Ji Xinpeng

Ji Xinpeng (simplified Chinese: 吉新鹏; traditional Chinese: 吉新鵬; pinyin: Jí Xīnpéng; born 30 December 1977) is a retired Chinese badminton player.

Ji Xinpeng
Personal information
Born (1977-12-30) 30 December 1977 (age 43)
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
EventMen's singles
Medal record
BWF profile


Ji Xinpeng is the first Chinese badminton player to win an Olympic gold medal in men's singles.[1] Having never previously captured a top-tier event on the international circuit, he surprised the field at the 2000 Games in Sydney by defeating players such as Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and, in the final, Hendrawan. Ji won men's singles at the Japan Open later that year.

Ji became a coach in the Chinese national badminton team in 2008.


Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2000 Pavilion 3, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia   Hendrawan 15–4, 15–13   Gold

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
1999 Dutch Open   Xia Xuanze 10–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Chen Gang 12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2000 Swiss Open   Xia Xuanze 8–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2000 Japan Open   Hendrawan 6–15, 17–15, 15–4   Winner


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ji Xinpeng". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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