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Chen Jin (born January 10, 1986 in Handan, Hebei) is a retired male badminton player from China. He is the former World Men's singles Champion, after defeating Taufik Hidayat in the final of the 2010 BWF World Championships in Paris. He currently coaches the Chinese elite Women's Singles.

Chen Jin
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Personal information
Birth name陈金
Country China
Born (1986-01-10) January 10, 1986 (age 33)
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
Career title(s)14
Highest ranking2 (1 February 2007)
BWF profile
Chen Jin
Traditional Chinese陳金
Simplified Chinese陈金


Since winning the Asian Junior Badminton Championships in 2004, Chen has developed into one of the world's elite men's singles players. His titles include the Polish (2004), French (2004), German (2006), Swiss (2007), and Macau (2007) Opens. Chen captured the China Masters title in 2006, and in 2008 he won his biggest title to date, the prestigious All-England Championships over his teammate and world number one Lin Dan. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, however, he was beaten in the semifinal by Lin Dan and settled for a bronze medal after defeating Korea's Lee Hyun-il in the playoff for third place. Chen was also a bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championships and a silver medalist at the 2008 Badminton Asia Championships. He is a member of China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) team which has lifted the highly coveted cup for three consecutive campaigns (2004, 2006, 2008).


Chen Jin skipped the Proton Malaysia Open Super Series and Korea Open Super Series in January. His first tournament in 2009 was the All England Open Super Series. Chen Jin went down 12–21 6–11 (retired) against Lin Dan in the semi-final because of his slightly leg injury. A week later, Chen Jin participated in the Wilson Swiss Open. He was again blown away by Lin Dan, losing 13–21 14–21 in his semi-final match. In May, Chen Jin registered in the Aviva Singapore Open Super Series. He had clashed into the semi-final against his teammate Bao Chunlai. In the semifinal match, he was blown away 19–21 18–21 by Chunlai and have nobond in the final match. A month later, Chen Jin entered the Djarum Indonesia Open. In Indonesia, he has beaten the olympic champion Lin Dan 18–21 21–17 21–4 in the quarters-final. Lin Dan of China may be hurt his somewhere against compatriot Chen Jin. In the semifinal match, Chen Jin was stopped by the world number one Lee Chong Wei with 15–21 20–22. In August, Chen finished second to compatriot Lin Dan 21–18, 21–16 in 45 minutes at the final of 2009 World Championships in Hyderabad, India.[2]


In January, Chen entered the Proton Malaysia Open Super Series. He was clashed into semi-final match in Malaysia against the world number one Lee Chong Wei. Against Lee Chong Wei, he went down in straight games 11–21 13–21. A week later, Chen went to the Korea Open Super Series. He played until the quarter-final match only in the Korea Open. He was again stopped by the 1st seed Lee Chong Wei with rubber games 14–21 21–15 16–21 and ended the tournament. In March, Chen took part in the All England Open Super Series. He lost to Japanese Kenichi Tago with rubber games 20–22 21–19 13–21 in the quarters-final and have no chance for registering in the semi-final. After a week, Chen joined the Wilson Swiss Open. Chen had classed into the final and had won his first champion in 2010. The finalist he beat was his compatriot Chen Long. Chen Jin won in rubber games 12–21 21–15 21–17 in the Swiss Open final. Later in May, Chen represented his country China to play the Thomas Cup Finals 2010 which is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chen and his others men's team members all had clashed into the final match luckily. Chen is ranked no.2 men's singles player of China to play in the Thomas Cup Finals. In the final match, he beat Indonesia's Simon Santoso in rubber games 19–21 21–17 21–7 and had helped all his men's team members won the Thomas Cup's gold medals again. Chinese men's badminton is won 3–0 over the Indonesian team at the Thomas Cup Finals. Three months later, Chen was registering to play the World Badminton Championships in Paris. He was again clashed into the final and won the men's singles gold medal. The finalist playing against him in the 2010 World Badminton Championships was Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat who has outplayed the world number one Lee Chong Wei in the last eight matches. He beat Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21–13 21–15 in the final competition. In September, Chen Jin joined the China Masters Super Series which is held in his home country. He was outplayed by Chou Tien-chen from Chinese Taipei 18–21 8–16 (retired) in the second round because of his leg injury. After a two-month rest, Chen came back to play in the 2010 Asian Games men's team tournament and the individual tournament which were held in Guangzhou, China. Chen Jin 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 match, he beat South Korean Shon Wan-ho with an easy 21–9 21–15 win. Chen Jin also helped secure the men's team gold medal for China. Later in the individual match, Chen Jin again lost to the world number one Lee Chong Wei in rubber games 21–14 15–21 7–21. Chen Jin was tied at 15–15 in the second game against Lee Chong Wei but let the world number one overtook him in the second game. In the final game, Chen Jin made a lot of careless mistakes and allowed the world number one to pull away at 11–4, 16–6 and 20–7. Hence, Chen Jin could only add a bronze medal for China in the individual event. A week later, Chen took part in the China Open Super Series which was held in Shanghai and reached the semi-finals.


After his retirement from competitive badminton, in 2014, he was romped into the National set-up to revamp the women's singles.[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
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 9–21   Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 21–15   Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Lin Dan 18–21, 16–21   Silver

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
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium, Qingdao, China   Du Pengyu 21–12, 21–18   Gold
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Park Sung-hwan 18–21, 18–21   Silver

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Gong Weijie 12–15, 15–8, 17–14   Gold
2002 Pretoria Showgrounds, Pretoria, South Africa   Kendrick Lee Yen Hui 15–10, 15–5   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
2011 Hong Kong Open   Lin Dan 12–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 China Masters   Chen Long 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2011 Singapore Open   Lin Dan Walkover   Winner
2010 Swiss Open   Chen Long 12–21, 21–15, 21–17   Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open   Lin Dan 21–9, 9–21, 21–17   Winner
2008 China Masters   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 All England Open   Lin Dan 22–20, 25–23   Winner
2007 Swiss Open   Simon Santoso 21–16, 21–10   Winner
2007 Korea Open   Lin Dan 14–21, 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
2012 Australian Open   Tien Minh Nguyen 21–11, 21–12   Winner
2012 Swiss Open   Lee Hyun-il 14–21, 21–9, 21–17   Winner
2011 German Open   Lin Dan 19–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2007 Macau Open   Taufik Hidayat 19–21, 21–17, 21–18   Winner
2006 Thailand Open   Chen Yu 17–21, 23–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2006 China Masters   Peter Gade 21–19, 21–14   Winner
2006 German Open   Chen Hong 15–3, 15–7   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

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


  1. ^ a b (in Chinese) 陈金官方网站_腾讯体育频道_腾讯网 Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Lin beats Chen in all-Chinese final". ESPN. 2009-08-16. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  3. ^ 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. Retrieved 12 May 2018.

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