|Born||January 23, 1981|
Anhua County, Hunan, China
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
Gong Ruina was one of the world's leading women's singles players, former World No. 1 in the first few years of the 21st century. She won a number of top tier international titles including the 2001 IBF World Championships in Seville, Spain and the venerable All-England Championships (2004). In both of these events she defeated fellow countrywoman Zhou Mi, one of her principal rivals, in the finals. On the other hand, Gong was beaten by Zhou in the final of the Asian Games (2002), and was denied a bronze medal by her at the 2004 Athens Olympics after each had been beaten in the semifinals.
Gong played singles for China's world champion Uber Cup (women's international) teams of 2002 and 2004. Her other individual titles included the Brunei (1998), Swedish (1999), Malaysia (2001), China (2002), Indonesia (2002), Denmark (2003), and Swiss (2004) Opens. She was a bronze medalist at the 1999 IBF World Championships in Copenhagen, and a silver medalist behind fellow countrywoman Zhang Ning at the 2003 IBF World Championships in Birmingham, England.
Gong retired in the prime of their career to explore other opportunities in her life in June 2005. She once lived in Hong Kong with her husband, a Chinese entrepreneur who has a company in Hong Kong, and with her two children. She now work as the head coach of the Hunan province amateur badminton team.
|2003||National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England||Zhang Ning||6–11, 3–11||Silver|
|2001||Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain||Zhou Mi||11–9, 11–4||Gold|
|1999||Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Camilla Martin||11–6, 9–11, 3–11||Bronze|
|2002||Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea||Zhou Mi||1–11, 1–11||Silver|
|1998||Bangkok, Thailand||Gong Zhichao||5–11, 5–11||Bronze|
World Junior Championships
|1998||Sports and Aquatic Centre, Melbourne, Australia||Hu Ting||3–11, 13–10, 11–7||Gold|
|1998||Sports and Aquatic Centre, Melbourne, Australia||Huang Sui|| Zhang Jiewen
|15–3, 13–15, 10–15||Silver|
Asian Junior Championships
|1998||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hu Ting||6–11, 2–11||Silver|
|1997||Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Zhou Mi||Gold|
|1998||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Huang Sui|| Lee Hyo-jung
|1997||Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Jiang Shan|| Cheng Rui
IBF World Grand Prix
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.
|2004||Japan Open||Mia Audina||11–7, 7–11, 7–11||Runner-up|
|2004||All England Open||Zhou Mi||11–7, 11–7||Winner|
|2004||Swiss Open||Mia Audina||13–11, 11–0||Winner|
|2003||China Open||Zhou Mi||10–13, 1–11||Runner-up|
|2003||Hong Kong Open||Zhang Ning||5–11, 9–11||Runner-up|
|2003||Denmark Open||Zhou Mi||4–11, 13–10, 11–3||Winner|
|2002||China Open||Zhang Ning||11–5, 11–8||Winner|
|2002||Denmark Open||Camilla Martin||5–11, 11–3, 7–11||Runner-up|
|2002||Indonesia Open||Zhang Ning||11–6, 11–7||Winner|
|2002||Korea Open||Zhang Ning||0–7, 7–5, 1–7, 2–7||Runner-up|
|2001||China Open||Zhou Mi||2–7, 0–7, 4–7||Runner-up|
|2001||Malaysia Open||Zhou Mi||7–3, 7–2, 7–4||Winner|
|2001||Japan Open||Zhou Mi||8–11, 0–11||Runner-up|
|2000||Dutch Open||Zhou Mi||7–11, 11–9, 8–11||Runner-up|
|2000||Swiss Open||Dai Yun||5–11, 12–13||Runner-up|
|1999||China Open||Zhou Mi||6–11, 5–11||Runner-up|
|1999||Thailand Open||Dai Yun||6–11, 5–11||Runner-up|
|1999||Malaysia Open||Dai Yun||6–11, 3–11||Runner-up|
|1999||Swedish Open||Kim Ji-hyun||11–8, 11–5||Winner|
|1999||Korea Open||Zhou Mi||6–11, 12–13||Runner-up|
|1998||Brunei Open||Zhou Mi||11–7, 11–4||Winner|
|1997||Hong Kong Open||Wu Huimin||11–3, 8–11, 11–5||Winner|
- Some sources give 龚睿娜.
- The pronunciation of this name might also be Gōng Ruìnǎ. Please verify.
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