Lee Yong-dae

Lee Yong-dae (Hangul: 이용대; Hanja: 李龍大; Korean pronunciation: [i.joŋ.dɛ̝]; born 11 September 1988) is a professional badminton player from South Korea who had been successful in both men's and mixed doubles. He reached world number 1 ranking with 4 different partners, Jung Jae-sung, Ko Sung-hyun and Yoo Yeon-seong in men's doubles, and Lee Hyo-jung in mixed doubles. He won a total of 43 Superseries titles, 37 in the men's doubles, the most of any doubles player in one discipline, and 6 in mixed doubles. He was ranked world number 1 in men's doubles for 117 consecutive weeks with his last partner, Yoo Yeon-seong.

Lee Yong-dae
Asian Games Incheon D30 08.jpg
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1988-09-11) 11 September 1988 (age 33)[1]
Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea[1]
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76.2 kg (168 lb)
Years active2003–2018, 2019–present
HandednessRight
CoachKang Kyung-jin
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD with Jung Jae-sung 22 January 2009)[2]
1 (MD with Ko Sung-hyun 30 May 2013)[3]
1 (MD with Yoo Yeon-seong 14 August 2014)[4]
1 (XD with Lee Hyo-jung 2009)
Current ranking31 (MD with Kim Gi-jung 17 March 2020)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Men's doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hyderabad Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 London Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Jakarta Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2008 Jakarta Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Wuhan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kunshan Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Johor Bahru Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2009 Suwon Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Taipei Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wuhan Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Wuhan Men's doubles
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Mixed team
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Incheon Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Incheon Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Incheon Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Richmond Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Richmond Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Richmond Mixed doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Hwacheon Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jakarta Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Jakarta Boys' team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Kuala Lumpur Boys' doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hwacheon Boys' team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Hwacheon Mixed doubles
BWF profile

After winning the 2016 Korean Superseries with Yoo, Lee announced his retirement from international badminton. He made a comeback to the international stage at the end of 2017, and started a new partnership with Kim Gi-jung in 2018.

Lee in 2013

Early lifeEdit

Lee started playing badminton at his local elementary school at the age of 8, taking up the sport to lose weight. When he first began competing internationally, in 2003, he was a member of the Hwasun Middle School team,[5] then he was with Hwasun Vocational High School until the end of his junior days in 2006,[6] before joining the Samsung Electromechanics team in 2006.[7][8] He joined the national badminton team of South Korea in 2003, at the age of 15 years.[1][9]

CareerEdit

2003Edit

Lee participated in the OCBC/Yonex US Open, where he played in both the singles and doubles category. In both events, he was ousted in the second round.[10]

2004Edit

Lee started off 2004 with the French Open International, where he played in the singles, men's doubles (with Jung Jung-young) and mixed doubles (with Kang Hae-won). In the mixed doubles event, the pair managed to reach the semi-finals, before losing to the Russians.[11] He participated in several other tournaments without any major results. At the Vietnam Satellite, he reached the quarter-finals in the mixed doubles category, partnering Oh Seul-ki.

2005Edit

Still struggling to find the right partner, he played several tournaments without getting any big results. However, he did reach the finals of the Cheers Asian Satellite in the mixed and men's doubles category. He won the gold medals at the Asian Junior Championships in the boys' doubles, mixed doubles and team events.

2006Edit

In July, Lee repeated his achievements at the Asian Junior by capturing three gold medals at the Championships held in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he played a pivotal role to secure the boys' doubles and mixed doubles victories for South Korea and frustrate Malaysia in the mixed team final.

In November, Lee made another gold medal hat trick at the World Junior Championships where he led team Korea to their first world junior championship, never dropping a single set in boys' doubles, mixed doubles and mixed team event through the tournament.

Lee won two title at the Thailand Open in the men's doubles with Jung Jae-sung and mixed doubles with Ha Jung-eun.

At the Asian Games, Lee and Jung became bronze medalist after losing the semi-finals to Luluk Hadiyanto and Alvent Yulianto of Indonesia in the individual men's doubles event. In the team event, South Korea lost to China in the final 2–3, thus gaining Lee a silver medal.

