Badminton Asia Championships

The Badminton Asia Championships (formerly Asian Badminton Championships until 2006) is a tournament organized by Badminton Asia to crown the best badminton players in Asia.

Badminton Asia Championships
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Badminton Asia Championships
SportBadminton
Founded1962
CountryBadminton Asia Confederation member nations

The tournament started in 1962 and is held annually since 1991. The event had rotated between team and individual competitions before the team event became null since 1994.[1]

At the 2003 event however, there is a controversy when China decided to pull out from the tournament at the last minute. Head coach Li Yongbo said that the tournament did not award any ranking points for the 2004 Summer Olympics event and wanted to give his players more time to rest.[2] Some of the top players were also willing to pull out from the tournament since the competitiveness of the event was low.

ChampionshipsEdit

Individual championshipsEdit

The table below gives an overview of all host cities and countries of the Asia Championships. 1988 Asian Badminton Championships was unofficial because the championships were conducted as Invitational Championships (invitation competition).[3]

Year Number Host City Host Country Events
1962 1 Kuala Lumpur   Malaya 6
1965 2 Lucknow   India 6
1969 3 Manila   Philippines 5
1971 4 Jakarta   Indonesia 6
1976 5 Hyderabad   India 6
1983 6 Calcutta   India 6
1985 7 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
1987 8 Semarang   Indonesia 5
1989 9 Shanghai   China 1
1991 10 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
1992 11 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
1993 12 Hong Kong   Hong Kong 1
1994 13 Shanghai   China 5
1995 14 Beijing   China 5
1996 15 Surabaya   Indonesia 5
1997 16 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
1998 17 Bangkok   Thailand 5
1999 18 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
2000 19 Jakarta   Indonesia 5
2001 20 Manila   Philippines 5
Year Number Host City Host Country Events
2002 21 Bangkok   Thailand 5
2003 22 Jakarta   Indonesia 5
2004 23 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 5
2005 24 Hyderabad   India 5
2006 25 Johor Bahru   Malaysia 5
2007 26 Johor Bahru   Malaysia 5
2008 27 Johor Bahru   Malaysia 5
2009 28 Suwon   South Korea 5
2010 29 New Delhi   India 5
2011 30 Chengdu   China 5
2012 31 Qingdao   China 5
2013 32 Taipei   Taiwan 5
2014 33 Gimcheon   South Korea 5
2015 34 Wuhan   China 5
2016 35 Wuhan   China 5
2017 36 Wuhan   China 5
2018 37 Wuhan   China 5
2019 38 Wuhan   China 5

Team championshipsEdit

Men's team competition started in 1962 and last played in 1993. In 2016, Badminton Asia decided to create a new men's and women's team championships which also serves as qualification tournament for the Thomas and Uber Cups Finals.[4] Another new team tournament using mixed team format, named as Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship (also known as Tong Yun Kai Cup[5]), was initiated in 2017.[6] Both championships are biennial, thus following the same pattern as Thomas & Uber Cups finals and the Sudirman Cup.

Badminton Asia Team ChampionshipsEdit

Year Number Host City Country Events
2016 1 Hyderabad   India 2
2018 2 Alor Setar   Malaysia 2
2020 3 Manila   Philippines 2

Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipEdit

Year Number Host City Country Events
2017 1 Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 1
2019 2 Hong Kong   Hong Kong 1
2021 - Not Held

All time medal tableEdit

Individual ChampionshipsEdit

From 1994 Asian Badminton Championships:

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)626179202
2  South Korea (KOR)25153676
3  Indonesia (INA)212457102
4  Japan (JPN)7112139
5  Malaysia (MAS)781631
6  Hong Kong (HKG)431421
7  Thailand (THA)251421
8  Chinese Taipei (TPE)231116
9  India (IND)0088
10  Singapore (SIN)0033
11  Vietnam (VIE)0011
Totals (11 NOCs)130130260520

Team ChampionshipsEdit

Men's TeamEdit

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Indonesia (INA)3003
2  Japan (JPN)0112
  Malaysia (MAS)0112
4  China (CHN)0101
5  India (IND)0022
  South Korea (KOR)0022
Totals (6 NOCs)33612

Women's TeamEdit

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan2103
2  China1102
3  South Korea0123
4  Thailand0022
5  Indonesia0011
  Malaysia0011
Totals (6 NOCs)33612

Overall (men's and women's team)Edit

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Indonesia3014
2  Japan2215
3  China1203
4  South Korea0145
5  Malaysia0123
6  India0022
  Thailand0022
Totals (7 NOCs)661224

