Gu Jun (simplified Chinese: 顾俊; traditional Chinese: 顧俊; pinyin: Gù Jùn; born 3 January 1975) was a Chinese badminton player in the 1990s from Wuxi, Jiangsu.

Gu Jun
顾俊
Personal information
Country China
Born (1975-01-03) 3 January 1975 (age 45)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 with Ge fei
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Gu and her regular partner Ge Fei were the world's dominant women's doubles team from the mid-1990s to their retirement after the 2000 Olympics. They won over thirty top tier international tournaments together, including two Olympic competitions and two IBF World Championships (which were then held biennially). They helped China to regain the Uber Cup (women's world team trophy) from Indonesia in 1998, and to retain the Cup in 2000. Gu Jun was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2008.

Summer OlympicsEdit

  • 1996

Gu Jun competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in women's doubles with Ge Fei. They won the gold medal beating Gil Young-ah and Jang Hye-ock from Korea 15–5, 15–5 in the final.

  • 2000

Gu also competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in women's doubles with Ge. They beat Huang Nanyan and Yang Wei from China 15–5, 15–5 in the final.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia   Ge Fei   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–5, 15–5   Gold
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
15–5, 15–5   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Ge Fei   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–4, 15–5   Gold
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–7   Gold

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–10, 9–15, 15–9   Gold
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–12   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam   Chen Xingdong   Thomas Lund
  Catrine Bengtsson
15–10, 10–15, 2–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Ge Fei   Eliza Nathanael
  Deyana Lomban
12–15, 15–9, 15–11   Gold
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium,
Hiroshima, Japan
  Ge Fei   Chung So-young
  Gil Young-ah
15–9, 7–15, 10–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ge Fei   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 15–10   Gold
1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–7   Gold
1995 Beijing, China   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–4   Gold
1994 Shanghai, China   Ge Fei   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
15–11, 18–14   Gold

Asian CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Qingdao, China   Ge Fei   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Han Jingna   Tang Yongshu
  Yuan Yali
15–9, 15–5   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Malaysia Open   Ge Fei   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–17, 15–6, 15–8   Winner
2000 Thailand Open   Ge Fei   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–8, 15–11   Winner
2000 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–13, 4–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 All England Open   Ge Fei   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
15–2, 15–4   Winner
1999 China Open   Ge Fei   Gao Ling
  Qin Yiyuan
15–5, 15–6   Winner
1999 Malaysia Open   Ge Fei   Gao Ling
  Qin Yiyuan
15–8, 15–10   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
12–15, 17–16, 15–5   Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Rikke Olsen
  Marlene Thomsen
Walkover   Winner
1998 Singapore Open   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–13   Winner
1998 Swiss Open   Ge Fei   Rikke Olsen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–7, 15–4   Winner
1998 All England Open   Ge Fei   Jang Hye-ock
  Ra Kyung-min
15–7, 15–7   Winner
1998 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
Walkover   Winner
1997 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–8   Winner
1997 China Open   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–13, 15–11   Winner
1997 Singapore Open   Ge Fei   Indarti Issolina
  Deyana Lomban
15–4, 15–9   Winner
1997 Malaysia Open   Ge Fei   Liu Lu
  Qian Hong
15–7, 15–1   Winner
1997 Swiss Open   Ge Fei   Han Jingna
  Ye Zhaoying
9–15, 15–2, 15–11   Winner
1997 All England Open   Ge Fei   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–6, 15–9   Winner
1997 Korea Open   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–10, 15–10   Winner
1997 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
12–15, 15–12, 15–1   Winner
1996 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–4, 15–4   Winner
1996 All England Open   Ge Fei   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–3, 15–7   Winner
1996 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
5–15, 17–14, 10–15   Runner-up
1996 Chinese Taipei Open   Ge Fei   Kim Mee-hyang
  Kim Shin-young
15–8, 15–13   Winner
1995 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
15–7, 15–12   Winner
1995 China Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 10–15, 15–3   Winner
1995 Thailand Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
17–18, 6–15   Runner-up
1995 Singapore Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1995 Indonesia Open   Ge Fei   Qin Yiyuan
  Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–6   Winner
1995 Japan Open   Ge Fei   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
15–11, 15–8   Winner
1995 Korea Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Jang Hye-ock
13–15, 15–1, 11–15   Runner-up
1994 Grand Prix Finals   Ge Fei   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
13–15, 15–8, 15–7   Winner
1994 China Open   Ge Fei   Bang Soo-hyun
  Jang Hye-ock
15–8, 15–2   Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open   Ge Fei   Jang Hye-ock
  Shim Eun-jung
11–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1994 Thailand Open   Ge Fei   Julie Bradbury
  Joanne Goode
15–12, 15–4   Winner
1994 Singapore Open   Ge Fei   Gil Young-ah
  Kim Mee-hyang
15–7, 18–16   Winner
1994 Malaysia Open   Ge Fei   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–5, 15–11   Winner
1993 Thailand Open   Ge Fei   Han Jingna
  Li Qi
15–5, 15–10   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International   Ge Fei 4–11, 6–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International   Ge Fei   Erica van den Heuvel
  Nicole van Hooren
15–5, 15–6   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  • badmintoncn.com
  • European results
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gu Jun". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-08-09.
  • All England champions 1899-2007