Hong Ji-hoon

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Hong Ji-hoon
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1988-10-27) 27 October 1988 (age 30)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking43 (12 Nov 2009)
BWF profile
Hong Ji-hoon
Hangul
홍지훈
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHong Ji-hun
McCune–ReischauerHong Chihun

Hong Ji-hoon (Hangul: 홍지훈), born 27 October 1988) is a South Korean badminton player.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2006, he won a gold medal at the BWF World Junior Championships in the boys' singles event. He defeated Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia with the score 21-13, 10-21, and 21-16.[3] He became a semi-finalist of the Vietnam Open tournament in the men's doubles event. He and partner Choi Ho-jin were defeated by their teammates Yoo Yeon-seong and Jeon Jun-bum with the score 21-16, 21-19.[4] He also became the runner-up of the Mongolian Satellite tournament in men's singles.[5]

In 2007, he won his first senior title at the Indonesia International Challenge tournament in men's singles. He reached the final round after beating Indra Bagus Ade Chandra of Indonesia 21-16, 21-11. In the final round, he defeated his compatriot Lee Cheol-ho 21-15, 11-21, 21-11.[6] In 2010, he won a silver medal with Korea national badminton team at the Asian Games in the men's team event held in Guangzhou, China. In the final round, they were defeated by China national badminton team in 3-1.[7]

In 2011, he became the champion of the Turkey International tournament in men's singles. Hong had to work hard to beat Malaysia’s Tan Chun Seang in three hard games 22-24, 21-12, 21-16.[8] In 2012, he competed at the Thomas Cup tournament with the Korea national badminton team held in Wuhan, China. They were defeated by the China national badminton team 3-0.[9][10]

In 2013, he was runner-up at the Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold in men's singles after being defeated by his teammate Lee Hyun-il 21-18, 21-12.[11] He represented Kyonggi University competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade, and won a gold medal in the men's team event and a bronze medal in the men's doubles event.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Hong Ji Hoon". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Hong Ji Hoon Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ Hearn, Don (14 November 2006). "World Juniors 2006-Korea Fights for Three Golds; China Cruises to Two". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Andrew Smith durfte bei koreanischen Meisterschaften mitspielen". www.badminton.de (in German). Deutscher Badminton-Verband e.V. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Mongolian Satellite 2006". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Ketika GOR Sudirman Membawa Peruntungan Bagi Tunggal Pria Korea". www.bulutangkis.com (in Indonesian). Jawa Pos Group. 3 September 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  7. ^ "2010 Guangzhou Asian Games - South Korea Takes Men's Badminton Silver". www.victorsport.com. Victor. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  8. ^ Sachetat, Raphael (23 December 2011). "Turkiye Int'l-Koreans take 3". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  9. ^ Hearn, Don (10 May 2012). "Thomas & Uber Cup Finals-Team Rosters published". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  10. ^ Rin, Kira (27 May 2012). "Thomas Cup 2012 Final-Twin dragons rise". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  11. ^ Hearn, Don (10 November 2013). "Korea GPG 2013 Finals-Bae bags 1st gold at last!". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Athlete Information: Hong Jihoon". universiade2013.sportresult.com. Kazan 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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