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

Ji Xinpeng
Personal information
Country China
Born (1977-12-30) December 30, 1977 (age 42)
Xiamen, Fujian
Height181 cm (5'11 1/2 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career title(s)Olympic 2000 Sydney Gold Singles Badminton
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CareerEdit

Ji Xinpeng is the first Chinese badminton player to win an Olympic gold medal in men's singles. Having never previously captured a top tier event on the international circuit, he surprised the field at the 2000 Games in Sydney by defeating such players 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.

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