Badminton Asia Championships
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Founded1962
CountryBadminton Asia Confederation member nations

The Badminton Asia Championships (formerly Asian Badminton Championships until 2006) is a tournament organized by Badminton Asia to crown the best badminton players in Asia.

The tournament started in 1962 and is held annually since 1991. The event had rotated between team and individual competitions before the team event became null since 1994.[1]

At the 2003 event however, there is a controversy when China decided to pull out from the tournament at the last minute. Head coach Li Yongbo said that the tournament did not award any ranking points for the 2004 Summer Olympics event and wanted to give his players more time to rest.[2] Some of the top players were also willing to pull out from the tournament since the competitiveness of the event was low.

Championships

Individual championships

The table below gives an overview of all host cities and countries of the Asia Championships. 1988 Asian Badminton Championships was unofficial because the championships were conducted as Invitational Championships (invitation competition).[3]

Year Number Host City Host Country Events
1962 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaya 6
1965 2 Lucknow  India 6
1969 3 Manila  Philippines 5
1971 4 Jakarta  Indonesia 6
1976 5 Hyderabad  India 6
1983 6 Calcutta  India 6
1985 7 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
1987 8 Semarang  Indonesia 5
1989 9 Shanghai  China 1
1991 10 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
1992 11 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
1993 12 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1
1994 13 Shanghai  China 5
1995 14 Beijing  China 5
1996 15 Surabaya  Indonesia 5
1997 16 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
1998 17 Bangkok  Thailand 5
1999 18 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
2000 19 Jakarta  Indonesia 5
2001 20 Manila  Philippines 5
Year Number Host City Host Country Events
2002 21 Bangkok  Thailand 5
2003 22 Jakarta  Indonesia 5
2004 23 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5
2005 24 Hyderabad  India 5
2006 25 Johor Bahru  Malaysia 5
2007 26 Johor Bahru  Malaysia 5
2008 27 Johor Bahru  Malaysia 5
2009 28 Suwon  South Korea 5
2010 29 New Delhi  India 5
2011 30 Chengdu  China 5
2012 31 Qingdao  China 5
2013 32 Taipei  Taiwan 5
2014 33 Gimcheon  South Korea 5
2015 34 Wuhan  China 5
2016 35 Wuhan  China 5
2017 36 Wuhan  China 5
2018 37 Wuhan  China 5
2019 38 Wuhan  China 5

Team championships

Men's team competition started in 1962 and last played in 1993. In 2016, Badminton Asia decided to create a new men's and women's team championships which also serves as qualification tournament for the Thomas and Uber Cups Finals.[4] Another new team tournament using mixed team format, named as Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship (also known as Tong Yun Kai Cup[5]), was initiated in 2017.[6] Both championships are biennial, thus following the same pattern as Thomas & Uber Cups finals and the Sudirman Cup.

Badminton Asia Team Championships

Year Number Host City Country Events
2016 1 Hyderabad  India 2
2018 2 Alor Setar  Malaysia 2
2020 3 Manila  Philippines 2

Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship

Year Number Host City Country Events
2017 1 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 1
2019 2 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1
2021 - Not Held

All time medal table

Individual Championships

Except 1993 Asian Badminton Championships:

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)646584213
2 South Korea (KOR)28183884
3 Indonesia (INA)232461108
4 Malaysia (MAS)1092140
5 Japan (JPN)7112240
6 Hong Kong (HKG)441422
7 Thailand (THA)261523
8 Chinese Taipei (TPE)231318
9 India (IND)0088
10 Singapore (SGP)0033
11 Vietnam (VIE)0011
Totals (11 NOCs)140140280560

Team Championships

Men's Team

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Indonesia (INA)3003
2 Japan (JPN)0112
 Malaysia (MAS)0112
4 China (CHN)0101
5 India (IND)0022
 South Korea (KOR)0022
Totals (6 NOCs)33612

Women's Team

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan2103
2 China1102
3 South Korea0123
4 Thailand0022
5 Indonesia0011
 Malaysia0011
Totals (6 NOCs)33612

Overall (men's and women's team)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Indonesia3014
2 Japan2215
3 China1203
4 South Korea0145
5 Malaysia0123
6 India0022
 Thailand0022
Totals (7 NOCs)661224

Mixed Team Championships

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan1102
2 China1012
3 South Korea0101
4 Hong Kong0011
 Indonesia0011
 Thailand0011
Totals (6 NOCs)2248

