Sun Jun (badminton)

Sun Jun (simplified Chinese: 孙俊; traditional Chinese: 孫俊; pinyin: Sūn Jùn; born 16 June 1975) is a former world number 1 singles badminton player from China in the late 1990s whose resume includes the World Championship, World Cup, Asian Championship and All England men's singles titles. He was known for his all-round defensive ability as well as his never-say-die attitude on court as exemplified by his famous match with Peter Rasmussen whereby he suffered a severe leg cramp during mid-match but basically carried on to finish an entire set limping on one leg, at one point leading by 10-3 due to intelligent play before succumbing to his opponent.

Sun Jun
Personal information
Country China
Born (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 46)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

He is married to the great doubles badminton player Ge Fei.

CareerEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Sun won the 1999 IBF World Championships, beating Fung Permadi in the final. He also won a silver medal at the 1997 IBF World Championships, when in the final he was leading 10-3 in the deciding set against Peter Rasmussen despite suffering from a leg cramp, eventually losing 16-17, 18-13, 15-10.[1]

Summer OlympicsEdit

Sun Jun competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's singles. In the first round he had a bye, and in the second one he defeated Kim Hak-kyun from Korea. In round of 16 he was beaten by Alan Budikusuma 15-5, 15-6.

Sun Jun competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's singles. In the first round he had a bye, and in the second round he defeated the defending Olympic champion Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen from Denmark. In the round of 16 Sun beat Richard Vaughan from Great Britain and in quarterfinals he lost to Hendrawan from Indonesia.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Peter Rasmussen 17–16, 13–18, 10–15   Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Fung Permadi 15–6, 15–13   Gold

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia   Joko Suprianto 15–9, 15–8   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand   Hendrawan 15–6, 12–15, 9–15   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Park Sung-woo 8–15, 8–15   Silver
1997 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Hendrawan 18–14, 8–15, 15–9   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Ge Fei   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 8–15   Silver

Asian CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China   Joko Suprianto 7–15, 8–15   Silver

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   George Rimarcdi 15–9, 15–11   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
1994 French Open   Robert Liljequist 15–1, 16–17, 15–2   Winner
1994 Thailand Open   Joko Suprianto 15–10, 11–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1996 Dutch Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 5–9, 9–3, 9–3, 9–5   Winner
1996 Russian Open   Hu Zhilan 15–8, 15–10   Winner
1996 World Grand Prix Finals   Fung Permadi 12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 All England Open   Dong Jiong 9–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 World Grand Prix Finals   Dong Jiong 15–9, 15–6   Winner
1998 All England Open   Ong Ewe Hock 15–1, 15–7   Winner
1998 Swiss Open   Peter Gade 12–15, 15–8, 11–15   Runner-up
1998 World Grand Prix Finals   Peter Gade 15–11, 15–8   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Peter Gade 3–15, 10–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1992 Ten Days of Dawn   Zeng Yu   Winner
1993 Wimbledon International   Peter Knowles 15–13, 16–17, 15–8   Winner
1994 Brunei Open   Lin Liwen 15–8, 15–12   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Ten Days of Dawn   Zeng Yu   Yu Yong
  Zhao Zhiyong
  Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Singapore International   Ge Fei   Shen Long
  Gao Qian
15–7, 15–11   Winner

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