2007Edit

In January, Lee and Jung participated in the Malaysia Open, the first ever BWF Super Series event. There they got through the first round but had to resign from the tournament due to injury. However a week later they blew away competition to take the first prize at the Korea Open. On top of that, Lee also won the mixed doubles with Lee Hyo-jung. Lee and Jung lost to Hwang Ji-man and Lee Jae-jin in the final of the German Open; in mixed doubles Lee and Lee Hyo-jung lost to Zheng Bo and Gao Ling of China in the semi-finals. Zheng and Gao went on to win the tournament.

At the Swiss Open, Lee and Lee Hyo-jung took another title, winning the final in three games. For the rest of the year there were no good results in mixed doubles for Lee, mainly because he didn't participate or played with another partner. In men's doubles, he and Jung were eliminated in a disappointing second round.

Lee participated in the 2007 Sudirman Cup with the South Korea team. The team lost to China in the semi-finals with a score of 0–3.

In July, after a period of disappointing results in men's doubles, Lee became runner-up with Jung at the Thailand Open, losing to Hwang Ji-man and Lee Jae-jin. Not much later, the pair went on to take the silver medal in the 2007 BWF World Championships. They were defeated in the final by Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, 19–21, 19–21. In mixed doubles, Lee reached the third round with Lee Hyo-jung. There they lost to Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms of England in three games. With Jung Jae-sung, the rest of the year also resulted in quite disappointing achievements, as he failed to pass the quarterfinals in any major events, except in the French Open. Lee and Jung there lost to the eventual winners, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China.

2008Edit

To start 2008, Lee, together with Jung, disappointingly lost to an unseeded pair in the second round of the Malaysia Open. Mixed doubles went better for Lee and Lee Hyo-jung this time, finishing as runners-up. They lost to He Hanbin and Yu Yang of China. In South Korea, things went a bit better in men's doubles, achieving a quarterfinal. Lee and Jung lost to runners-up Luluk Hadiyanto and Alvent Yulianto of Indonesia there, but in mixed doubles Lee and his partner won the title against Flandy Limpele and Vita Marissa of Indonesia.

More than a month later, Lee and Jung came back with a bang to win the 2008 All England Open, beating Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah in a thrilling semi-final (coming back from a 16–20 deficit in the third game) and Hwang Ji-man and Lee Jae-jin, also from Korea, in the final. In mixed doubles with Lee Hyo-jung, they lost in the quarter-finals to eventual winners Zheng Bo and Gao Ling. A week later, Lee was victorious with Jung in the Swiss Open too. In mixed doubles they lost against He Hanbin and Yu Yang, who went on to the semi-finals.

At the Asian Championships Lee and Jung became winners, beating Nova Widianto and Candra Wijaya of Indonesia in the final.

Lee and Jung pair were the only ones to score a point for South Korea against China in the Thomas Cup final, which ended in a 3–1 win for China.

2008 OlympicsEdit

Not having participated in the two Super Series events prior to the Olympics, supposedly because of their preparations for the Summer Olympics, Lee was disappointingly knocked out in the first round in Beijing with Jung. However, Lee and Lee Hyo-jung upset the badminton world and went on to get the gold medal in mixed doubles, becoming the youngest gold medalists in Olympic badminton.

2009Edit

Lee Yong-dae started the year brightly when he and Jung Jae-sung won the Malaysia Open. In the Korea Open Super Series, Lee won the mixed doubles title with Lee Hyo-jung, while he and Jung reached the final. However, as Jung had to join the military service for two months, Lee paired with Shin Baek-cheol for the German Open and claimed the title. In the Swiss Open Super Series, Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung reached the mixed doubles final but failed to capture the trophy as they lost to China's Zheng Bo and Ma Jin. A month later, they subdued teammates Yoo Yeon-seong and Kim Min-jung to clinch the Asian Championships title.

