Sun Jun (badminton)

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Sun Jun
Personal information
Country China
Born (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 44)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Sun Jun (simplified Chinese: 孙俊; traditional Chinese: 孫俊; pinyin: Sūn Jùn; born 16 June 1975) is a former world number 1 singles badminton player from China in the late 1990s whose resume includes the World Championship, World Cup, Asian Championship and All England men's singles titles. He was known for his all-round defensive ability as well as his never-say-die attitude on court as exemplified by his famous match with Peter Rasmussen whereby he suffered a severe leg cramp during mid-match but basically carried on to finish an entire set limping on one leg, at one point leading by 10-3 due to intelligent play before succumbing to his opponent.

He is married to the great doubles badminton player Ge Fei.

Career[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Sun won the 1999 IBF World Championships, beating Fung Permadi in the final. He also won a silver medal at the 1997 IBF World Championships, when in the final he was leading 10-3 in the deciding set against Peter Rasmussen despite suffering from a leg cramp, eventually losing 16-17, 18-13, 15-10.[1]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Sun Jun competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's singles. In the first round he had a bye, and in the second one he defeated Kim Hak-kyun from Korea. In round of 16 he was beaten by Alan Budikusuma 15-5, 15-6.

Sun Jun competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's singles. In the first round he had a bye, and in the second round he defeated the defending Olympic champion Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen from Denmark. In the round of 16 Sun beat Richard Vaughan from Great Bretain and in quarterfinals he lost to Hendrawan from Indonesia.

Achievements[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi 15–6, 15–13 Gold Gold
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Peter Rasmussen 17–16, 13–18, 10–15 Silver Silver

World Cup[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15–9, 15–8 Gold Gold

Asian Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Hendrawan 15–6, 12–15, 9–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Hendrawan 18–14, 8–15, 15–9 Gold Gold
1995 Beijing, China South Korea Park Sung-woo 8–15, 8–15 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Bangkok, Thailand China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 8–15 Silver Silver

World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia George Rimarcdi 15–9, 15–11 Gold Gold

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1999 Japan Open Denmark Peter Gade 3–15, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Grand Prix Finals Denmark Peter Gade 15–11, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open Denmark Peter Gade 12–15, 15–8, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 All England Open Malaysia Ong Ewe Hock 15–1, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Grand Prix Finals China Dong Jiong 15–9, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open China Dong Jiong 9–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Grand Prix Finals Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi 12–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Russian Open China Hu Zhilan 15–8, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Dutch Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 5–9, 9–3, 9–3, 9–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Thailand Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15–10, 11–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1994 Brunei Open Denmark Lin Liwen 15–8, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 French Open Finland Robert Liljequist 15–1, 16–17, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Wimbledon International England Peter Knowles 15–13, 16–17, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Ten Days of Dawn China Zeng Yu 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Ten Days of Dawn China Zeng Yu China Yu Yong
China Zhao Zhiyong
1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Singapore International China Ge Fei China Shen Long
China Gao Qian
15–7, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

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