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Kim Dong-moon (Hangul: 김동문, Hanja: 金東文) (born 22 September 1975) is a retired male badminton player from South Korea who won major titles between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s (decade), and widely regarded as one of finest men's doubles and mixed doubles players in badminton history. Kim captured the world attention when he unexpectedly winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles event with Gil Young-ah at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. On his path to greatness, he won gold medals both in men's and mixed doubles at the 1999 World Championships. Kim and Ra Kyung-min, partnered up to become one of the strongest mixed doubles pairings of that time. They did not drop a single match from April to November in 2003. They won 10 straight victorious tournaments - 9 consecutive Grand Prix events and one World Championship title. Their excellent results in 2003 earned Kim and Ra the Eddie Choong Player of the Year award.[1] He captured this award previously by himself in 2002.[2] Despite their domination, the golden couple crashed in the second round against the Danish partnership of Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Kim however redeemed himself with a gold medal in men's doubles with Ha Tae-kwon. After the 2004 Olympics, Kim retired from playing and married his former mixed doubles partner, Ra in 2005. Kim is currently the only South Korean player to have ever won Olympic gold in both the men's and mixed doubles events. He was inducted into the BWF Hall of Fame in 2009.[3]

Kim Dong-moon
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1975-09-22) 22 September 1975 (age 44)
Gokseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD)
1 (XD)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

1996 Summer OlympicsEdit

Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Gil Young-ah. In the final, they rallied to upset their fellow Koreans Park Joo-bong and Ra Kyung-min 13-15, 15-4, 15-12 to win the gold medal.

Kim also competed in men's doubles with partner Yoo Yong-sung, but was surprisingly eliminated by Michael Søgaard & Henrik Svarrer of Denmark 15-11, 5-15, 18-15 in the first round of the event.

2004 Summer OlympicsEdit

Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Ha Tae-kwon. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Robert Mateusiak and Michał Łogosz of Poland in the second. In the quarterfinals, Kim and Ha beat Zheng Bo and Sang Yang of China 15-7, 15-11. They won the semifinal against Eng Hian and 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.

Kim also competed in mixed doubles with partner Ra Kyung-min. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Chris Bruil and Lotte Bruil of the Netherlands in the second. In the quarterfinals, Kim and Ra lost to Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen of Denmark 17-14, 15-8.

Personal lifeEdit

Kim is married to his former mixed doubles partner Ra Kyung-min, and in July 2007 they had a son named Han-wool.[4] Kim currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States   Gil Young-ah   Park Joo-bong
  Ra Kyung-min
13–15, 15–4, 15–12   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Ha Tae-kwon   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
0–15, 13–15   Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 15–5   Gold
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Yoo Yong-sung   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
12–15, 2–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–7, 15–8   Gold
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
10–15, 15–12, 16–17   Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Ra Kyung-min   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
15–10, 15–13   Gold

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia   Kim Shin-young   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
9–15, 18–13, 12–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
  Ra Kyung-min   Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
  Saralee Thungthongkam
11–4, 11–0   Gold
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Ra Kyung-min   Lee Dong-soo
  Yim Kyung-jin
15–6, 15–8   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand   Ha Tae-kwon   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15–6, 15–8   Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ha Tae-kwon   Zhang Wei
  Zhang Jun
15–6, 15–4   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Ra Kyung-min   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
15–10, 17–16   Gold
2001 PhilSports Arena,
Manila, Philippines
  Ra Kyung-min   Bambang Suprianto
  Minarti Timur
11–15, 15–4, 15–3   Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Ra Kyung-min   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
15–7, 15–13   Gold
1998 Bangkok, Thailand   Ra Kyung-min   Sun Jun
  Ge Fei
15–7, 15–8   Gold
1995 Beijing, China   Kim Shin-young   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
16–18, 11–15   Bronze

Asian CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Seoul, South Korea   Yoo Yong-sung   Tony Gunawan
  Rudy Wijaya
15–10, 15–8   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Kim Shin-young   Jim Laugesen
  Rikke Olsen
11–15, 17–18   Silver

