Park Joo-bong

Park Joo-bong (Hangul: 박주봉; Hanja: 朴柱奉; born 5 December 1964) 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) 5 December 1964 (age 55)
Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD with Kim Moon-soo & with Ra Kyung-min)
BWF profile
Park Joo-bong
Hangul
박주봉
Hanja
朴柱奉
Revised RomanizationBak Ju-bong
McCune–ReischauerPak Chu-bong

CareerEdit

Park 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 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. 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.

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

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella,
Barcelona, Spain
  Kim Moon-soo   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
15–11, 15–7   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988
(exhibition)
Seoul National University Gymnasium,
Seoul, South Korea
  Chung Myung-hee   Wang Pengren
  Shi Fangjing
15–3, 15–7   Gold
1996 Georgia State University Gymnasium,
Atlanta, United States
  Ra Kyung-min   Kim Dong-moon
  Gil Young-ah
15–13, 4–15, 12–15   Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Lee Eun-ku   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
8–15, 15–2, 4–15   Bronze
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
5–15, 15–7, 15–9   Gold
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
16–17, 4–15   Bronze
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Kim Moon-soo   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
15–4, 15–6   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada   Yoo Sang-hee   Stefan Karlsson
  Maria Bengtsson
15–10, 10–15, 15–12   Gold
1989 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Chung Myung-hee   Eddy Hartono
  Verawaty Fadjrin
15–9, 15–9   Gold
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Chung Myung-hee   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–5, 15–17, 15–9   Gold

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Kim Moon-soo   Bobby Ertanto
  Christian Hadinata
15–6, 15–11   Gold
1986 Senayan Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia   Kim Moon-soo   Bobby Ertanto
  Liem Swie King
11–15, 8–15   Bronze
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–6, 6–15, 15–11   Gold
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–10, 15–11   Gold
1991 Macau Forum, Macau   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
18–15, 11–15, 2–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Chung Myung-hee   Wang Pengren
  Shi Fangjing
17–15, 13–18, 8–15   Silver
1989 Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China   Chung Myung-hee   Kim Moon-soo
  Chung So-young
15–5, 15–9   Gold

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 New Delhi, India   Lee Eun-ku   Lin Jiangli
  Luan Jin
3–15, 15–10, 16–17   Bronze
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–8, 15–10   Gold
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
8–15, 4–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea   Chung Myung-hee   Lee Deuk-choon
  Chung So-young
15–10, 15–3   Gold
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Chung Myung-hee   Eddy Hartono
  Verawaty Fadjrin
15–7, 7–15, 15–3   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1983 Netaji Indoor Stadium, Calcutta, India   Chen Changjie 9–15, 7–15   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–5, 8–15, 15–2   Gold
1988 Bandar Lampung, Indonesia   Lee Sang-bok   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
4–15, 6–15   Silver
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Kim Moon-soo   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
15–12, 15–10   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Netaji Indoor Stadium, Calcutta, India   Kim Yun-ja   Chafidz Yusuf
  Ruth Damayanti
  Gold
1991 Cheras Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Chung Myung-hee   Lee Sang-bok
  Chung So-young
15–7, 15–4   Gold

