Badminton Korea Association

Badminton Korea Association (BKA, 대한배드민턴협회; Daehan baedeuminteon hyeobhoe) is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in South Korea.

Badminton Korea Association
대한배드민턴협회
Badminton Korea Association Logo.png
Formation1957[1]
TypeNational Sport Association
HeadquartersSongpa District, Seoul[2]
President
Park Ki Hyun[2]
AffiliationsBAC, BWF
Websitekoreabadminton.org

HistoryEdit

Badminton was spread in Korea after Liberation Day and was not organized until the establishment of Badminton Korea Association in 1957.[3] It later become an official sport in Korean National Sports Festival since 1962. In 2019, Yonex replaced Victor as Badminton Korea equipment partner for Badminton Korea Association.[4][5]

PresidentsEdit

List of presidents that have served in the organization since 1957.[6]

No. Name Years
1 Choi Geon-woo 15 November 1957 - 30 March 1960
2 Cheon Byung-kyu 30 March 1960 - 1 November 1961
3 Lee Yoon-yong 1 November 1961 - 5 March 1963
4 Jang Ji-ryang 5 March 1963 - 25 March 1964
5 Park Yoo-deuk 25 March 1964 - 20 January 1966
6 Kim Dong-bae 20 January 1966 - 1 May 1966
25 June 1966 - 28 January 1967
7 Jang Chun-sik 1 May 1966 - 25 June 1966
8 Park Chang-won 28 January 1967 - 10 February 1968
9 Kim Jong-ho 10 February 1968 - 11 December 1968
10 Jang Gan-yong 11 December 1968 - 4 December 1969
11 Han Ok-shin 4 December 1969 - 23 April 1978
12 Go Heung-moon 23 April 1978 - 5 October 1980
13 Yoo Yi-gyun 5 October 1980 - 6 March 1991
14 Jung Jeong-hoon 6 March 1991 - 27 December 1996
15 Lee Hyung-do 27 December 1996 - 13 February 2001
16 Lee Hyung-do 13 February 2001 - 14 July 2003
17 Kang Young-joong 14 July 2003 - 16 January 2009
18 Oh Seong-gi 16 January 2009 - 29 January 2013
19 Shin Gye-ryun 29 January 2013 - 22 March 2016
19 Park Ki-hyun 22 March 2016 - present

TournamentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "인사말". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Membership". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "한국 배드민턴의 역사". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Korea goes back to Yonex after 10 years". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  5. ^ Sharma, Harsh (2019-01-08). "Yonex reunites with Badminton Korea after ten years". InsideSport. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  6. ^ "역대회장". Badminton Association of Korea. Retrieved 1 February 2019.