In the Sudirman Cup on May 10–17, Lee Yong-dae brought South Korea to the final to meet defending champion China. Lee won in both the men's doubles and mixed doubles events. However, in the final, he and Lee Hyo-jung lost to Zheng Bo and Yu Yang, while a few hours later he and Jung Jae-sung also lost to Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. China then won the cup for the third consecutive time.

In June, Lee Yong-dae played in the Singapore Open Super Series, but he did not win the title. In Indonesia a week later, he reached both the finals of men's doubles and mixed doubles event. Again, he and Lee Hyo-jung were defeated by Zheng Bo and Ma Jin, the Chinese pair who beat them in Singapore semi-final. Happily, he took the men's doubles title with Jung Jae-sung, conquering China's top pair Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng.

In August, Lee Yong-dae participated in the World Championships in [Hyderabad, India. Unfortunately, in the mixed doubles, he and Lee Hyo-jung, who were the first seeds, lost to Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark in the semi-final, who later became the champions. He had a better run with Jung Jae-sung in the men's doubles, reaching the final, but lost to Chinese pair Cai and Fu.

In November, after a two-month absence due to injury, Lee Yong-dae returned to play in Hong Kong Open. Though he and Lee Hyo-jung lost in the first round, he fared better in the men's doubles with Jung Jae-sung. In the final, they defeated Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen of Denmark.

Only a week later, Lee successfully defended his two titles in China Open Super Series. He and Lee Hyo-jung beat Zheng Bo and Ma Jin in the mixed doubles final. With Jung, he defeated Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong in men's doubles final.

In December, Lee and Jung participated in Superseries Finals in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Unbelievably, they did not drop a single set from the group stage to the final. In the final, they outclassed Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, whom they had subdued in the group stage.

2010Edit

On January 17, Lee Yong-dae successfully started the 2010 year by winning Korea Open Super Series in Seoul with Jung Jae-sung. In the final, the top seeds defeated Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China 21–11, 14–21, and 21–18. However, in the mixed doubles, Lee who paired with Lee Hyo-jung were subdued 13–21 and 16–21 by Chinese pair Tao Jiaming and Zhang Yawen in the first round. The same pair defeated Lee and Lee in the second round of Malaysia Open a week later without a match.

In March's All England Championship, Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung reached the semi-finals, playing Nova Widianto and Liliyana Natsir. The third seeds lost to the Indonesian pair 16–21, 21–18, and 8–21. With Jung Jae-sung in the men's doubles, Lee only made it to the quarter-finals, defeated 18–21, 10–21 by Xu Chen and Guo Zhendong of China.

Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung grabbed their first title of the year in Swiss Open Super Series after subduing compatriots Shin Baek-cheol and Yoo Hyun-young in straight sets, 21–14 and 21–18.

Lee Yong-dae was absent from the Thomas Cup due to injury. However, his comeback was successful as he and Jung Jae-sung won the first tournament they played after the injury, Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold. The third seeds beat compatriot Cho Gun-woo and Kwon Yi-goo.

In the Asian Games in November, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung helped South Korea men's team to reach the final. They beat Chinese Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the final, yet Korea was failed to win the gold medal as China downed Korea 3–1. For the individual event, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung gained the bronze medal after beaten by Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan in the last four.

2011Edit

 
Lee won the mixed doubles title at the 2011 U.S. Open partnered with Ha Jung-eun

Lee Yong-dae started the 2011 season with a not-so-satisfying result in the 2010 Superseries Finals in Taiwan as he and Jung Jae-sung finished as runner-up. However, their disappointment disappeared after they became the first winner of Korea Open Super Series Premier in January. In the final, they conquered top-seeded Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen easily, 21–6 and 21–13.

With the retirement of Lee Hyo-jung, Lee has now paired with Ha Jung-eun in the mixed doubles. They won the US Open Grand Prix Gold in July with a 21–19, 21–13 win over fifth-seeded Chen Hung-ling and Cheng Wen-hsing of Chinese Taipei, also won the men's doubles with Ko Sung-hyun beating Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan of United States in the final. The next week, he participated in the Canada Open at the Richmond Olympic Oval. With Ko, he won the title. However, in the mixed doubles, Lee and his partner, Ha Jung-eun, lost to qualifier Liu Cheng and Luo Ying in the second round.

