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Ko Sung-hyun (고성현; Korean pronunciation: [ko.sʌŋ.ɦjʌŋ]; born 21 May 1987) is an internationally elite badminton player from South Korea.[2] Ko Sung-hyun is a right-handed player who specializes in doubles events. His current partner in the men's doubles is Shin Baek-cheol.

고성현
Ko Sung-hyun
Ko Sung-hyun.jpg
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 32)[1]
Sokcho, South Korea
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD 14 November 2013)
1 (XD 8 December 2016)[1]
Current ranking16 (MD), 63 (XD) (13 August 2019)
BWF profile
Ko Sung-hyun
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGo Seong-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerKo Sŏng-hyŏn

His best performances to date were at the 2010 Hong Kong Super Series where he won the men's doubles tournament with Yoo Yeong-seong[3] and at the 2010 Paris World Championships where they reached the round of sixteen.

In mixed doubles Ko Sung-hyun and Ha Jung-eun reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Championships where they claimed the bronze medal.[4]

In 2014, Ko won his first Superseries title in mixed doubles with Kim Ha-na at the 2014 Australian Super Series.[5] Ko and Shin Baek-cheol won gold in 2014 BWF World Championships by defeating the first seed and also their own teammates, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong. [6]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Shin Baek-cheol   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
22–20, 21–23, 21–18   Gold
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Yoo Yeon-seong   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
22–24, 16–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Ha Jung-eun   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
21–15, 11–21, 16–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Lee Yong-dae   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–13, 22–20   Gold
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium,
Suwon, South Korea
  Yoo Yeon-seong   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–26   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Kim Ha-na   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 11–21   Bronze
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Kim Ha-na   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 21–17   Gold

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Lee Yong-dae   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
13–21, 21–13, 21–13   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] 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.[8]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 U.S. Open Super 300   Shin Baek-cheol   Lee Yang
  Wang Chi-lin
21–13, 17–21, 6–3 Retired   Winner
2019 Australian Open Super 300   Shin Baek-cheol   Takeshi Kamura
  Keigo Sonoda
21–11, 21–17   Winner
2018 Macau Open Super 300   Shin Baek-cheol   Kim Gi-jung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–17, 13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 Bangka Belitung Indonesia Masters Super 100   Shin Baek-cheol   Chang Ko-chi
  Lu Chia-pin
21–23, 13–21   Runner-up
2018 Vietnam Open Super 100   Shin Baek-cheol   Lee Sheng-mu
  Yang Po-hsuan
22–20, 21–18   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Akita Masters Super 100   Eom Hye-won   Kyohei Yamashita
  Naru Shinoya
21–10, 21–17   Winner
2019 Canada Open Super 100   Eom Hye-won   Guo Xinwa
  Zhang Shuxian
21–19, 21–19   Winner
2018 Korea Masters Super 300   Eom Hye-won   Choi Sol-gyu
  Shin Seung-chan
21–12, 15–21, 21–18   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] 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,[10] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

 
Ko (left) with his partner in mixed doubles Kim Ha-na.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Japan Open   Kim Gi-jung   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Indonesia Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
21–16, 16–21, 21–19   Winner
2013 China Masters   Lee Yong-dae   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
25–23, 21–19   Winner
2013 Singapore Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Indonesia Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Lee Yong-dae   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
20–22, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Korea Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
19–21, 21–13, 21–10   Winner
2012 China Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 French Open   Lee Yong-dae   Bodin Issara
  Maneepong Jongjit
22–24, 21–17, 21–11   Winner
2012 Singapore Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
20–22, 21–11, 6–21   Runner-up
2012 India Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Bodin Issara
  Maneepong Jongjit
17–21, 21–14, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 China Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Hong Kong Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 14–21, 23–21   Winner
2010 China Masters   Yoo Yeon-seong   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2010 Swiss Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–18, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 French Open   Kim Ha-na   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Korea Open   Kim Ha-na   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2016 Japan Open   Kim Ha-na   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
10–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Indonesia Open   Kim Ha-na   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
15–21, 21–16, 13–21   Runner-up
2016 Singapore Open   Kim Ha-na   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2015 Dubai World Super Series Finals   Kim Ha-na   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
14–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 French Open   Kim Ha-na   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–10, 15–21, 21–19   Winner
2015 Denmark Open   Kim Ha-na   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
20–22, 21–18, 21–9   Winner
2014 Australian Open   Kim Ha-na   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2014 India Open   Kim Ha-na   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
16–21, 21–18, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Kim Ha-na   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2009 All England   Ha Jung-eun   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
21–13, 15–21, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

