BWF World Junior Championships

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The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world.

Host cities in the Championships[edit]

Year No. Host city Country
1992 I Jakarta  Indonesia
1994 II Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
1996 III Silkeborg  Denmark
1998 IV Melbourne  Australia
2000 V Guangzhou  China
2002 VI Pretoria  South Africa
2004 VII Richmond  Canada
2006 VIII Incheon  South Korea
2007 IX Waitakere City  New Zealand
Year No. Host city Country
2008 X Pune  India
2009 XI Alor Setar  Malaysia
2010 XII Guadalajara  Mexico
2011 XIII Taipei  Chinese Taipei
2012 XIV Chiba  Japan
2013 XV Bangkok  Thailand
2014 XVI Alor Setar  Malaysia
2015 XVII Lima  Peru

Past champions[edit]

Individual[edit]

Year Boys' Singles Girls' Singles Boys' Doubles Girls' Doubles Mixed Doubles
2015
2014 China Lin Guipu Japan Akane Yamaguchi Thailand Kittinupong Ketlen
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Huang Kaixiang
China Chen Qingchen
2013 South Korea Heo Kwang-hee Japan Akane Yamaguchi China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
South Korea Kim Ji-won
China Huang Kaixiang
China Chen Qingchen
2012 Japan Kento Momota Japan Nozomi Okuhara Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Ng Ka Long
South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktaviani
2011 Malaysia Zulfadli Zulkiffli Thailand Ratchanok Inthanon Malaysia Nelson Heg Wei Keat
Malaysia Teo Ee Yi
South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
Indonesia Alfian Eko Prasetya
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
2010 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Thailand Ratchanok Inthanon Malaysia Ow Yao Han
Malaysia Yew Hong Kheng
China Bao Yixin
China Ou Dongni
China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
2009 China Tian Houwei Thailand Ratchanok Inthanon Malaysia Chooi Kah Ming
Malaysia Ow Yao Han
China Tang Jinhua
China Xia Huan
Thailand Maneepong Jongjit
Thailand Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
2008 China Wang Zhengming India Saina Nehwal Malaysia Mak Hee Chun
Malaysia Teo Kok Siang
Singapore Fu Mingtian
Singapore Yao Lei
China Chai Biao
China Xie Jing
2007 China Chen Long China Wang Lin South Korea Chung Eui-seok
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
China Xie Jing
China Zhong Qianxin
Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
2006 South Korea Hong Ji-hoon China Wang Yihan South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Cho Gun-woo
China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
2004 China Chen Jin Chinese Taipei Cheng Shao-chieh Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
China Tian Qing
China Yu Yang
China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
2002 China Chen Jin China Jiang Yanjiao South Korea Han Sang-hoon
South Korea Park Sung-hwan
China Du Jing
China Rong Lu
China Guo Zhendong
China Yu Yang
2000 China Bao Chunlai China Wei Yan China Sang Yang
China Zheng Bo
China Zhang Yawen
China Wei Yili
China Sang Yang
China Zhang Yawen
1998 China Zhang Yang China Gong Ruina Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Teo Kok Seng
China Zhang Jiewen
China Xie Xingfang
Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Joanne Quay
1996 China Zhu Feng China Yu Hua Malaysia Gan Wye Teck
Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
China Gao Ling
China Yang Wei
China Wang Wei
China Lu Ying
1994 China Chen Gang China Wang Chen Denmark Peter Gade
Denmark Peder Nissen
China Yao Jie
China Liu Lu
China Zhang Wei
China Qian Hong
1992 China Sun Jun Indonesia Kristin Junita Indonesia Santoso
Indonesia Kusno
China Gu Jun
China Han Jingna
Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Rikke Olsen

Mixed team[edit]

The mixed team event only in competition since 2000.

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2000  China  Korea  Indonesia
2002  China  Korea  Indonesia
2004  China  Korea  Indonesia
2006  Korea  China  Malaysia
2007  China  Korea  Singapore
2008  China  Korea  Malaysia
2009  China  Malaysia  Thailand
2010  China  Korea  Malaysia
2011  Malaysia  Korea  Chinese Taipei
2012  China  Japan  Korea
2013  Korea  Indonesia  China
2014  China  Indonesia  Japan
 Thailand
2015

Successful players and national teams[edit]

World Junior Champions who later became World Champions[edit]

List of players who have won BWF World Junior Championships and later won the BWF World Championships to become both the WJC & WC Champion.

Type Player World Junior Champion (Year) World Champion (Year)
Men's Singles China Sun Jun 1992 1999
Women's Doubles China Gu Jun 1992 1997, 1999
Women's Doubles China Gao Ling 1996 2001, 2003, 2006
Women's Doubles China Yang Wei 1996 2005, 2007
Women's Singles China Gong Ruina 1998 2001
Women's Doubles China Zhang Jiewen 1998 2005, 2007
Women's Doubles China Zhang Yawen 2000 2009
Men's Singles China Chen Jin 2002, 2004 2010
Women's Doubles China Du Jing 2002 2010
Women's Doubles China Tian Qing 2004 2014
Women's Doubles China Yu Yang 2004 2010, 2011, 2013
Women's Singles China Wang Yihan 2006 2011
Women's Doubles China Wang Xiaoli 2006 2011, 2013
Women's Singles China Wang Lin 2007 2010
Women's Singles Thailand Ratchanok Inthanon 2009, 2010, 2011 2013
Men's Doubles South Korea Shin Baek-cheol 2007 2014
Men's Singles China Chen Long 2007 2014

Successful national teams[edit]

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries after the 2014 Championships. China has been the most successful in the World Junior Championships ever since its inception in 1992. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2000.

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  China 2 4 4 3 6 5 4 2 4 3 3 3 1 2 4 50
2  South Korea 1 4 1 1 1 3 11
 Malaysia 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 11
4  Thailand 2 1 1 1 5
5  Indonesia 2 1 1 4
 Japan 2 1 1 4
7  Denmark 1 1 1 3
8  Hong Kong 1 1
 India 1 1
 Chinese Taipei 1 1
 Singapore 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of that World Junior Championships

Men's singles[edit]

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X 11
2  South Korea X X 2
3  Denmark X 1
 Japan X 1
 Malaysia X 1

Women's singles[edit]

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  China X X X X X X X 7
2  Japan X X X 3
 Thailand X X X 3
4  Indonesia X 1
 India X 1
 Chinese Taipei X 1

Men's doubles[edit]

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  Malaysia X X X X X X X 7
2  South Korea X X X 3
3  China X X 2
4  Indonesia X 1
 Denmark X 1
 Hong Kong X 1
 Thailand X 1

Women's doubles[edit]

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2  South Korea X X X 3
3  Singapore X 1

Mixed doubles[edit]

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X 9
2  Indonesia X X 2
 Malaysia X X 2
4  Denmark X 1
 South Korea X 1
 Thailand X 1

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