Ji Xinpeng
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1977-12-30) 30 December 1977 (age 44)
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
EventMen's singles
Medal record
BWF profile

Ji Xinpeng (simplified Chinese: 吉新鹏; traditional Chinese: 吉新鵬; pinyin: Jí Xīnpéng; born 30 December 1977) is a retired Chinese badminton player.

Career

Ji Xinpeng is the first Chinese badminton player to win an Olympic gold medal in men's singles.[1] Having never previously captured a top-tier event on the international circuit, he surprised the field at the 2000 Games in Sydney by defeating players such as Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade and, in the final, Hendrawan. Prior to the Olympic Games, Ji was also the champion at the Japan Open held in April. He became a coach in the Chinese national badminton team in 2008.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2000 Pavilion 3, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia Indonesia Hendrawan 15–4, 15–13
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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
1999 Dutch Open China Xia Xuanze 10–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open China Chen Gang 12–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Swiss Open China Xia Xuanze 8–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Japan Open Indonesia Hendrawan 6–15, 17–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ji Xinpeng". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.