Han Aiping

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Han Aiping
Personal information
Country  China
Born (1962-04-22) April 22, 1962 (age 54)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Han.

Han Aiping (Chinese: 韩爱萍, born April 22, 1962) is a former Chinese badminton player in the 1980s who ranks among the greats of the woman's game. Noted for her superb overhead strokes, she and her teammate, rival, and sometimes doubles partner Li Lingwei dominated international singles play for most of the decade, each winning the IBF World Championships twice, and led Chinese teams to victory in Uber Cup (women's world team) competitions.[1]

She is one of the most successful players at the World Championships, with three gold medals, two of them in singles and another in women's doubles, plus a silver medal in both singles and doubles. At seventeen Han also won the short-lived World Badminton Federation's version of the World Championships in 1979, before China became a member of the International Badminton Federation.

Han retired in 1990[2] and was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
Women's doubles
1985 Calgary, CAN
1 Singles 1987 Beijing, CHN
2 Singles 1983 Copenhagen, DEN
2 Women's doubles 1987 Beijing, CHN
Asian Games
1 Singles 1986 Seoul, KOR
World Grand Prix
1 Singles 1984, 1988 World Grand Prix finals
Other International Championships
1 Singles 1983, 1988 Japan Open
Women's Doubles
1983, 1988
1983, 1986, 1987
Badminton World Cup
1 Singles 1984 Dutch Masters
1 Singles 1984 Scananavian Cup
Women's doubles
1985, 1987
1985, 1986
Hong Kong Open
1 Singles 1985 All England Open
Doubles 1985
2 Singles 1984 All England Open
1 Singles 1985, 1988, 1989 Malaysia Open
1 Women's doubles 1985 Indonesia Open
1 Singles 1986 China Open
1 Singles 1985, 1988 Swedish Open
1 Singles 1988 German Open


  1. ^ "History Of Badminton". Badminton Secrets. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  2. ^ "Former world champion Han Aiping becomes Hubei's coach.". Retrieved 2008-02-29.