Kim Dong-moon

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Kim Dong-moon
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1975-09-22) 22 September 1975 (age 43)
Gokseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD)
1 (XD)
BWF profile

Kim Dong-moon (Hangul: 김동문, Hanja: 金東文) (born 22 September 1975) is a retired male badminton player from South Korea who won major titles between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s (decade), and widely regarded as one of finest men's doubles and mixed doubles players in badminton history. Kim captured the world attention when he unexpectedly winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles event with Gil Young-ah at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. On his path to greatness, he won gold medals both in men's and mixed doubles at the 1999 World Championships. Kim and Ra Kyung-min, partnered up to become one of the strongest mixed doubles pairings of that time. They did not drop a single match from April to November in 2003. They won 10 straight victorious tournaments - 9 consecutive Grand Prix events and one World Championship title. Their excellent results in 2003 earned Kim and Ra the Eddie Choong Player of the Year award.[1] He captured this award previously by himself in 2002.[2] Despite their domination, the golden couple crashed in the second round against the Danish partnership of Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Kim however redeemed himself with a gold medal in men's doubles with Ha Tae-kwon. After the 2004 Olympics, Kim retired from playing and married his former mixed doubles partner, Ra in 2005. Kim is currently the only South Korean player to have ever won Olympic gold in both the men's and mixed doubles events. He was inducted into the BWF Hall of Fame in 2009.[3]

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.[4] Kim currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–4 Gold Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–2, 15–8 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, United States South Korea Gil Young-ah South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
13–15, 15–4, 15–12 Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
0–15, 13–15 Silver Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 15–5 Gold Gold
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland South Korea Yoo Yong-sung Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
12–15, 2–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–7, 15–8 Gold Gold
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
10–15, 15–12, 16–17 Silver Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
15–10, 15–13 Gold Gold

World Cup[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Jakarta, Indonesia South Korea Kim Shin-young Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
9–15, 18–13, 12–15 Silver Silver

Asian Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium,
Busan, South Korea
South Korea Ra Kyung-min Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
11–4, 11–0 Gold Gold
1998 Thammasat Gymnasium 2,
Bangkok, Thailand
South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yim Kyung-jin
15–6, 15–8 Gold Gold

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bangkok, Thailand South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
15–6, 15–8 Gold Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia South Korea Ha Tae-kwon China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
15–6, 15–4 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Korea Ra Kyung-min Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
15–10, 17–16 Gold Gold
2001 PhilSports Arena,
Manila, Philippines
South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
11–15, 15–4, 15–3 Gold Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
15–7, 15–13 Gold Gold
1998 Bangkok, Thailand South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Sun Jun
China Ge Fei
15–7, 15–8 Gold Gold
1995 Beijing, China South Korea Kim Shin-young China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
16–18, 11–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Cup[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Seoul, South Korea South Korea Yoo Yong-sung Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rudy Wijaya
15–10, 15–8 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
South Korea Kim Shin-young Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Rikke Olsen
11–15, 17–18 Silver Silver

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Japan Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
15–7, 6–15, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Flandy Limpele
15–4, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Halim Haryanto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Dutch Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Yim Bang-eun
15–2, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Malaysia Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
17–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Korea Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Denmark Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
15–4, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Dutch Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–8, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Singapore Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon England Eng Hian
England Flandy Limpele
8–15, 15–11, 14–17 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–9, 13–15, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Korea Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
7–0, 7–4, 7–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 All England Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon England Eng Hian
England Flandy Limpele
7–2, 7–2, 1–7, 7–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
15–12, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–4, 13–15, 17–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
7–15, 15–8, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 China Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
17–16, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Swedish Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Hermono Yuwono
15–4, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open South Korea Ha Tae-kwon China Liu Yong
China Zhang Wei
15–3, 6–15, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Canada Open South Korea Yoo Yong-sung South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
15–12, 6–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Swedish Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
5–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
15–5, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 All England Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
15–8, 17–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Swiss Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–2, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Vita Marissa
15–7, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Hong Kong Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–7, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 German Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–12, 11–15, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
17–16, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Dutch Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
15–4, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Malaysia Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
15–6, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Indonesia Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
10–15, 15–11, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Singapore Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zheng Bo
China Zhang Jiewen
15–5, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
11–5, 11–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Denmark Open South Korea Hwang Yu-mi Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Vita Marissa
11–6, 4–11, 11–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Dutch Open South Korea Lee Kyung-won South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Hwang Yu-mi
11–9, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Singapore Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
11–2, 13–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Vita Marissa
7–3, 7–2, 7–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
7–1, 7–3, 7–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Swiss Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Jane F. Bramsen
7–3, 7–5, 1–7, 7–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 All England Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
7–3, 7–3, 7–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Hong Kong Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Thailand Khunakorn Sudhisodhi
Thailand Saralee Thungthongkam
3–7, 7–0, 7–2, 7–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–8, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Malaysia Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–7, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
15–8, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
15–10, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–13, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–5, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Singapore Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
15–4, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Swedish Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Chung Jae-hee
15–1, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Korea Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
15–6, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 All England Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Michael Søgaard
Denmark Rikke Olsen
15–2, 11–15, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swedish Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Chen Gang
China Tang Yongshu
15–3, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Japan Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
15–12, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 China Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
15–10, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Chung Jae-hee
15–12, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open South Korea Ra Kyung-min Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Rosalina Riseu
15–1, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Singapore Open South Korea Park So-yun Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Rosalina Riseu
13–15, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 U.S. Open South Korea Chung So-young England Chris Hunt
Denmark Helene Kirkegaard
15–5, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Japan Open South Korea Gil Young-ah South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 1–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Canada Open South Korea Gil Young-ah South Korea Kang Kyung-jin
South Korea Kim Mee-hyang
15–7, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 U.S. Open South Korea Gil Young-ah Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
15–5, 10–15, 15–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Singapore Open South Korea Gil Young-ah Indonesia Tri Kusharjanto
Indonesia Minarti Timur
12–15, 15–9, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Malaysia Open South Korea Gil Young-ah China Tao Xiaoqiang
China Wang Xiaoyuan
15–7, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Swedish Open South Korea Gil Young-ah China Chen Xingdong
China Wang Xiaoyuan
13–18, 15–5, 9–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Shin-young Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Rikke Olsen
10–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite South Korea Ha Tae-kwon Malaysia Jeremy Gan
Malaysia Gan Teik Chai
15–4, 15–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Australia International South Korea Yoo Yong-sung South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
14–17, 15–9, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "방수현, 세계배드민턴연맹 명예의 전당 오른다" (in Korean). Maeil Business Newspaper. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ Korean Badminton's First Couple Announce Birth of their Son, Badzine.net, 19 July 2007

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