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Ha Tae-kwon (Korean하태권; Hanja河泰權; born 30 April 1975) is a badminton player from South Korea. Born in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Ha started his career in badminton with the recommendation of Kim Dong-moon in elementary school. He made his international debut in 1992, and won his first Grand Prix title at the 1995 Canada Open.[1] Ha three times competed in Olympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004, won a bronze medal in 2000 and a gold medal in 2004.

Ha Tae-kwon
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1975-04-30) 30 April 1975 (age 44)
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's doubles
BWF profile
Ha Tae-kwon
Hangul
하태권
Hanja
河泰權
Revised RomanizationHa Tae-gwon
McCune–ReischauerHa T'aegwon

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CareerEdit

Ha made his first appearance in Olympic Games in 1996 Atlanta, competed in the men's doubles event partnered with Kang Kyung-jin. He and Kang reached the quarterfinals after beat Siripong Siripul/Khunakorn Sudhisodhi of Thailand and Jon Holst-Christensen/Thomas Lund of Denmark in the first and second round. In the quarterfinals they defeated by the Malaysian pair Yap Kim Hock/Cheah Soon Kit in straight games.

In 2000 Sydney, Ha qualified to compete in two events. Teamed-up with Chung Jae-hee in the mixed doubles, they finished their campaign in the second round, beat the Ukrainian Vladislav Druzchenko/Viktoriya Evtushenko and lost to eventual silver medalists Trikus Haryanto/Minarti Timur of Indonesia. In the men's doubles, he partnered with Kim Dong-moon. They had bye in the first round, beat Yap Kim Hock/Cheah Soon Kit of Malaysia and Ricky Subagja/Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia in the second and quarterfinals, lost to Tony Gunawan/Candra Wijaya of Indonesia in the semifinals, and won a bronze medal match against Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah of Malaysia.

In 2004 Athens, Ha competed in the men's doubles with Kim Dong-moon as a third seeded. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Robert Mateusiak/Michał Łogosz of Poland in the second. In the quarterfinals, Ha and Kim beat Zheng Bo/Sang Yang of China 15–7, 15–11. They won the semifinal against Eng Hian/Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 15–8, 15–2 and defeated fellow Koreans Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung 15–11, 15–4 to win the gold medal.

In 2005, he competed at the Sudirman Cup, helps the national team won a bronze medal.

Ha graduated from the Wonkwang University. In 2008, he was coach of the national team, and in October of the same year he became the coach of Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–4   Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia   Kim Dong-moon   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–2, 15–8   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Kim Dong-moon   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
0–15, 13–15   Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 15–5   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Kim Dong-moon   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15–6, 15–8   Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Kim Dong-moon   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
15–6, 15–4   Gold
1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Kang Kyung-jin   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
12–15, 15–11, 15–13   Gold
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia   Kang Kyung-jin   Ade Sutrisna
  Candra Wijaya
8–15, 17–15, 11–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Surabaya, Indonesia   Kim Shin-young   Tri Kusharyanto
  Lili Tampi
10–15, 4–15   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Japan Open   Kim Dong-moon   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
15–7, 6–15, 15–6   Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Dong-moon   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
15–4, 15–1   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Kim Dong-moon   Halim Haryanto
  Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–6, 15–8   Winner
2003 Dutch Open   Kim Dong-moon   Kim Yong-hyun
  Yim Bang-eun
15–2, 15–2   Winner
2003 Korea Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–6   Winner
2003 Thailand Open   Yoo Yong-sung   Sudket Prapakamol
  Patapol Ngernsrisuk
15–8, 15–6   Winner
2002 Denmark Open   Kim Dong-moon   Chan Chong Ming
  Chew Choon Eng
15–4, 15–8   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Kim Dong-moon   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–8, 15–8   Winner
2002 All England Open   Kim Dong-moon   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
7–2, 7–2, 1–7, 7–3   Winner
2002 Singapore Open   Kim Dong-moon   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
8–15, 15–11, 14–17   Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Dong-moon   Bambang Suprianto
  Candra Wijaya
15–9, 13–15, 15–3   Winner
2002 Korea Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
7–0, 7–4, 7–0   Winner
2001 Korea Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–4   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Kim Dong-moon   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–12, 15–2   Winner
2000 All England Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–4, 13–15, 17–15   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Kim Dong-moon   Candra Wijaya
  Tony Gunawan
7–15, 15–8, 11–15   Runner-up
1999 China Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
17–16, 15–8   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–4   Winner
1999 Swedish Open   Kim Dong-moon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5   Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open   Kim Dong-moon   Eng Hian
  Hermono Yuwono
15–4, 15–12   Winner
1997 U.S. Open   Kim Dong-moon   Liu Yong
  Zhang Wei
15–3, 6–15, 15–12   Winner
1997 All England Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Michael Sogaard
15–11, 17–16   Winner
1997 Swedish Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–11   Winner
1997 Korea Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Cheah Soon Kit
  Yap Kim Hock
4–15, 15–3, 15–5   Winner
1996 Thailand Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
11–15, 15–10, 12–15   Runner-up
1995 Hong Kong Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
17–15, 12–15, 15–3   Winner
1995 Canadian Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Kim Dong-moon
  Yoo Yong-sung
12–15, 15–6, 15–8   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Dutch Open   Hwang Yu-mi   Kim Dong-moon
  Lee Kyung-won
9–11, 2–11   Runner-up
1999 Japan Open   Chung Jae-hee   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
1–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1999 All England Open   Chung Jae-hee   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
2–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1999 Swedish Open   Chung Jae-hee   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
1–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1997 Hong Kong Open   Chung Jae-hee   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
12–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open   Shim Eun-jung   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
14–17, 12–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite   Kim Dong-moon   Jeremy Gan
  Gan Teik Chai
15–4, 15–0   Winner
1999 Australian International   Lee Dong-soo   Kim Dong-moon
  Yoo Yong-sung
17–14, 9–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1991 Hungarian International   Hwang Sun-ho   Kim Young-gil
  Lee Dong-soo
17–14, 12–15, 9–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite   Lee Kyung-won   Robby Istanta
  Yunita Tetty
11–6, 11–0   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "배드민턴도 즐거워야 합니다, 하태권 선수" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Archived from the original on 7 November 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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