Lim Xiaoqing
林小青
Personal information
Birth nameSun Xiaoqing
孫小青
CountrySweden
Born (1967-08-15) 15 August 1967 (age 55)
China
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
HandednessLeft[1]
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking1 (WS) (March 1995)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Sweden
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1993 New Delhi Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Jakarta Women's singles
Uber Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Women's singles
Representing  China
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Women's doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Guangzhou Women's doubles
BWF profile

Lim Xiaoqing (Chinese: 林小青; born 15 August 1967 as Sun Xiaoqing; Chinese: 孫小青) is a retired badminton player originally from China who later represented Sweden.[2] She won five European Badminton Championships, one in women's singles in 1994, two in women's doubles and mixed team events in 1992 and 1994 respectively.[3][4] She captured the women's singles titles at the prestigious 1995 All England Open, defeating Denmark's Camilla Martin in the final.[5] She ranked as women's singles World number 1 in March 1995.[6]

Lim is married to retired Swedish badminton player Thomas Kihlström.

Achievements

World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Zhou Lei South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
15–13, 1–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India Indonesia Susi Susanti 7–11, 5–11
Silver
Silver
1995 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Susi Susanti 2–11, 5–11
Bronze
Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Zhou Lei China Lin Ying
China Guan Weizhen
7–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India Sweden Christine Magnusson South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
15–12, 15–9
Gold
Gold

European Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Camilla Martin 7–11, 10–12
Bronze
Bronze
1994 Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands Sweden Catrine Bengtsson 11–5, 12–9
Gold
Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
8–15, 15–11, 15–6
Gold
Gold
1994 Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Lotte Olsen
Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
17–14, 15–12
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1989 Swedish Open China Li Lingwei 8–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Scottish Open Sweden Christine Magnusson 11–0, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Swedish Open China Tang Jiuhong 5–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 U.S. Open Sweden Christine Magnusson 11–2, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Dutch Open Indonesia Sarwendah Kusumawardhani 4–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 Denmark Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 3–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 Scottish Open Sweden Christine Magnusson 11–9, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Yuliani Santosa 11–6, 9–12, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Swiss Open Indonesia Yuliani Santosa 6–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 6–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 U.S. Open Sweden Christine Magnusson 11–5, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Dutch Open China Liu Yuhong 11–3, 12–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 German Open China Dai Yun 12–10, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Denmark Open Denmark Camilla Martin 5–11, 11–5, 11–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Thailand Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 5–11, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 7–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Scottish Open England Julia Mann 11–3, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Yuliani Santosa 11–1, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Swiss Open Denmark Camilla Martin 7–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Swedish Open China Ye Zhaoying 6–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 All England Open Denmark Camilla Martin 11–9, 10–12, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–7, 6–11, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Denmark Open China Wang Chen 11–6, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Thailand Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min 11–4, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 World Grand Prix Finals China Ye Zhaoying 10–12, 11–8, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 China Open China Zhou Lei China Guan Weizhen
China Lin Ying
8–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 All England Open China Zhou Lei South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Chung So-young
7–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 French Open China Zhou Lei China Chiu Mei Yin
China Li Lingwei
15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 China Open China Zhou Lei China Guan Weizhen
China Lin Ying
15–12, 5–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Singapore Open Sweden Christine Magnusson South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Chung So-young
11–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 German Open Sweden Christine Magnusson China Lin Yanfen
China Yao Fen
15–11, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Scottish Open Sweden Christine Magnusson England Joanne Muggeridge
Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
11–0, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Malaysia Open Sweden Christine Magnusson South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Park Soo-yun
15–7, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 U.S. Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Japan Kimiko Jinnai
Japan Hisako Mori
15–4, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 German Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
Sweden Maria Bengtsson
15–9, 15–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Denmark Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
Sweden Maria Bengtsson
15–7, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Scottish Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Sweden Catrine Bengtsson
Sweden Maria Bengtsson
15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Japan Tomomi Matsuo
Japan Kyoko Sasage
18–15, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Swedish Open Sweden Christine Magnusson South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
9–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Lotte Olsen
Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–12, 18–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 U.S. Open Sweden Christine Magnusson South Korea Chung So-young
South Korea Gil Young-ah
5–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Denmark Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Marlene Thomsen
Denmark Anne-Mette van Dijk
15–12, 7–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1990 Stockholm International Denmark Helle Andersen 11–4, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Iceland International Iceland Birna Petersen 11–0, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Polish International China Shi Fangjing China Luo Yun
China Shang Fumei
15–3, 10–15, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Iceland International Iceland Kristín Magnúsdóttir Iceland Guðrún Júlíusdóttir
Iceland Birna Petersen
2–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Canadian Open Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Lotte Olsen
Denmark Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–11, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Polish International China Shu Yiong China Wang Pengren
China Shi Fangjing
7–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Iceland International Iceland Broddi Kristjánsson Iceland Þorsteinn Páll Hængsson
Iceland Kristín Magnúsdóttir
8–15, 18–16, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Nordic Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Reykjavík, Iceland 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Malmö, Sweden Sweden Christine Magnusson Denmark Lotte Olsen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–6, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Invitational tournament

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Asian Invitational Championships Bandar Lampung, Indonesia China Zhou Lei South Korea Chung Myung-hee
South Korea Hwang Hye-young
15–11, 8–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze

References

  1. ^ a b "Players: Xiaoqing Lim". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Tjing" fick en kick i Sverige" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 1 June 1993. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ European Badminton Championships History Archived 2010-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-07-07
  4. ^ "Två nya minnesplattor på Malmöidrottens Walk of Fame" (in Swedish). Skånesport. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  5. ^ "All England en mytomspunnen toppelittävling" (in Swedish). Täby BM. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Lim is now world No. 1". The Straits Times. 22 March 1995. p. 30 – via NewspaperSG.