Past winners

See also: Medalists at the Badminton Asia Championships

Individual competition

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1962 Federation of Malaya Teh Kew San Indonesia Minarni Federation of Malaya Ng Boon Bee
Federation of Malaya Tan Yee Khan
Indonesia Happy Herowati
Indonesia Corry Kawilarang
Federation of Malaya Lim Say Hup
Federation of Malaya Ng Mei Ling
1965de India Dinesh Khanna England Angela Bairstow Thailand Narong Bhornchima
Thailand Chavalert Chumkum
England Angela Bairstow
England Ursula Smith
Malaysia Tan Yee Khan
England Angela Bairstow
1969 Indonesia Muljadi Hong Kong Pang Yuet Mui Malaysia Punch Gunalan
Malaysia Ng Boon Bee
South Korea Kang Young-sin
South Korea Lee Young-soon
Not held
1971 Malaysia Tan Aik Mong Indonesia Utami Kinard Indonesia Indra Gunawan
Indonesia Nara Sudjana
Indonesia Retno Koestijah
Indonesia Intan Nurtjahja
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Retno Koestijah
1976 China Hou Jiachang China Liang Qiuxia Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Tjun Tjun
Indonesia Regina Masli
Indonesia Theresia Widiastuti
China Fang Kaixiang
China He Cuiling
1983 China Chen Changjie South Korea Yoo Sang-hee China He Shangquan
China Jiang Guoliang
China Fan Ming
China Guan Weizhen
South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Yun-ja
1985 China Zhao Jianhua China Zheng Yuli South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Yun-ja
South Korea Yoo Sang-hee
Not held
1987 Men's team competition
1988 China Xiong Guobao China Tang Jiuhong China Zhang Qiang
China Zhou Jincan
Indonesia Verawaty Fajrin
Indonesia Yanti Kusmiati
Not held
1989 Men's team competition
1991 Malaysia Rashid Sidek Indonesia Yuliani Sentosa South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Chung Myung-hee
1992 China Ye Zhaoying Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Malaysia Razif Sidek
China Pan Li
China Wu Yuhong
Indonesia Joko Mardianto
Indonesia Sri Untari
1993 Men's team competition
1994 Malaysia Foo Kok Keong China Ye Zhaoying China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
China Chen Xingdong
China Sun Man
1995 South Korea Park Sung-woo Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
China Liu Jianjun
China Ge Fei
1996 Indonesia Jeffer Rosobin China Gong Zhichao Indonesia Ade Sutrisna
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Lili Tampi
1997 China Sun Jun China Yao Yan Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
China Huang Nanyan
China Liu Zhong
China Zhang Jun
China Liu Lu
1998 China Chen Gang China Ye Zhaoying South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
1999 China Chen Hong South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
2000 Indonesia Taufik Hidayat China Xie Xingfang Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Yim Kyung-jin
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
2001 China Xia Xuanze China Zhang Ning Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
2002 Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro China Zhou Mi South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
2003 Hong Kong Wang Chen South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Vita Marissa
2004 Indonesia Taufik Hidayat South Korea Jun Jae-youn Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
2005 Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro Hong Kong Wang Chen Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
2006 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
2007 Indonesia Taufik Hidayat China Jiang Yanjiao China Yang Wei
China Zhao Tingting
China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
2008 South Korea Park Sung-hwan South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
China Yang Wei
China Zhang Jiewen
Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
2009 China Bao Chunlai China Zhu Lin Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
2010 China Lin Dan China Li Xuerui South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Pan Pan
China Tian Qing
Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
2011 China Wang Yihan China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2012 China Chen Jin China Li Xuerui South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
2013 China Du Pengyu China Wang Yihan South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
2014 China Lin Dan South Korea Sung Ji-hyun South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
2015 Thailand Ratchanok Intanon South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
China Ma Jin
China Tang Yuanting
Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
2016 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei China Wang Yihan Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
2017 China Chen Long Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
China Lu Kai
China Huang Yaqiong
2018 Japan Kento Momota Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
China Wang Yilyu
China Huang Dongping
2019 Japan Akane Yamaguchi Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Yuta Watanabe
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
2021 Postponed

Men's Team

Year Winner
1962 Federation of Malaya Malaya
1965  Malaysia
1969  Indonesia
1971  Indonesia
1976  Indonesia
1983  China
1985  China
1987  China
1989  China
1993  Indonesia

