Kim Ji-hyun (badminton)

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Kim Ji-hyun
Personal information
Birth name김지현
Country South Korea
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 45)
Busan, South Korea[1]
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
BWF profile

Kim Ji-hyun (Korean김지현; Hanja金志炫[2]; born 10 September 1974), also known as Jihyun Marr[3], is a former South Korean badminton player.[4] She participated at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics in the women's singles event.[5] Kim who affiliated with the Samsung Electro-Mechanics team, won the women's singles title at the National Championships tournament in 1997 and 1998.[6][7] She announced her retirement from the international tournament after the 2001 Korea Open.[8]

She was a former coach at the BWF training academy in Saarbrucken, later joined the New Zealand, Korean, and Indian national team.[3][9][10] Earlier in 2019, she helped India get its first gold in BWF World Championships in Basel where P.V.Sindhu became India's first badminton player to become World Champion.[11][12] She worked as a coach for Indian national team until September 2019 when she resigned to take care of her ailing husband.[13]

Achievements[edit]

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Shanghai, China China Liu Yuhong 12–11, 7–11, 5–11 Bronze Bronze

East Asian Games[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Shanghai, China China Lin Xiaoming 11–8, 11–12, 1–11 Bronze Bronze

World Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Jakarta, Indonesia Denmark Camilla Martin Gold Gold

IBF World Grand Prix[edit]

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2001 Korea Open Denmark Camilla Martin 7–11, 11–8, 10–13 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Swedish Open China Gong Ruina 8–11, 5–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Swedish Open China Gong Zhichao 12–10, 11–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Thailand Open China Wang Chen 11–2, 5–11, 7–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Swedish Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–6, 5–11, 3–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Korea Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 5–11, 5–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 2–11, 5–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2002 New Zealand International Australia Lenny Permana 7–2, 7–1, 7–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Norwegian International China Wang Chen 2–11, 11–3, 11–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Hungarian International South Korea Lee Soon-deuk 11–6, 11–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 USSR International Soviet Union Elena Rybkina 5–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 USSR International South Korea Kang Bok-seung Soviet Union Natalja Ivanova
Soviet Union Julia Martynenko
10–15, 18–17, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ "金志炫挂拍后要享受人生". bbeshop.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "이광진.나경민 頂上-종합배드민턴 단식". Joongang Ilbo. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sukumar, Dev. "Life Lessons, From Coach Kim Ji Hyun". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Players: Marr Jihyun". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Kim Ji-hyun at the Olympics". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "제40회 전국종합선수권대회 (1997년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ "제41회 전국종합배드민턴선수권대회 (1998년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Kim Ji-hyun Retires with a Last Silver Medal". The Chosun Ilbo. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Sung Energised by Recent Successes". olympics.bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Korea Vow to Come Back Stronger!". Badminton Asia. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  11. ^ "The Korean who turned around PV Sindhu's fortunes". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Olympians Flandy Limpele, Kim Ji Hyun, Park Tae Sang to coach Indian national team". Badminton Asia. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. ^ "PV Sindhu's Korean badminton coach Kim Ji Hyun resigns for personal reasons". Hindustan Times. September 24, 2019.

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