In September, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung won China Masters title after defeating China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng 21–17, 21–10. Lee also played in Japan Open, pairing with Ko Sung-hyun again, but they lost in the quarter-finals against Indonesia's Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan.

In October, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung once again defeated Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng 21–16, 21–17 to win Denmark Open Super Series Premier. Lee and Jung were again victorious against Cai and Fu in three sets, 14–21 21–15 21–11, to win the French Super Series title.

2012Edit

 
Lee Yong-dae (left) at the podium of 2012 London Olympics

Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung didn't start off the year so well with a loss in their home game at the 2012 Korea Open Super Series Premier losing to Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in three sets, 18–21 21–17 21–19. In German Open, Lee and Jung reached the final but lost to unseeded Chinese pair, Hong Wei and Shen Ye.

However, they managed to win against Cai and Fu again in March to win their second All England Open title with a 21–23, 21–9, and 21–14 victory.

In June, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung won their second Indonesia Open title after defeating Danish Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 23–21, 19–21, and 21–11. His record against the Danish players was good but unfortunately, in their last meeting in 2012 in the semi final of 2012 Olympic Games was won by the Danish players in 3 thrilling sets, breaking Koreans' hope to take the gold medals. Instead they had to be satisfied with bronze medals.

After the 2012 Olympic Games, South Korean national team coach, Kim Joong-soo, decided to pairing Lee with Ko Sung-hyun focusing in the men's doubles.[12]

2013Edit

 
Lee with his partner Yoo Yeon-Seong at the 2013 French Open

Lee Yong-dae started the year with his new partner Ko Sung-hyun winning the Korea Open against Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 19–21, 21–13, 21–10. They then entered the Malaysia Open and placed second losing to Indonesian pairs Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 15–21, 13–21. After the Malaysian Open, the pair failed to perform losing 14–21, 14–21 to Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China in the quarter-finals of the German Open. A week later, the pair lost again in round one of the All England Open to unseeded German Pair Ingo Kindervater and Johannes Schoettler 21–23, 18–21. At the India Open in April, the pair lost in the final to Liu Xiaolong and Qiu Zihan of China 20–22, 18–21.

After a one-year partnership, Lee Yong-dae and Ko Sung-hyun split and Lee paired with current world #8 and Ko's former partner Yoo Yeon-Seong. This partnership won two consecutive tournaments 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier and China Open.

2014Edit

In January, Lee Yong-dae and Kim Gi-jung were banned for a year by the BWF from playing any international tournament due to their absence during a drug test. However, after further investigation, the ban was lifted several months later due to lack of evidence and claims that their absence was due to a misunderstanding with the Badminton Association of Korea.

Lee immediately returned to the badminton scene in May by contributing to the national squad at the 2014 Thomas Cup. South Korea came in second to Malaysia in the group stage but eventually lost 2–3 to Indonesia in the quarter-finals.

In June, Lee and his partner, Yoo Yeon-Seong consecutively won 3 Superseries titles in 3 weeks which were the Japan Open, Indonesian Open and Australian Open. This made the pair go up two spots in the world rankings from No. 4 to No. 2. They are currently ranking No. 1 in the world.[when?]

In 2014 World Championships men's doubles final, Lee and Yoo Yeon-Seong surprisingly lost to their compatriots Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek-cheol 20–22, 23–21, 18–21. Therefore, Lee won his third silver medal in World Championships.

2015Edit

 
Lee defending against a smash; he is known as one of the best defensive players in badminton

Lee Yong-dae had a bright year in 2015 despite a slow start to the year. He won a total of 6 Superseries titles, 4 consecutively, namely Australia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, France and Hong Kong with partner Yoo Yeon Seong, and were top seeds for the Dubai Superseries finals, despite losing to Indonesian rivals Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the semi-finals.

