Amy Chan
陳念慈
Personal information
CountryHong Kong
Born (1961-06-27) 27 June 1961 (age 60)
HandednessRight
EventDoubles
Medal record
Representing  Hong Kong
Women's badminton
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Hangzhou Mixed doubles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland Mixed team
BWF profile

Amy Chan MBE (Chinese: 陳念慈; pinyin: Chén Niàncí; also known as Chan Lim Chee; born 27 June 1961) is a retired badminton player from Hong Kong who won gold medals in World championships and Commonwealth games.[1][2]

About

Chan has two brothers and one sister (Chen Aici), who grew up in the East Block of North Point New Village on Hong Kong Island in her early years. Her father was a clerk. She graduated from Ho Tung Government Industrial Girls' High School (now renamed Ho Tung Middle School) in 1980, and then enrolled in Luo Phu Quoc Education College, and completed the physical education course in 1983. She then graduated from the Department of Physical Education of Springfield University in 1991. Chan won the women's singles championship in nine Hong Kong badminton tournaments from 1975 to 1983. In 1979, aged only 17, she won the mixed doubles championship at the World Badminton Championships (WBF) partnering Ng Chun Ching.

In 1988, she represented Hong Kong in the 1988 Summer Olympics badminton competition (the current event was an exhibition event), and partnered with Chan Chi Choi to win the mixed doubles bronze medal. She represented Hong Kong in three Commonwealth Games across three disciplines, winning the mixed doubles gold medal in 1990. After her sporting career she became the first female headmistress of the Hong Kong jockey club apprentice Jockey's school which trains and develops future racing stars.[3]

Amy contributes much to the society. She currently holds many leadership positions in various organizations and committees such as the Commission on Poverty, Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Disease, Hong Kong Paralympian Fund and the Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association. Her contribution to sports development and devotion to community service has made her a role model for many in Hong Kong.

Honours

Achievements

Olympic Games (exhibition)

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponents Score Result
1988 Seoul National University Gymnasium,
Seoul, South Korea
Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi Canada Mike Butler
Canada Claire Backhouse-Sharpe
15–3, 11–15, 15–9
Bronze

World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Hangzhou,
China
Hong Kong Ng Chun Ching Myanmar Wai Nyunt
Myanmar Mya Lay Sein
15–10, 10–15, 18–16
Gold

Commonwealth Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall,
Auckland, New Zealand
Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi England Miles Johnson
England Sara Sankey
15–7, 15–12
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung Myung-hee
7–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi South Korea Choi Sang-bum
South Korea Chung So-young
12–15, 18–16, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 China Open Hong Kong Chan Chi Choi South Korea Kim Hak-kyun
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
13–18, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Invitational tournament

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1978 WBF World Invitational Championships Hong Kong Fu Hon Ping China Chen Tien-lung
China Kao Hui-lan
18–15, 15–11
Gold

References

  1. ^ "香港一家人/ 陳念慈──掌騎師學校兩年見成績". Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  2. ^ "2018 Commonwealth Games – discussion". www.badmintoncentral.com. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. ^ Payne, Rachel (5 August 2019). "Hong Kong Olympic medallist Amy Chan our latest confirmed speaker". www.movecongress.com. Retrieved 16 January 2021.