Xiong Guobao
熊国宝
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1962-11-01) 1 November 1962 (age 59)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
BWF profile

Xiong Guobao (born 1 November 1962) is a former elite level badminton player from China who won numerous international singles titles in the late 1980s.

Career

Noted for his solid, consistent play, Xiong rarely suffered lopsided defeats. His titles included the United States (1984),[1] Japan (1987), Hong Kong (1987), Malaysian (1988, 1989),[2] Thailand (1988), French (1989),[3] Swedish (1988), and Indonesian (1989) Opens. He also won the (now defunct) season ending World Badminton Grand Prix tourney in 1987 and in 1989.[4] Along with fellow singles stars Yang Yang and Zhao Jianhua, Xiong helped China's Thomas Cup (men's international) teams capture consecutive world titles in 1986, 1988, and 1990. His results in IBF World Championships were somewhat disappointing, losing quarterfinal matches to Icuk Sugiarto and Eddy Kurniawan respectively in the 1987 and 1989 editions of the tourney.

Personal life

Xiong married to Qian Ping, his teammates from Jiangxi provincial team in Nanchang in 1991. But after eleven years of marriage, they divorced in 2002.[5]

Achievements

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Zhao Jianhua 9–15, 5–15
Bronze
Bronze
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Yang Yang 9–15, 15–12, 9–15
Bronze
Bronze

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
1985 Thailand Open Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 6–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Japan Open China Zhao Jianhua 12–15, 15–13, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Hong Kong Open England Darren Hall 6–15, 15–4, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 China Open China Zhao Jianhua 10–15, 15–8, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 World Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Eddy Kurniawan 15–2, 18–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 German Open Denmark Morten Frost 4–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Swedish Open Sweden Jens Olsson 15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Thailand Open Thailand Sompol Kukasemkij 18–15, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Malaysia Open China Wu Wenkai 11–15, 15–6, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 World Grand Prix Finals China Zhang Qingwu 10–15, 15–4, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 French Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–7, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Malaysia Open China Zhao Jianhua 15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 China Open Indonesia Ardy Wiranata 15–17, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Indonesia Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15–0, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia Foo Kok Keong 15–11, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Invitational tournament

Men's singles

Year Tournament Venue Opponent Score Result
1988 Asian Invitational Championships Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Malaysia Foo Kok Keong 15–9, 15–5
Gold
Gold

References

  1. ^ "1984 U.S. Open Drawsheets," Badminton USA, January 1985: 5.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link].
  3. ^ [2][permanent dead link].
  4. ^ ":: Badminton World Federation ::". Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2008. and ":: Badminton World Federation ::". Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2008..
  5. ^ "羽坛情侣十大劳燕分飞,李宗伟黄妙珠后是谁". www.bbeshop.com (in Chinese). 15 September 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2020.