Gong was one of the world"s leading women"s singles players between her first international titles in 1996 and her retirement in 2002. Her other titles included the 1996 Asian Championships, the 2000 Copenhagen Masters. And the Denmark (1996), Swedish (1997), China (1997), Japan (1998, 2000), and Malaysia (2000) Opens.
At the then biennial IBF (BWF) World Championships Gong was a silver medalist behind fellow countrywoman Ye Zhaoying in 1997, and a bronze medalist in 2001.
She played winning singles for Chinese Uber Cup (women"s international) teams that reclaimed the world team title from Indonesia in 1998 and retained the title in 2000. Unfortunately for Gong, her biggest triumph in an event for individual players, women"s singles at the 2000 Olympic Games, is tainted by controversy.