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.

Chen Jin
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Personal information
Birth name陈金
Born (1986-01-10) 10 January 1986 (age 35)
Handan, Hebei, China
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight72 kg (159 lb) [1]
Years active2003–2013
Men's singles
Career record291–90
Highest ranking2 (1 February 2007)
BWF profile
Chen Jin
Traditional Chinese陳金
Simplified Chinese陈金



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.[2]


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.




After his retirement from competitive badminton, in 2014, he was roped into the national set-up to revamp the women's singles squad.[3]


Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Lee Hyun-il 21–16, 12–21, 21–14   Bronze

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Chen Yu 21–17, 18–21, 11–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Lee Chong Wei 14–21, 21–15, 7–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea   Gong Weijie 15–7, 15–8   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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 Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

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.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2004 French International   Björn Joppien 15–9, 15–5   Winner
2004 Polish International   Przemysław Wacha 15–4, 15–2   Winner


  1. ^ a b (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
  2. ^ "Lin beats Chen in all-Chinese final". ESPN. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  3. ^ "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)

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