Cai Yun - Updated Jul 2024

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Cai Yun

Cai Yun is a professional badminton player. Cai Yun is the 2012 London Olympic gold medallist.

Early life

Cai Yun was born on 19 January 1980. He was born in Suzhou, China. He is 44 years old. Cai Yun’s parent’s details like name profession etc are not updated.

The information about his siblings is also not updated there is no clear information on whether he has a sibling or not. The zodiac sign of Cai Yun is Capricorn. His nationality is Chinese.


Moreover, in Suzhou, China, Cai Yun started his schooling life at a private school and completed his primary education there. Later on, he did his high school at the same school.

Cai Yun – Career

Since 2004 Cai and Fu have been one of the world’s leading men’s doubles teams Combining Cai Yun’s impressive speed with his regular partner Fu Haifeng’s impressive power.

In 2005 and 2009 they won numerous top-tier events on the world circuit including the venerable All England Open Championships. Additionally, in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011,  they won the BWF World Championships 4 times becoming the first Men’s Doubles pair to achieve this feat.

Later on, in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012  Cai and Fu helped China win five consecutive Thomas Cups (Men’s Team World Badminton Championships), and in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 they helped win six consecutive Sudirman Cup (World Team Championships).

In 2004, the 2008 Olympic Games, Cai, and Fu also competed together in the Olympic games 3 times, and the 2012 Olympic Games. Moreover, losing a close final to Indonesia’s Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan they were eliminated in the quarterfinals in 2004, and in 2008 in Beijing were silver medalists.

Moreover, the 2010 BWF World Championships beat the third-seed Danish pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21–11, 21–18 in the quarterfinals. They defeated the second-seed Indonesian Olympic Champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan  21–16, 21–13 in the semifinals.

In the finals, to win the world title for the 3rd time they overcame the first-seed and Malaysian world no. 1 Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong 18–21, 21–18, 21–14. Likewise, they are the first Men’s Doubles pair to achieve this feat.

Furthermore, Cai and Fu went on to win the Li-Ning China Masters Super Series. Being the fifth-seed, in the quarterfinals, they first defeated their second-seed compatriots Guo Zhendong and Xu Chen 21–11, 21–16.

In the semifinals, against the third-seed South Korean rival Lee Yong-Dae and Jung Jae-sung 20–22, 21–13, 21–17 they made a great comeback. By defeating the fourth-seed South Korean pair Yoo Yeon-Seong and Ko Sung-Hyun in 2 sets 21–14, 21–19 Cai and Fu then clinched their second China Masters title.

More about his career

By winning the Yonex Japan Open Super Series Cai and Fu won their third title in a row. Moreover, they brought the fifth seed, beating the young Korean Pair Kwon Yi-goo and Cho Gun-woo 21–14, 16–21, and 21–12 in the quarterfinals.

Likewise, they defeated their promising compatriots Zhang Nan and Chai Biao 21–17, 21–16 in the semifinals. In the finals, against the first-seed and Malaysian world no. 1 Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, they made a great comeback again 18–21, 21–14, 21–12 to win their first Japan Open title.

They defeated Denmark’s Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen in the final to win the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Cai and Fu are one of the most successful men’s doubles pairs in badminton history having won 1 Olympic gold medal and 4 World Championship titles, as well as many other titles.

Cai Yun

Caption: Cai playing a game. Source: iNews.od.

Cai Yun – Net Worth 2024

The net worth of Cai Yun is $ 5 million. Similarly, he has earned a good amount of money in his profession as a badminton player. Additionally, Cai lives a happy, and lavish life with his family.

Brand Endorsement

Cai is the new brand ambassador of Team VICTOR. Likewise, The other brand endorsement of Cai is not updated.

Cai Yun – Personal Life

In 201o, Cai married swimmer Wang Na. The couple gave birth to a daughter in 2012, and in late 2014 to a second child. Moreover, in 2006 Cai’s doubles partner-turned-coach Zhang Jun married Wang Na’s teammate Hu Ni.

Body Measurements

Cai has a height of 6 feet 3 inches. Additionally, his body weight is around 68 kg.  He has got light brown color hair and brown eyes. Furthermore, other measurements like dress size, shoe size, etc are not updated.

Social Media

Cai is not active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well.