Ra Kyung-min ( Hangul: 라경민; hanja: 羅景民; born November 25, 1976 in Seoul) is a female badminton player from South Korea.
Ra was a dominating mixed doubles team with her partner
Kim Dong-moon from late 1990s to early 2000s (decade), resulting 70-match winning streak and 14 consecutive titles in international tournaments.
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 to win the bronze medal.
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.
Personal life [ edit ]
She married her mixed doubles partner Kim in 25 December 2005, and they went to Canada to study. There they had a son called Kim Han-wool in July 2007, and a daughter named Kim Han-bi in 2008. She retired when she was got pregnant in February 2007, and made a comeback in September 2009.
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