Xu Rong
徐蓉
Personal information
CountryChina
Born1958 (age 63–64)
EventWomen's doubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  China
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Hangzhou Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Hangzhou Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Copenhagen Women's doubles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1983 Kuala Lumpur Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Jakarta Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Gold medal – first place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 New Delhi Women's team

Xu Rong (born around 1958), is a former badminton player from China, who ranks among the best of her time.

Career

Xu Rong was one of the main Chinese players who dominated the women's game after China joined the International Badminton Federation in 1981 in both singles and doubles. She was well known for her all-rounded excellence on the court, and she won the National Championships in singles (1977). Although primarily a doubles player she was strong enough in singles to reach the final of the Denmark Open, and to win the very first Hong Kong Open in 1982.[1][2] With her regular partner Wu Jianqui she won the Swedish Open in 1982 and the prestigious All-England Championships in 1983.[3][4] Xu Rong was also a member of the woman's team that won the Asian Games Team Event in 1982. Xu Rong and Wu were bronze medalists at the 1983 IBF World Championships. In one of her last international appearances Xu won women's doubles at the 1985 Hong Kong Open with Han Aiping. She was a member of China's world champion Uber Cup (women's international) team in 1984, and helped her team to a 5-0 victory. She retired in 1985.[citation needed]

Achievements

World Championships

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1979 Hangzhou, China China Fu Chun-e 1–11, 3–11
Bronze
Bronze
Women's doubles
Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark China Wu Jianqiu England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
11–15, 8–15
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Women's doubles
Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Wu Jianqiu China Han Aiping
China Li Lingwei
15–6, 8–15, 5–15
Silver
Silver
1984 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Wu Jianqiu China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
6–15, 15–7, 7–15
Silver
Silver

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 All England Open China Wu Jianqiu China Wu Dixi
China Lin Ying
15–9, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 Indonesia Open China Wu Jianqiu Indonesia Maria Fransisca
Indonesia Ruth Damayanti
15–11, 11–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Hong Kong Open China Han Aiping China Wu Dixi
China Lin Ying
15–4, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

International tournaments

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1982 Denmark Open China Wu Jianqiu 5–11, 0–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 German Open China Wu Jianqiu China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
8–15, 15–13, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 Swedish Open China Wu Jianqiu China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
15–7, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Denmark Open China Wu Jianqiu China Lin Ying
China Wu Dixi
12–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Notes

  1. ^ "Danish Open Championships", World Badminton, June 1982, 16.
  2. ^ D. S. Aster, "The Hong Kong Open '82", World Badminton, December 1982, 8.
  3. ^ "Swedish Open Championships", World Badminton, June 1982, 16.
  4. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd.) 108.