Han Jingna
韩晶娜
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1975-01-16) 16 January 1975 (age 47)
Qiaokou, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
BWF profile

Han Jingna (Chinese: 韩晶娜; born 16 January 1975) is a Chinese retired badminton player who rated among the world's leading women's singles players in the 1990s.[1] Han began practicing badminton at the age of seven. Two years later, she trained at the sports school in Wuhan. She was selected to join the Hubei team in 1988 when she was thirteen, and to join the national team in 1989.[1] She was part of national teams that clinched the 1995 Sudirman Cup in Lausanne,[2] and the 1998 Uber Cup in Hong Kong,[3] She won the silver medal for women's singles at the 1995 World Championships by upsetting South Korea's Bang Soo-hyun in the semifinals before falling to Chinese teammate Ye Zhaoying in the finals. Han also earned a singles bronze medal at the next World Championships in 1997. She competed in the women's singles competition at the 1996 Olympic Games but was eliminated in the quarterfinals round by the defending Olympic gold medalist Susi Susanti of Indonesia.[4]

In 1999, she left the national team and went to the United Kingdom to help coach Great Britain's team for 2000 Olympic Games.[5] She later worked as a Chinese national youth team coach starting in 2006.[3]

Achievements

World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland China Ye Zhaoying 7–11, 0–11
Silver
Silver
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland China Gong Zhichao 9–12, 9–11
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Ye Zhaoying 6–11, 12–9, 3–11
Silver
Silver
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China South Korea Bang Soo-hyun
Bronze
Bronze

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Gu Jun China Tang Yongshu
China Yuan Yali
15–9, 15–5
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1992 Singapore Open China Ye Zhaoying 11–8, 2–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 China Open China Ye Zhaoying 12–10, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Hong Kong Open China Ye Zhaoying 12–10, 7–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Dutch Open China Yao Yan 2–9, 2–9, 0–9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Russian Open China Gong Zhichao 11–7, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Thailand Open China Li Qi China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
5–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Swedish Open China Ye Zhaoying South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
South Korea Kim Shin-young
15–12, 12–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Swiss Open China Ye Zhaoying China Ge Fei
China Gu Jun
15–9, 2–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 Sydney Open Indonesia Silvia Anggraini 11–5, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Italian International China Zeng Yaqiong Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Italian International England Ian Sullivan England Anthony Clark
China Zeng Yaqiong
15–11, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ a b "韩晶娜 Han Jing Na" (in Chinese). Badmintoncn.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "中國蘇迪曼杯之路:穩居A級行列 九征戰五奪冠" (in Chinese). People's Daily. 11 June 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b ""高龄"高崚壮志凌云 奥运欲实现混双三连冠" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Olympic Games: Badminton - Day 5 Results". www.worldbadminton.com. 28 July 1996. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "全英羽球公开赛 中国选手穿"英国征衣"?" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. 10 March 2000. Retrieved 26 March 2019.