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China's top men's singles players of all time

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by ironchef, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. ironchef

    ironchef Regular Member

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    Who were china's top 5 men's singles players over the past 30 years and why?
     
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    Definetly Lin Dan. Although he's not my favourite player, but he's certainly the best player in the world.

    Chen Hong, Xia Xuanze, Yang Yang and Zhao Jian Hua are also good ! I hope to hear more about Ji Xin Peng, really never heard about him before.
     
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    The greatest for China in my opinion were:

    1. Yang Yang
    2. Zhao Jianhua
    3. Sun Jun
    4. Xia Xuanze
    5. Dong Jiong
     
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    1. Zhao Jian hua
    2. Hou Jiachang
    3. Tang Xian Hu
    4. Yang Yang
    5. Sun Jun
     
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    My reasons:

    Yang Yang (twice world champion and 1988 Olympic Test Event MS Champion)

    Zhao Jianhua (All England and World Champion)

    Sun Jun (World Champion, All England Champion, World Junior Champion, World Championships Runner Up)

    Xia Xuanze (World Champion, 2000 Olympic Bronze Medallist, 2000 World Grand Prix Finals Winner, All England Champion)

    Dong Jiong (1996 Olympic Silver Medallist, All England Champion)
     
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    Sigh! :eek: I don't remember Yang Yang ever beated Zhao before. My most favorite player, Zhao, would have been 3 times world champion (2 + 1), All England, and 1988 Olympic Test Event MS Champion if not because of lung problem. :(
     
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    IMHO 1. Zhao JianHua
    2. Yang Yang
    3. Sun Jun
    4. Chen Hong
    5. Xia Xuanze
     
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    Sun Jun was only 5'5" wasn't he? I remember watching him play Peter Rasmussen in the 1997 world championships...that was one of the craziest singles games i've ever watched.
     
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    Career Achievement - Zhao Jian Hua

    Career Achievement - Zhao Jian Hua
    Year Tournament Venue
    1985 All England Championships U.k.
    1985 Japan Open Japan
    1985 Asia Badminton Championships Malaysia
    1986 Malaysia Open Malaysia
    1986 Asian Games China
    1987 China Open China
    1987 Thailand Open Thailand
    1987 World Cup Malaysia
    1987 Singapore Open Singapore
    1988 Thomas Cup Malaysia
    1990 All England Championships U.k.
    1990 Thomas Cup Japan
    1990 Asian Games China
    1991 World Badminton Championships Denmark
    1991 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia
     

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    Career Achievement - Yang Yang

    Career Achievement - Yang Yang
    Year Tournament Venue
    1984 China National Badminton Championships China
    1985 Hong Kong Open Hong Kong
    1986 Thomas Cup Indonesia
    1986 World Grand Prix Finals Malaysia
    1986 Japan Open Japan
    1986 Hong Kong Open Hong Kong
    1986 China National Badminton Championships China
    1987 World Badminton Championships China
    1987 Sweden Open Sweden
    1987 Malaysia Open Malaysia
    1987 Indonesia Open Indonesia
    1987 China National Games China
    1988 Olympic Demostration Korea
    1988 Thomas Cup Malaysia
    1988 World Cup Thailand
    1988 Singapore Open Singapore
    1989 Australia Anniversary Invitation Australia
    1989 World Badminton Championships Indonesia
    1989 World Cup China
    1989 All England Championships U.k.
    1989 Japan Open Japan
    1990 Thomas Cup Japan
    1990 Asian Games China
     

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    I will definitely put Yangyang and Sun Jun ahead of Zhao. No doubt that Zhao JH is the best, natural talent wise. However, Yang Yang and Sun Jun earn more respect from me, due to their hard working, smart strategy and more consistantcy.

    Xia is my favorite, if you talking about the "fighting spirit". ;)
     
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    I think Yang Yang is the best, and then talent wise, Zhao Jianhua. The others are
    not in the same level.

    Sun Jun some times lose miserably when he is not in good shape ( for example,
    1998 Thomas cup, losing 1-15 or something to Peter Gade in the first game,
    it looks they are not in the same level during that game), but I can't remember
    any such things happen to Yang Yang. Even facing a peak Zhao Jianhua or Morten
    Frost, Yang Yang can manage to make the game look quite even and get a lot of
    points. Therefore I put Sun Jun below Yang and Zhao. Worldwise, I put
    Peter Gade > Sun Jun > Hendrawan.

     

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