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BWF World Junior Championships

Badminton championships

The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world. The championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championships (Suhandinata Cup) followed by an individual championships (Eye Level Cups).[1]

BWF World Junior Championships Intro articles: 2

Editions

The precursor of the championships was the Bimantara World Junior Invitational held in Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.[2] In 1992, International Badminton Federation (former name of Badminton World Federation) started the first IBF World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. BWF later decided the championships will be held annually instead of biennially starting from the 2007 edition.

Year Edition Host City Country Events
1992 1 Jakarta (1)  Indonesia (1) 5
1994 2 Kuala Lumpur (1)  Malaysia (1) 5
1996 3 Silkeborg (1)  Denmark (1) 5
1998 4 Melbourne (1)  Australia (1) 5
2000 5 Guangzhou (1)  China (1) 6
2002 6 Pretoria (1)  South Africa (1) 6
2004 7 Richmond (1)  Canada (1) 6
2006 8 Incheon (1)  South Korea (1) 6
2007 9 Waitakere City (1)  New Zealand (1) 6
2008 10 Pune (1)  India (1) 6
2009 11 Alor Setar (1)  Malaysia (2) 6
2010 12 Guadalajara (1)  Mexico (1) 6
2011 13 Taipei (1)  Chinese Taipei (1) 6
2012 14 Chiba (1)  Japan (1) 6
2013 15 Bangkok (1)  Thailand (1) 6
Year Edition Host City Country Events
2014 16 Alor Setar (2)  Malaysia (3) 6
2015 17 Lima (1)  Peru (1) 6
2016 18 Bilbao (1)  Spain (1) 6
2017 19 Yogyakarta (1)  Indonesia (2) 6
2018 20 Markham (1)  Canada (2) 6
2019 21 Kazan (1)  Russia (1) 6
2020 22 Auckland  New Zealand 6
2021 22 Chengdu (1)  China (2) 6
2022 23 TBD  Spain (2) 6
2023 24 Honolulu (1)  United States (1) 6
2024 25 Auckland (1)  New Zealand (2) 6

BWF World Junior Championships Editions articles: 67

Past champions

Individual

Year Boys' Singles Girls' Singles Boys' Doubles Girls' Doubles Mixed Doubles
1992 Sun Jun Kristin Yunita Amon Santoso
Kusno
Gu Jun
Han Jingna
Jim Laugesen
Rikke Olsen
1994 Chen Gang Wang Chen Peter Gade
Peder Nissen
Yao Jie
Liu Lu
Zhang Wei
Qian Hong
1996 Zhu Feng Yu Hua Jeremy Gan
Chan Chong Ming
Gao Ling
Yang Wei
Wang Wei
Lu Ying
1998 Zhang Yang Gong Ruina Chan Chong Ming
Teo Kok Seng
Zhang Jiewen
Xie Xingfang
Chan Chong Ming
Joanne Quay
2000 Bao Chunlai Wei Yan Sang Yang
Zheng Bo
Zhang Yawen
Wei Yili
Sang Yang
Zhang Yawen
2002 Chen Jin Jiang Yanjiao Han Sang-hoon
Park Sung-hwan
Du Jing
Rong Lu
Guo Zhendong
Yu Yang
2004 Cheng Shao-chieh Hoon Thien How
Tan Boon Heong
Tian Qing
Yu Yang
He Hanbin
Yu Yang
2006 Hong Ji-hoon Wang Yihan Lee Yong-dae
Cho Gun-woo
Ma Jin
Wang Xiaoli
Lee Yong-dae
Yoo Hyun-young
2007 Chen Long Wang Lin Chung Eui-seok
Shin Baek-cheol
Xie Jing
Zhong Qianxin
Lim Khim Wah
Ng Hui Lin
2008 Wang Zhengming Saina Nehwal Mak Hee Chun
Teo Kok Siang
Fu Mingtian
Yao Lei
Chai Biao
Xie Jing
2009 Tian Houwei Ratchanok Intanon Chooi Kah Ming
Ow Yao Han
Tang Jinhua
Xia Huan
Maneepong Jongjit
Rodjana Chuthabunditkul
2010 Viktor Axelsen Ow Yao Han
Yew Hong Kheng
Bao Yixin
Ou Dongni
Liu Cheng
Bao Yixin
2011 Zulfadli Zulkiffli Nelson Heg
Teo Ee Yi
Lee So-hee
Shin Seung-chan
Alfian Eko Prasetya
Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
2012 Kento Momota Nozomi Okuhara Lee Chun Hei
Ng Ka Long
Edi Subaktiar
Melati Daeva Oktavianti
2013 Heo Kwang-hee Akane Yamaguchi Li Junhui
Liu Yuchen
Chae Yoo-jung
Kim Ji-won
Huang Kaixiang
Chen Qingchen
2014 Lin Guipu Kittinupong Kedren
Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Chen Qingchen
Jia Yifan
2015 Lu Chia-hung Goh Jin Wei He Jiting
Zheng Siwei
Zheng Siwei
Chen Qingchen
2016 Sun Feixiang Chen Yufei Han Chengkai
Zhou Haodong
Sayaka Hobara
Nami Matsuyama
He Jiting
Du Yue
2017 Kunlavut Vitidsarn Gregoria Mariska Tunjung Mahiro Kaneko
Yunosuke Kubota
Baek Ha-na
Lee Yu-rim
Rinov Rivaldy
Pitha Haningtyas Mentari
2018 Goh Jin Wei Di Zijian
Wang Chang
Liu Xuanxuan
Xia Yuting
Leo Rolly Carnando
Indah Cahya Sari Jamil
2019 Riko Gunji Leo Rolly Carnando
Daniel Marthin
Lin Fangling
Zhou Xinru
Feng Yanzhe
Lin Fangling
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 11 to 24 January 2021, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand.

