Bae Yeon-ju

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Bae Yeon-ju (Hangul: 배연주, Hanja: 裵延姝; Korean pronunciation: [pɛ̝.jʌn.dʑu]; born 26 October 1990) is a retired internationally elite 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
Country South Korea
Born (1990-10-26) 26 October 1990 (age 29)
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.[7] and was one of four Korean players who announced at the end of the tournament that they would be retiring from the national team.[8]


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

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,[9] 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,[10] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Women's singles

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

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's singles

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

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

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

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

Includes results of Superseries finalists, Worlds semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, plus all Olympic opponents.[11]

* Statistics last updated on August 16, 2016.


  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. 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. 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. ^ Hearn, Don (19 August 2016). "Korean Olympians retire". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Head To Head: Bae Yeon Ju". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

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