2016Edit

Lee Yong-dae and partner Yoo Yeon-seong started off the year at the 2016 German Open Grand Prix Gold and lost to compatriots Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol in the finals. They reached the semi-finals at the 2016 All England Super Series Premier but suffered a shock loss to unseeded Russian pair Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov, who went on to take their first Super Series title. They also reached the semi-finals stage of the 2016 Malaysia Super Series Premier and the 2016 Singapore Super Series, but were knocked out by compatriots Kim Gi-jung and Kim Sa-rang, and Chinese pair Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan, respectively. Both pairs went on to win the tournaments. Lee and Yoo won their first title of 2016 at the China Masters against Kim Gi-jung and Kim Sa-rang, and their second at the Asian Championships against unseeded Chinese pairing of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen. They then contested the 2016 Thomas Cup representing Korea, and won three out of four matches they played, their only loss coming from eventual finalists, Indonesia's Ahsan and Setiawan. Lee and Yoo then won their first Superseries title of the year, and their third in total, at the Indonesia Open, beating China's fifth seeds Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the final. They represented Korea at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the top seeds, but crashed out in the quarter-finals to unseeded Malaysian pair Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong which was their second losses in 9 meetings with the Malaysian pair. Lee announced that he would retire following the 2016 Summer Olympics, with his last tournament being the Korea Open in September in which he won alongside his partner Yoo Yeon-seong against the Chinese Li and Liu pair.

2018Edit

Lee Yong-dae made a comeback in the men's doubles and partnered up with Kim Gi-jung, and won the titles of Spain Masters and Macau Open.

2020Edit

Lee began the 2020 season by winning the Malaysia Masters with Kim Gi-jung. The duo claimed the title after beating third seeded Chinese pair Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the final in two straight games.

Personal lifeEdit

Lee's gold medal win at the 2008 Olympics, his first appearance at the Olympic Games, propelled him from relative obscurity to national fame.[13] He has since made several appearances on the sports-themed variety show Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education.

Lee start dating actress Byun Soo-mi in 2011 and went public with their relationship in 2012. The two met at a badminton event hosted by Byun's father. On February 8, 2017, Lee announced they were engaged and planned to have a small private wedding ceremony.[14] On April 10, 2017, their daughter Lee Ye-bin was born, and her growth was documented in the new KBS's reality show Pot Stand, as it was named after the books used to put under the hot pots. The couple decided to write a memoir of their private lives and Ye-bin's growth and development. In December 2018 however, they filed for divorce, due to "irreconcilable differences".

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, Great Britain   Jung Jae-sung   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
23–21, 21–10   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Lee Hyo-jung   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–11, 21–17   Gold

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Jung Jae-sung   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
19–21, 19–21   Silver
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
18–21, 21–16, 26–28   Silver
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
18–21, 14–21   Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Yoo Yeon-seong   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
20–22, 23–21, 18–21   Silver
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
17–21, 19–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Lee Hyo-jung   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–18, 9–21, 18–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Jung Jae-sung   Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto
25–23, 18–21, 19–21   Bronze
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Jung Jae-sung   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
15–21, 21–13, 18–21   Bronze
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–16, 17–21   Silver

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Jung Jae-sung   Nova Widianto
  Candra Wijaya
21–16, 21–18   Gold
2013 Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan   Ko Sung-hyun   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–13, 22–20   Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Yoo Yeon-seong   Muhammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–22, 21–19   Gold
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China   Yoo Yeon-seong   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–14, 28–26   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Lee Hyo-jung   Yoo Yeon-seong
  Kim Min-jung
21–12, 21–15   Gold

