Gu Jun

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Gu Jun
顾俊
Personal information
Country China
Born (1975-01-03) 3 January 1975 (age 44)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 with Ge fei
BWF profile

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

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

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

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.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–5, 15–5 Gold Gold
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–5, 15–5 Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–4, 15–5 Gold Gold
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–7 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–10, 9–15, 15–9 Gold Gold
1996 Jakarta, Indonesia China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–12 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam China Chen Xingdong Denmark Thomas Lund
Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
15–10, 10–15, 2–15 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Deyana Lomban
12–15, 15–9, 15–11 Gold Gold
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium,
Hiroshima, Japan
China Ge Fei South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
15–9, 7–15, 10–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 15–10 Gold Gold
1998 Bangkok, Thailand China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–7 Gold Gold
1995 Beijing, China China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–4 Gold Gold
1994 Shanghai, China China Ge Fei China Chen Ying
China Wu Yuhong
15–11, 18–14 Gold Gold

Asian Cup[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Qingdao, China China Ge Fei Gold Gold

World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
China Han Jingna China Tang Yongshu
China Yuan Yali
15–9, 15–5 Gold Gold

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–17, 15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Thailand Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–8, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–13, 4–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 All England Open China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–5, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–2, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 China Open China Ge Fei China Gao Ling
China Qin Yiyuan
15–5, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Gao Ling
China Qin Yiyuan
15–8, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
12–15, 17–16, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open China Ge Fei Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–7, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 All England Open China Ge Fei South Korea Jang Hye-ock
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–7, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 China Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–13, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Singapore Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Indarti Issolina
Indonesia Deyana Lomban
15–4, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Liu Lu
China Qian Hong
15–7, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open China Ge Fei China Han Jingna
China Ye Zhaoying
9–15, 15–2, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–6, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Korea Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–10, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
12–15, 15–12, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–4, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 All England Open China Ge Fei Denmark Helene Kirkegaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
15–3, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
5–15, 17–14, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Chinese Taipei Open China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
South Korea Kim Shin-young
15–8, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–7, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 China Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 10–15, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Thailand Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
17–18, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Singapore Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Indonesia Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Japan Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
15–11, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Korea Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
13–15, 15–1, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
13–15, 15–8, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 China Open China Ge Fei South Korea Bang Soo-hyun
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–8, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open China Ge Fei South Korea Jang Hye-ock
South Korea Shim Eun-jung
11–15, 14–18 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Thailand Open China Ge Fei England Julie Bradbury
England Joanne Goode
15–12, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Singapore Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
15–7, 18–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–5, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Thailand Open China Ge Fei China Han Jingna
China Li Qi
15–5, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International China Ge Fei 4–11, 6–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International China Ge Fei Netherlands Erica van den Heuvel
Netherlands Nicole van Hooren
15–5, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References[edit]

  • badmintoncn.com
  • European results
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gu Jun". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-08-09.
  • All England champions 1899-2007