Badminton Asia Team Championships

Men's Team
Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2016  Indonesia  Japan 3–2  South Korea  India
2018  Indonesia  China 3–1  Malaysia  South Korea
2020  Indonesia  Malaysia 3–1  India  Japan
Women's Team
Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2016  China  Japan 3–2  South Korea  Thailand
2018  Japan  China 3–0  Indonesia  South Korea
2020  Japan  South Korea 3–0  Malaysia  Thailand

Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships

Year Winner Runner-up Score Semi-finalist
2017  Japan  South Korea 3–0  China  Thailand
2019  China  Japan 3–2  Indonesia  Hong Kong
2021 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic in Asia

Successful players and national teams

Asian Champions who also became World Champions

List of players who have won Asia Championships and also won the BWF World Championships to become both the Asian Champion and World Champion.

Type Player Asian Champion (Year) World Champion (Year)
Mixed Doubles Indonesia Christian Hadinata 1971 1980
Men's Doubles Indonesia Tjun Tjun 1976 1977
Men's Doubles Indonesia Ade Chandra 1976 1980
Women's Doubles China Guan Weizhen 1983 1987, 1989, 1991
Mixed Doubles South Korea Park Joo-bong 1983, 1991 1985, 1989, 1991
Men's Singles China Zhao Jianhua 1985 1991
Men's Doubles South Korea Park Joo-bong 1985, 1991 1985, 1991
Men's Doubles South Korea Kim Moon-soo 1985, 1991 1985, 1991
Women's Singles China Tang Jiuhong 1988 1991
Mixed Doubles South Korea Chung Myung-hee 1991 1989, 1991
Women's Singles China Ye Zhaoying 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1995, 1997
Women's Doubles China Ge Fei 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1997, 1999
Women's Doubles China Gu Jun 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 1997, 1999
Mixed Doubles China Ge Fei 1995 1997
Men's Doubles Indonesia Candra Wijaya 1996 1997
Men's Singles China Sun Jun 1997 1999
Mixed Doubles China Zhang Jun 1997, 2002 2001
Men's Doubles South Korea Ha Tae-kwon 1998, 1999, 2002 1999
Mixed Doubles South Korea Kim Dong-moon 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004 1999, 2003
Mixed Doubles South Korea Ra Kyung-min 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004 1999, 2003
Men's Singles Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 2000, 2004, 2007 2005
Women's Singles China Xie Xingfang 2000 2005, 2006
Men's Doubles Indonesia Rexy Mainaky 2000 1995
Men's Doubles Indonesia/United States Tony Gunawan 2000 2001, 2005
Men's Singles China Xia Xuanze 2001 2003
Women's Singles China Zhang Ning 2001 2003
Women's Doubles China Gao Ling 2001 2001, 2003, 2006
Mixed Doubles China Gao Ling 2002 2001
Mixed Doubles Indonesia Nova Widianto 2003, 2006 2005, 2007
Men's Doubles Indonesia Sigit Budiarto 2004 1997
Men's Doubles Indonesia Markis Kido 2005, 2009 2007
Men's Doubles Indonesia Hendra Setiawan 2005, 2009 2007, 2013, 2015, 2019
Women's Doubles China Du Jing 2006 2010
Women's Doubles China Yu Yang 2006, 2011, 2013 2010, 2011, 2013
Mixed Doubles Indonesia Liliyana Natsir 2006, 2015 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017
Women's Doubles China Yang Wei 2007, 2008 2005, 2007
Women's Doubles China Zhao Tingting 2007 2009
Women's Doubles China Zhang Jiewen 2008 2005, 2007
Women's Singles China Zhu Lin 2009 2007
Women's Doubles China Wang Xiaoli 2009, 2011, 2013 2011, 2013
Men's singles China Lin Dan 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Women's Doubles China Tian Qing 2010, 2012 2014, 2015
Women's Singles China Wang Yihan 2011, 2013, 2016 2011
Men's Doubles China Fu Haifeng 2011 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Men's Doubles China Cai Yun 2011 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Mixed Doubles China Zhang Nan 2011, 2012, 2016 2011, 2014, 2015
Mixed Doubles China Zhao Yunlei 2011, 2012, 2016 2011, 2014, 2015
Men's Singles China Chen Jin 2012 2010
Women's Doubles China Zhao Yunlei 2012 2014, 2015
Men's Doubles South Korea Ko Sung-hyun 2013 2014
Men's Doubles South Korea Shin Baek-cheol 2014 2014
Women's Singles Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 2015 2013
Mixed Doubles Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad 2015 2013, 2017
Men's Singles China Chen Long 2017 2014, 2015
Men's Doubles China Li Junhui 2017, 2018 2018
Men's Doubles China Liu Yuchen 2017, 2018 2018
Mixed Doubles China Huang Yaqiong 2017 2018, 2019
Men's Singles Japan Kento Momota 2018, 2019 2018, 2019

Successful players

Below is the list of the most ever successful players in the Badminton Asia Championships, with 3 or more gold medals.

