Bae Yeon-ju

Bae Yeon-ju (Hangul: 배연주, Hanja: 裵延姝; Korean pronunciation: [pɛ̝.jʌn.dʑu]; born 26 October 1990) is a retired international badminton player from South Korea.[1][2]

Bae Yeon-ju
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Bae Youn-joo — Saina Nehwal 01.jpg
Bae Yeon-ju at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Birth name배연주
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 30)
Masan, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking5 (23 October 2016)
BWF profile


Bae started playing badminton at aged 10, and first gained international attention in 2006 when she reached the semifinals in the women's singles and won the gold medal as a member of the South Korean mixed team at the BWF World Junior Championships. Bae joined the South Korean national team in 2008 and in the same year she won her first international title at the Indonesia International tournament.[1][3] In 2010, she became the runner-up at the BWF Superseries Finals after being defeated by Wang Shixian of China with the score 21–13, 21–15.[4]

In 2012, she competed at the London Summer Olympics in the women's singles event, and was defeated by Wang Yihan in the round of 16.[5] In 2013, she won the Korea Masters tournament after beating her team-mate Sung Ji-hyun with the score 21–19, 15–21, 21–9.[6]

In 2016, she competed at the Rio Summer Olympics and was defeated in the last 16 by eventual bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara.[7][8] Bae was one of four Korean players who announced that they would be retiring from the national team at the end of the tournament.[9]


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Li Xuerui 5–21, 11–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Wang Yihan 10–21, 21–12, 16–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Saina Nehwal 23–25, 13–21   Bronze
2007 The Trust Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand   Wang Lin 16–21, 15–21   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Li Xuerui 21–12, 5–21, 20–22   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[10] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[11] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 Malaysia Open   Wang Xin 21–19, 17–21, 6–4 retired   Runner up
2010 World Superseries Finals   Wang Shixian 13–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 India Open   Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 13–21, 16–21   Runner up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Australian Open   Han Li 13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Korea Grand Prix Gold   Sung Ji-hyun 21–19, 15–21, 21–9   Winner
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix   Sayaka Sato 15–21, 9–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Korea International   Kwon Hee-sook 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2008 Indonesia International   Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari 21–18, 23–21   Winner
2009 Singapore International   Bae Seung-hee 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2009 Korea International   Lee Yun-hwa 21–15, 21–18   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.


  1. ^ a b "Players: Bae Yeon Ju". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton Korea - Introducing Badminton Player - 배연주". (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Indonesia Challenge - The Four Tops Win at Home". Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ "羽联总决赛国羽收获三金 李宗伟夺三连冠". (in Chinese). 天羽首页. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  5. ^ "羽毛球女单1/8决赛 王仪涵2-1胜裴延姝晋级八强". (in Chinese). 体坛网. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  6. ^ "배연주, 그랑프리골드 대회 첫 우승[배드민턴 코리아그랑프리골드]". (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Athlete: Yeo Ju Bae". Rio 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Bae Yeon-Ju Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  9. ^ Hearn, Don (19 August 2016). "Korean Olympians retire". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  11. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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