Zhang Jiewen
Personal information
CountryChina
Born (1981-01-04) 4 January 1981 (age 41)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (WD with Yang Wei October 2003[1])
BWF profile

Zhang Jiewen (simplified Chinese: 张洁雯; traditional Chinese: 張潔雯; pinyin: Zhāng Jiéwén; Cantonese Yale: Cheung1 Git3 Man4; born 4 January 1981) is a Chinese former badminton player.[2]

Career

One of China's most successful women's doubles specialists, Zhang has won some thirty international titles, the vast majority of them in partnership with Yang Wei, during the first decade of the 21st century. They have shared world dominance almost equally with their compatriot adversaries Gao Ling and Huang Sui. One or the other pair has captured all of the BWF World Championships held since 2000, with Zhang and Yang winning in both 2005 and 2007 by defeating Gao and Huang in the finals. Zhang and Yang also emerged victorious at the 2004 Olympics in Athens by besting their rivals in a closely contested gold medal match.[3] Conversely, Gao and Huang had the upper hand in three finals (2003), 2004, 2006) at the venerable All-England Championships. This tourney has been something of an anomaly for Zhang as she has reached the women's doubles final there six times (four with Yang and twice, earlier, with Wei Yili) without winning.

In 2008 Zhang helped China secure its sixth consecutive Uber Cup (women's world team championship), and won the Swiss, Thailand, and Malaysia Open women's doubles titles with Yang. At the Beijing Olympics where they were top seeded, however, Zhang and Yang were upset in the quarterfinals by Japan's Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna. The event was eventually won by another, younger Chinese pair, Du Jing and Yu Yang, perhaps marking a changing of the guard in the Chinese dynasty.

Zhang Jiewen decided to quit competitive badminton after the 2008 Summer Olympics, when she married former Malaysian men's badminton doubles star Choong Tan Fook, with whom she has two children.[4] She is currently coaching in a badminton facility in Guangzhou.[5] Zhang Jiewen received an award during a ceremony to mark her retirement with five other teammates from the Chinese national badminton team on the sidelines of the China Open badminton event in Shanghai, November 23, 2008. [6]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
7–15, 15–4, 15–8
Gold

World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain China Wei Yili China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
11–15, 15–17
Silver
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7
Gold
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
14–21, 19–21
Bronze
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–16, 21–19
Gold

World Cup

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–18, 21–15
Gold
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
19–21, 6–21
Silver

Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–18, 21–23, 14–21
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea China Chen Qiqiu South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
6–11, 0–11
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
11–8, 11–6
Gold
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Yang Wei Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
22–20, 21–16
Gold
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea China Yang Wei China Ma Jin
China Wang Xiaoli
16–21, 20–22
Bronze

World Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Sports and Aquatic Centre,
Melbourne, Australia
China Xie Xingfang China Hua Sui
China Gong Ruina
3–15, 15–13, 15–10
Gold

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Xie Xingfang China Li Yujia
China Wei Yili
15–9, 15–6
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 National Indoor Stadium – 1, Yangon, Myanmar China Xie Zhongbo Indonesia Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
Indonesia Enny Erlangga
14–17, 12–15
Bronze

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[8] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Korea Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–12, 14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 All England Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
16–21, 21–8, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Japan Open China Yang Wei China Yu Yang
China Zhao Tingting
21–17, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Denmark Open China Yang Wei South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
12–21, 21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Zhao Tingting
21–13, 16–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Swiss Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–18, 22–24, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Malaysia Open China Yang Wei South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Denmark Open China Wei Yili China Chen Lin
China Jiang Xuelian
7–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 All England Open China Wei Yili China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–10, 8–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open China Wei Yili China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
8–6, 7–3, 7–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 China Open China Wei Yili China Huang Nanyan
China Yang Wei
8–6, 7–3, 6–8, 8–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 All England Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
9–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Swiss Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
11–7, 6–11, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Singapore Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
17–16, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Indonesia Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Malaysia Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–5, 1–15, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open China Yang Wei China Zhang Dan
China Zhang Yawen
15–2, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 German Open China Yang Wei South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 17–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Hong Kong Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
14–17, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 China Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
8–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Swiss Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 All England Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Korea Open China Yang Wei South Korea Lee Kyung-won
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
15–8, 9–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Malaysia Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–7, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 China Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Singapore Open China Yang Wei Thailand Sathinee Chankrachangwong
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–5, 9–15, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Indonesia Open China Yang Wei China Zhang Dan
China Zhang Yawen
15–10, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Japan Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhao Tingting
15–12, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Malaysia Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Hong Kong Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–13, 8–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–10, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 German Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
3–15, 15–11, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
15–6, 11–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Indonesia Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
13–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Singapore Open China Yang Wei China Zhang Dan
China Zhao Tingting
21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Korea Open China Yang Wei Indonesia Jo Novita
Indonesia Greysia Polii
21–10, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Hong Kong Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Huang Sui
21–19, 15–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Open China Yang Wei China Wei Yili
China Zhang Yawen
21–17, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 German Open China Yang Wei China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
21–8, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Bitburger Open China Yang Wei England Natalie Munt
England Joanne Nicholas
21–11, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Thailand Open China Yang Wei Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
15–21, 21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Thailand Open China Yang Wei China Gao Ling
China Wei Yili
22–24, 21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Macau Open China Yang Wei China Du Jing
China Yu Yang
16–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Chinese Taipei Open China Yang Wei Indonesia Vita Marissa
United States Mona Santoso
21–14, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Malaysia Open China Liu Yong Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Emma Ermawati
8–7, 8–6, 2–7, 2–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Singapore Open China Zheng Bo South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
5–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

IBF International

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 French International China Wei Yili China Zhang Yawen
China Zhao Tingting
7–1, 7–2, 5–7, 5–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

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