Kim Moon-soo (badminton)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Badminton
Representing  South Korea
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
Kim Moon-soo
Hangul 김문수
Hanja 金文秀
Revised Romanization Gim Mun-su
McCune–Reischauer Kim Mun-su

Kim Moon-Soo (born December 29, 1963) is a former badminton player from South Korea.

He has won 2 titles in the World Badminton Championships in men's doubles. He also won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics and 3 All England Open Badminton Championships in men's doubles. All of these were gained with fellow countryman Park Joo-bong, his regular partner during most his badminton career. In 1988, Kim married fellow 1985 World Champion Yoo Sang Hee after Yoo retired from international badminton. Kim himself retired in 1993, after contributing to Korea's Sudirman Cup victory.[1]

Kim was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2002.

Career[edit]

1992 Summer Olympics[edit]

Kim competed for Korea in badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Park Joo-bong. They won the gold medal defeating Eddy Hartono and Rudy Gunawan from Indonesia 15-11, 15-7.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Men's doubles 1985 Calgary, CAN
1 Men's doubles 1991 Copenhagen, DEN
3 Men's doubles 1987 Beijing, CHN
Asian Games
1 Men's doubles 1986
Asian Championships
1 Men's doubles 1991 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
World Grand Prix
1 Men's doubles 1985, 1986, 1990 All England Open
1 Men's doubles 1991, 1992 Korea Open
1 Men's doubles 1991 Indonesia Open
1 Men's doubles 1991 Singapore Open
1 Men's doubles 1984, 1989, 1990, 1991 Malaysia Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hearn, Don (13 June 2015). "SPOTLIGHT – Kim Moon Soo on 30 years of doubles excellence". Badzine.net. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

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