Mixed Team ChampionshipsEdit

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan1102
2  China1012
3  South Korea0101
4  Hong Kong0011
  Indonesia0011
  Thailand0011
Totals (6 NOCs)2248

Past winnersEdit

Individual competitionEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1962   Teh Kew San   Minarni   Ng Boon Bee
  Tan Yee Khan
  Happy Herowati
  Corry Kawilarang
  Lim Say Hup
  Ng Mei Ling
1965de   Dinesh Khanna   Angela Bairstow   Narong Bhornchima
  Chavalert Chumkum
  Angela Bairstow
  Ursula Smith
  Tan Yee Khan
  Angela Bairstow
1969   Muljadi   Pang Yuet Mui   Punch Gunalan
  Ng Boon Bee
  Kang Young-sin
  Lee Young-soon
Not held
1971   Tan Aik Mong   Utami Kinard   Indra Gunawan
  Nara Sudjana
  Retno Koestijah
  Intan Nurtjahja
  Christian Hadinata
  Retno Koestijah
1976   Hou Jiachang   Liang Qiuxia   Ade Chandra
  Tjun Tjun
  Regina Masli
  Theresia Widiastuti
  Fang Kaixiang
  He Cuiling
1983   Chen Changjie   Yoo Sang-hee   He Shangquan
  Jiang Guoliang
  Fan Ming
  Guan Weizhen
  Park Joo-bong
  Kim Yun-ja
1985   Zhao Jianhua   Zheng Yuli   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
  Kim Yun-ja
  Yoo Sang-hee
Not held
1987 Men's team competition
1988   Xiong Guobao   Tang Jiuhong   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
  Verawaty Fajrin
  Yanti Kusmiati
Not held
1989 Men's team competition
1991   Rashid Sidek   Yuliani Sentosa   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
  Chung So-young
  Hwang Hye-young
  Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
1992   Ye Zhaoying   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
  Pan Li
  Wu Yuhong
  Joko Mardianto
  Sri Untari
1993 Men's team competition
1994   Foo Kok Keong   Ye Zhaoying   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
  Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
  Chen Xingdong
  Sun Man
1995   Park Sung-woo   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
  Liu Jianjun
  Ge Fei
1996   Jeffer Rosobin   Gong Zhichao   Ade Sutrisna
  Candra Wijaya
  Finarsih
  Eliza Nathanael
  Tri Kusharjanto
  Lili Tampi
1997   Sun Jun   Yao Yan   Antonius Ariantho
  Denny Kantono
  Huang Nanyan
  Liu Zhong
  Zhang Jun
  Liu Lu
1998   Chen Gang   Ye Zhaoying   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
  Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
  Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
1999   Chen Hong   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
2000   Taufik Hidayat   Xie Xingfang   Tony Gunawan
  Rexy Mainaky
  Lee Hyo-jung
  Yim Kyung-jin
  Bambang Suprianto
  Minarti Timur
2001   Xia Xuanze   Zhang Ning   Tri Kusharjanto
  Bambang Suprianto
  Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
  Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2002   Sony Dwi Kuncoro   Zhou Mi   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kim Dong-moon
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
  Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
2003   Wang Chen   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
  Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
  Nova Widianto
  Vita Marissa
2004   Taufik Hidayat   Jun Jae-youn   Sigit Budiarto
  Tri Kusharjanto
  Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
  Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2005   Sony Dwi Kuncoro   Wang Chen   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
  Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
2006   Lee Chong Wei   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
  Du Jing
  Yu Yang
  Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
2007   Taufik Hidayat   Jiang Yanjiao   Yang Wei
  Zhao Tingting
  He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
2008   Park Sung-hwan   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
  Yang Wei
  Zhang Jiewen
  Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
2009   Bao Chunlai   Zhu Lin   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
  Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
  Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
2010   Lin Dan   Li Xuerui   Cho Gun-woo
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Pan Pan
  Tian Qing
  Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
2011   Wang Yihan   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2012   Chen Jin   Li Xuerui   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
  Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
2013   Du Pengyu   Wang Yihan   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
2014   Lin Dan   Sung Ji-hyun   Shin Baek-cheol
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
  Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
2015   Ratchanok Intanon   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Ma Jin
  Tang Yuanting
  Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
2016   Lee Chong Wei   Wang Yihan   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2017   Chen Long   Tai Tzu-ying   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
  Lu Kai
  Huang Yaqiong
2018   Kento Momota   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
  Wang Yilyu
  Huang Dongping
2019   Akane Yamaguchi   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
  Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
2021 Postponed