Rank Players MS WS MD WD XD Total
1 China Ge Fei 4 1 5
China Ye Zhaoying 5 5
South Korea Kim Dong-moon 1 4 5
South Korea Lee Yong-dae 4 1 5
South Korea Ra Kyung-min 1 4 5
6 China Gu Jun 4 4
China Lin Dan 4 4
China Yu Yang 3 1 4
China Zhao Yunlei 1 3 4
South Korea Kim Dong-moon 4 4
South Korea Park Joo-bong 2 2 4
South Korea Ra Kyung-min 4 4
13 China Huang Yaqiong 3 3
China Wang Xiaoli 3 3
China Wang Yihan 3 3
China Yang Wei 3 3
China Zhang Nan 3 3
England Angela Bairstow 1 1 1 3
Hong Kong Wang Chen 3 3
Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 3 3
Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto 2 1 3
South Korea Ha Tae-kwon 3 3
South Korea Lee Kyung-won 3 3

MS: Men's singles; WS: Women's singles; MD: Men's doubles; WD: Women's doubles; XD: Mixed doubles

Successful national teams

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries. China has been the most successful in the Asia Championships. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2011.

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 91 92 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China 3 3 22 3 23 4 3 1 4 3 3 1 3 3 1 3 25 3 3 5 4 3 26 2 2 3 27 2 75
2  Indonesia 2 11 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 1 24 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 35
3  South Korea 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 34
4  Malaysia 3 0.5 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 16.5
5  Japan 1 1 2 3 7
6  Hong Kong 1 1 1 1 1 5
7  Thailand 1 1 1 3
8  England 2.5 2.5
9  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2
10  India 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of that Asia Championships

^1 Indonesia won on superior of silver medal, thus, Indonesia became overall winner.
^2 China won on superior of silver medal to Korea, thus, China became overall winner.
^3 China won on superior of silver medal of three silver medals to Malaysia none, thus, China became overall winner.
^4 Indonesia won on superior of silver medal of four silver medals to South Korea one, thus, Indonesia became overall winner.
^5 China won on superior of silver medal of two silver medals to South Korea none, thus, China became overall winner.
^6 China won on superior of bronze medal of four bronze medals to South Korea one, thus, China became overall winner.
^7 China won on superior of bronze medal of four bronze medals to Japan none, thus, China became overall winner.

Men's singles

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
2  Indonesia X X X X X X X X 8
3  Malaysia X X X X X X X X 8
4  South Korea X X 2
 Japan X X 2
6  India X 1

Women's singles

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
2  Hong Kong X X X X 4
 Indonesia X X X X 4
4  South Korea X X X 3
5  Chinese Taipei X X 2
6  England X 1
 Thailand X 1
 Japan X 1

Men's doubles

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  South Korea X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
2  Indonesia X X X X X X X X X X 10
3  Malaysia X X X X X X 6
 China X X X X X X 6
5  Thailand X 1
 Japan X 1

Women's doubles

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
2  South Korea X X X X X X X X 8
3  Indonesia X X X X X 5
4  Japan X X X 3
5  England X 1

Mixed doubles

Rank Country 62 65 69 71 76 83 85 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2  Indonesia X X X X X X X X 8
 South Korea X X X X X X X X 8
3  Malaysia X \ X 2.5
4  Hong Kong X 1
 Thailand X 1
6  England \ 0.5

See also

Note

  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 21 to 26 April, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.[7]

References

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  2. ^ 亚洲羽锦赛今日开打 中国队因故退出 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese)
  3. ^ Gaznavi, Mahmood (5 November 1988). "Indonesian shuttlers urged to do their best". The Straits Times. p. 42 – via NewspaperSG.
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  5. ^ "Japan first holders of Tong Yun Kai Cup". Sports247.my. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
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  7. ^ "BWF Announces Revamped Tournament Calendar for 2020". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. 25 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.