Dong Jiong

Dong Jiong (Chinese: 董炯; born 20 August 1973) is a Chinese badminton player who ranked among the world's men's singles elite in the mid and late 1990s.[1]

Dong Jiong
Personal information
Country China
Born (1973-08-20) 20 August 1973 (age 48)
Beijing, China[1]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[2]
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

CareerEdit

In a relatively short career at the top level, Dong won some of badminton's biggest events, including the prestigious All England and Denmark Open titles in 1997. He was a silver medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, losing the final in two close games to Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen. Among Dong's badminton achievements were victories at the Thailand Open (1995, 1996), China Open (1995, 1997, 1999), Swiss Open (1997), World Cup (1996), and quadrennial Asian Games (1998). The successes of Dong and his contemporary and rival Sun Jun marked the start of a revival in men's badminton fortunes for China, which, after dominating in the 1980s, had lost the initiative to Indonesia.

Dong retired in 2001 without any job offer or pension from his employer, the Beijing municipal sports bureau. Rekindling his passion for cultivating the badminton sport, Dong built up a franchise that includes five amateur badminton clubs, and was hired as the head coach of China's Paralympic badminton team. Dong felt lucky he could carry his own legacy in the amateur sport arena. He picked up new knowledge and confidence outside the top sport environment.

Coaching players with disabilities since 2009, Dong focused his efforts on them at his clubs. He's spent money each year on improving the facilities while applying for an entry to the 2016 Paralympic Games.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 Georgia State University Gymnasium, Atlanta, United States   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 12–15, 10–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Jeffer Rosobin 15–5, 15–8   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Hariyanto Arbi 7–15, 7–15   Bronze
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand   Hendrawan 17–14, 10–15, 15–8   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Park Sung-woo 16–18, 12–15   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Heryanto Arbi 12–15, 18–17, 15–11   Gold

East Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Shanghai, China   Liu Jun 8–15, 1–15   Bronze

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
1995 U.S. Open   Hermawan Susanto 10–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1995 China Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–8, 15–9   Winner
1995 Thailand Open   Kim Hak-kyun 15–13, 15–7   Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open   Rashid Sidek 15–11, 15–4   Winner
1996 Thailand Open   Joko Supriyanto 15–13, 15–7   Winner
1997 All England Open   Sun Jun 15–9, 15–5   Winner
1997 Swiss Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 17–15, 15–11   Winner
1997 Denmark Open   Peter Gade 15–17, 15–11, 15–12   Winner
1997 China Open   Luo Yigang 15–10, 15–2   Winner
1997 World Grand Prix Finals   Sun Jun 9–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Taufik Hidayat 15–12, 3–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open   Peter Gade 8–15, 14–17   Runner-up
1999 China Open   Fung Permadi 15–2, 15–7   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2000 Victoria International   Rio Suryana 15–9, 15–3   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Victoria International   Jiang Xin   Michał Łogosz
  Robert Mateusiak
10–15, 15–17   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "董炯 Dong Jiong". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Dong Jiong". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ "How to live after badminton?". www.china.org.cn. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Profile at www.databaseolympics.com