Gu Jun
顾俊
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1975-01-03) 3 January 1975 (age 49)
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking1 with Ge Fei
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Women's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Glasgow Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Copenhagen Women's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1996 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Yogyakarta Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1998 Hong Kong Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Hong Kong Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima Women's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Shanghai Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Beijing Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Qingdao Women's doubles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Jakarta Girls' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Jakarta Mixed doubles
BWF profile

Gu Jun (simplified Chinese: 顾俊; traditional Chinese: 顧俊; pinyin: Gù Jùn; born 3 January 1975) is a Chinese former badminton player.

Career

Gu and her regular partner Ge Fei were the world's dominant women's doubles team from the mid-1990s to their retirement after the 2000 Olympics. They won over thirty top tier international tournaments together, including two Olympic competitions and two IBF World Championships (which were then held biennially). They helped China to regain the Uber Cup (women's world team trophy) from Indonesia in 1998, and to retain the Cup in 2000. Gu Jun was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2008.

Summer Olympics

Gu competed in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics in the women's doubles with Ge Fei. They won the gold medal by beating Gil Young-ah and Jang Hye-ock of South Korea 15–5, 15–5 in the final match.

Gu and Ge successfully defended their women's doubles title in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. They won by the same score as 1996, this time against their compatriots Huang Nanyan and Yang Wei.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–5, 15–5 Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–5, 15–5 Gold

World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–7 Gold Gold
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–4, 15–5 Gold Gold

World Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–12 Gold Gold
1997 Among Rogo Sports Hall, Yogyakarta, Indonesia China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–10, 9–15, 15–9 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Phan Đình Phùng Indoor Stadium,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
China Chen Xingdong Denmark Thomas Lund
Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
15–10, 10–15, 2–15 Silver Silver

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan China Ge Fei South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
15–9, 7–15, 10–15 Bronze Bronze
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2, Bangkok, Thailand China Ge Fei Indonesia Deyana Lomban
Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
12–15, 15–9, 15–11 Gold Gold

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China China Ge Fei China Chen Ying
China Wu Yuhong
15–11, 18–14 Gold Gold
1995 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–4 Gold Gold
1998 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–7 Gold Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 15–10 Gold Gold

Asian Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–7, 18–17 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships

The Bimantara World Junior Championships was an international invitation badminton tournament for junior players. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Han Jingna Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Mette Sørensen
15–5, 15–6 Gold Gold
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Han Jingna China Tang Yongshu
China Yuan Yali
15–9, 15–5 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Liang Yongping South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Kim Shin-young
Bronze Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix (34 titles, 5 runners-up)

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Thailand Open China Ge Fei China Han Jingna
China Li Qi
15–5, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–5, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Singapore Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
15–7, 18–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Thailand Open China Ge Fei England Julie Bradbury
England Joanne Goode
15–12, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hong Kong Open China Ge Fei South Korea Jang Hye-ock
South Korea Shim Eun-jung
11–15, 14–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 China Open China Ge Fei South Korea Bang Soo-hyun
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–8, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
13–15, 15–8, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Korea Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
13–15, 15–1, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Japan Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Finarsih
Indonesia Lili Tampi
15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Indonesia Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Thailand Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
17–18, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 China Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–12, 10–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
15–7, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Chinese Taipei Open China Ge Fei South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
South Korea Kim Shin-young
15–8, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open China Ge Fei South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Jang Hye-ock
5–15, 17–14, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 All England Open China Ge Fei Denmark Helene Kirkegaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
15–3, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–4, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
12–15, 15–12, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Korea Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–10, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Eliza Nathanael
Indonesia Zelin Resiana
15–6, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open China Ge Fei China Han Jingna
China Ye Zhaoying
9–15, 15–2, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Liu Lu
China Qian Hong
15–7, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Singapore Open China Ge Fei Indonesia Indarti Issolina
Indonesia Deyana Lomban
15–4, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 China Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–13, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–1, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 All England Open China Ge Fei South Korea Jang Hye-ock
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–7, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open China Ge Fei Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open China Ge Fei China Qin Yiyuan
China Tang Yongshu
15–8, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei Denmark Rikke Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
12–15, 17–16, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Gao Ling
China Qin Yiyuan
15–8, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 China Open China Ge Fei China Gao Ling
China Qin Yiyuan
15–5, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 World Grand Prix Finals China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–2, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open China Ge Fei South Korea Chung Jae-hee
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–5, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Japan Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–13, 4–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Thailand Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–8, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Malaysia Open China Ge Fei China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
15–17, 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International (1 title, 1 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International China Ge Fei 4–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Wimbledon International China Ge Fei Netherlands Erica van den Heuvel
Netherlands Nicole van Hooren
15–5, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semi-finalist; (QF) quarter-finalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Uber Cup S NH S NH G NH G
Sudirman Cup NH G NH G NH G NH
Asian Games B NH G NH

Individual competitions

Junior level

Events 1991 1992
World Jr Invitational Championships G NH
World Junior Championships NH G
Events 1992
World Junior Championships B

Senior level

Tournaments 1991 1992 1993
China Open 3R A 1R
Thailand Open A 3R
Wimbledon Open A F
Tournaments 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Olympic Games NH G NH G
World Championships NH QF NH G NH G NH
World Cup G G NH
Asian Games B NH G NH
Asian Championships G G A G G A
Asian Cup G NH
Tournaments 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Year-end finals W W W W W W A
China Open 2R 2R QF W W 2R W NH W NH
Japan Open A W F W W W F
All England Open A 2R A W W W wd W
Malaysia Open A W A W A W W
Singapore Open A NH W W NH W W A NH
Thailand Open A W W F A NH A W
Korea Open A F A W NH A
Swiss Open A W W A
Chinese Taipei Open A W A NH A
Hong Kong Open A F A NH
Indonesia Open A W A
US Open A SF A
Wimbledon Open A W A NH
Tournaments 1994 1995 1996 1997
World Championships NH A NH 3R
World Cup S A
Asian Games QF NH
Asian Championships QF A
Tournaments 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All England Open A 1R A SF A
China Open 1R 2R A QF A NH
Japan Open A 2R A
Korea Open A 2R NH
Malaysia Open A 2R A
Singapore Open A NH QF A NH wd A
Swiss Open A 2R 2R
Thailand Open A 2R A NH
Wimbledon Open A 2R A NH


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