Mixed team

The mixed team event was introduced in 2000 and later was known as Suhandinata Cup since 2008. [3] A new trophy with Balinese ornament designed by Yose Sulawu was introduced in 2009 edition.[4]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2000  China  South Korea  Indonesia
2002  China  South Korea  Indonesia
2004  China  South Korea  Indonesia
2006  South Korea  China  Malaysia
2007  China  South Korea  Singapore
2008  China  South Korea  Malaysia
2009  China  Malaysia  Thailand
2010  China  South Korea  Malaysia
2011  Malaysia  South Korea  Chinese Taipei
2012  China  Japan  South Korea
2013  South Korea  Indonesia  China
2014  China  Indonesia  Japan
 Thailand
2015  China  Indonesia  Chinese Taipei
2016  China  Malaysia  Japan
 Thailand
2017  China  Malaysia  Japan
 South Korea
2018  China  South Korea  Indonesia
 Japan
2019  Indonesia  China  Thailand
 Japan
2020 Cancelled[note 1]
  1. ^ This tournament, originally to be played from 11 to 24 January 2021, was later cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand.

BWF World Junior Championships Past champions articles: 12

All time medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)654465174
2  Malaysia (MAS)13102043
3  South Korea (KOR)12194071
4  Indonesia (INA)9264075
5  Thailand (THA)821727
6  Japan (JPN)792238
7  Denmark (DEN)3339
8  Chinese Taipei (TPE)231217
9  India (IND)1359
10  Singapore (SIN)1135
11  Hong Kong (HKG)1023
12  England (ENG)0112
13  France (FRA)0101
14  Germany (GER)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (15 nations)122122232476

Successful players and national teams

World Junior Champions who later became World Champions

List of players who have won BWF World Junior Championships and later won the BWF World Championships:

Type Player World Junior Champion (Year) World Champion (Year)
Men's Singles Sun Jun 1992 1999
Women's Doubles Gu Jun 1992 1997, 1999
Women's Doubles Gao Ling 1996 2001, 2003, 2006
Women's Doubles Yang Wei 1996 2005, 2007
Women's Singles Gong Ruina 1998 2001
Women's Doubles Zhang Jiewen 1998 2005, 2007
Women's Doubles Zhang Yawen 2000 2009
Men's Singles Chen Jin 2002, 2004 2010
Women's Doubles Du Jing 2002 2010
Women's Doubles Tian Qing 2004 2014, 2015
Women's Doubles Yu Yang 2004 2010, 2011, 2013
Women's Singles Wang Yihan 2006 2011
Women's Doubles Wang Xiaoli 2006 2011, 2013
Women's Singles Wang Lin 2007 2010
Men's Doubles Shin Baek-cheol 2007 2014
Men's Singles Chen Long 2007 2014, 2015
Women's Singles Ratchanok Intanon 2009, 2010, 2011 2013
Men's Singles Viktor Axelsen 2010 2017
Women's Singles Nozomi Okuhara 2012 2017
Men's Singles Kento Momota 2012 2018, 2019
Men's Doubles Li Junhui 2013 2018
Men's Doubles Liu Yuchen 2013 2018
Women's Doubles Chen Qingchen 2014, 2015 2017
Women's Doubles Jia Yifan 2014, 2015 2017
Mixed Doubles Zheng Siwei 2015 2018, 2019

Successful players

Below is the list of the most successful players ever in the BWF World Junior Championships, with 3 or more gold medals.

Players BS GS BD GD XD XT Total
Chen Qingchen 2 3 3 8
He Jiting 1 1 3 5
Yu Yang 1 2 2 5
Bao Yixin 1 1 2 4
Chen Jin 2 2 4
Chen Yufei 1 3 4
Du Yue 1 3 4
Jia Yifan 2 2 4
Xia Huan 1 3 4
Xie Jing 1 1 2 4
Zheng Siwei 1 1 2 4
Chai Biao 1 2 3
Chan Chong Ming 2 1 3
Di Zijian 1 2 3
Han Chengkai 1 2 3
Huang Kaixiang 2 1 3
Kunlavut Vitidsarn 3 3
Lee Yong-dae 1 1 1 3
Leo Rolly Carnando 1 1 1 3
Li Gen 3 3
Lin Fangling 1 1 1 3
Lin Guipu 1 2 3
Liu Cheng 1 2 3
Liu Xuanxuan 1 2 3
Ratchanok Intanon 3 3
Sang Yang 1 1 1 3
Sun Feixiang 1 2 3
Tang Jinhua 1 2 3
Wang Chang 1 2 3
Wang Lin 1 2 3
Wang Zhengming 1 2 3
Zhang Yawen 1 1 1 3
Xia Yuting 1 2 3
Zhong Qianxin 1 2 3
Zhou Haodong 1 2 3

BS: Boys' singles; GS: Girls' singles; BD: Boys' doubles; GD: Girls' doubles; XD: Mixed doubles; XT: Mixed team;

Successful national teams

Below is the gold medalists shown based by category and countries since the championships' inception in 1992, with China being the most successful in the World Junior Championships. They were the only country ever to achieve a shutout of the medals which they did in 2000.

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China 2 4 4 3 6 5 4 2 4 3 3 3 1 2 4 4 5 1 3 2 65
2  Malaysia 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 13
3  South Korea 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 12
4  Indonesia 2 1 1 2 1 2 9
5  Thailand 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
6  Japan 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
7  Denmark 1 1 1 3
8  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2
9  Hong Kong 1 1
 India 1 1
 Singapore 1 1

BOLD means overall winner of that World Junior Championships

Men's singles

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2  Thailand X X X 3
3  South Korea X X 2
4  Denmark X 1
 Malaysia X 1
 Japan X 1
 Chinese Taipei X 1

Women's singles

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X 8
2  Japan X X X X 4
3  Thailand X X X 3
4  Indonesia X X 2
 Malaysia X X 2
5  Chinese Taipei X 1
 India X 1

Men's doubles

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  Malaysia X X X X X X X 7
2  China X X X X X 5
3  South Korea X X X 3
4  Indonesia X X 2
5  Denmark X 1
 Hong Kong X 1
 Thailand X 1
 Japan X 1

Women's doubles

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
2  South Korea X X X X 4
3  Singapore X 1
 Japan X 1

Mixed doubles

Rank Country 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
2  Indonesia X X X X 4
3  Malaysia X X 2
4  Denmark X 1
 South Korea X 1
 Thailand X 1

Mixed team

Rank Country 00 02 04 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Total
1  China X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
2  South Korea X X 2
3  Malaysia X 1
4  Indonesia X 1

BWF World Junior Championships All time medal table articles: 69

References

  1. ^ "World Junior Championships". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 12 December 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Weltmeisterschaft U19 (Jugend-WM - World Junior Championships)". Deutscher Badminton Verband. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Lebih Dekat Dengan Piala Suhandinata". Djarum Badminton. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Lebih Dekat Dengan Piala Suhandinata - Part 2". Djarum Badminton. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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