Kim Dong-moon

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Kim Dong-moon
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 38)
Gokseong, Jeollanam-do
Height 185 cm (6'1")
Handedness Right
Men's / Mixed Doubles
Highest ranking 1/1
BWF profile

Kim Dong-moon (Hangul: 김동문, Hanja: 金東文) (born 22 September 1975 in Gokseong, Jeollanam-do) is a retired male badminton player from South Korea who won major titles between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s (decade). He is widely regarded as one of finest men's doubles and mixed doubles players in badminton history.

Badminton career[edit]

1996 Summer Olympics[edit]

Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Gil Young-ah. In the final, they rallied to upset their fellow Koreans Park Joo-bong and Ra Kyung-min 13-15, 15-4, 15-12 to win the gold medal.

Kim also competed in men's doubles with partner Yoo Yong-sung, but was surprisingly eliminated by Michael Søgaard & Henrik Svarrer of Denmark 15-11, 5-15, 18-15 in the first round of the event.

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Ha Tae-kwon. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Robert Mateusiak and Michał Łogosz of Poland in the second. In the quarterfinals, Kim and Ha beat Zheng Bo and Sang Yang of China 15-7, 15-11. They won the semifinal against Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 15-8, 15-2 and defeated fellow Koreans Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung 15-11, 15-4 to win the gold medal.

Kim also competed in mixed doubles with partner Ra Kyung-min. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Chris Bruil and Lotte Bruil of the Netherlands in the second. In the quarterfinals, Kim and Ra lost to Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen of Denmark 17-14, 15-8.

Personal life[edit]

Kim is married to his former mixed doubles partner Ra Kyung-min, and in July 2007 they had a son named Han-wool.[1] Kim currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Titles[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Outcome Event Year Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Olympics
1 MD 2004 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee & Yoo 15-11, 15-4
1 XD 1996 South Korea Gil Young-ah South Korea Park & Ra 13-15, 15-4, 15-12
3 MD 2000 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
World Championships
1 XD 2003 South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang & Gao 15-7, 15-8
1 XD 1999 South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Archer & Goode 15-10, 15-3
1 MD 1999 South Korea Ha Tae-Kwon South Korea Lee & Yoo 15-5, 15-5
2 XD 2001 South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang & Gao 10–15, 15–12, 16–17
2 MD 2001 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Gunawan & Haryanto 15-0, 15-13
3 MD 1995 South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
Asian Games
1 XD 2002 South Korea Ra Kyung-min Thailand Sudhisodhi & Thungthongkam 15-10, 15-3
1 XD 1998 South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Lee & Yim 15-6, 15-8
Asian Championships
1 XD 2004 South Korea Ra Kyung-min Thailand Prapakamol & Thungthongkam 15–10, 17–16
1 MD 2002 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Wijaya & Budiarto 15–6, 15–8
1 XD 2001 South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Suprianto & Timur 11–15, 15–4, 15–3
1 XD 1999 South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu & Ge 15-7 15-13
1 MD 1999 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon China Zhang & Zhang 15-6 15-4
1 XD 1998 South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Sun & Ge 15-7, 15-8
All England Open
1 XD 2004 South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim & Lee 15-8, 17-15
1 XD 2002 South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Eriksen & Schjoldager 7–3, 7–3, 7–0
1 MD 2002 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Hian & Limpele 7–2, 7–2, 1–7, 7–3
1 XD 2000 South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu & Ge 15–10, 15–2
1 MD 2000 South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee & Yoo 15–4, 13–15, 17–15
1 XD 1998 South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Søgaard & Olsen 15–2, 11–15, 15–5

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