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Kim So-yeong (Hangul: 김소영; born 9 July 1992) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] Kim, who attended the University of Incheon, was the triple crowns at the 2013 Summer Universiade, by winning the gold medals in the women's doubles, mixed doubles and team event.[2] She competed at the 2014 Asian Games, clinched the silver medal in the women's team event.[3]

Kim So-yeong
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Kim So-young at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 27)
Daegu, South Korea
ResidenceIncheon, South Korea
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD 28 August 2014)
20 (XD 10 July 2014)
Current ranking8 (WD 22 October 2019)
BWF profile
Kim So-yeong
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Soyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Soyǒng

AchievementsEdit

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Kong Hee-yong   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
17–21, 22–20, 14–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Chang Ye-na   Luo Yu
  Tian Qing
27–25, 15–21, 23–21   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Kim Gi-jung   Liu Cheng
  Tian Qing
22–20, 21–14   Gold

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[4] 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.[5]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 French Open Super 750   Kong Hee-yong   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
21–16, 19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500   Kong Hee-yong   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
13–21, 21–19, 21–17   Winner
2019 Chinese Taipei Open Super 300   Kong Hee-yong   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
19–21, 21–18, 26–28   Runner-up
2019 Japan Open Super 750   Kong Hee-yong   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–12, 21–12   Winner
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300   Kong Hee-yong   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–15, 21–18   Winner
2019 Spain Masters Super 300   Kong Hee-yong   Nami Matsuyama
  Chiharu Shida
23–21, 15–21, 21–17   Winner
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Kong Hee-yong   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300   Kim Hye-jeong   Tang Jinhua
  Yu Xiaohan
21–18, 13–21, 15–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Masters   Kong Hee-yong   Lee So-hee
  Shin Seung-chan
18–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2017 Chinese Taipei Open   Chae Yoo-jung   Kim Hye-rin
  Yoo Hae-won
21–12, 21–11   Winner
2016 Korea Masters   Chae Yoo-jung   Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2016 Indonesian Masters   Chae Yoo-jung   Jongkolphan Kititharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
21–18, 22–20   Winner
2013 Korea Masters   Jang Ye-na   Go Ah-ra
  Yoo Hae-won
21–15, 21–12   Winner
2012 Macau Open   Choi Hye-in   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Osaka International   Yoo Hae-won   Ayako Sakuramoto
  Yukiko Takahata
16–21, 21–17, 21–19   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Kim So Yeong". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ "존박 돌발행동, 김소영-서우리 때문에 차량 난입" (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "KIM Soyeong". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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