Zhang Jiewen (simplified Chinese: 张洁雯; traditional Chinese: 張潔雯; pinyin: Zhāng Jiéwén; Cantonese Yale: Cheung1 Git3 Man4; born 4 January 1981 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) is a badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Zhang Jiewen
Personal information
Country China
Born (1981-01-04) 4 January 1981 (age 39)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

One of China's most successful women's doubles specialists, Zhang has won some thirty international titles, the vast majority of them in partnership with Yang Wei, during the first decade of the 21st century. They have shared world dominance almost equally with their compatriot adversaries Gao Ling and Huang Sui. One or the other pair has captured all of the BWF World Championships held since 2000, with Zhang and Yang winning in both 2005 and 2007 by defeating Gao and Huang in the finals. Zhang and Yang also emerged victorious at the 2004 Olympics in Athens by besting their rivals in a closely contested gold medal match.[1] Conversely, Gao and Huang had the upper hand in three finals (2003), 2004, 2006) at the venerable All-England Championships. This tourney has been something of an anomaly for Zhang as she has reached the women's doubles final there six times (four with Yang and twice, earlier, with Wei Yili) without winning.

In 2008 Zhang helped China secure its sixth consecutive Uber Cup (women's world team championship), and won the Swiss, Thailand, and Malaysia Open women's doubles titles with Yang. At the Beijing Olympics where they were top seeded, however, Zhang and Yang were upset in the quarterfinals by Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna. The event was eventually won by another, younger Chinese pair, Du Jing and Yu Yang, perhaps marking a changing of the guard in the Chinese dynasty.

Zhang Jiewen decided to quit competitive badminton after the 2008 Summer Olympics, when she married former Malaysian men's badminton doubles star Choong Tan Fook, with whom she has two children.[2] She is currently coaching in a badminton facility in Guangzhou.[3] Zhang Jiewen received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008. [4]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
7–15, 15–4, 15–8   Gold

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–16, 21–19   Gold
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
14–21, 19–21   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7   Gold
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Wei Yili   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
11–15, 15–17   Silver

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
19–21, 6–21   Silver
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–18, 21–15   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–18, 21–23, 14–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea   Chen Qiqiu   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
6–11, 0–11   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Yang Wei   Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
16–21, 20–22   Bronze
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Yang Wei   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
22–20, 21–16   Gold
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
11–8, 11–6   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Sports and Aquatic Centre,
Melbourne, Australia
  Xie Xingfang   Hua Sui
  Gong Ruina
3–15, 15–13, 15–10   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Xie Xingfang   Wei Yili
  Li Yujia
15–9, 15–6   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar   Xie Zhongbo   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Enny Erlangga
14–17, 12–15   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[6] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Malaysia Open   Yang Wei   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2008 Swiss Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–18, 22–24, 21–8   Winner
2008 Malaysia Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Zhao Tingting
21–13, 16–21, 24–22   Winner
2007 Denmark Open   Yang Wei   Lee Hyo-jung
  Lee Kyung-won
12–21, 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2007 Japan Open   Yang Wei   Zhao Tingting
  Yu Yang
21–17, 21–5   Winner
2007 All England Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–8, 22–24   Runner-up
2007 Korea Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–12, 14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Chinese Taipei Open   Yang Wei   Vita Marissa
  Mona Santoso
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2009 Macau Open   Yang Wei   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
16–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2009 Thailand Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Wei Yili
22–24, 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2008 Thailand Open   Yang Wei   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
15–21, 21–13, 21–13   Winner
2007 Bitburger Open   Yang Wei   Natalie Munt
  Joanne Nicholas
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2007 German Open   Yang Wei   Du Jing
  Yu Yang
21–8, 21–7   Winner
2006 China Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
21–17, 21–7   Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
21–19, 15–21, 21–19   Winner
2006 Korea Open   Yang Wei   Greysia Polii
  Jo Novita
21–10, 21–11   Winner
2006 Singapore Open   Yang Wei   Zhang Dan
  Zhao Tingting
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhang Yawen
13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2006 All England Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–6, 11–15, 2–15   Runner-up
2006 German Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
3–15, 15–11, 15–10   Winner
2005 China Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–10, 15–4   Winner
2005 Hong Kong Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–13, 8–15, 15–6   Winner
2005 Malaysia Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–6, 15–8   Winner
2005 Japan Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–12, 15–2   Winner
2004 Indonesia Open   Yang Wei   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
15–10, 15–5   Winner
2004 Singapore Open   Yang Wei   Sathinee Chankrachangwong
  Saralee Thungthongkam
15–5, 9–15, 15–11   Winner
2004 China Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
15–14, 15–12   Winner
2004 Malaysia Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–7, 15–6   Winner
2004 Korea Open   Yang Wei   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 9–15, 15–6   Winner
2004 All England Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2004 Swiss Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2003 China Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
8–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
14–17, 5–15   Runner-up
2003 German Open   Yang Wei   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 17–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2003 Denmark Open   Yang Wei   Zhang Dan
  Zhang Yawen
15–2, 15–1   Winner
2003 Malaysia Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–5, 1–15, 17–15   Winner
2003 Indonesia Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
Walkover   Runner-up
2003 Singapore Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7   Winner
2003 Swiss Open   Yang Wei   Wei Yili
  Zhao Tingting
11–7, 6–11, 11–4   Winner
2003 All England Open   Yang Wei   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
9–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2001 China Open   Wei Yili   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
8–6, 7–3, 6–8, 8–7   Winner
2001 Singapore Open   Wei Yili   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
8–6, 7–3, 7–4   Winner
2001 All England Open   Wei Yili   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
15–10, 8–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2000 Denmark Open   Wei Yili   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
7–15, 3–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Singapore Open   Zheng Bo   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
5–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2001 Malaysia Open   Liu Yong   Bambang Suprianto
  Emma Ermawati
8–7, 8–6, 2–7, 2–7, 2–7   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International   Wei Yili   Zhang Yawen
  Zhao Tingting
7–1, 7–2, 5–7, 5–7, 2–7   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Efharis Skarveli and Isabel Zervos (eds.) (2005). Official report of the XXVIII Olympiad : Athens 2004. Athens: Athens 2004 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. ISBN 960-88101-6-7.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Badminton: Tan Fook hopes to fulfil dream by producing world and Olympic champs | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ Rajes Paul (2008-01-15). "Badminton: Tan Fook to wed Chinese doubles star after Olympics". Retrieved 2007-01-17.
  4. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/news/2008-11/25/content_16820808.htm
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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