Chung So-young

Chung So-young (Korean정소영; Hanja鄭素英; born 20 February 1967) is a former badminton player from South Korea. She was a gold medalist at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 in the women's doubles together with Hwang Hye-young, and was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2003.[1]

Chung So-young
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1967-02-20) 20 February 1967 (age 54)[1]
Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
ResidenceMasan, South Korea[1]
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Weight64 kg (141 lb)[2]
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile
Chung So-young
Hangul
정소영
Hanja
鄭素英
Revised RomanizationJeong So-yeong
McCune–ReischauerChŏng So-yŏng

CareerEdit

Chung started to representing South Korea in the international tournament in November 1984.[2]

She won a bronze medal at the 1987 World Championships in the women's doubles with Kim Yun-ja.

Partnered with Gil Young-ah, the duo ranked as world number 1 in 1993.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Chung graduated from Gunsan Girls' High School and later in Jeonbuk National University.[2] She married Kim Bum-shik, also a former South Korean badminton player and now works as coach in Masan. Chung and Kim have three daughters, among them, their first child, Kim Hye-jeong, is a member of South Korea national team.[4]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
18–16, 12–15, 15–13   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Kim Yun-ja   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
15–12, 12–15, 4–15   Bronze
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
7–15, 8–15   Bronze
1993 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Gil Young-ah   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
7–15, 15–6, 11–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Kim Yun-ja   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
3–15, 7–15   Silver
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
2–15, 15–17   Silver
1990 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Hwang Hye-young  
 
  Bronze
1991 Macau Forum, Macau   Hwang Hye-young   Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
15–3, 15–3   Gold
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India   Gil Young-ah   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
12–15, 9–15   Silver
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium,
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  Gil Young-ah   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
11–15, 12–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Kim Moon-soo   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
5–15, 9–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Gil Young-ah   Guan Weizhen
  Nong Qunhua
11–15, 4–15   Silver
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Gil Young-ah   Jang Hye-ock
  Shim Eun-jung
9–15, 3–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea   Lee Deuk-choon   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
10–15, 3–15   Silver
1994 Tsuru Memorial Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan   Yoo Yong-sung   Kang Kyung-jin
  Jang Hye-ock
15–10, 15–12   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Hwang Hye-young   Kim Yun-ja
  Yoo Sang-hee
5–15, 4–15   Silver
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Hwang Hye-young   Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
15–2, 13–18, 15–4   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Lee Sang-bok   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
7–15, 4–15   Silver

