Huang Hua
Personal information
Country China
Born (1969-11-16) November 16, 1969 (age 51)
Guangxi, China
ResidenceKlaten, Central Java, Indonesia
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

Huang Hua (Chinese: 黄华; born November 16, 1969) is a Chinese female badminton player who won major international titles in the early 1990s.

Career

Huang and her contemporary Tang Jiuhong were the leading Chinese singles players between the era of Han Aiping and Li Lingwei (most of the 1980s) and the era of Ye Zhaoying (mid to late 1990s). She played for Chinese Uber Cup (women's international) teams that won world team championships in 1990 and 1992. Her singles titles included the Swedish (1990), Thailand (1990), Malaysia (1990, 1992), Korea (1991), Singapore (1991), Japan (1990, 1991), and China (1991) Opens. She was a runner-up in the 1989 World Championships[1] and in the prestigious All-England Championships in 1990.[2] Huang won the 1991 Badminton World Cup[3] held in Macau and was a bronze medalist in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, losing in the semifinal to Susi Susanti of Indonesia, the eventual winner.

Playing style

Susi Susanti, one of Huang's rivals, described her as a "complete player" who was "slightly different" from other Chinese players. "Usually Chinese players are sharp and fast. Huang Hua's playing style is more stylish and elegant," said Susanti in an interview.[4]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain Indonesia Susi Susanti 4–11, 1–11
Bronze

World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Lingwei 6–11, 9–12
Silver

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Li Lingwei 7–11, 8–11
Bronze
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Han Aiping 12–10, 8–11, 4–11
Bronze
1990 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Susi Susanti 8–11, 11–1, 2–11
Bronze
1991 Macau Forum, Portuguese Macau Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 12–11, 11–5
Gold
1992 Guangdong Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Tang Jiuhong 8–11, 5–11
Silver

Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China South Korea Lee Young-suk Walkover
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia China Tang Jiuhong 5–11, 6–11
Silver

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
1988 China Open China Li Lingwei 1–11, 11–7, 9–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Thailand Open China Li Lingwei 11–3, 6–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Japan Open China Li Lingwei 4–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Poona Open China Tang Jiuhong 5–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Swiss Open China Tang Jiuhong 9–12, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Indonesian Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 11–7, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Japan Open China Zhou Lei 11–6, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Swedish Open China Zhou Lei 11–5, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 All England Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 11–12, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Thailand Open South Korea Lee Young-suk 12–10, 11–12, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Malaysian Open South Korea Lee Jung-mi 11–3, 7–11, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Japan Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 11–3, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Korean Open China Zhou Lei 11–2, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Singapore Open China Zhou Lei 11–5, 7–11, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 German Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–1, 6–11, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Denmark Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 5–11, 11–6, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 China Open Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 11–12, 11–6, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Hong Kong Open China Tang Jiuhong 12–10, 9–12, 12–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Malaysian Open Indonesia Yuni Kartika 11–3, 7–11, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Swiss Open China Tang Jiuhong England Cheryl Johnson
England Claire Palmer
15–7, 18–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Swedish Open China Zhou Lei Netherlands Eline Coene
Netherlands Erica van den Heuvel
3–15, 18–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1988 Konica Cup China Li Lingwei 9–12, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Personal life

She became a citizen of Indonesia after marrying the Chinese-Indonesian businessman Tjandra Budi Darmawan (Chinese: 张志融, Thio Tjie Hiong)in 1993 and lived in Klaten, Central Java.[5]

References

  1. ^ Internationalbadminton.org Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ All England Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Untitled Document
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2KsU50YDT4&t=35s. 00:14-00:30
  5. ^ Al Alawi, Muhlis (15 April 2018). "Kisah Huang Hua, Mantan Pebulu Tangkis Dunia Asal China yang Menetap di Klaten". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 April 2018.