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Kim Hyo-min (born 8 December 1995 in Ulsan)[1] is a South Korean female badminton player. Although she now specializes in singles, Kim's first big result in a major international junior event came when she and fellow singles specialist Lee Min-ji reached the girls' doubles semi-finals at the 2012 World Junior Championships. The following year, she was undefeated in South Korea's run to winning the Suhandinata Cup at the 2013 World Junior Championships. In 2014, Kim beat Sun Yu to reach the final of the 2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold, and she became the runner-up after defeated by P. V. Sindhu in the final round.[2]

Kim Hyo-min
Kim Hyo Min 2014.jpg
Kim Hyo Min at the 2014 Badminton Asia Championships
Personal information
Born (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 23)
Ulsan, South Korea
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Women's singles
Highest ranking24 (26 November 2015)
Current ranking34 (4 May 2017)
BWF profile
Kim Hyo-min
Revised RomanizationGim Hyo-min
McCune–ReischauerKim Hyo-min


BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
  Lee Min-ji   Huang Yaqiong
  Yu Xiaohan
12–21, 7–21   Bronze
2011 Taoyuan Arena,
Taoyuan City, & Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Han So-yeon   Shella Devi Aulia
  Anggia Shitta Awanda
13–21, 20–22   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Chinese Taipei Masters   Lee Jang-mi 16–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Macau Open   P. V. Sindhu 12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Thailand International   Supanida Katethong 16–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Scottish International   Sayaka Takahashi 6–21, 8–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ "Korea Open player profile" (PDF). Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "[마카오오픈배드민턴] 여자단식 김효민 2위 차지!". (in Korean). Retrieved 7 May 2017.

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