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The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world. The championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championships (Suhandinata Cup) followed by an individual championships (Eye Level Cups).[1]

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HistoryEdit

The precursor of the championships was the Bimantara World Junior Invitational held in Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.[2] In 1992, International Badminton Federation (former name of Badminton World Federation) started the first IBF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. BWF later decided the championships will be held annually instead of biennially starting from the 2007 edition.

Host cities in the ChampionshipsEdit

Year Edition Host City Country Events
1992 1 Jakarta   Indonesia 5
1994 2 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
1996 3 Silkeborg   Denmark 5
1998 4 Melbourne   Australia 5
2000 5 Guangzhou   China 6
2002 6 Pretoria   South Africa 6
2004 7 Richmond   Canada 6
2006 8 Incheon   South Korea 6
2007 9 Waitakere City   New Zealand 6
2008 10 Pune   India 6
2009 11 Alor Setar   Malaysia 6
2010 12 Guadalajara   Mexico 6
2011 13 Taipei   Chinese Taipei 6
2012 14 Chiba   Japan 6
2013 15 Bangkok   Thailand 6
Year Edition Host City Country Events
2014 16 Alor Setar   Malaysia 6
2015 17 Lima   Peru 6
2016 18 Bilbao   Spain 6
2017 19 Yogyakarta   Indonesia 6
2018 20 Markham   Canada 6
2019 21 Kazan   Russia 6
2020 22 Auckland   New Zealand 6
2021 23   China 6
2022 24   Spain 6
2023 25 Honolulu   United States 6

Medal tableEdit

Past championsEdit

IndividualEdit

Year Boys' Singles Girls' Singles Boys' Doubles Girls' Doubles Mixed Doubles
1992   Sun Jun   Kristin Yunita   Budi Santoso
  Kusno
  Gu Jun
  Han Jingna
  Jim Laugesen
  Rikke Olsen
1994   Chen Gang   Wang Chen   Peter Gade
  Peder Nissen
  Yao Jie
  Liu Lu
  Zhang Wei
  Qian Hong
1996   Zhu Feng   Yu Hua   Jeremy Gan
  Chan Chong Ming
  Gao Ling
  Yang Wei
  Wang Wei
  Lu Ying
1998   Zhang Yang   Gong Ruina   Chan Chong Ming
  Teo Kok Seng
  Zhang Jiewen
  Xie Xingfang
  Chan Chong Ming
  Joanne Quay
2000   Bao Chunlai   Wei Yan   Sang Yang
  Zheng Bo
  Zhang Yawen
  Wei Yili
  Sang Yang
  Zhang Yawen
2002   Chen Jin   Jiang Yanjiao   Han Sang-hoon
  Park Sung-hwan
  Du Jing
  Rong Lu
  Guo Zhendong
  Yu Yang
2004   Cheng Shao-chieh   Hoon Thien How
  Tan Boon Heong
  Tian Qing
  Yu Yang
  He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
2006   Hong Ji-hoon   Wang Yihan   Lee Yong-dae
  Cho Gun-woo
  Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
  Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Hyun-young
2007   Chen Long   Wang Lin   Chung Eui-seok
  Shin Baek-cheol
  Xie Jing
  Zhong Qianxin
  Lim Khim Wah
  Ng Hui Lin
2008   Wang Zhengming   Saina Nehwal   Mak Hee Chun
  Teo Kok Siang
  Fu Mingtian
  Yao Lei
  Chai Biao
  Xie Jing
2009   Tian Houwei   Ratchanok Intanon   Chooi Kah Ming
  Ow Yao Han
  Tang Jinhua
  Xia Huan
  Maneepong Jongjit
  Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
2010   Viktor Axelsen   Ow Yao Han
  Yew Hong Kheng
  Bao Yixin
  Ou Dongni
  Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
2011   Zulfadli Zulkiffli   Nelson Heg
  Teo Ee Yi
  Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
  Alfian Eko Prasetya
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
2012   Kento Momota   Nozomi Okuhara   Lee Chun Hei
  Ng Ka Long
  Edi Subaktiar
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
2013   Heo Kwang-hee   Akane Yamaguchi   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
  Chae Yoo-jung
  Kim Ji-won
  Huang Kaixiang
  Chen Qingchen
2014   Lin Guipu   Kittinupong Kedren
  Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
2015   Lu Chia-hung   Goh Jin Wei   He Jiting
  Zheng Siwei
  Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
2016   Sun Feixiang   Chen Yufei   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
  Sayaka Hobara
  Nami Matsuyama
  He Jiting
  Du Yue
2017   Kunlavut Vitidsarn   Gregoria Mariska Tunjung   Mahiro Kaneko
  Yunosuke Kubota
  Baek Ha-na
  Lee Yu-rim
  Rinov Rivaldy
  Pitha Haningtyas Mentari
2018   Goh Jin Wei   Di Zijian
  Wang Chang
  Liu Xuanxuan
  Xia Yuting
  Leo Rolly Carnando
  Indah Cahya Sari Jamil

Mixed teamEdit

The mixed team event was introduced in 2000 and later was known as Suhandinata Cup since 2008. [3] A new trophy with Balinese ornament designed by Yose Sulawu was introduced in 2009 edition.[4]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2000   China   South Korea   Indonesia
2002   China   South Korea   Indonesia
2004   China   South Korea   Indonesia
2006   South Korea   China   Malaysia
2007   China   South Korea   Singapore
2008   China   South Korea   Malaysia
2009   China   Malaysia   Thailand
2010   China   South Korea   Malaysia
2011   Malaysia   South Korea   Chinese Taipei
2012   China   Japan   South Korea
2013   South Korea   Indonesia   China
2014   China   Indonesia   Japan
  Thailand
2015   China   Indonesia   Chinese Taipei
2016   China   Malaysia   Japan
  Thailand
2017   China   Malaysia   Japan
  South Korea
2018   China   South Korea   Indonesia
  Japan

