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Kim Sa-rang (badminton)

Kim Sa-rang (Hangul: 김사랑; Korean pronunciation: [kim.sa.ɾaŋ]; born 22 August 1989) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Kim Sa-rang
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Kim Sa-rang at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1989-08-22) 22 August 1989 (age 30)
Incheon, South Korea
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's
Highest ranking76 (MS 8 April 2010)
2 (MD 22 September 2016)
41 (XD 28 February 2013)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Kim Sa-rang started playing badminton when he was in elementary school, and his international debut on the Osaka International tournament. He joined the Korea national badminton team in 2008.[1] At that year, he won the Australia International Challenge tournament in the men's doubles event partnered with Choi Sang-won.[3] In 2011, he won the Turkey International tournament in the men's doubles event with Kim Gi-jung.[4]

In 2012, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[5] 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.[6] In September 2012, they also won the men's doubles title at the Indonesian Masters tournament.[7]

In 2013, he became the champion at the Chinese Taipei and Korea Grand Prix Gold tournament. At the Chinese Taipei, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[8][9] He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] In 2014, he won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in the men's doubles event.[13]

In 2015, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[14] They also won the China Open Super Series Premier tournament, after beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the straight games.[15] In 2016, they also won the Superseries Premier tournament in Malaysia. He and his partner 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.[16] 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.[17] After the Rio Olympics, he decided to retire from the national team, and on 31 October 2016, BWF sites officially announced his retirement.[18][19] However, in 2018 he has since played as an independent player separate from the BKA with the Malaysian former world number one, Tan Boon Heong, in the Macau Open and Korea Masters.[20]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
  Kim Gi-jung   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
Walkover   Bronze
2013 Tianhe Sports Center,
Guangzhou, China
  Kim Gi-jung   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 Gi-jung   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 9–21   Bronze
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Kim Gi-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
13–21, 20–22   Silver
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
  Kim Gi-jung   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
21–12, 21–16   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
  Choi Hye-in   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 21–12, 13–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Kim Gi-jung   Wang Yilu
  Zhang Wen
21–16, 22–20   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Go Ah-ra   Kim Gi-jung
  Shin Seung-chan
10–21, 17–21   Bronze

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[21] 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,[22] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

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

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

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
2016 China Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
16–21, 21–18, 21–19   Winner
2013 Korea Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
21–15, 18–21, 25–23   Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Gi-jung   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–11, 21–11   Winner
2012 Korea Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
12–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Indonesian Masters   Kim Gi-jung   Angga Pratama
  Ryan Agung Saputra
13–21, 9–21   Winner
2011 German Open   Kim Gi-jung   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
19–21, 21–18, 11–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Hungarian International   Kim Duk-young   Peter Briggs
  Joshua Hulrburt-Yu
21–12, 21–17   Winner
2019 South Australia International   Kim Duk-young   Shia Chun Kang
  Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 17–21, 21–16   Winner
2011 Turkey International   Kim Gi-jung   Cho Gun-woo
  Shin Baek-choel
21–17, 16–21, 21–15   Winner
2008 Australia International   Choi Sang-won   Chien Yu-hsun
  Lin Yu-lang
21–17, 16–21, 21–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Nepal International   Kim Ha-na   Supak Jomkoh
  Supissara Paewsampran
18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2019 Hungarian International   Kim Ha-na   Mathias Christiansen
  Alexandra Bøje
21–12, 21–15   Winner
2019 Dubai International   Kim Ha-na   Rodion Alimov
  Alina Davletova
20–22, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Turkey International   Lee So-hee   Cho Gun-woo
  Yoo Hyun-young
25–23, 9–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

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