Chen Changjie (badminton)

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Chen Changjie is a former badminton player from China who rated among the world's leading singles players for a short period of time after China joined the International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation) in 1981. The powerful Changjie won the first major IBF sanctioned event in which China participated, the 1981 World Games in Santa Clara, California by beating Prakash Padukone and Morten Frost successively in the semifinal and final rounds.[1][2] He helped China to win the 1982 Thomas Cup (world men's team championship) by winning three of his four matches in the last two rounds against Denmark and Indonesia.[3] In 1983 Changjie won the Asian Championships in a grueling duel with Indonesia's Eddy Kurniawan [4] The following year Changjie married Zhang Ailing, a brilliant player on the Chinese women's team, and neither appeared in international competition after 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 111.
  2. ^ "World Games," World Badminton, September 1981, 16.
  3. ^ "Thomas Cup Report," World Badminton, June 1981, 2, 3.
  4. ^ Gursharan Singh, "ABC Championships," World Badminton, March 1984, 9.