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Ra Kyung-min (Korean: 라경민; Hanja: 羅景民; born 25 November 1976) is a badminton player from South Korea. Ra was a dominating mixed doubles team with her partner Kim Dong-moon from the late 1990s to early 2000s, resulting in a 70-match winning streak and 14 consecutive titles in international tournaments.
|Representing South Korea|
|1996 Atlanta||Mixed Doubles|
|1999 Copenhagen||Mixed doubles|
|2003 Birmingham||Mixed doubles|
|2001 Seville||Mixed doubles|
|2003 Eindhoven||Mixed team|
|2005 Beijing||Mixed team|
|1998 Bangkok||Mixed doubles|
|2002 Busan||Mixed doubles|
|Revised Romanization||Na Gyeongmin|
Born in Seoul, Ra competed for Korea in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Lee Kyung-won. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Pernille Harder and Mette Schjoldager of Denmark in the second. In the quarterfinals, Ra and Lee beat Lotte Bruil and Mia Audina of the Netherlands 15-5, 15-2. They lost the semifinal to Zhang Jiewen and Yang Wei of China 15-6, 15-4 but won the bronze medal match against Zhao Tingting and Wei Yili, also of China, 10-15, 15-9, 15-7.
Ra also competed in mixed doubles with partner Kim Dong-moon. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Chris Bruil and Lotte Bruil of the Netherlands in the second. In the quarterfinals, Ra and Kim lost to Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen of Denmark 17-14, 15-8.
Ra Kyung-min holds the world record for shortest badminton international match that last for just six minutes defeating Julia Mann of England in women’s singles during the 1996 Uber Cup with 11-2, 11-1.
She married her mixed doubles partner Kim on 25 December 2005, and they went to Canada to study. There they had a son named Kim Han-wool in July 2007, and a daughter named Kim Han-bi in 2008. She retired when she got pregnant in February 2007, and made a comeback in September 2009.
|Outcome||Event||Year||Venue||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|3||Singles||1992||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|1||Singles||1994||Singapore Open||Yuliani Sentosa||12-9, 11-5|
|2||Singles||1995||Canadian Open||Bang Soo-hyun||0-11, 7-11|
|3||Singles||1994||Grand Prix Finals|
|3||Singles||1993||Hong Kong Open|
- 배드민턴 라경민, 2년 만에 현역 복귀 [Ra Kyung-min comebacks]. 일간스포츠 [=Sports Daily] (in Korean). 20 August 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.