Chou Tien-chen

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Chou Tien-chen
周天成
Yonex Chinese Taipei Open 2018 - Quarterfinal - Chou Tien-Chen vs LEE Cheuk Yiu 01.jpg
Personal information
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record391 wins, 209 losses
Highest ranking2 (6 August 2019)
Current ranking4 (3 May 2022)
Medal record
BWF profile

Chou Tien-chen (Chinese: 周天成; born 8 January 1990) is a badminton player from Taiwan.[1] He became the first local shuttler in 17 years to win the men's singles title of the Chinese Taipei Open in 2016 since Indonesian-born Fung Permadi won it in 1999.[2][3] He won his first BWF Super Series title at the 2014 French Open, beating Wang Zhengming of China 10–21, 25–23, 21–19 in the finals.[4] He is the record holder of three consecutive Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold titles from 2012 till 2014.

Chou against Nguyễn Tiến Minh in the final of 2014 U.S. Open

Achievements[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Jonatan Christie 18–21, 22–20, 15–21 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Shi Yuqi 20–22, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Summer Universiade[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia China Gao Huan 9–21, 9–21 Bronze Bronze
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center, Hwasun, South Korea South Korea Jeon Hyeok-jin 19–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Chinese Taipei Chiang Kai-hsin China Zhang Nan
China Lu Lu
19–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (6 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[6]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 India Open Super 500 China Shi Yuqi 18–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 German Open Super 300 Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–19, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Singapore Open Super 500 Chinese Taipei Hsu Jen-hao 21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Denmark Open Super 750 Japan Kento Momota 20–22, 21–16, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Kento Momota 13–21, 21–11, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Open Super 1000 Denmark Anders Antonsen 21–18, 24–26, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–14, 11–21, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Chinese Taipei Open Super 300 South Korea Heo Kwang-hee 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Japan Kento Momota 19–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Fuzhou China Open Super 750 Japan Kento Momota 15–21, 21–17, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 All England Open Super 1000 Denmark Viktor Axelsen 13–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 French Open Super 750 Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 21–15, 8–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[8] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 French Open China Wang Zhengming 10–21, 25–23, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 French Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 India Open Denmark Viktor Axelsen 13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (7 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Dutch Open Chinese Taipei Hsueh Hsuan-yi 21–18, 15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Canada Open Chinese Taipei Lin Yu-hsien 15–21, 21–16, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Chinese Taipei Open Vietnam Nguyễn Tiến Minh 11–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Bitburger Open Germany Marc Zwiebler 21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bitburger Open Germany Marc Zwiebler 13–21, 21–18, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 U.S. Open Vietnam Nguyễn Tiến Minh 19–21, 21–14, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open Republic of Ireland Scott Evans 21–17, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Chinese Taipei Open China Chen Long 21–15, 9–21, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 German Open China Lin Dan 21–15, 17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Open China Qiao Bin 21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Macau Open China Zhao Junpeng 11–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 German Open Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei 21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Chinese Taipei Open Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei 18–21, 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Iceland International South Korea Ha Young-woong 21–19, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Norwegian International Malaysia Tan Chun Seang 21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Welsh International Malaysia Kuan Beng Hong 21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Iceland International Chinese Taipei Chiang Mei-hui Iceland Helgi Jóhannesson
Iceland Elín Þóra Elíasdóttir
21–16, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "周天成". Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ Hearn, Don (4 July 2016). "Chinese Taipei Open Finals – Chou Tien Chen ends 17-year wait". Badzine.
  3. ^ "Chou Tien Chen brought to tears after dream Yonex Chinese Taipei Open win". All England Badminton. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Taiwan's Chou sets national bar with Superseries triumph". Taipei Times. Central News Agency. 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  8. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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