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Yoo Yeon-seong (Korean pronunciation: [ju.jʌn.sʌŋ]; born August 19, 1986[1] in South Korea) is a South Korean professional badminton player.

Yoo Yeon-seong
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong — Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech 07.jpg
Yoo Yeon-seong at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1986-08-19) August 19, 1986 (age 30)
Jeongeup, Jeonbuk, South Korea
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (MD)
11 (XD)
BWF profile
Yoo Yeon-seong
Hangul 유연성
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yu Yeon-seong
McCune–Reischauer Yu Yŏnsŏng

He specializes in doubles events and was ranked as high as No. 2 worldwide with his former partner, Ko Sung-hyun.[2] The two also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] For a long time he played mixed doubles with Kim Min-jung, but later switched partners to play with Jang Ye-na, starting in 2011. Starting in late 2013, his men's doubles partner was Lee Yong-dae. Together, they reached a world ranking of No.1 in August 2014.

Yoo was among 4 players reported to be retiring and hanging up his national team jersey after the Rio Olympics[4] but during the Korea Open that September, it was revealed that he would be continuing to play on the national team after his partner Lee Yong Dae retired. Yoo said that he wants to spend more time with his family.[5] After he and Lee won the Korea Open title, Yoo played an additional 9 international ranking events but his name was finally removed from the Korean national team list a few weeks after the 2017 Singapore Open.[6]


Contents

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
17–21, 19–21   Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Lee Yong-dae   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
20–22, 23–21, 18–21   Silver
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Ko Sung-hyun   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
22–24, 16–21   Silver

Asian GamesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–16, 17–21   Silver

Asia ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Lee Yong-dae   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
21–14, 28–26   Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–22, 21–19   Gold
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Shin Baek-choel   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
22–20, 21–17   Gold
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
  Cho Gun-woo   Chen Hung-ling
  Lin Yu-lang
21–19, 12–21, 21–17   Gold
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium,
Suwon, South Korea
  Ko Sung-hyun   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–26   Silver

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
  Kim Min-jung   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
17–21, 22–20, 19–21   Silver
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium,
Suwon, South Korea
  Kim Min-jung   Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
12–21, 15–21   Silver

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Jeon Jun-bum   Hoon Thien How
  Tan Boon Heong
10–15, 14–17   Bronze

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 level such as 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.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Korea Open   Lee Yong-dae   Li Junhui
  Liu Yuchen
15–21, 22–20, 21–18   Winner
2016 Indonesia Open   Lee Yong-dae   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
13–21, 21–13, 21–16   Winner
2015 Hong Kong Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–7, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2015 French Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2015 Denmark Open   Lee Yong-dae   Liu Cheng
  Lu Kai
21–8, 21–14   Winner
2015 Korea Open   Lee Yong-dae   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2015 Japan Open   Lee Yong-dae   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
21–19, 29–27   Winner
2015 Australian Open   Lee Yong-dae   Liu Cheng
  Lu Kai
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2015 Malaysia Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–14, 15–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Lee Yong-dae   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
19–21, 21–19, 21–16   Winner
2014 China Open   Lee Yong-dae   Chai Biao
  Hong Wei
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2014 Denmark Open   Lee Yong-dae   Fu Haifeng
  Zhang Nan
13–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2014 Australian Open   Lee Yong-dae   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2014 Indonesia Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–15, 21–17   Winner
2014 Japan Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 26–24   Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open   Lee Yong-dae   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
12–21, 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2013 China Open   Lee Yong-dae   Hoon Thien How
  Tan Wee Kiong
21–13, 21–12   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Lee Yong-dae   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2012 Denmark Open   Shin Baek-choel   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
19–21, 21–11, 21–19   Winner
2012 Singapore Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
20–22, 21–11, 6–21   Runner-up
2012 India Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Bodin Issara
  Maneepong Jongjit
17–21, 21–14, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 China Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Hong Kong Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 14–21, 23–21   Winner
2010 China Masters   Ko Sung-hyun   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2010 Swiss Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Koo Kean Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–18, 21–16   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 China Open   Eom Hye-won   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
25–23, 14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Eom Hye-won   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
18–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open   Eom Hye-won   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 China Masters   Jang Ye-na   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 China Masters   Lee Yong-dae   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2016 German Open   Lee Yong-dae   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
22–20, 18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Korea Masters   Lee Yong-dae   Ko Sung-hyun
  Shin Baek-cheol
21–18, 21–19   Winner
2013 Thailand Open   Shin Baek-cheol   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
18–21, 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2011 Korea Masters   Ko Sung-hyun   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–15, 24–22   Winner
2011 Macau Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Chai Biao
  Guo Zhendong
19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Chinese Taipei Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
23–21, 21–17   Winner
2011 Swiss Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2010 Korea Masters   Ko Sung-hyun   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
21–18, 18–21, 25–27   Runner-up
2010 Macau Open   Ko Sung-hyun   Alvent Yulianto
  Hendra Aprida Gunawan
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2006 Vietnam Open   Jeon Jun-bum   Chew Choon Eng
  Hong Chieng Hun
21–19, 21–19   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Korea Masters   Jang Ye-na   Kang Ji-wook
  Choi Hye-in
21–13, 21–11   Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open   Eom Hye-won   Shin Baek-cheol
  Jang Ye-na
20–22, 21–12, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Korea Masters   Jang Ye-na   Shin Baek-cheol
  Eom Hye-won
21–11, 18–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2011 Korea Masters   Jang Ye-na   Kim Ki-jung
  Jung Kyung-eun
21–17, 21–19   Winner
2010 Korea Masters   Kim Min-jung   Choi Young-woo
  Eom Hye-won
21–15, 21–13   Winner
2006 Vietnam Open   Lee Jung-mi   Kang Myeong-won
  Kang Joo-young
21–17, 17–21, 21–18   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament
     IBF World Badminton Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Korea International   Ko Sung-hyun   Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Jae-sung
19-21, 21-15, 15-21   Runner-up
2008 Korea International   Cho Gun-woo   Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Jae-sung
16–21, 24–26   Runner-up
2007 Vietnam International   Cho Gun-woo   Mohammad Ahsan
  Bona Septano
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2006 Mongolian Satellite   Jeon Jun-bum   Kim Ki-jung
  Lee Jung-hwan
21–14, 21–14   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Indonesia International   Kim Min-jung   Tontowi Ahmad
  Yulianti CJ
16–21, 21–15, 9–21   Runner-up
2007 Cheers Asian Satellite   Ha Jung-eun   Cho Gun-woo
  Kim Min-jung
19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2006 Mongolian Satellite   Kim Min-jung   Lee Jung-hwan
  Yoo Hyun-young
21–13, 21–15   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VICTOR│The Official Site – Players". Victorsport.com. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  2. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Yu Yeon-Seong Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  4. ^ Hearn, Don (19 August 2016). "Korean Olympians retire". Badzine.net. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Hearn, Don (30 September 2016). "Yoo looks to send Lee off with one more title". Badzine.net. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Hearn, Don (16 May 2017). "And then there were none…Yoo and Kim complete Korean doubles sign-off". Badzine.net. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
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External linksEdit