Gu Jun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gu.
Gu Jun
Personal information
Birth name 顾俊
Country  China
Born (1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 39)
Wuxi, Jiangsu
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Handedness Right
Women's doubles
Highest ranking 1 (WD with Ge Fei)
Olympic medal record
Women's Badminton
Gold 1996 Atlanta Doubles
Gold 2000 Sydney Doubles

Gu Jun (simplified Chinese: 顾俊; traditional Chinese: 顧俊; pinyin: Gù Jùn; born January 3, 1975 in Wuxi, Jiangsu) was a Chinese female badminton player in the 1990s.

Career[edit]

Gu and her regular partner Ge Fei were the world's dominant women's doubles team from the mid-1990s to their retirement after the 2000 Olympics. They won over thirty top tier international tournaments together, including two Olympic competitions and two IBF World Championships (which were then held biennially). They helped China to regain the Uber Cup (women's world team trophy) from Indonesia in 1998, and to retain the Cup in 2000.Gu Jun was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2008.

Summer Olympics[edit]

1996[edit]

Gu Jun competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in women's doubles with Ge Fei. They won the gold medal beating Gil Young-ah and Jang Hye-ock from Korea 15-5, 15-5 in the final.

2000[edit]

Gu also competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in women's doubles with Ge. They beat Huang Nanyan and Yang Wei from China 15-5, 15-5 in the final.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1997 Glasgow, SCO
1 Women's doubles 1999 Copenhague, DEN
Sudirman Cup
1 Team 1997 Glasgow, SWI
Asian Championships
1 Women's doubles 1994 Shanghai, CHN
1 Women's doubles 1995 Beijing, CHN
1 Women's doubles 1998 Bangkok, THA
1 Women's doubles 1999 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Asian Games
1 Women's doubles 1998 Bangkok, THA
Other International Titles
1 Women's doubles 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 World Grand Prix finals
1 Women's doubles 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 Singapore Open
1 Women's doubles 1995 Indonesia Open
1 Women's doubles 1997 Korea Open
1 Women's doubles 1997, 1998 Swiss Open
1 Women's doubles 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 All England Open
1 Women's doubles 2000 Malaysia Open
1 Women's doubles 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 Japan Open
1 Women's doubles 1993, 1994, 2000 Thailand Open
1 Women's doubles 1996, 1997 Badminton World Cup

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