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
2016 Korea Masters   Kim Jae-hwan   Lee Jhe-huei
  Lee Yang
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2016 New Zealand Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Angga Pratama
  Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–18, 21–14   Winner
2016 German Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
20–22, 21–18, 21–17   Winner
2015 Macau Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Berry Angriawan
  Rian Agung Saputro
22–20, 21–14   Winner
2015 Korea Masters   Shin Baek-cheol   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–16, 18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Masters   Shin Baek-cheol   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 Korea Masters   Shin Baek-cheol   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
15–21, 21–18, 23–25   Runner-up
2013 Swiss Open   Lee Yong-dae   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
14–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 Syed Modi International   Lee Yong-dae   Kang Ji-wook
  Lee Sang-joon
21–13, 21–19   Winner
2012 Korea Masters   Lee Yong-dae   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–12, 21–11   Winner
2011 Korea Masters   Yoo Yeon-seong   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–15, 24–22   Winner
2011 Macau Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Chai Biao
  Guo Zhendong
19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
23–21, 21–17   Winner
2011 Canada Open   Lee Yong-dae   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
21–18, 21–16   Winner
2011 U.S. Open   Lee Yong-dae   Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
21–9, 21–19   Winner
2011 Swiss Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2010 Korea Masters   Yoo Yeon-seong   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–18, 18–21, 25–27   Runner-up
2010 Macau Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Alvent Yulianto Chandra
  Hendra Aprida Gunawan
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2007 Vietnam Open   Kwon Yi-goo   Cho Gun-woo
  Kang Myeong-won
21–17, 21–12   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Korea Masters   Kim Ha-na   Dechapol Puavaranukroh
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2016 German Open   Kim Ha-na   Shin Baek-cheol
  Chae Yoo-jung
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2015 Korea Masters   Kim Ha-na   Shin Baek-cheol
  Chae Yoo-jung
19–21, 21–17, 21–19   Winner
2015 Chinese Taipei Open   Kim Ha-na   Shin Baek-cheol
  Chae Yoo-jung
21–16, 21–18   Winner
2014 German Open   Kim Ha-na   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Eom Hye-won   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
24–22, 16–21, 21–17   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Osaka International   Shin Baek-cheol   Kang Min-hyuk
  Kim Jae-hwan
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2018 Malaysia International   Shin Baek-cheol   Lin Shang-kai
  Tseng Min-hao
21–18, 30–29   Winner
2012 India International   Lee Yong-dae   Cho Gun-woo
  Kim Dae-eun
21–11, 21–10   Winner
2009 Korea International   Yoo Yeon-seong   Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Jae-sung
19–21, 21–15, 15–21   Runner-up
2008 Osaka International   Kwon Yi-goo   Keishi Kawaguchi
  Naoki Kawamae
21–11, 21–16   Winner
2007 Korea International   Kwon Yi-goo   Hong In-pyo
  Choi Min-ho
21–10, 21–13   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Korea International   Ha Jung-eun   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
14–21, 21–15, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "KO Sung Hyun Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ "VICTOR│The Official Site – Players". Victorsport.com. 15 August 2009.
  3. ^ "YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Super Series 2010 – Organization". tournamentsoftware.com.
  4. ^ "YONEX BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 – Organization". tournamentsoftware.com.
  5. ^ "The Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 – Day 6: Superseries Hat-trick for Lee/Yoo". bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 – Review: Epic Battles in Ballerup". bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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