Tian Bingyi
田秉毅
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1963-07-30) July 30, 1963 (age 59)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
EventMen's doubles

Tian Bingyi (Chinese: 田秉毅; pinyin: Tián Bǐngyì; born July 30, 1963) is a former badminton star from China. Though he played some singles internationally early in his career, he soon specialised in men's doubles.

Career

From the mid 1980s to the early 1990s Tian and his regular partner Li Yongbo won numerous top tier international titles. They were contemporaries and rivals of the famous Korean team of Park Joo-bong and Kim Moon-soo, largely dividing the world's biggest championships between them for about eight seasons. Among many tournaments around the world Tian and Li captured consecutive World Championships in 1987 and 1989, the prestigious All-England Championship in 1987, 1988, and 1991, and five Danish Opens between 1984 and 1991.[1][2] they also played on Chinese Thomas Cup (men's international teams) that won consecutive world team titles in 1986, 1988, and 1990. Late in their partnership they won a bronze medal in men's doubles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Tian is married to Zhou Jihong, a diver and Olympic champion.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Seoul National University Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea (exhibition) China Li Yongbo South Korea Lee Sang-bok
South Korea Lee Kwang Jin
15–11, 15–7
Gold medal.svg
Gold
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain China Li Yongbo Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Eddy Hartono
9–15, 8–15
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
15–5, 7–15, 9–15
Silver
Silver
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–2, 8–15, 15–9
Gold
Gold
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Yongbo China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
15–3, 15–12
Gold
Gold
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Li Yongbo Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
7–15, 9–15
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Yongbo Indonesia Liem Swie King
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
8–15, 1–15
Silver
Silver
1985 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Yongbo Indonesia Liem Swie King
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
11–15, 15–11, 11–15
Silver
Silver
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
6–15, 15–6, 11–15
Silver
Silver
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Walkover
Gold
Gold
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
10–15, 11–15
Silver
Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
12–15, 3–15
Bronze
Bronze
1991 Macau Forum, Macau, China China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong

South Korea Kim Moon-soo

16–17, 14–17
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
8–15, 10–15
Silver
Silver
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
15–8, 15–4
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo Denmark Morten Frost
Denmark Jens Peter Nierhoff
15–7, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 German Open China Zhang Xinguang China Li Yongbo
China Ding Qiqing
5–15, 15–12, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
17–14, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Indonesia Open China Li Yongbo Indonesia Liem Swie King
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
5–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 China Open China Li Yongbo China Huang Zhen
China Chen Hongyong
15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo England Dipak Tailor
England Martin Dew
15–9, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 English Masters China Li Yongbo England Dipak Tailor
England Martin Dew
11–15, 15–5, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Scandinavian Open China Li Yongbo England Dipak Tailor
England Martin Dew
15–2, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 All England Open China Li Yongbo Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
15–9, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 China Open China Li Yongbo China Zhang Qiang
China Zhou Jincan
15–10, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Thailand Open China Li Yongbo Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
15–13, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Malaysia Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 World Grand Prix Finals China Li Yongbo China Zhang Qiang
China Zhou Jincan
15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Japan Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
18–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Swedish Open China Li Yongbo China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 All England Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–6, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Thailand Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Rashid Sidek
15–3, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 China Open China Li Yongbo China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
13–15, 15–8, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 English Masters China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–11, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–6, 8–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Malaysia Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–12, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Swedish Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Lee Sang-bok
17–14, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 French Open China Li Yongbo China Huang Zhen
China He Xiangyang
15–3, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–10, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 World Grand Prix Finals China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
9–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Japan Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
15–3, 16–17, 13–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Swedish Open China Li Yongbo Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
15–7, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 All England Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
14–17, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Singapore Open China Li Yongbo Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
4–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Denmark Open China Li Yongbo Denmark Jesper Knudsen
Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen
15–8, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 All England Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
12–15, 15–7, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 China Open China Li Yongbo China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–8, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Korea Open China Li Yongbo South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
10–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 Japan Open China Li Yongbo China Chen Kang
China Chen Hongyong
15–10, 8–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

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