Successful players and national teamsEdit

World Junior Champions who later became World ChampionsEdit

List of players who have won BWF World Junior Championships and later won the BWF World Championships:

Type Player World Junior Champion (Year) World Champion (Year)
Men's Singles   Sun Jun 1992 1999
Women's Doubles   Gu Jun 1992 1997, 1999
Women's Doubles   Gao Ling 1996 2001, 2003, 2006
Women's Doubles   Yang Wei 1996 2005, 2007
Women's Singles   Gong Ruina 1998 2001
Women's Doubles   Zhang Jiewen 1998 2005, 2007
Women's Doubles   Zhang Yawen 2000 2009
Men's Singles   Chen Jin 2002, 2004 2010
Women's Doubles   Du Jing 2002 2010
Women's Doubles   Tian Qing 2004 2014, 2015
Women's Doubles   Yu Yang 2004 2010, 2011, 2013
Women's Singles   Wang Yihan 2006 2011
Women's Doubles   Wang Xiaoli 2006 2011, 2013
Women's Singles   Wang Lin 2007 2010
Men's Doubles   Shin Baek-cheol 2007 2014
Men's Singles   Chen Long 2007 2014, 2015
Women's Singles   Ratchanok Intanon 2009, 2010, 2011 2013
Men's Singles   Viktor Axelsen 2010 2017
Women's Singles   Nozomi Okuhara 2012 2017
Men's Singles   Kento Momota 2012 2018
Men's Doubles   Li Junhui 2013 2018
Men's Doubles   Liu Yuchen 2013 2018
Women's Doubles   Chen Qingchen 2014, 2015 2017
Women's Doubles   Jia Yifan 2014, 2015 2017
Mixed Doubles   Zheng Siwei 2015 2018

Successful playersEdit

Below is the list of the most successful players ever in the BWF World Junior Championships, with 3 or more gold medals.

Players BS GS BD GD XD XT Total
  Chen Qingchen 2 3 3 8
  He Jiting 1 1 3 5
  Yu Yang 1 2 2 5
  Jia Yifan 2 2 4
  Bao Yixin 1 1 2 4
  Chen Jin 2 2 4
  Chen Yufei 1 3 4
  Xia Huan 1 3 4
  Xie Jing 1 1 2 4
  Zheng Siwei 1 1 2 4
  Du Yue 1 2 3
  Zhou Haodong 1 2 3
  Han Chengkai 1 2 3
  Sun Feixiang 1 2 3
  Lin Guipu 1 2 3
  Chai Biao 1 2 3
  Chan Chong Ming 2 1 3
  Huang Kaixiang 2 1 3
  Lee Yong-dae 1 1 1 3
  Liu Cheng 1 2 3
  Ratchanok Intanon 3 3
  Sang Yang 1 1 1 3
  Tang Jinhua 1 2 3
  Wang Lin 1 2 3
  Wang Zhengming 1 2 3
  Zhang Yawen 1 1 1 3
  Zhong Qianxin 1 2 3
  Li Gen 0 3 3

BS: Boys' singles; GS: Girls' singles; BD: Boys' doubles; GD: Girls' doubles; XD: Mixed doubles; XT: Mixed team;

Successful national teamsEdit

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries since the championships' inception in 1992, with China being the most successful in the World Junior Championships. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2000.

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China 2 4 4 3 6 5 4 2 4 3 3 3 1 2 4 4 5 1 3 63
2   Malaysia 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 13
3   South Korea 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 12
4   Thailand 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
  Indonesia 2 1 1 2 1 7
6   Japan 2 1 1 1 1 6
7   Denmark 1 1 1 3
8   Chinese Taipei 1 1 2
9   Hong Kong 1 1
  India 1 1
  Singapore 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of that World Junior Championships

Men's singlesEdit

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2   South Korea X X 2
  Thailand X X 2
4   Denmark X 1
  Malaysia X 1
  Japan X 1
  Chinese Taipei X 1

Women's singlesEdit

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X 8
2   Thailand X X X 3
  Japan X X X 3
4   Indonesia X X 2
  Malaysia X X 2
5   Chinese Taipei X 1
  India X 1

Men's doublesEdit

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   Malaysia X X X X X X X 7
2   China X X X X X 5
3   South Korea X X X 3
4   Indonesia X 1
  Denmark X 1
  Hong Kong X 1
  Thailand X 1
  Japan X 1

Women's doublesEdit

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
2   South Korea X X X X 4
3   Singapore X 1
  Japan X 1

Mixed doublesEdit

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X 11
2   Indonesia X X X X 4
3   Malaysia X X 2
4   Denmark X 1
  South Korea X 1
  Thailand X 1

Mixed teamEdit

Rank Country 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
2   South Korea X X 2
3   Malaysia X 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Junior Championships". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Weltmeisterschaft U19 (Jugend-WM - World Junior Championships)". Deutscher Badminton Verband. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Lebih Dekat Dengan Piala Suhandinata". Djarum Badminton. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Lebih Dekat Dengan Piala Suhandinata - Part 2". Djarum Badminton. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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