Gu Juan

Gu Juan (Chinese: 顾娟;born 26 May 1990 in Dafeng, Yancheng, Jiangsu, China) is a China born Singaporean badminton player.[1]

Gu Juan
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Personal information
Birth name顾娟
Country Singapore
Born (1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 30)
Dafeng, Jiangsu, China
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
CoachLuan Jin
Women's Singles
Highest ranking15 (20 December 2012)
BWF profile


Gu followed her father to Nanjing when she was six years old. Due to poor body constitution, her father sent her to a badminton school to build her up. Gu represented Nanjing and won a competition. She was subsequently invited to join the Beijing badminton team but withdrew after not being used to the weather conditions. Gu then further represented Nanjing in the Jiangsu sports competition and won the girls doubles and mixed doubles. Former Jiangsu badminton coach, representing the Singapore Badminton Association, scouted her and invited her to Singapore.[2]

Gu came to Singapore in 2003 under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme and became a Singapore citizen in June 2007. She left the Singapore national team to return to Shanghai for studies a year later. However, 16 months later, after the persuasion of the Singapore national badminton team's head coach, she re-joined the national team.[3] Gu was part of the Singapore women's team who won the silver medal at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games held in Thailand. In 2012, Gu was selected as Singapore's only Olympic women's singles player for the 2012 Summer Olympics by the Singapore Badminton Association, ahead of Southeast Asian Games women's singles champion Fu Mingtian.[4] At the 2012 Olympics, she qualified from her group before losing to Cheng Shao-Chieh.[1]


BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand   Wang Lin 14–21, 14–21   Bronze

Asia Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Liu Xin 7–21, 21–15, 16–21   Silver

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
2013 Dutch Open   Busanan Ongbumrungpan 12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Masters   Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 17–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Singapore International   Xing Aiying 10–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 New Zealand International   Sayaka Sato 14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Vietnam International   Lee Hyun-jin 19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Banuinvest International   Hitomi Oka 23–25, 21–15, 4–21   Runner-up
2007 Waikato International   Fu Mingtian 14–21, 17–21   Runner-up

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Croatian International   Zhang Beiwen   Cai Jiani
  Guo Xin
21–15, 6–21, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

Record against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists, plus all Olympic opponents.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Gu Juan". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "明星信息". (in Chinese). Sina Corp. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Out to make the most of her Olympic stop". AsiaOne. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ "羽球/羽球女單傳捷報 鄭韶婕拍落顧娟晉級前8強". (in Chinese). NOWnews. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Juan Gu Head to Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 February 2012.