Asian CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Olympic Gymnasium No. 2, Seoul, South Korea   Ra Kyung-min   Kang Kyung-jin
  Kim Mee-hyang
15–6, 15–8   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1985 India Open   Steve Baddeley 17–18, 2–15   Runner-up
1987 Chinese Taipei Open   Misbun Sidek 15–5, 9–15, 3–15   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Malaysia Open   Sung Han-kuk   Bobby Ertanto
  Christian Hadinata
16–18, 15–12, 3–15   Runner-up
1984 Swedish Open   Kim Moon-soo   Stefan Karlsson
  Thomas Kihlström
15–8, 10–15, 15–8   Winner
1985 Japan Open   Kim Moon-soo   Hadibowo
  Christian Hadinata
17–16, 15–2   Winner
1985 All England Open   Kim Moon-soo   Mark Christiansen
  Michael Kjeldsen
7–15, 15–10, 15–9   Winner
1985 India Open   Kim Moon-soo   Steve Baddeley
  Nick Yates
15–3, 15–5   Winner
1986 German Open   Kim Moon-soo   Steen Fladberg
  Jesper Helledie
15–8, 15–12   Winner
1986 All England Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–2, 15–11   Winner
1988 Japan Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–18, 4–15   Runner-up
1988 French Open   Sung Han-kuk   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–8, 12–15, 15–12   Winner
1989 Japan Open   Lee Sang-bok   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–6, 15–5   Winner
1989 Swedish Open   Lee Sang-bok   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
14–17, 12–15   Runner-up
1989 All England Open   Lee Sang-bok   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
15–8, 15–7   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–12, 10–15, 15–7   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Kim Moon-soo   Cheah Soon Kit
  Razif Sidek
15–11, 15–3   Winner
1990 Japan Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
3–15, 17–16, 18–13   Winner
1990 All England Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
17–14, 15–9   Winner
1990 French Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–3, 15–10   Winner
1990 Thailand Open   Kim Moon-soo   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
15–7, 15–7   Winner
1990 Malaysia Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–4, 13–15, 15–4   Winner
1991 Japan Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–4, retired   Winner
1991 Korea Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–3, 13–15, 15–9   Winner
1991 All England Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–12, 7–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1991 Malaysia Open   Kim Moon-soo   Jalani Sidek
  Razif Sidek
15–8, 15–11   Winner
1991 Indonesia Open   Kim Moon-soo   Rudy Gunawan
  Eddy Hartono
18–15, 15–13   Winner
1991 Singapore Open   Kim Moon-soo   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
15–2, 15–4   Winner
1991 Denmark Open   Kim Moon-soo   Huang Zhanzhong
  Zheng Yumin
10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1992 Korea Open   Kim Moon-soo   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
15–10, 15–10   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 All England Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lee Deuk-choon
  Chung So-young
15–5, 15–5   Winner
1986 China Open   Chung Myung-hee   Nigel Tier
  Gillian Gowers
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1987 French Open   Kim Yun-ja   Mark Christiansen
  Erica van Dijck
15–10, 15–7   Winner
1988 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lee Deuk-choon
  Chung So-young
Walkover   Winner
1988 French Open   Chung Myung-hee   Sakrapee Thongsari
  Piyathip Sansaniyakulvilai
15–6, 15–6   Winner
1988 Hong Kong Open   Chung Myung-hee   Chan Chi Choi
  Amy Chan
15–7, 15–6   Winner
1988 China Open   Chung Myung-hee   Wang Pengren
  Shi Fangjing
15–6, 15–5   Winner
1989 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Lee Sang-bok
  Chung So-young
15–6, 15–3   Winner
1989 Swedish Open   Chung Myung-hee   Wang Pengren
  Shi Fangjing
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1989 All England Open   Chung Myung-hee   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Maria Bengtsson
15–1, 15–9   Winner
1989 Malaysia Open   Chung So-young   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–7, 15–13   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Chung So-young   Kim Moon-soo
  Hwang Hye-young
15–4, 15–2   Winner
1990 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–10, 15–12   Winner
1990 All England Open   Chung Myung-hee   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Grete Mogensen
15–6, 15–3   Winner
1990 French Open   Chung Myung-hee   Kim Moon-soo
  Chung So-young
4–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1990 Thailand Open   Chung Myung-hee   Zheng Yumin
  Wu Yuhong
15–3, 15–3   Winner
1990 Malaysia Open   Chung Myung-hee   Jan Paulsen
  Gillian Gowers
15–12, 15–1   Winner
1991 Japan Open   Chung Myung-hee   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Grete Mogensen
15–7, 15–8   Winner
1991 Korea Open   Chung Myung-hee   Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
  Maria Bengtsson
15–0, 15–0   Winner
1991 All England Open   Chung Myung-hee   Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
15–10, 10–15, 15–4   Winner
1995 Hong Kong Open   Shim Eun-jung   Liu Jianjun
  Sun Man
15–8, 2–15, 17–14   Winner
1995 China Open   Shim Eun-jung   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
11–15, 15–4, 10–15   Runner-up
1995 Thailand Open   Ra Kyung-min   Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Yakusheva
15–1, 15–4   Winner
1996 Japan Open   Ra Kyung-min   Kim Dong-moon
  Gil Young-ah
15–7, 15–1   Winner
1996 Korea Open   Ra Kyung-min   Simon Archer
  Julie Bradbury
15–9, 15–11   Winner
1996 Swedish Open   Ra Kyung-min   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
15–4, 15–6   Winner
1996 All England Open   Ra Kyung-min   Simon Archer
  Julie Bradbury
15–10, 15–10   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Polish International   Lee Sang-bok   Fu Qiang
  Li Jian
  Winner
1991 USSR International   Kim Moon-soo   Kim Hyung-jin
  Park Sung-woo
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1993 Iran Fajr International   Kim Moon-soo   Hameed Nasimi
  Mansour Shakoori
15–6, 15–5   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Polish International   Chung Myung-hee   Sergey Sevryukov
  Irina Serova
  Winner

Open TournamentEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Denmark Open   Lee Eun-ku   Christian Hadinata
  Lius Pongoh
15–9, 11–15, 18–16   Winner

ReferencesEdit

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

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