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Park Joo-bong (Hangul: 박주봉, Hanja: 朴柱奉) (born December 5, 1964 in Imsil, Jeollabuk-do) is a former badminton player from South Korea who excelled from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s.

Park Joo-bong
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 54)
South Korea Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
HandednessRight
Highest ranking1 (MD with Kim Moon-soo & with Ra Kyung-min)
Park Joo-bong
Hangul
박주봉
Hanja
朴柱奉
Revised RomanizationBak Ju-bong
McCune–ReischauerPak Chu-bong

He is one of the most successful players ever in the World Badminton Championships with 5 titles, 2 of them in men's doubles and 3 in mixed doubles. He also won a gold and a silver medal at the Summer Olympics and 9 All England Open Badminton Championships titles. Though Park was primarily a doubles player, the greatest one ever in the opinion of some, he was capable of world class level singles which he displayed in occasional tournaments and Thomas Cup appearances early in his career and currently holds the South Korean national record of 103 consecutive wins in men's singles from 1981 to 1984. His playing strengths included remarkable reflexes, reach, quickness, agility, and power.

Park was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2001.

Olympic RecordEdit

1992 Summer OlympicsEdit

Park competed for Korea in badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Kim Moon-Soo. They won the gold medal defeating Eddy Hartono and Rudy Gunawan from Indonesia 15-11, 15-7.

1996 Summer OlympicsEdit

Park also competed for Korea in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Ra Kyung-min. They won the silver medal, losing in the final against Kim Dong-moon and Gil Young-ah 13-15, 15-4, 15-12.

Major achievementsEdit

Outcome Event Year Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Olympics
1 MD 1992   Kim Moon-soo   Hartono & Gunawan 15-11, 15-7
2 XD 1996   Ra Kyung-min   Kim & Gil 15-13, 4-15, 12-15
World Championships
1 MD 1991   Kim Moon-soo   Holst-Christensen & Lund 15-4, 15-6
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Lund & Dupont 15-5, 15-17, 15-9
1 XD 1989   Chung Myung-hee   Hartono & Fajrin 15-9, 15-9
1 MD 1985   Kim Moon-soo   Yongbo & Bingyi 5-15, 15-7, 15-9
1 XD   Yoo Sang-hee   Karlsson & Bengtsson 15-10, 12-15, 15-12
3 MD 1987   Kim Moon-soo
3 MD 1983   Lee Eun-ku
Asian Games
1 XD 1990   Chung Myung-hee   Hartono & Fajrin 15-7, 7-15, 15-3
1 MD 1986   Kim Moon-soo   Yongbo & Bingyi 15-8, 15-10
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Lee & Chung 15-10, 15-3
Asian Championships
1 MD 1991   Kim Moon-soo   Chen K. & Chen H. 15-12, 15-10
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Lee & Chung 15-7, 15-4
All England Open
1 XD 1996   Ra Kyung-min   Archer & Bradbury 15-10, 15-10
1 XD 1991   Chung Myung-hee   Lund & Dupont 15-10, 10-15, 15-4
1 MD 1990   Kim Moon-soo   Yongbo & Bingyi 17-14, 15-9
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Holst-Christensen & Mogensen
1 MD 1989   Lee Sang-bok   Hartono & Gunawan 15-7, 15-7
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Antosson & Bengtsson 15-1, 15-9
1 MD 1986   Kim Moon-soo   J. Sidek & R. Sidek 15-2, 15-11
1 XD   Chung Myung-hee   Lee & Chung 15-5, 15-5
1 MD 1985   Kim Moon-soo   Christiansen & Kjeldsen 7-15, 15-10, 15-9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 무지개 손(^^)의 "배드민턴 치는 남자, 셔틀콕 치는 - ICT 사랑방 (in Korean)

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