Chen Jin (badminton)
Chen Jin (born 10 January 1986) is a retired badminton player from China. He is a former world men's singles champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. He also served as women's singles coach of the China national badminton team.
|Born||10 January 1986|
Handan, Hebei, China
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb) |
|Highest ranking||2 (1 February 2007)|
Since winning the Asian Junior Championships in 2004, Chen developed into one of the world's elite men's singles players. His titles include the 2004 Polish International, 2004 French International, 2006 German Open, 2007 Swiss Open, and 2007 Macau Open. Chen also captured the China Masters title in 2006, and in 2008 he won his biggest title to date, the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships over his teammate and then-world number one, Lin Dan. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, however, he was beaten by Lin in the semi-final and settled for a bronze medal after defeating South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in the playoff for third place. Chen was also a bronze medalist at the 2007 BWF World Championships and a silver medalist at the 2008 Badminton Asia Championships. He is also a member of China's Thomas Cup-winning world men's team champion, lifting the highly coveted cup in 2006 and 2008.
Chen skipped the Malaysia Open and Korea Open events in January. His first tournament in 2009 was the All England Open. Chen went down 12–21 6–11 (retired) against Lin Dan in the semi-final having suffered a slight leg injury. A week later, Chen participated in the Swiss Open. He was again blown away by Lin, losing 13–21 14–21 in their semi-final match. In May, Chen reached the semi-final of the Singapore Open before being defeated by another teammate, Bao Chunlai, with a scoreline of 19–21 18–21.
In June, Chen participated in the Indonesia Open. In Indonesia, he defeated the reigning Olympic champion, Lin Dan, 18–21 21–17 21–4 in the quarter-finals. However, Chen could not progress pass the semi-final stage after being defeated by Lee Chong Wei with a scoreline of 15–21 20–22. In August, Chen won a silver medal at the 2009 BWF World Championships. Chen once again fell to his compatriot, Lin Dan, 21–18, 21–16 in 45 minutes in the final in Hyderabad, India.
In January, Chen entered the Malaysia Open and reached the quarter-finals before losing out to Lee Chong Wei in straight games 11–21, 13–21. A week later, Chen went to the Korea Open. He again reached the quarter-finals before again tasting defeat at the hands of the top seed Lee Chong Wei, this time in rubber games, 14–21, 21–15, 16–21. In March, Chen took part in the All England Open. In yet another quarter-final showing, he lost to Kenichi Tago in rubber games. In the following week, Chen managed to capture his second Swiss Open. The finalist he beat was his compatriot Chen Long. Chen won in rubber games 12–21, 21–15, 21–17 in the final. Later in May, Chen was selected to represent his country in the 2010 Thomas & Uber Cup which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and subsequently won the championships after beating Indonesia 3–0 in the Thomas Cup final. Chen played the second singles in the championships. In the final match, he beat Indonesia's Simon Santoso in rubber games 19–21, 21–17, 21–7.
Chen began the second half of the year in style by winning the 2010 BWF World Championships, becoming world champion. He beat Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 21–15 in the final. In September, Chen participated in the China Masters but was outplayed by Chou Tien-chen from Chinese Taipei 18–21, 8–16 (retired) in the second round due to a leg injury. After a two-month rest, Chen came back to play in the 2010 Asian Games men's team and individual tournament which were held in Guangzhou, China. Chen again helped Chinese men's team reach the final by defeating Hong Kong's Chan Yan Kit in the quarter-finals, Indonesia's Simon Santoso in the semi-final, and in the final, he beat South Korean Son Wan-ho with an easy 21–9, 21–15 win. Chen also helped secure the men's team gold medal for China. Later in the individual tournament, Chen again lost to the world number one Lee Chong Wei in rubber games 21–14, 15–21, 7–21. In the final game, Chen made a lot of careless mistakes and allowed Lee to pull away at 11–4, 16–6 and 20–7. Hence, Chen could only add a bronze medal for China in the individual event. A week later, Chen took part in the China Open which was held in Shanghai and reached the semi-finals.
Chen kicked-off the second half of the year with a bronze medal at the 2011 BWF World Championships. He was unable to defend his title after being thrashed by Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 9–21 in the semi-finals.
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After his retirement from competitive badminton, in 2014, he was roped into the national set-up to revamp the women's singles squad.
|2008||Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China||Lee Hyun-il||21–16, 12–21, 21–14||Bronze|
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||Lin Dan||18–21, 16–21||Silver|
|2010||Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France||Taufik Hidayat||21–13, 21–15||Gold|
|2011||Wembley Arena, London, England||Lee Chong Wei||13–21, 9–21||Bronze|
|2006||Olympic Park, Yiyang, China||Chen Yu||21–17, 18–21, 11–21||Bronze|
|2010||Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China||Lee Chong Wei||14–21, 21–15, 7–21||Bronze|
|2008||Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Park Sung-hwan||18–21, 18–21||Silver|
|2012||Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China||Du Pengyu||21–12, 21–18||Gold|
World Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2002||Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa||Kendrick Lee Yen Hui||15–10, 15–5||Gold|
|2004||Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada||Gong Weijie||12–15, 15–8, 17–14||Gold|
Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2004||Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea||Gong Weijie||15–7, 15–8||Gold|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2007||Korea Open||Lin Dan||14–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Swiss Open||Simon Santoso||21–16, 21–10||Winner|
|2008||All England Open||Lin Dan||22–20, 25–23||Winner|
|2008||China Masters||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||19–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2008||Hong Kong Open||Lin Dan||21–9, 9–21, 21–17||Winner|
|2010||Swiss Open||Chen Long||12–21, 21–15, 21–17||Winner|
|2011||Singapore Open||Lin Dan||Walkover||Winner|
|2011||China Masters||Chen Long||16–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2011||Hong Kong Open||Lin Dan||12–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.
|2006||German Open||Chen Hong||15–3, 15–7||Winner|
|2006||China Masters||Peter Gade||21–19, 21–14||Winner|
|2006||Thailand Open||Chen Yu||17–21, 23–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2007||Macau Open||Taufik Hidayat||19–21, 21–17, 21–18||Winner|
|2011||German Open||Lin Dan||19–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Swiss Open||Lee Hyun-il||14–21, 21–9, 21–17||Winner|
|2012||Australian Open||Nguyễn Tiến Minh||21–11, 21–12||Winner|
|2004||French International||Björn Joppien||15–9, 15–5||Winner|
|2004||Polish International||Przemysław Wacha||15–4, 15–2||Winner|
- (in Chinese) 陈金官方网站_腾讯体育频道_腾讯网 Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "Lin beats Chen in all-Chinese final". ESPN. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
- "Archived copy" 陈金：女子技术要男性化 望恢复女单统治地位 (in Chinese). 中青在线-中国青年报. Archived from the original on 15 January 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)