Kim Moon-soo (badminton)

Kim Moon-Soo (born December 29, 1963) is a former badminton player from South Korea.

Kim Moon-soo
Personal information
Kim Moon-soo
Hangul
김문수
Hanja
金文秀
Revised RomanizationGim Mun-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Mun-su

CareerEdit

He has won 2 titles in the World Badminton Championships in men's doubles. He also won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics and 3 All England Open Badminton Championships in men's doubles. All of these were gained with fellow countryman Park Joo-bong, his regular partner during most his badminton career. In 1988, Kim married fellow 1985 World Champion Yoo Sang Hee after Yoo retired from international badminton. Kim himself retired in 1993, after contributing to Korea's Sudirman Cup victory.[1] Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Park Joo-bong. They won the gold medal defeating Eddy Hartono and Rudy Gunawan from Indonesia 15–11, 15–7. Kim was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2002

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Park Joo-bong   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
15–11, 15–7   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
5–15, 15–7, 15–9   Gold
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
16–17, 4–15   Bronze
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Park Joo-bong   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
15–4, 15–6   Gold

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Joo-bong   Christian Hadinata
  Bobby Ertanto
15–6, 15–11   Gold
1986 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Park Joo-bong   Liem Swie King
  Bobby Ertanto
11–15, 8–15   Bronze
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–6, 6–15, 15–11   Gold
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–10, 15–11   Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau, China   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
18–15, 11–15, 2–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Chung So-young   Park Joo-bong
  Chung Myung-hee
5–15, 9–15   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–8, 15–10   Gold
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
8–15, 4–15   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–5, 8–15, 15–2   Gold
1991 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Joo-bong   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–12, 15–10   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Swedish Open   Park Joo-bong   Thomas Kihlström
  Stefan Karlsson
15–8, 10–15, 15–8   Winner
1984 Malaysia Open   Lee Deuk-choon   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–6, 12–15, 15–10   Winner
1985 Japan Open   Park Joo-bong   Christian Hadinata
  Hadibowo Susanto
17–16, 15–2   Winner
1985 All England Open   Park Joo-bong   Michael Kjeldsen
  Mark Christiansen
7–15, 15–10, 15–9   Winner
1985 India Open   Park Joo-bong   Steve Baddeley
  Nick Yates
15–3, 15–5   Winner
1986 German Open   Park Joo-bong   Jesper Helledie
  Steen Fladberg
15–8, 15–12   Winner
1986 All England Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–2, 15–11   Winner
1987 French Open   Lee Deuk-choon   Hadibowo Susanto
  Rudy Heryanto
15–0, 17–14   Winner
1988 Japan Open   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–18, 4–15   Runner-up
1989 Malaysia Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–12, 10–15, 15–7   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Cheah Soon Kit
15–11, 15–3   Winner
1990 Japan Open   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
3–15, 17–16, 18–13   Winner
1990 All England Open   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
17–14, 15–9   Winner
1990 French Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–3, 15–10   Winner
1990 Thailand Open   Park Joo-bong   Chen Kang
  Chen Hongyong
15–7, 15–7   Winner
1990 Malaysia Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–4, 13–15, 15–4   Winner
1991 All England Open   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–12, 7–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1991 Japan Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–4, retired   Winner
1991 Malaysia Open   Park Joo-bong   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
15–8, 15–11   Winner
1991 Singapore Open   Park Joo-bong   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–2, 15–4   Winner
1991 Indonesia Open   Park Joo-bong   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
18–15, 15–13   Winner
1991 Denmark Open   Park Joo-bong   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1992 Korea Open   Park Joo-bong   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–10, 15–10   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hearn, Don (13 June 2015). "SPOTLIGHT – Kim Moon Soo on 30 years of doubles excellence". Badzine.net. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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