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia   Ko Sung-hyun   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
13–21, 21–13, 21–13   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Jung Jung-young   Hoon Thien How
  Tan Boon Heong
6–15, 15–3, 12–15   Silver
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Cho Gun-woo   Liu Xiaolong
  Li Tian
21–12, 21–16   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Park Soo-hee   Muhammad Rijal
  Greysia Polii
5–15, 15–17   Bronze
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Yoo Hyun-young   Li Tian
  Ma Jin
18–21, 21–19, 21–14   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea   Jung Jung-young   Jeon Jun-bum
  Yoo Yeon-seong
15–11, 15–3   Gold
2005 Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Cho Gun-woo   Shen Ye
  Zhang Wei
8–15, 15–8, 15–8   Gold
2006 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Cho Gun-woo   Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif
  Vountus Indra Mawan
21–12, 21–9   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium, Hwacheon, South Korea   Kang Hae-won   Shen Ye
  Feng Chen
7–15, 6–15   Bronze
2005 Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Ha Jung-eun   Zhang Wei
  Liao Jingmei
11–15, 15–8, 15–2   Gold
2006 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yoo Hyun-young   Tan Wee Kiong
  Woon Khe Wei
21–15, 21–9   Gold

BWF World Tour (3 titles)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[15] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[16]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Kim Gi-jung   Bodin Isara
  Maneepong Jongjit
21–13, 21–17   Winner
2018 Macau Open Super 300   Kim Gi-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
17–21, 21–13, 21–19   Winner
2020 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Kim Gi-jung   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–14, 21–16   Winner

