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Han Jian
Personal information
Birth name韩健
CountryChina
Born (1956-07-06) July 6, 1956 (age 65)
Liaoning
EventMen's singles

Han Jian (Chinese: 韩健; born July 6, 1956 in Liaoning) is a Chinese retired badminton player in the early and mid 1980s when China first entered the International Badminton Federation (now Badminton World Federation).

Career

He was one of the world's leading players in his era, known for his cool and steady play. In China he is nicknamed "sticky candy" (牛皮糖), owing to his much-used tactic of using long rallies to pressurize an opponent into making mistakes. Han won the 1985 IBF World Championships beating Morten Frost in the final. He also won a bronze medal at the 1983 IBF World Championships and played singles for China's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1982 and 1986.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1978 Bangkok, Thailand China Yu Yaodong 11–15, 11–15
Silver
Silver
1979 Hangzhou, China Pakistan Tariq Wadood 15–0, 15–11
Gold
Gold
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Indonesia Liem Swie King 9–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada Denmark Morten Frost 14–18, 15–10, 15–8
Gold
Gold

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1981 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia India Prakash Padukone 0–15, 16–18
Silver
Silver
1982 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia India Prakash Padukone 15–5, 15–5
Bronze
Bronze
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Hastomo Arbi 15–4, 15–13
Gold
Gold
1984 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Yang Yang 15–12, 15–10
Gold
Gold

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1978 Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Liem Swie King 7–15, 11–15
Silver
Silver
1982 Indraprastha Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
Indonesia Liem Swie King 18–16, 15–10
Gold
Gold

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
1984 Scandinavian Open Denmark Morten Frost 10–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Japan Open China Zhao Jianhua 10–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Swedish Open China Zhao Jianhua 18–14, 1–15, 18–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Indonesia Open China Xu Biao 15–4, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 World Grand Prix Finals Australia Sze Yu 15–6, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner