Zhang Jun

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Birthplace
Suzhou, China
Birth Sign
Sagittarius

Birthday
Birthplace
Suzhou, China

Zhang Jun is a former People’s Republic of China male badminton player. Zhang Jun is now a coach with the Chinese national team after retiring from international play.

Early Life and Childhood

Zhang Jun was born on November 26, 1977, in Suzhou, China his age is 44 years as of 2022 and Zhang is a naturalized Chinese citizen who practices Buddhism.

Similarly, his birth sign is Sagittarius currently, he is living in Suzhou. However, there is no information available regarding Zhang’s parents and siblings.

Zhang may not want to share information about his family to keep them out of the spotlight. We hope Zhang will provide more information about his family to the media.

Education

Talking about his educational background, Zhang has done his schooling at Shanghai Jiao Tong School, in Shanghai. Later, Zhang graduated from Nan Jing Ti Yu Xue Yuan University in Nanjing.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding his career, Zhang started playing badminton at an early age and he is a Chinese left-handed badminton player. The solidly built Zhang Jun, a doubles specialist, won several international men’s doubles titles with compatriot Zhang Wei, including the Swiss (1998), China (2001), and Thailand (2005) Opens.

Moreover, Zhang has played in the Olympic Games, World Championships, and Asian Championships. Similarly, Zhang has played BWF Grand Prix( it is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007 and which have two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold).

However, he won the majority of his titles, including the most prestigious, in mixed doubles with the formidable Gao Ling. These included gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004, earned by surviving several tight matches, particularly in 2000 when they were on the verge of elimination in the semifinals.

Similarly, Zhang and Gao won the 2001 IBF World Championships by defeating Kim Dong-moon and partner Ra Kyung-min 17-16 in the third game. Zhang also won three All-England Championships with Gao (2001, 2003, and 2006), the Badminton Asia Championships in 2002, the China Masters in 2005, and China (2002, 2003).

In addition, Zhang carried the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Games. Zhang Jun coached the Chinese Badminton National Team after retiring.

In 2017, he was named head coach of the national badminton doubles team, and in 2018, he was named vice chairman of the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA). Furthermore, Zhang Jun was elected chairman of the Chinese Badminton Association on January 28, 2019.

Zhang Jun, president of the Chinese Badminton Association, competed for the position of BWF deputy president with Khunying Patama, president of the Badminton Association of Thailand, and Anton Aditya Subowo, president of Badminton Asia, but lost; Patama was elected deputy president in May 2019, during the Sudirman Cup tournament in Nanning, China.

Zhang Jun

Caption: Zhang Jun playing badminton. Source: Inside The Games

Brand Endorsements

Zhang has not endorsed any brand, nor has he promoted anything, nor has he been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nomination

Zhang Jun has won 5 Gold, 1 Bronze, and 3 silver medals in Olympic Games, World Championships, and Asian Championships. Moreover, he was a winner in the Swiss Open, Thailand Open, and China Open.

Net Worth

Zhang Jun is a former People’s Republic of China male badminton player who has earned a considerable income via his work. Zhang’s estimated net worth is around $1.5 million. Zhang used to receive an annual salary of $100k per year and his source of income is mainly his badminton profession.

Zhang Jun

Caption: Zhang Jun giving an interview. Source: CGTN

Relationship Status

In 2006, Zhang Jun married synchronized swimmer Hu Ni. In 2009, their son was born. However, Zhang has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, there is no information regarding Zhang’s past affairs or girlfriends.

Scandal

Zhang hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies. Also, Zhang always avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage his professional badminton career.

Zhang Jun – Body Measurements

Talking about Zhang’s height he is 5 Feet 9 inches tall and weighs 75kg. Moreover, Zhang’s eyes and hair color both are black. Also, Zhang’s shoe size is 10(US).

Zhang Jun

Caption: Zhang Jun in a badminton Court. Source: CGTN

Zhang Jun – Social Media

Zhang is not active on social media. Zhang likes to be present and keep his personal life private, hence he does not use any social networking sites.