Gong Zhichao


Sports Badminton
Sex Female
Born May 1977
Birthplace Harbin
Height 163cm
Weight 52kg


Gong joined the national A team in 1996. One of the smallest members of China's national squad, she moved quickly to cover the court and had great mental strength. Undertakeing endurance training under the guidance of coach Li Yongbo by running up a mountain 500 metres above sea level, with a gradient of 50-60 degrees and in everyday training is reported to wear special clothing filled with sand weighing 6kg. To strengthen her arm she throws a ball similar in weight to that used in the shot put and is known to take such a ball with her when travelling overseas to tournaments.

Honors: (major)

1996 1st in Women's Singles in Asian Championships

1997 2nd in Women's Singles in Glasgow World Championships

1998 Won Uber-Cup with her compatriots

1998 2nd in Women's Singles in 13th Asian Games

1999 9th in Women's Singles in Copenhagen World Championships






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