BWF Superseries (43 titles, 18 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[17] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[18] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Korea Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
21–16, 21–15   Winner
2008 All England Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
20–22, 21–19, 21–18   Winner
2008 Swiss Open   Jung Jae-sung   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
17–21, 21–16, 21–13   Winner
2008 China Open   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 21–17, 21–13   Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open   Jung Jae-sung   Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif
  Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari
25–23, 19–21, 22–20   Winner
2008 World Superseries Masters Finals   Jung Jae-sung   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Alvent Yulianto
18–21, 21–14, 21–14   Winner
2009 Korea Open   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
12–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–15, 21–18   Winner
2009 Hong Kong Open   Jung Jae-sung   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
13–21, 21–15, 21–8   Winner
2009 China Open   Jung Jae-sung   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–13, 19–21, 21–18   Winner
2009 World Superseries Masters Finals   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–15, 21–15   Winner
2010 Korea Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–11, 14–21, 21–18   Winner
2010 China Open   Jung Jae-sung   Chai Biao
  Zhang Nan
21–15, 21–12   Winner
2010 World Superseries Finals   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Korea Open   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–6, 21–13   Winner
2011 China Masters   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–17, 21–10   Winner
2011 Denmark Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2011 French Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
14–21, 21–15, 21–11   Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–14, 22–24, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Korea Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–18, 17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 All England Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–23, 21–9, 21–14   Winner
2012 Indonesia Open   Jung Jae-sung   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
23–21, 19–21, 21–11   Winner
2012 French Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Bodin Issara
  Maneepong Jongjit
22–24, 21–17, 21–11   Winner
2012 China Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Korea Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
19–21, 21–13, 21–10   Winner
2013 Malaysia Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
20–22, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Indonesia Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Ko Sung-hyun   Hiroyuki Endo
  Kenichi Hayakawa
25–23, 21–19   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2013 China Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Hoon Thien How
  Tan Wee Kiong
21–13, 21–12   Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
12–21, 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2014 Japan Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 26–24   Winner
2014 Indonesia Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–15, 21–17   Winner
2014 Australian Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2014 Denmark Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
13–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2014 China Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Yoo Yeon-seong   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
19–21, 21–19, 21–16   Winner
2015 Malaysia Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–14, 15–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2015 Australian Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Liu Cheng
  Lu Kai
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2015 Japan Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
21–19, 29–27   Winner
2015 Korea Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2015 Denmark Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Liu Cheng
  Lu Kai
21–8, 21–14   Winner
2015 French Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2015 Hong Kong Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–7, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2016 Indonesia Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
13–21, 21–13, 21–16   Winner
2016 Korea Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
15–21, 22–20, 21–18   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Swiss Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Muhammad Rijal
  Greysia Polii
14–21, 21–16, 21–18   Winner
2008 Malaysia Open   Lee Hyo-jung   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
14–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2008 Korea Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
15–21, 21–14, 21–18   Winner
2008 China Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Xu Chen
  Zhao Yunlei
21–16, 21–15   Winner
2008 Hong Kong Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Xie Zhongbo
  Zhang Yawen
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 Malaysia Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Korea Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–8, 21–7   Winner
2009 Swiss Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
17–21, 21–8, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 China Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Zheng Bo
  Ma Jin
21–18, 15–21, 21–15   Winner
2010 Swiss Open   Lee Hyo-jung   Shin Baek-cheol
  Yoo Hyun-young
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2012 Korea Open   Ha Jung-eun   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
12–21, 21–19, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (16 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 German Open   Jung Jae-sung   Robert Blair
  Anthony Clark
15–11, 15–6   Winner
2006 Chinese Taipei Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2006 Thailand Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
Walkover   Winner
2007 German Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
18–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2007 Thailand Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
19–21, 21–19, 9–21   Runner-up
2008 German Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hwang Ji-man
  Lee Jae-jin
13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 German Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Kenichi Hayakawa
  Kenta Kazuno
21–13, 21–16   Winner
2010 Chinese Taipei Open   Jung Jae-sung   Cho Gun-woo
  Kwon Yi-goo
21–10, 21–16   Winner
2010 Korea Grand Prix   Jung Jae-sung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 21–18, 27–27   Winner
2011 German Open   Jung Jae-sung   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–19, 18–21, 21–11   Winner
2011 Swiss Open   Jung Jae-sung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Thailand Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hendra Aprida Gunawan
  Alvent Yulianto
24–22, 21–14   Winner
2011 U.S. Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
21–9, 21–19   Winner
2011 Canada Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
21–18, 21–16   Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Jung Jae-sung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21–23, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Korea Grand Prix Gold   Jung Jae-sung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
15–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2012 German Open   Jung Jae-sung   Hong Wei
  Shen Ye
19–21, 21–18, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold   Ko Sung-hyun   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–12, 21–11   Winner
2012 India Grand Prix Gold   Ko Sung-hyun   Kang Ji-wook
  Lee Sang-joon
21–13, 21–19   Winner
2013 Swiss Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
14–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Grand Prix   Yoo Yeon-seong   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
21–18, 21–19   Winner
2016 German Open   Yoo Yeon-seong   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
22–20, 18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2016 China Masters   Yoo Yeon-seong   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–17, 21–14   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Thailand Open   Hwang Yu-mi   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
21–11, 18–21, 22–20   Winner
2008 German Open   Lee Hyo-jung   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
9–21, 27–25, 21–18   Winner
2011 U.S. Open   Ha Jung-eun   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–19, 21–13   Winner
2012 German Open   Ha Jung-eun   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
19–21, 16–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series/Satellite (6 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Cheers Asian Satellite   Cho Gun-woo   Hong Chieng Hun
  Ng Kean Kok
15–13, 6–15, 3–15   Runner-up
2005 Mongolian Satellite   Han Sang-hoon   Wang Wei
  Zhang Lei
15–3, 15–12   Winner
2008 Korea International   Jung Jae-sung   Cho Gun-woo
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21–16, 26–24   Winner
2009 Korea International   Jung Jae-sung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Yoo Yeon-seong
21–19, 15–21, 21–15   Winner
2012 India International   Ko Sung-hyun   Cho Gun-woo
  Kim Dae-eun
21–11, 21–10   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Cheers Asian Satellite   Ha Jung-eun   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Li Yujia
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2005 Mongolian Satellite   Ha Jung-eun   Wang Wei
  Tao Xiaolan
15–7, 15–11   Winner
2009 Korea International   Lee Hyo-jung   Ko Sung-hyun
  Ha Jung-eun
21–14, 15–21, 21–9   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

FilmographyEdit

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2021 Racket Boys SBS Lee Yong-dae Cameo (Episode 15) [19]

Television ShowEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2018 Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean SBS Cast Member Episode 340–343 [20]
2020–2021 Let's Play Soccer JTBC Cast Member Episode 66–82
2021 Racket Boys tvN Main Cast [21][22]

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