Dong Jiong
董炯
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1973-08-20) 20 August 1973 (age 48)
Beijing, China[1]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[2]
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Dong Jiong (Chinese: 董炯; born 20 August 1973) is a Chinese badminton player who ranked among the world's men's singles elite in the mid and late 1990s.[1]

Career

In a relatively short career at the top level, Dong won some of badminton's biggest events, including the prestigious All England and Denmark Open titles in 1997. He was a silver medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, losing the final in two close games to Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen. Among Dong's badminton achievements were victories at the Thailand Open (1995, 1996), China Open (1995, 1997, 1999), Swiss Open (1997), World Cup (1996), and quadrennial Asian Games (1998). The successes of Dong and his contemporary and rival Sun Jun marked the start of a revival in men's badminton fortunes for China, which, after dominating in the 1980s, had lost the initiative to Indonesia.

Dong retired in 2001 without any job offer or pension from his employer, the Beijing municipal sports bureau. Rekindling his passion for cultivating the badminton sport, Dong built up a franchise that includes five amateur badminton clubs, and was hired as the head coach of China's Paralympic badminton team. Dong felt lucky he could carry his own legacy in the amateur sport arena. He picked up new knowledge and confidence outside the top sport environment.

Coaching players with disabilities since 2009, Dong focused his efforts on them at his clubs. He's spent money each year on improving the facilities while applying for an entry to the 2016 Paralympic Games.[3]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 Georgia State University Gymnasium, Atlanta, United States Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 12–15, 10–15
Silver medal.svg
Silver

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Jeffer Rosobin 15–5, 15–8
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan Indonesia Hariyanto Arbi 7–15, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Hendrawan 17–14, 10–15, 15–8
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China South Korea Park Sung-woo 16–18, 12–15
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China Indonesia Heryanto Arbi 12–15, 18–17, 15–11
Gold
Gold

East Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Shanghai, China China Liu Jun 8–15, 1–15
Bronze
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 U.S. Open Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 10–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 China Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–8, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Thailand Open South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 15–13, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–11, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Thailand Open Indonesia Joko Supriyanto 15–13, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open China Sun Jun 15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 17–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Denmark Open Denmark Peter Gade 15–17, 15–11, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 China Open China Luo Yigang 15–10, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 World Grand Prix Finals China Sun Jun 9–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 15–12, 3–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open Denmark Peter Gade 8–15, 14–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 China Open Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi 15–2, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2000 Victoria International Australia Rio Suryana 15–9, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Victoria International China Jiang Xin Poland Michał Łogosz
Poland Robert Mateusiak
10–15, 15–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ a b "董炯 Dong Jiong". www.badmintoncn.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Dong Jiong". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ "How to live after badminton?". www.china.org.cn. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2020.