Jennie Gai
Personal information
CountryUnited States
Born (2001-02-25) February 25, 2001 (age 22)
Lowell, Massachusetts,
United States
ResidenceFremont, California,
United States
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking66 (WS, 24 January 2023)
114 (WD with Breanna Chi, 24 December 2019)
29 (XD with Vinson Chiu, 18 July 2023)
Current ranking94 (WS)
31 (XD with Vinson Chiu) (2 January 2024)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2023 Santiago Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 2023 Santiago Mixed doubles
Pan American Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Guatemala City Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Aguascalientes Women's singles
Pan Am Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2019 Lima Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2023 Guadalajara Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Santo Domingo Mixed team
Pan Am Female Cup
Gold medal – first place 2022 Acapulco Women's team
Pan Am Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Markham Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Lima Girls' singles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Markham Girls' singles
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Lima Mixed team
Representing International Olympic Committee Mixed-NOCs
Youth Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Buenos Aires Mixed team
BWF profile

Jennie Gai (born February 25, 2001) is an American badminton player who competes in international level events. She was a gold medalist at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and won six titles in the Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships (U11 girls' doubles in 2011; U13 girls' singles, doubles and mixed doubles in 2013; and also U15 girls' singles, and mixed doubles in 2015). She represented her country at the 2016 BWF World Junior Championships.[1][2][3]

Achievements

Pan American Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2023 Olympic Training Center, Santiago, Chile United States Beiwen Zhang 8–21, 12–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2023 Olympic Training Center,
Santiago, Chile
United States Vinson Chiu Canada Ty Alexander Lindeman
Canada Josephine Wu
21–17, 17–21, 19–21 Silver Silver

Pan Am Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico, Aguascalientes, Mexico Canada Brittney Tam 8–21, 21–14, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
United States Jamie Hsu Canada Michelle Tong
Canada Josephine Wu
17–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Pan Am Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2016 CAR la Videna, Lima, Peru Canada Qingzi Ouyang 6–21, 9–21 Silver Silver
2017 Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham, Canada United States Lauren Lam 12–21, 21–19, 20–22 Silver Silver

BWF International Challenge/Series (9 titles, 7 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Internacional Mexicano United States Isabel Zhong 21–11, 18–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Internacional Mexicano Cuba Tahimara Oropeza 21–13, 18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Guatemala International India Samayara Panwar 21–6, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Internacional Mexicano United States Lauren Lam 9–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Brazil International United States Jamie Hsu Canada Rachel Honderich
United States Jamie Subandhi
15–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Jamaica International United States Breanna Chi Peru Inés Castillo
Peru Dánica Nishimura
21–11, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Silicon Valley International United States Breanna Chi United States Annie Xu
United States Kerry Xu
14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Internacional Mexicano United States Breanna Chi Mexico Jessica Bautista
Mexico Vanessa Villalobos
21–10, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Mexican International United States Vinson Chiu Mexico Luis Montoya
Mexico Vanessa Villalobos
21–17, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Internacional Mexicano United States Vinson Chiu Canada Nicolas Nguyen
Canada Alexandra Mocanu
21–13, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Mexican International United States Vinson Chiu Japan Naoki Yamada
Japan Moe Ikeuchi
15–21, 21–18, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Peru Challenge United States Vinson Chiu Canada Ty Alexander Lindeman
Canada Josephine Wu
22–20, 13–21, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Mexican International United States Vinson Chiu United States Joshua Yuan
United States Allison Lee
21–14, 22–24, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Mexican International United States Vinson Chiu Canada Ty Alexander Lindeman
Canada Josephine Wu
22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Maldives International United States Vinson Chiu Malaysia Hoo Pang Ron
Malaysia Teoh Mei Xing
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Peru Challenge United States Vinson Chiu Canada Ty Alexander Lindeman
Canada Josephine Wu
18–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

BWF Junior International (1 title)

Girls' singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2018 Mexican Junior International[note 1] Peru Fernanda Saponara Rivva 22–20, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Junior International Grand Prix tournament
  BWF Junior International Challenge tournament
  BWF Junior International Series tournament
  BWF Junior Future Series tournament

Notes

  1. ^ This tournament points equivalent to Continental Junior Championships.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Jennie Gai - Team USA". United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. July 13, 2020. Archived from the original on July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jennie Gai". Badminton World Federation. July 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Senior Jennie Gai Wins Team Gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games". The Voice. November 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "IV Yonex Mexican International U19 2018". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved June 18, 2021.