Ra Kyung-min

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Ra Kyung-min
Medal record
Women's badminton
Competitor for  South Korea
Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta Mixed Doubles
Bronze 2004 Athens Doubles
World Championships
Gold 1999 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Gold 2003 Birmingham Mixed doubles
Silver 2001 Seville Mixed doubles
Silver 1999 Copenhagen Doubles
Bronze 2001 Seville Doubles
Sudirman Cup
Gold 2003 Eindhoven Team
Asian Games
Gold 1998 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Gold 2002 Busan Mixed doubles
Gold 2002 Busan Doubles
Gold 2002 Busan Team

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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Outcome Event Year Venue Opponent in the final Score in the final
Asian Championships
3 Singles 1992 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International Tournaments
1 Singles 1994 Singapore Singapore Open Indonesia Yuliani Sentosa 12-9, 11-5
2 Singles 1995 Canada Canadian Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 0-11, 7-11
3 Singles 1994 Sweden Swedish Open
3 Singles 1993 Hong Kong Hong Kong Open
3 Singles 1993 Thailand Thailand Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ "배드민턴 라경민, 2년 만에 현역 복귀" [=Ra Kyung-min comebacks]. 일간스포츠 [=Sports Daily] (in Korean). 20 August 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.