May 17, 1977 |
Eng Hian (simplified Chinese: 徐永贤; traditional Chinese: 徐永賢; pinyin: Xú Yǒngxián; born May 17, 1977) is a Chinese Indonesian male badminton player. A men's doubles specialist, he won major international tournaments, most of them in partnership with Flandy Limpele, between 1999 and 2006. They earned a bronze medal in men's doubles at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Their victories included the Korea (1999), Denmark (2000), Singapore (2002), and Japan Opens, and the Copenhagen Masters in 2000 and 2004. They were runners-up at the prestigious All-England Championships in 2002. Hian won the Dutch Open with Rian Sukmawan in 2006.
Hian competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Flandy Limpele. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson of Great Britain in the second. In the quarterfinals, Hian and Limpele beat Yim Bang-eun and Kim Yong-hyun of Korea 15-1, 15-10. They lost the semifinal to Kim Dong-moon and Ha Tae-kwon, also of Korea, 15-8, 15-2 but won the match against Jens Eriksen and Martin Lundgaard Hansen of Denmark 15-13, 15-7 to finish with the bronze medal.