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Chou Tien-chen (Chinese: 周天成; born 8 January 1990[1]) is a badminton player from Taiwan, representing Chinese Taipei. In 2016 he became the first local shuttler in 17 years to win the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold men’s singles title since Indonesian-born Fung Permadi won it in 1999.[2][3][4] He won his first BWF Super Series title at the 2014 Yonex French Open, beating Wang Zhengming of China 10-21, 25-23, 21-19 in the finals.[5][6] He is the record holder of three consecutive Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold titles from 2012 till 2014.

Chou Tien-chen
周天成
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2018 - Quarterfinal - Chou Tien-Chen vs LEE Cheuk Yiu 01.jpg
Personal information
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 29)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record275 wins, 164 losses
Career title(s)17
Highest ranking2 (6 August 2019)
Current ranking2 (6 August 2019)
BWF profile

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AchievementsEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia   Jonatan Christie 18–21, 22–20, 15–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Shi Yuqi 20–22, 18–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center, Hwasun, South Korea   Jeon Hyeok-jin 19–21, 19–21   Bronze
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia   Gao Huan 9–21, 9–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Chiang Kai-hsin   Zhang Nan
  Lu Lu
19–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (5 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 Thailand Open Super 500   Ng Ka Long 21–14, 11–21, 23–21   Winner
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000   Anders Antonsen 21–18, 24–26, 21–15   Winner
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Kento Momota 13–21, 21–11, 16–21   Runner-up
2018 Denmark Open Super 750   Kento Momota 20–22, 21–16, 15–21   Runner-up
2018 Korea Open Super 500   Tommy Sugiarto 21–13, 21–16   Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500   Hsu Jen-hao 21–13, 21–13   Winner
2018 German Open Super 300   Ng Ka Long 21–19, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2018 India Open Super 500   Shi Yuqi 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries had two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries featured 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
2017 India Open   Viktor Axelsen 13–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2015 French Open   Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2014 French Open   Wang Zhengming 10–21, 25–23, 21–19   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (7 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Chinese Taipei Open   Wang Tzu-wei 18–21, 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2017 German Open   Wang Tzu-wei 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2016 Macau Open   Zhao Junpeng 11–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Open   Qiao Bin 21–18, 21–17   Winner
2016 German Open   Lin Dan 21–15, 17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Chinese Taipei Open   Chen Long 21–15, 9–21, 6–21   Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open   Scott Evans 21–17, 21–10   Winner
2014 U.S. Open   Nguyễn Tiến Minh 19–21, 21–14, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 Bitburger Open   Marc Zwiebler 13–21, 21–18, 21–15   Winner
2012 Bitburger Open   Marc Zwiebler 21–19, 21–12   Winner
2012 Chinese Taipei Open   Nguyễn Tiến Minh 11–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 Canada Open   Lin Yu-hsien 15–21, 21–16, 21–9   Winner
2011 Dutch Open   Hsueh Hsuan-yi 21–18, 15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Welsh International   Kuan Beng Hong 21–15, 21–13   Winner
2012 Norwegian International   Tan Chun Seang 21–17, 21–12   Winner
2012 Iceland International   Ha Young-woong 21–19, 23–21   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Iceland International   Chiang Mei-hui   Helgi Jóhannesson
  Elín Þóra Elíasdóttir
21–16, 21–9   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "www.tournamentsoftware.com".
  2. ^ "CHINESE TAIPEI OPEN Finals – Chou Tien Chen ends 17-year wait".
  3. ^ Liew, Badminton News Articles from BadmintonPlanet.com - Choong Hoong. "Chou Tien Chen wins Chinese Taipei Open - Latest Badminton News Articles , Badminton Rules, Badminton Strategies for Singles and Doubles, Badminton History,Badminton Photos!".
  4. ^ "Chou Tien Chen brought to tears after dream Yonex Chinese Taipei Open win". 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Taiwan's Chou sets national bar with Superseries triumph". Taipei Times. Central News Agency. 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ "FRENCH OPEN 2014 Finals – Historic Chou!".
  7. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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