Fu Mingtian
Personal information
Birth name伏明天
CountrySingapore
Born (1990-06-27) 27 June 1990 (age 31)
Wuhan, Hubei China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking25 (12 January 2012)
Medal record
BWF profile

Fu Mingtian (Chinese: 伏明天; born 27 June 1990) is a Chinese-born Singaporean badminton player.[1]

Personal life

Fu came to Singapore in 2003 and became a Singapore citizen in 2007 under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme.[2] In 2017, she returned to China to marry another former Chinese shuttler who played for the Xiamen team. She expects to settle down in Xuzhou city, Jiangsu where her fiancé is from.[3]

Career

Fu became the first female Singaporean player to win the Southeast Asian Games women's singles badminton gold medal in 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia. She beat second-seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21–12, 21–18 en route to the final match. In the finals, she beat home favourite Adriyanti Firdasari 14–21, 21–12, 22–20.[4] Despite Fu's achievements, she was not selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Gu Juan was selected.[5]

After retirement from competitive badminton, Fu became a coach with the Singapore Badminton Association. She resigned from her coach position in 2017.[3]

Awards

Fu was awarded the Singapore's Sportswoman of the Year award in 2012.[6]

Achievements

Southeast Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Adriyanti Firdasari 14–21, 21–12, 22–20
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Badminton Hall,
Pune, India
Singapore Yao Lei China Xie Jing
China Zhong Qianxin
21–19, 21–17
Gold

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Liu Xin 22–24, 11–21
Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singapore Yao Lei Indonesia Richi Puspita Dili
Indonesia Debby Susanto
|10–21, 17–21
Bronze

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Vietnam Open Japan Kaori Imabeppu 21–18, 16–21, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Ballarat International Australia Huang Chia-chi 8–21, 21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Waikato International Singapore Gu Juan 21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Singapore International Singapore Xing Aiying 10–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Croatian International Singapore Zhang Beiwen Singapore Frances Liu
Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore International Singapore Vanessa Neo Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
21–19, 15–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Mingtian Fu Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Steel Magnolia". AsiaOne. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Badminton: Chief coach Chua, assistant national coach Fu quit SBA". The Straits Times. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ "SEA Games Badminton: Fu Mingtian captures Singapore's first ever women's singles gold". Red Sports. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Out to make the most of her Olympic stop". AsiaOne. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Singapore Sports Awards". Singapore National Olympic Council. Retrieved 13 February 2022.