Tian Bingyi

Tian Bingyi (Chinese: 田秉毅; pinyin: Tián Bǐngyì; born July 30, 1963) is a former badminton star from China. Though he played some singles internationally early in his career, he soon specialised in men's doubles.

Tian Bingyi
Personal information
Country China
Born (1963-07-30) July 30, 1963 (age 58)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
EventMen's doubles

CareerEdit

From the mid 1980s to the early 1990s Tian and his regular partner Li Yongbo won numerous top tier international titles. They were contemporaries and rivals of the famous Korean team of Park Joo-bong and Kim Moon-soo, largely dividing the world's biggest championships between them for about eight seasons. Among many tournaments around the world Tian and Li captured consecutive World Championships in 1987 and 1989, the prestigious All-England Championship in 1987, 1988, and 1991, and five Danish Opens between 1984 and 1991.[1][2] they also played on Chinese Thomas Cup (men's international teams) that won consecutive world team titles in 1986, 1988, and 1990. Late in their partnership they won a bronze medal in men's doubles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Tian is married to Zhou Jihong, a diver and Olympic champion.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Seoul National University Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea (exhibition)   Li Yongbo   Lee Sang-bok
  Lee Kwang Jin
15–11, 15–7   Gold
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Li Yongbo   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
9–15, 8–15   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
15–5, 7–15, 9–15   Silver
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–2, 8–15, 15–9   Gold
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Li Yongbo   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–3, 15–12   Gold
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Li Yongbo   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
7–15, 9–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Li Yongbo   Liem Swie King
  Hariamanto Kartono
8–15, 1–15   Silver
1985 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Li Yongbo   Liem Swie King
  Hariamanto Kartono
11–15, 15–11, 11–15   Silver
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
6–15, 15–6, 11–15   Silver
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
Walkover   Gold
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
10–15, 11–15   Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
12–15, 3–15   Bronze
1991 Macau Forum, Macau, China   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong

  Kim Moon-soo

16–17, 14–17   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
8–15, 10–15   Silver
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
15–8, 15–4   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Morten Frost
  Jens Peter Nierhoff
15–7, 15–2   Winner
1985 German Open   Zhang Xinguang   Li Yongbo
  Ding Qiqing
5–15, 15–12, 7–15   Runner-up
1985 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
17–14, 15–8   Winner
1985 Indonesia Open   Li Yongbo   Liem Swie King
  Hariamanto Kartono
5–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1986 China Open   Li Yongbo   Huang Zhen
  Chen Hongyong
15–6, 15–8   Winner
1986 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Dipak Tailor
  Martin Dew
15–9, 15–3   Winner
1986 English Masters   Li Yongbo   Dipak Tailor
  Martin Dew
11–15, 15–5, 15–11   Winner
1987 Scandinavian Open   Li Yongbo   Dipak Tailor
  Martin Dew
15–2, 15–11   Winner
1987 All England Open   Li Yongbo   Bobby Ertanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–9, 15–8   Winner
1987 China Open   Li Yongbo   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
15–10, 15–6   Winner
1987 Thailand Open   Li Yongbo   Eddy Hartono
  Liem Swie King
15–13, 15–11   Winner
1987 Malaysia Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
Walkover   Runner-up
1987 World Grand Prix Finals   Li Yongbo   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1988 Japan Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
18–15, 15–4   Winner
1988 Swedish Open   Li Yongbo   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
Walkover   Winner
1988 All England Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–6, 15–7   Winner
1988 Thailand Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Rashid Sidek
15–3, 15–5   Winner
1988 China Open   Li Yongbo   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
13–15, 15–8, 15–3   Winner
1988 English Masters   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–11, 15–4   Winner
1988 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–6, 8–15, 15–4   Winner
1988 Malaysia Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–12, 15–12   Winner
1989 Swedish Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Lee Sang-bok
17–14, 15–2   Winner
1989 French Open   Li Yongbo   Huang Zhen
  He Xiangyang
15–3, 15–6   Winner
1989 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–10, 15–11   Winner
1989 World Grand Prix Finals   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
9–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1990 Japan Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
15–3, 16–17, 13–18   Runner-up
1990 Swedish Open   Li Yongbo   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–7, 15–9   Winner
1990 All England Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
14–17, 9–15   Runner-up
1990 Singapore Open   Li Yongbo   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
4–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1990 Denmark Open   Li Yongbo   Jesper Knudsen
  Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
15–8, 15–6   Winner
1991 All England Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
12–15, 15–7, 15–8   Winner
1991 China Open   Li Yongbo   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–8, 15–10   Winner
1992 Korea Open   Li Yongbo   Park Joo-bong
  Kim Moon-soo
10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1992 Japan Open   Li Yongbo   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–10, 8–15, 10–15   Runner-up

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