Chen Hong (badminton)

Chen Hong (born November 28, 1979 in Changting County, Fujian) is a former Chinese badminton player.

Chen Hong
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Personal information
Birth name陈宏
Country China
Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 42)
Changting County, Fujian, China
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1 (2002)
BWF profile
Updated on 15:05, 23 October 2013 (UTC).
Chen Hong
Traditional Chinese陳宏
Simplified Chinese陈宏

CareerEdit

During the first several years of the 21st century Chen rated among the world's leading singles players, achieving a number one world ranking in 2002–2003. He won the Swedish Open and the Asian Championships in 1999 as a nineteen-year-old. His subsequent titles included the Dutch (2000), Singapore (2002, 2003), Denmark (2002, 2006), Malaysia (2003), China (2005, 2006), and Thailand (2007) Opens. He twice captured the prestigious All-England Championships, 2002 and 2005, defeating his very formidable fellow countryman Lin Dan in the final on the second occasion. He played in the All England 6 consecutive times between 2001 and 2006, his first All England reached the final, losing out to Indian player Pullela Gopichand, 15-12 15–6. His performances at IBF World Championships and at the 2004 Olympic Games were not among his finest. He was a bronze medalist (semifinalist) at the 2001 and 2006 World Championships and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Games in Athens. At the 2006 IBF World Championships Chen recorded a 303 km/h jump smash against Taufik Hidayat. Chen retired from competitive play in 2007.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Peter Gade 14–17, 2–15   Bronze
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain   Lin Dan 21–15, 19–21, 14–21   Bronze

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 Yiyang, China   Lin Dan 14–21, 21–6, 6–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ong Ewe Hock 15–11, 15–8   Gold
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 5–15, 11–15   Bronze
2007 Stadium Bandaraya Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Taufik Hidayat 18–21, 19–21   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1999 Swedish Open   Rasmus Wengberg 17–15, 15–0   Winner
2000 Dutch Open   Roslin Hashim 15–11, 15–17, 15–7   Winner
2001 All England Open   Pullela Gopichand 12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2002 All England Open   Budi Santoso 7–4, 7–5, 7–1   Winner
2002 Singapore Open   Ronald Susilo 15–4, 15–1   Winner
2002 Indonesia Open   Taufik Hidayat 12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2002 Denmark Open   Kenneth Jonassen 15–9, 9–15, 15–6   Winner
2002 China Open   Wong Choong Hann 15–12, 5–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2003 All England Open   Hafiz Hashim 14–17, 10–15   Runner-up
2003 Singapore Open   Chen Yu 11–15, 15–8, 15–4   Winner
2003 Indonesia Open   Taufik Hidayat 9–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2003 Malaysia Open   Lee Chong Wei 15–9, 15–5   Winner
2004 Korea Open   Xia Xuanze 9–15, 15–17   Runner-up
2004 Indonesia Open   Taufik Hidayat 10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2005 All England Open   Lin Dan 8–15, 15–5, 15–2   Winner
2005 Japan Open   Lin Dan 4–15, 0–2; retired   Runner-up
2005 Singapore Open   Taufik Hidayat 9–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2005 China Open   Bao Chunlai 15–12, 8–15, 15–9   Winner
2006 German Open   Chen Jin 3–15, 7–15   Runner-up
2006 China Open   Bao Chunlai 21–17, 21–19   Winner
2006 Denmark Open   Lin Dan 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up

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