Men's TeamEdit

Year Winner
1962   Malaya
1965   Malaysia
1969   Indonesia
1971   Indonesia
1976   Indonesia
1983   China
1985   China
1987   China
1989   China
1993   Indonesia

Badminton Asia Team ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Team
Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2016   Indonesia   Japan 3–2   South Korea   India
2018   Indonesia   China 3–1   Malaysia   South Korea
2020   Indonesia   Malaysia 3–1   India   Japan
Women's Team
Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2016   China   Japan 3–2   South Korea   Thailand
2018   Japan   China 3–0   Indonesia   South Korea
2020   Japan   South Korea 3–0   Malaysia   Thailand

Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2017   Japan   South Korea 3–0   China   Thailand
2019   China   Japan 3–2   Indonesia   Hong Kong
2021 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic in Asia

Successful players and national teamsEdit

Asian Champions who also became World ChampionsEdit

List of players who have won Asia Championships and also won the BWF World Championships to become both the Asian Champion and World Champion.

Type Player Asian Champion (Year) World Champion (Year)
Mixed Doubles   Christian Hadinata 1971 1980
Men's Doubles   Tjun Tjun 1976 1977
Men's Doubles   Ade Chandra 1976 1980
Women's Doubles   Guan Weizhen 1983 1987, 1989, 1991
Mixed Doubles   Park Joo-bong 1983, 1991 1985, 1989, 1991
Men's Singles   Zhao Jianhua 1985 1991
Men's Doubles   Park Joo-bong 1985, 1991 1985, 1991
Men's Doubles   Kim Moon-soo 1985, 1991 1985, 1991
Women's Singles   Tang Jiuhong 1988 1991
Mixed Doubles   Chung Myung-hee 1991 1989, 1991
Women's Singles   Ye Zhaoying 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1995, 1997
Women's Doubles   Ge Fei 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1997, 1999
Women's Doubles   Gu Jun 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1997, 1999
Mixed Doubles   Ge Fei 1995 1997
Men's Doubles   Candra Wijaya 1996 1997
Men's Singles   Sun Jun 1997 1999
Mixed Doubles   Zhang Jun 1997, 2002 2001
Men's Doubles   Ha Tae-kwon 1998, 1999, 2002 1999
Mixed Doubles   Kim Dong-moon 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004 1999, 2003
Mixed Doubles   Ra Kyung-min 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004 1999, 2003
Men's Singles   Taufik Hidayat 2000, 2004, 2007 2005
Women's Singles   Xie Xingfang 2000 2005, 2006
Men's Doubles   Rexy Mainaky 2000 1995
Men's Doubles  /  Tony Gunawan 2000 2001, 2005
Men's Singles   Xia Xuanze 2001 2003
Women's Singles   Zhang Ning 2001 2003
Women's Doubles   Gao Ling 2001 2001, 2003, 2006
Mixed Doubles   Gao Ling 2002 2001
Mixed Doubles   Nova Widianto 2003, 2006 2005, 2007
Men's Doubles   Sigit Budiarto 2004 1997
Men's Doubles   Markis Kido 2005, 2009 2007
Men's Doubles   Hendra Setiawan 2005, 2009 2007, 2013, 2015, 2019
Women's Doubles   Du Jing 2006 2010
Women's Doubles   Yu Yang 2006, 2011, 2013 2010, 2011, 2013
Mixed Doubles   Liliyana Natsir 2006, 2015 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017
Women's Doubles   Yang Wei 2007, 2008 2005, 2007
Women's Doubles   Zhao Tingting 2007 2009
Women's Doubles   Zhang Jiewen 2008 2005, 2007
Women's Singles   Zhu Lin 2009 2007
Women's Doubles   Wang Xiaoli 2009, 2011, 2013 2011, 2013
Men's singles   Lin Dan 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Women's Doubles   Tian Qing 2010, 2012 2014, 2015
Women's Singles   Wang Yihan 2011, 2013, 2016 2011
Men's Doubles   Fu Haifeng 2011 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Men's Doubles   Cai Yun 2011 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Mixed Doubles   Zhang Nan 2011, 2012, 2016 2011, 2014, 2015
Mixed Doubles   Zhao Yunlei 2011, 2012, 2016 2011, 2014, 2015
Men's Singles   Chen Jin 2012 2010
Women's Doubles   Zhao Yunlei 2012 2014, 2015
Men's Doubles   Ko Sung-hyun 2013 2014
Men's Doubles   Shin Baek-cheol 2014 2014
Women's Singles   Ratchanok Intanon 2015 2013
Mixed Doubles   Tontowi Ahmad 2015 2013, 2017
Men's Singles   Chen Long 2017 2014, 2015
Men's Doubles   Li Junhui 2017, 2018 2018
Men's Doubles   Liu Yuchen 2017, 2018 2018
Mixed Doubles   Huang Yaqiong 2017 2018, 2019
Men's Singles   Kento Momota 2018, 2019 2018, 2019

Successful playersEdit

Below is the list of the most ever successful players in the Badminton Asia Championships, with 3 or more gold medals.

