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Kim Gi-jung or Kim Ki-jung (Korean김기정; Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɡi.dʑʌŋ] or [kim] [ki.dʑʌŋ]; born 14 August 1990) is a male South Korean badminton player.[1] He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Kim Gi-jung
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Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 29)
Dangjin, South Chungcheong, South Korea
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (MD 22 September 2016)
19 (XD 26 January 2017
Current ranking31 (MD 16 April 2019)
BWF profile

Contents

CareerEdit

In 2008, he won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in the mixed doubles event partnered with Eom Hye-Won.[3] In 2009, he competed at the Hong Kong East Asian Games and won a silver medal in the men's team event and a bronze medal in the men's doubles event partnered with Kwon Yi-goo.[4] In 2011, he won the Turkey International tournament in the men's doubles event with Kim Sa-rang.[5]

In 2012, he and Kim Sa-rang won their first Superseries title at the Japan Open tournament. In the final round they beat the Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.[6] At the 2012 Badminton Asia Championships in Qingdao, China, they won a gold medal after defeat Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan in the final round.[7] In September 2012, they also won men's doubles title at the Indonesian Masters tournament.[8]

In 2013, he became the champion at the Chinese Taipei and Korea Grand Prix Gold tournament. At the Chinese Taipei, he and Kim Sa-rang beat the host partner Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin in the straight set. At the Korea, they won the title after beat their compatriots Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 2-1.[9][10] He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.[11] At the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, he and his partner were seeded fifth in that tournament. They beat the second seeded of Malaysia in the quarterfinal round, and in the semifinal round they were defeated by Boe and Mogensen in three sets, and settle for the bronze medal.[12] At the end of the 2013 BWF Season, he qualified to compete at the Super Series Masters Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Finally, he became the runner-up in the men's doubles event after defeated by Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.[13]

In 2014, he and Lee Yong-dae have been handed one year suspensions for missing doping tests under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations. He and Lee were required to provide whereabouts information for the BWF to conduct out-of-competition testing. In 2013, both athletes accumulated three whereabouts failures in connection with this administrative process.[14] The Korea Badminton Association imposed $41,170 penalty for administrative failures. The panels that manage the doping tests reconsidered the case and decided to lift the punishment. The information and evidence presented at the January hearing was insufficient and ambiguous and there was no proof beyond reasonable doubt that the players were not at fault. In April 2014, after reviewing its original decision, the BWF panel wiped out the players missed tests and filing failures and expunged their records.[15][16]

In 2015, he and Kim Sa-rang won the Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament in the men's doubles event. In the final round they beat Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 16-21, 21-18, 21-19.[17] They also won the China Open Super Series Premier tournament, after beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the straight games.[18] In 2016, they also won the Superseries Premier tournament in Malaysia. He and Kim Sa-rang beat the third seeded from China in the quarterfinal round, and the world No.1 pair, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the semifinal. In the final round they beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei with the score 21-19, 21-15.[19] He and Kim Sa-rang also competed at the Summer Olympics in the men's doubles event. They lost in the quarterfinal round, defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China with the score 21-11, 18-21 and 22-24.[20]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Kim Sa-rang   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
Walkover   Bronze
2013 Tianhe Sports Center,
Guangzhou, China
  Kim Sa-rang   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
23–21, 18–21, 18–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Kim Sa-rang   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 9–21   Bronze
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Kim Sa-rang   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
13–21, 20–22   Silver
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
  Kim Sa-rang   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
21–12, 21–16   Gold

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Kim Sa-rang   Wang Yilu
  Zhang Wen
21–16, 22–20   Gold
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Hong Ji-hoon   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
21–17, 11–21, 15–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Shin Seung-chan   Lu Ching-yao
  Chiang Kai-Hsin
21–14, 21–11   Gold
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Kim So-yeong   Liu Cheng
  Tian Qing
22–20, 21–14   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Badminton Hall Shree Shiv Chhatrapati,
Pune, India
  Eom Hye-Won   Chai Biao
  Xie Jing
13–21, 19–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Choi Young-woo   Mak Hee Chun
  Teo Kok Siang
13–21, 18–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Eom Hye-won   Zhang Nan
  Lu Lu
21–14, 15–21, 22–24   Silver

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[21] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[22]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Macau Open Super 300   Lee Yong-dae   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
17–21, 21–13, 21–19   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Lee Yong-dae   Bodin Isara
  Maneepong Jongjit
21–13, 21–17   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[23] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[24] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Japan Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Open   Kim Sa-rang   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2015 China Open   Kim Sa-rang   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–13, 21–19   Winner
2015 Korea Open   Kim Sa-rang   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Super Series Masters Finals   Kim Sa-rang   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open   Kim Sa-rang   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21–12, 15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 Japan Open   Kim Sa-rang   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–16, 21–19   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Masters   Jung Jae-wook   Kim Won-ho
  Seo Seung-jae
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 China Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
16–21, 21–18, 21–19   Winner
2013 Korea Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
21–15, 18–21, 25–23   Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Sa-rang   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–11, 21–11   Winner
2012 Korea Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
12–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Indonesian Masters   Kim Sa-rang   Angga Pratama
  Ryan Agung Saputra
13–21, 9–21   Winner
2011 German Open   Kim Sa-rang   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
19–21, 21–18, 11–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Korea Masters   Jung Kyung-eun   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Jang Ye-na
12–21, 11–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International   Kim Sa-rang   Cho Gun-woo
  Shin Baek-choel
21–17, 16–21, 21–15   Winner
2010 Vietnam International   Shin Baek-choel   Goh Wei Shem
  Teo Kok Siang
23–21, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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