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   Ha Tae-kwon   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
15–7, 6–15, 15–6   Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Eng Hian
  Flandy Limpele
15–4, 15–1   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Halim Haryanto
  Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–6, 15–8   Winner
2003 Dutch Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Kim Yong-hyun
  Yim Bang-eun
15–2, 15–2   Winner
2003 Malaysia Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
17–15, 15–11   Winner
2003 Korea Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–6   Winner
2002 Denmark Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Chan Chong Ming
  Chew Choon Eng
15–4, 15–8   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–8, 15–8   Winner
2002 Singapore Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Eng Hian
  Flandy Limpele
8–15, 15–11, 14–17   Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Bambang Suprianto
  Candra Wijaya
15–9, 13–15, 15–3   Winner
2002 Korea Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
7–0, 7–4, 7–0   Winner
2002 All England Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Eng Hian
  Flandy Limpele
7–2, 7–2, 1–7, 7–3   Winner
2001 Korea Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–4   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–12, 15–2   Winner
2000 All England Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–4, 13–15, 17–15   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Ha Tae-kwon   Tony Gunawan
  Candra Wijaya
7–15, 15–8, 11–15   Runner-up
1999 China Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
17–16, 15–8   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–4   Winner
1999 Swedish Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5   Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Eng Hian
  Hermono Yuwono
15–4, 15–12   Winner
1997 U.S. Open   Ha Tae-kwon   Liu Yong
  Zhang Wei
15–3, 6–15, 15–12   Winner
1995 Canada Open   Yoo Yong-sung   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
15–12, 6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Swedish Open   Kang Kyung-jin   Peter Axelsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
5–15, 9–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
15–5, 15–11   Winner
2004 All England Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
15–8, 17–15   Winner
2004 Swiss Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–2, 15–8   Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open   Ra Kyung-min   Nova Widianto
  Vita Marissa
15–7, 15–5   Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–7, 15–10   Winner
2003 German Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–12, 11–15, 15–8   Winner
2003 Denmark Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
17–16, 15–10   Winner
2003 Dutch Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
15–4, 15–2   Winner
2003 Malaysia Open   Ra Kyung-min   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–6, 15–5   Winner
2003 Indonesia Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
10–15, 15–11, 15–6   Winner
2003 Singapore Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zheng Bo
  Zhang Jiewen
15–5, 15–9   Winner
2003 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
11–5, 11–4   Winner
2002 Denmark Open   Hwang Yu-mi   Nova Widianto
  Vita Marissa
11–6, 4–11, 11–7   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Lee Kyung-won   Ha Tae-kwon
  Hwang Yu-mi
11–9, 11–2   Winner
2002 Singapore Open   Ra Kyung-min   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
11–2, 13–10   Winner
2002 Japan Open   Ra Kyung-min   Nova Widianto
  Vita Marissa
7–3, 7–2, 7–2   Winner
2002 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–1, 7–3, 7–5   Winner
2002 Swiss Open   Ra Kyung-min   Jonas Rasmussen
  Jane F. Bramsen
7–3, 7–5, 1–7, 7–4   Winner
2002 All England Open   Ra Kyung-min   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
7–3, 7–3, 7–0   Winner
2001 Hong Kong Open   Ra Kyung-min   Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
  Saralee Thungthongkam
3–7, 7–0, 7–2, 7–2   Winner
2001 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–8, 15–11   Winner
2000 Malaysia Open   Ra Kyung-min   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–7, 15–8   Winner
2000 Swiss Open   Ra Kyung-min   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–8, 15–9   Winner
2000 All England Open   Ra Kyung-min   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
15–10, 15–2   Winner
2000 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–13, 15–3   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Ra Kyung-min   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–5, 15–7   Winner
1999 Singapore Open   Ra Kyung-min   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–4, 15–8   Winner
1999 Swedish Open   Ra Kyung-min   Ha Tae-kwon
  Chung Jae-hee
15–1, 15–4   Winner
1999 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
15–6, 15–8   Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals   Ra Kyung-min   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
15–6, 15–9   Winner
1998 All England Open   Ra Kyung-min   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–2, 11–15, 15–5   Winner
1998 Swedish Open   Ra Kyung-min   Chen Gang
  Tang Yongshu
15–3, 15–3   Winner
1998 Japan Open   Ra Kyung-min   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–12, 15–9   Winner
1997 China Open   Ra Kyung-min   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
15–10, 15–6   Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open   Ra Kyung-min   Ha Tae-kwon
  Chung Jae-hee
15–12, 15–3   Winner
1997 U.S. Open   Ra Kyung-min   Bambang Suprianto
  Rosalina Riseu
15–1, 15–3   Winner
1997 Singapore Open   Park So-yun   Bambang Suprianto
  Rosalina Riseu
13–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1996 U.S. Open   Chung So-young   Chris Hunt
  Helene Kirkegaard
15–5, 15–7   Winner
1996 Japan Open   Gil Young-ah   Park Joo-bong
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 1–15   Runner-up
1995 Canada Open   Gil Young-ah   Kang Kyung-jin
  Kim Mee-hyang
15–7, 15–8   Winner
1995 U.S. Open   Gil Young-ah   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–5, 10–15, 15–13   Winner
1995 Singapore Open   Gil Young-ah   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–9, 10–15   Runner-up
1995 Malaysia Open   Gil Young-ah   Tao Xiaoqiang
  Wang Xiaoyuan
15–7, 15–9   Winner
1995 Swedish Open   Gil Young-ah   Chen Xingdong
  Wang Xiaoyuan
13–18, 15–5, 9–15   Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Shin-young   Jens Eriksen
  Rikke Olsen
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite   Ha Tae-kwon   Jeremy Gan
  Gan Teik Chai
15–4, 15–0   Winner
1999 Australia International   Yoo Yong-sung   Ha Tae-kwon
  Lee Dong-soo
14–17, 15–9, 15–12   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "배드민턴 김동문 `올해의 선수`" (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 17 January 2003. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Badzine.net. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ "방수현, 세계배드민턴연맹 명예의 전당 오른다" (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ Korean Badminton's First Couple Announce Birth of their Son, Badzine.net, 19 July 2007

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