Kang Kyung-jin (Hangul: 강경진, Hanja: 姜京珍, born March 24, 1973[1]) is a former male badminton player and coach from South Korea.

Kang Kyung-jin
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  South Korea
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Team
Sudirman Cup
Gold medal – first place 1991 Copenhagen Team
Gold medal – first place 1993 Birmingham Team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Glasgow Team

As a player, Kang was best known for winning the 1997 All England Open Badminton Championships men's doubles title with Ha Tae-kwon. In the same year, Kang and Ha also won major titles at the Swedish Open and the Korea Open and the following year, they won the Badminton Asia Championships. In the 1994 Asian Games, he won two silver medals, in mixed doubles and in the men's team event. Kang's last international tournament was the 2005 Canadian International, where he appeared in two finals and won the men's doubles title.

Kang began coaching the Korean national team in 2009 and spent one year as the head coach of the national junior team. He was named as the head coach of the senior national team in December 2016, with his term to run from January 1, 2017 to October 30, 2018.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BKA tournament personnel data". Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. ^ Choi, In-young (29 December 2016). "National Badminton Team: New Start with Kang Kyung-jin as Head Coach". Yonhap. Retrieved 26 January 2017.