Rank Players MS WS MD WD XD Total
1   Ge Fei 4 1 5
  Ye Zhaoying 5 5
  Kim Dong-moon 1 4 5
  Lee Yong-dae 4 1 5
  Ra Kyung-min 1 4 5
6   Gu Jun 4 4
  Lin Dan 4 4
  Yu Yang 3 1 4
  Zhao Yunlei 1 3 4
  Kim Dong-moon 4 4
  Park Joo-bong 2 2 4
  Ra Kyung-min 4 4
13   Huang Yaqiong 3 3
  Wang Xiaoli 3 3
  Wang Yihan 3 3
  Yang Wei 3 3
  Zhang Nan 3 3
  Angela Bairstow 1 1 1 3
  Wang Chen 3 3
  Taufik Hidayat 3 3
  Tri Kusharjanto 2 1 3
  Ha Tae-kwon 3 3
  Lee Kyung-won 3 3

MS: Men's singles; WS: Women's singles; MD: Men's doubles; WD: Women's doubles; XD: Mixed doubles

Successful national teamsEdit

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries. China has been the most successful in the Asia Championships. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2011.

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 91 92 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   China 3 3 22 3 23 4 3 1 4 3 3 1 3 3 1 3 25 3 3 5 4 3 26 2 2 3 27 2 75
2   Indonesia 2 11 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 1 24 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 35
3   South Korea 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 34
4   Malaysia 3 0.5 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 16.5
5   Japan 1 1 2 3 7
6   Hong Kong 1 1 1 1 1 5
7   Thailand 1 1 1 3
8   England 2.5 2.5
9   Chinese Taipei 1 1 2
10   India 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of that Asia Championships

^1 Indonesia won on superior of silver medal, thus, Indonesia became overall winner.
^2 China won on superior of silver medal to Korea, thus, China became overall winner.
^3 China won on superior of silver medal of three silver medals to Malaysia none, thus, China became overall winner.
^4 Indonesia won on superior of silver medal of four silver medals to South Korea one, thus, Indonesia became overall winner.
^5 China won on superior of silver medal of two silver medals to South Korea none, thus, China became overall winner.
^6 China won on superior of bronze medal of four bronze medals to South Korea one, thus, China became overall winner.
^7 China won on superior of bronze medal of four bronze medals to Japan none, thus, China became overall winner.

Men's singlesEdit

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
2   Indonesia X X X X X X X X 8
3   Malaysia X X X X X X X X 8
4   South Korea X X 2
  Japan X X 2
6   India X 1

Women's singlesEdit

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
2   Hong Kong X X X X 4
  Indonesia X X X X 4
4   South Korea X X X 3
5   Chinese Taipei X X 2
6   England X 1
  Thailand X 1
  Japan X 1

Men's doublesEdit

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   South Korea X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
2   Indonesia X X X X X X X X X X 10
3   Malaysia X X X X X X 6
  China X X X X X X 6
5   Thailand X 1
  Japan X 1

Women's doublesEdit

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
2   South Korea X X X X X X X X 8
3   Indonesia X X X X X 5
4   Japan X X X 3
5   England X 1

Mixed doublesEdit

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1   China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2   Indonesia X X X X X X X X 8
  South Korea X X X X X X X X 8
3   Malaysia X \ X 2.5
4   Hong Kong X 1
  Thailand X 1
6   England \ 0.5

See alsoEdit

NoteEdit

  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 21 to 26 April, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Event Overview of the Asian Badminton Championships". Archived from the original on 2001-07-10.
  2. ^ 亚洲羽锦赛今日开打 中国队因故退出 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese)
  3. ^ Gaznavi, Mahmood (5 November 1988). "Indonesian shuttlers urged to do their best". The Straits Times. p. 42 – via NewspaperSG.
  4. ^ "Hyderabad to host Asia Team Badminton". The Hans India. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Japan first holders of Tong Yun Kai Cup". Sports247.my. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ "14 Teams for the Inaugural Robot Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships". Badminton Asia. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. ^ "BWF Announces Revamped Tournament Calendar for 2020". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. 25 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.

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