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Lee So-hee (Hangul: 이소희; Korean pronunciation: [i.so.ɦi]; born 14 June 1994) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] She won the women's doubles title at the 2017 All England Open tournament.[2] She also helped the Korean national team to win the world team championships at the 2017 Sudirman Cup.[3] She reached a career high of world no. 2 in the women's doubles in November 2017 partnered with Chang Ye-na.[4] For her achievements in 2017, Lee who affiliated with the Incheon International Airport team, was awarded as the best player of the year by the Badminton Korea Association.[5]

Lee So-hee
Lee So Hee - Indonesia Open 2017 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 25)
Ulsan, South Korea
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 9 November 2017)
35 (XD 30 June 2016)
Current ranking5 (WD 24 September 2019)
BWF profile
Lee So-hee
Hangul
이소희
Hanja
李紹希
Revised RomanizationI So-hui
McCune–ReischauerI Sohŭi

As a junior player, Lee was a gold medalists at the 2012 Asian, 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championships in the girls' doubles event.[6] She represented Konkuk University competed at the Summer Universiade, helps the Korean team clinched the gold medal in the team event in 2013 and 2015, also won the gold in the women's doubles partnered with Shin Seung-chan in 2015.[7]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Shin Seung-chan   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 10–21   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Chang Ye-na   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
14–21, 10–21   Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Chang Ye-na   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
16–21, 19–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
  Shin Seung-chan   Ou Dongni
  Yu Xiaohan
(disqualified)
21–16, 21–13   Gold
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
  Shin Seung-chan   Luo Yu
  Tian Qing
12–21, 17–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
  Shin Seung-chan   Huang Yaqiong
  Yu Xiaohan
21–14, 18–21, 21–18   Gold
2011 Taoyuan Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Shin Seung-chan   Shella Devi Aulia
  Anggia Shitta Awanda
21–16, 13–21, 21–9   Gold
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Choi Hye-In   Tang Jinhua
  Xia Huan
22–20, 13–21, 15–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Shin Seung-chan   Yu Xiaohan
  Huang Yaqiong
17–21, 21–15, 21–17   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Korea Open Super 500   Shin Seung-chan   Kim So-yeong
  Kong Hee-yong
21–13, 19–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals   Shin Seung-chan   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
12–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2018 Korea Masters Super 300   Shin Seung-chan   Chang Ye-na
  Jung Kyung-eun
14–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 Hong Kong Open Super 500   Shin Seung-chan   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 Fuzhou China Open Super 750   Shin Seung-chan   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
23–21, 21–18   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 China Open   Kim Hye-rin   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
7–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2017 French Open   Shin Seung-chan   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Denmark Open   Shin Seung-chan   Shiho Tanaka
  Koharu Yonemoto
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2017 Korea Open   Chang Ye-na   Huang Yaqiong
  Yu Xiaohan
11–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Indonesia Open   Chang Ye-na   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
19–21, 21–15, 10–21   Runner-up
2017 All England   Chang Ye-na   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 21–13   Winner
2016 China Open   Chang Ye-na   Huang Dongping
  Li Yinhui
13–21, 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2016 French Open   Chang Ye-na   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Korea Open   Chang Ye-na   Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
  Greysia Polii
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Masters   Shin Seung-chan   Kim So-yeong
  Kong Hee-yong
21–18, 23–21   Winner
2017 U.S. Open   Shin Seung-chan   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
21–16, 21–13   Winner
2016 New Zealand Open   Chang Ye-na   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 U.S. Grand Prix   Chang Ye-na   Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
22–24, 21–18, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters   Chang Ye-na   Jung Kyung-eun
  Shin Seung-chan
21–7, 16–21, 21–19   Winner
2015 Thailand Open   Chang Ye-na   Huang Dongping
  Li Yinhui
22–20, 11–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Masters   Shin Seung-chan   Chang Ye-na
  Yoo Hae-won
15–8 Retired   Winner
2014 Canada Open   Choi Hye-in   Park So-young
  Park Sun-young
21–15, 21–18   Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open   Shin Seung-chan   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
Walkover   Runner-up
2013 Swiss Open   Shin Seung-chan   Jung Kyung-eun
  Kim Ha-na
21–23, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Korea Masters   Shin Seung-chan   Eom Hye-won
  Jang Ye-na
13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 India International   Shin Seung-chan   Aparna Balan
  N. Siki Reddy
19–21, 21–13, 21–17   Winner
2012 Iceland International   Shin Seung-chan   Ko A-ra
  Yoo Hae-won
21–18, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International   Kim Sa-rang   Cho Gun-woo
  Yoo Hyun-young
25–23, 9–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Lee So Hee". Victor Sport. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "All England Glory for Tai Tzu Ying and Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee". Victor Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Korea wins Sudirman Cup badminton final on Gold Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Lee So Hee ranking history". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. ^ "이소희·장예나 2017년도 배드민턴 최우수 선수 선정… 2018 배드민턴인의 밤 열려". www.ibadmintonnews.com (in Korean). 12 February 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ "이소희·신승찬, Jr.세계셔틀콕 2연패". news.kbs.co.kr (in Korean). 3 November 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ "2015 광주유니버시아드 배드민턴 개인전 결승전". www.badmintondaily.co.kr (in Korean). 13 July 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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