Gil Young-ah

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Olympic medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  South Korea
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGil Yeong-a
McCune–ReischauerKil Yŏng-a

Gil Young-ah (born April 11, 1970 in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do) is a former female badminton player from South Korea.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she won the bronze medal in the women's doubles together with Shim Eun-jung.

Four years later, at the Atlanta Olympics, she won the gold medal in the mixed doubles together with Kim Dong-moon and the silver medal in the women's doubles together with Jang Hye-ock.

Gil retired from badminton after the 1996 Olympics and became an assistant coach of the Samsung Electro-Mechanics badminton team[1]. In 2011, Gil became the first woman to be appointed head coach of a professional team in Korea. She was made Head Coach of the Samsung Electromechanics Women's Badminton Team[2]. When Kim Moon-soo vacated his post as head of the men's team in late 2015, Gil was made Head Coach of the combined team[3].

Gil has two children who are active elite badminton players. Her son Kim Won-ho is on the national team and her daughter Kim Ah-young plays for an elite high school team in Gyeonggi-do[2].


  1. ^ "Samsung Electro-mechanics Badminton Team Coaching Staff". Samsung Electro-mechanics. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Lee, Jun-seong (13 March 2011). "Samsung Electro-mechanics - Kwun Seung-taek hired as Head Coach, Gil Young-ah as women's team Head Coach". Segye Ilbo. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. ^ Kim, Jong-seok (28 October 2015). "Shuttlecock 'doubles queen' Head Coach Gil Young-ah first woman to lead a men's team". Donga Ilbo. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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