Fu Mingtian

Fu Mingtian (Chinese: 伏明天; born 27 June 1990) is a China born Singaporean badminton player.[1] Fu came to Singapore in 2003 and became a Singapore citizen in 2007 under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme.[2] Fu became the first female Singaporean player to win the Southeast Asian Games women's singles badminton Gold medal in 2011 at the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia. She beat second-seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21–12, 21–18 en route to the Final match. In the Finals, she beat home favourite Adriyanti Firdasari of Indonesia 14–21, 21–12, 22–20.[3] Despite Fu's achievements, she was not selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Gu Juan was selected.[4]

Fu Mingtian
Personal information
Birth name伏明天
Country Singapore
Born (1990-06-27) 27 June 1990 (age 30)
Wuhan, Hubei China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking25 (12 January 2012)
BWF profile

After retirement from competitive badminton, Fu became a coach with the Singapore Badminton Association. In 2017, Fu resigned from her coach position to return to China to marry another former Chinese shuttler who played for the Xiamen team. She expects to settle down in Xuzhou city, Jiangsu where her fiancé is from.[5]

AchievementsEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Adriyanti Firdasari 14–21, 21–12, 22–20   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Badminton Hall Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex,
Pune, India
  Yao Lei   Xie Jing
  Zhong Qianxin
21–19, 21–17   Gold

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Liu Xin 22–24, 11–21   Bronze

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yao Lei   Puspita Richi Dili
  Debby Susanto
10–21, 17–21   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Vietnam Open   Kaori Imabeppu 21–18, 16–21, 21–8   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Singapore International   Xing Aiying 10–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2007 Waikato International   Gu Juan 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2007 Ballarat International   Huang Chia-Chi 8–21, 21–13, 21–15   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Singapore International   Vanessa Neo Yu Yan   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Yao Lei
21–19, 15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2005 Croatian International   Zhang Beiwen   Liu Fan Frances
  Shinta Mulia Sari
Walkover   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mingtian Fu Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Steel Magnolia". www.asiaone.com. AsiaOne. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "SEA Games Badminton: Fu Mingtian captures Singapore's first ever women's singles gold". www.redsports.sg. Red Sports. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Out to make the most of her Olympic stop". AsiaOne. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Badminton: Chief coach Chua, assistant national coach Fu quit SBA". Retrieved 14 September 2018.