1979 WBF World Championships
Tournament details
Dates10 to 21 June
Edition2
LocationHangzhou, China
1978

The 1979 WBF World Championships took place in June 1979 in Hangzhou, China. It was one of the two editions of the world championships organised by the WBF, which was a rival body of the Badminton World Federation.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles China Han Jian Pakistan Tariq Wadood China Luan Jin
China Lin Yixiong
Women's singles China Han Aiping China Fu Chun-e China Xu Rong
China Liu Xia
Men's doubles China Sun Zhian
China Yao Ximing
China Yu Yaodong
China Luan Jin
Thailand Sawei Chanseorasmee
Thailand Sarit Pisudchaikul
Hong Kong Chan Tin Cheung
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
Women's doubles[Rem. 1][1] Thailand Sirisriro Patama
Thailand Suleeporn Jittariyakul
China Liu Xia
China Zhang Ailing
China Han Aiping
China He Cuiling
Myanmar Khin Khin Aye
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
Mixed doubles Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
Hong Kong Chan Lim Chee
Myanmar Wai Nyunt
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
Thailand Bandid Jaiyen
Thailand Jutatip Banjongsilp
Thailand Preecha Sopajaree
Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Men's team  China  Thailand  Pakistan
Women's team  China  Thailand  Burma

Final stage

Men's singles

Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
China Han Jian 15 15
Thailand Sawei Chanseorasmee 4 7 China Han Jian 15 15
Pakistan Nadeem Ur Rahman 15 15 Pakistan Nadeem Ur Rahman 2 2
Thailand Udom Luengpetcharaporn 6 8 China Han Jian 18 10 15
China Luan Jin 15 15 China Luan Jin 14 15 3
North Korea Kim Jong-guk 4 9 China Luan Jin 15 15
Thailand Bandid Jaiyen 15 15 Thailand Bandid Jaiyen 2 8
Philippines Errol Chan 7 7 China Han Jian 15 15
Pakistan Tariq Wadood 15 15 Pakistan Tariq Wadood 0 11
Thailand Sarit Pisudchaikul 5 4 Pakistan Tariq Wadood 15 15
China Yu Yaodong 15 15 China Yu Yaodong 9 11
Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi 8 1 Pakistan Tariq Wadood 5 15 15
China Lin Yixiong 15 15 China Lin Yixiong 15 10 11
Singapore Lee Hai Thong 8 11 China Lin Yixiong 15 15
Singapore Wong Shoon Keat Singapore Wong Shoon Keat 3 2
 

Women's singles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
1 China Han Aiping w.o.
8 Singapore Tay Hoe See
China Han Aiping 4 11 11
China Liu Xia 11 7 0
4 China Liu Xia 11 11
5 North Korea Ri Chung Sun 1 3
China Han Aiping 9 11 11
China Fu Chun-e 11 0 4
3 China Fu Chun-e 11 11
6 Thailand Phanwad Jinasuyanont 5 3
China Fu Chun-e 11 11
China Xu Rong 1 3
2 China Xu Rong 11 11
7 Thailand Sirisriro Patama 2 4

Men's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
China Sun Zhian
China Yao Ximing
 
China Sun Zhian
China Yao Ximing
15 15
Hong Kong Chan Tin Cheung
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
3 9
Hong Kong Chan Tin Cheung
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
 
China Sun Zhian
China Yao Ximing
15 15
China Yu Yaodong
China Luan Jin
9 3
China Yu Yaodong
China Luan Jin
 
China Yu Yaodong
China Luan Jin
17 15 15
Thailand Sawei Chanseorasmee
Thailand Sarit Pisudchaikul
18 11 3
Thailand Sawei Chanseorasmee
Thailand Sarit Pisudchaikul
 

Women's doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
Thailand Suleeporn Jittariyakul
 
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
Thailand Suleeporn Jittariyakul
15 15
China Han Aiping
China He Cuiling
12 12
Singapore Cindy Cheong
Singapore Juliana Lee
4 3
China Han Aiping
China He Cuiling
15 15
Thailand Sirisriro Patama
Thailand Suleeporn Jittariyakul
15 15
China Liu Xia
China Zhang Ailing
10 11
China Liu Xia
China Zhang Ailing
 
China Liu Xia
China Zhang Ailing
15 15
Myanmar Khin Khin Aye
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
7 7
Myanmar Khin Khin Aye
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
15 15
Singapore Leong Kay Sine
Singapore Tay Hoe See
7 4

Mixed doubles

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
Hong Kong Chan Lim Chee
w.o.
Singapore Lim Teck Heng
Singapore Tay Hoe See
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
Hong Kong Chan Lim Chee
Thailand Bandid Jaiyen
Thailand Jutatip Banjongsilp
Thailand Bandid Jaiyen
Thailand Jutatip Banjongsilp
15 15
Nigeria Babatunde Badiru
Nigeria Bukola Bakreen
2 9
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching
Hong Kong Chan Lim Chee
15 10 18
Myanmar Wai Nyunt
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
10 15 16
Myanmar Wai Nyunt
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
13 15 15
Singapore Tan Eng Han
Singapore Leong Kay Sine
15 10 12
Myanmar Wai Nyunt
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
Thailand Preecha Sopajaree
Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
Thailand Preecha Sopajaree
Thailand Thongkam Kingmanee
15 15
North Korea Kim Jong Guk
North Korea Ri Chung Sun
3 2

Medal table

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)*53513
2 Thailand (THA)1236
3 Hong Kong (HKG)1012
4 Burma (BIR)0123
5 Pakistan (PAK)0112
Totals (5 entries)771226

Footnotes

  1. ^ For the women's doubles medalists, different sources report different rankings. While Berita Harian 22 June 1979 lists the present gold and silver medalists, New Nation 20 June 1979 ranks the below quarterfinal results involving Singapore in the semifinals. Thus, according to this source, Han Aiping and He Cuiling against Khin Khin Aye and Mya Lay Sein made the final and Singapore won both bronze medals. Sina (cn) again lists Sirisriro Patama and Suleeporn Jittariyakul as title holders according to the first source.
  1. ^ "杭州世界羽球个人赛:中国选手夺获 女单男双打冠军". Sin Chew Jit Poh (in Simplified Chinese). 21 June 1979. p. 32. Retrieved 25 October 2023 – via NewspaperSG.