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Double Olympic champion Zhang Jun has been appointed as the new chairman of the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA).

Double Olympic champion Zhang Jun has been appointed as the new chairman of the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA). Jun retired from the sport in 2007. After retirement, Zhang Jun coached the Chinese Badminton National Team and was promoted to head coach of the national badminton doubles team in 2017, before being selected as vice chairman of the CBA in a reshuffle in 2018.

Confirmed by CBA

He has now been confirmed as chairman replacing Cai Zhen Hua. A key role for Zhang will be to further grow the sport at grassroots level and when the league tournament is suspended in 2019, the Badminton Association will also devote more energy to trying out the socialized selection method, opening the professional and amateur doors, let everyone play together instead of playing separately, its fundamental purpose is to expand the selection area. 

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