later social media post, he gave the reasons for his withdrawal as being fatigued and injured, adding that although he left before his opponent had 20 points, he did not record a loss because the score had not reached 21.

That didn’t do much to calm the ire of online users, who continued to criticize him for acting in an unsportsmanlike manner.

Body Measurements

The height of Shi Yuq is 6 feet 0 inches tall and his weight is currently unknown. He has her dark brown hair, athletic build, fair skin, and charming face. Also, he has black colored eyes and is fit and healthy.

He has short hair and looks tall more in images than in real life and does exercises every day in the morning.

shi yuqi posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Caption: shi yuqi posing for a photo (Source Instagram)

Shi Yuqi – Social Media

Shi Yuq is active on Instagram and on Instagram he has 67.1K followers and has followed 55 people there and also he has posted 217 posts. His account is not marked with a blue checkmark but we can identify his real account by seeing the followers lists. He does not have his own Instagram account and On Twitter, and we didn’t find his official account.