Luan Jin

Luan Jin (Chinese: 栾劲; born 1958) is a retired male badminton player from China who rated among the world's best singles players in the early to mid-1980s after China gained entry into the International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation).

Luan Jin
Medal record
Badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Hangzhou Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1979 Hangzhou Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Bangkok Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Hangzhou Men's singles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 1982 London Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 New Delhi Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1982 New Delhi Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1978 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Bangkok Men's Singles
Asian Championships
Silver medal – second place 1976 Hyderabad Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Hyderabad Men's singles

CareerEdit

Luan won the All England Open Badminton Championships in men's singles in 1983, reversing a loss to Morten Frost in the 1982 final. He was a key member of China's Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1982 and 1984, the first of which narrowly won and the second of which narrowly lost the World Team title to arch-rival Indonesia. In these final round Thomas Cup show-downs Luan defeated Rudy Hartono and Liem Swie King.

AchievementsEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1978 Bangkok, Thailand   Liem Swie King 5–15, 13–18   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1976 Hyderabad, India   Hou Jiachang Walkover   Bronze

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
1983 All England Open   Morten Frost 15–2, 12–15, 15–4   Winner
1983 World Grand Prix Finals   Morten Frost 15–2, 15–6   Winner

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