Asian CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Hwang Hye-young   Kimiko Jinnai
  Hisako Mori
15–13, 15–1   Gold
1994 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Jang Hye-ock   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
15–9, 15–5   Gold
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2, Seoul, South Korea   Jang Hye-ock   Indarti Issolina
  Deyana Lomban
15–7, 15–8   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Scandinavian Open   Chung Myung-hee   Kim Yun-ja
  Yoo Sang-hee
7–15, 14–17   Runner-up
1987 French Open   Kim Ho-ja   Chung Myung-hee
  Hwang Hye-young
15–4, 9–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1987 Hong Kong Open   Kim Yun-ja   Ivanna Lie
  Rosiana Tendean
18–14, 11–15, 15–2   Winner
1987 Canadian Open   Kim Ho-ja   Cho Young-suk
  Kim Jung-ja
15–7, 10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1988 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
15–2, 7–15, 15–6   Winner
1988 All England Open   Kim Yun-ja   Chung Myung-hee
  Hwang Hye-young
15–8, 9–15 retired   Winner
1988 French Open   Kim Yun-ja   Chung Myung-hee
  Hwang Hye-young
9–15, 13–18   Runner-up
1988 Canadian Open   Kim Yun-ja   Eline Coene
  Erica van Dijck
4–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1988 U.S. Open   Kim Yun-ja   Cho Young-suk
  Lee Myung-hee
17–14, 15–4   Winner
1988 Malaysia Open   Kim Yun-ja   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
6–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1989 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Gillian Clark
  Julie Munday
4–15, 15–10, 3–15   Runner-up
1989 Swedish Open   Chung Myung-hee   Hwang Hye-young
  Lee Young-suk
15–3, 15–5   Winner
1989 All England Open   Chung Myung-hee   Sun Xiaoqing
  Zhou Lei
15–7, 15–4   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
4–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1989 Thailand Open   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
15–5, 17–18, 9–15   Runner-up
1989 Hong Kong Open   Hwang Hye-young   Guan Weizhen
  Lin Ying
4–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1990 Thailand Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lai Caiqin
  Yao Fen
11–15, 15–10, 12–15   Runner-up
1990 Malaysia Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lai Caiqin
  Yao Fen
7–15, 15–9, 15–9   Winner
1990 Indonesia Open   Chung Myung-hee   Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
17–15, 8–15, 15–3   Winner
1991 Korea Open   Hwang Hye-young   Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
17–16, 17–14   Winner
1991 All England Open   Hwang Hye-young   Kimiko Jinnai
  Hisako Mori
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1991 Malaysia Open   Hwang Hye-young   Gillian Clark
  Nettie Nielsen
15–10, 15–11   Winner
1991 Indonesia Open   Gil Young-ah   Chung Myung-hee
  Hwang Hye-young
18–14, 10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1991 Singapore Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
15–11, 15–3   Winner
1991 World Grand Prix Finals   Hwang Hye-young   Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
18–15, 15–3   Winner
1992 Japan Open   Hwang Hye-young   Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
15–5, 15–10   Winner
1992 Korea Open   Hwang Hye-young   Gil Young-ah
  Shim Eun-jung
15–6, 15–7   Winner
1993 Japan Open   Gil Young-ah   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
15–12, 15–5   Winner
1993 Korea Open   Gil Young-ah   Lin Yanfen
  Yao Fen
15–8, 15–5   Winner
1993 Swedish Open   Gil Young-ah   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
15–9, 15–11   Winner
1993 All England Open   Gil Young-ah   Lin Yanfen
  Yao Fen
5–15, 15–4, 15–7   Winner
1993 U.S. Open   Gil Young-ah   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
15–5, 15–4   Winner
1994 Japan Open   Gil Young-ah   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
15–11, 15–11   Winner
1994 Korea Open   Gil Young-ah   Chen Ying
  Wu Yuhong
15–8, 15–12   Winner
1994 Swedish Open   Gil Young-ah   Jang Hye-ock
  Shim Eun-jung
15–9, 15–11   Winner
1994 All England Open   Gil Young-ah   Jang Hye-ock
  Shim Eun-jung
7–15, 15–8, 15–4   Winner
1994 Indonesia Open   Gil Young-ah   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
10–15, 15–9, 15–17   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 All England Open   Lee Deuk-choon   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
5–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1987 Canadian Open   Lee Deuk-choon   Andy Goode
  Gillian Gowers
15–3, 11–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1988 Japan Open   Lee Deuk-choon   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
Walkover   Runner-up
1989 Japan Open   Lee Sang-bok   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
6–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1989 Swiss Open   Kim Moon-soo   Nick Ponting
  Cheryl Johnson
18–15, 15–4   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Park Joo-bong   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–7, 15–13   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Park Joo-bong   Kim Moon-soo
  Hwang Hye-young
15–4, 15–2   Winner
1989 Hong Kong Open   Choi Sang-bum   Chan Chi Choi
  Amy Chan
15–12, 16–18, 15–2   Winner
1990 French Open   Kim Moon-soo   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
15–4, 15–6   Winner
1991 Malaysia Open   Lee Sang-bok   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–11, 15–8   Winner
1991 Thailand Open   Lee Sang-bok   Siripong Siripool
  Ladawan Mulasartsatorn
17–18, 15–4, 15–13   Winner
1996 U.S. Open   Kim Dong-moon   Chris Hunt
  Helene Kirkegaard
15–5, 15–7   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 U.S. Open   Kim Ho-ja  
 
  Winner
1989 Hungarian International   Chung Myung-hee   Chun Sung-suk
  Lee Jung-mi
  Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 U.S. Open   Lee Deuk-choon  
 
  Winner
1989 Hungarian International   Shon Jin-hwan   Sung Han-kuk
  Chung Myung-hee
  Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "정명희, 정소영 배드민턴". www.koreabadminton.org (in Korean). Archived from the original on 18 January 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "(5)배드민턴 황금콤비 정소영·황혜영밤마다 바르셀로나의 꿈을 꾼다". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 9 January 1992. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ "[배드민턴] 정소영-길영아조 세계랭킹 1위..여자복식서". www.hankyung.com (in Korean). 8 January 1994. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. ^ "지도자와 부모로 세 자매의 꿈을 응원하고 지도하는 김범식-정소영 배드민턴 가족". www.ibadmintonnews.com (in Korean). 16 November 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2020.

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