Kim Sa-rang (badminton)

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Kim Sa-rang
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Kim Sa-rang at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1989-08-22) 22 August 1989 (age 28)
Incheon, South Korea
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's
Highest ranking 76 (MS) 8 April 2010
2 (MD) 22 September 2016
41 (XD) 28 February 2013
BWF profile

Kim Sa-rang (Hangul: 김사랑; Korean pronunciation: [kim.sa.ɾaŋ]; born 22 August 1989) is a male South Korean badminton player.[1] He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career[edit]

Kim Sa-rang started playing badminton when he was in elementary school, and his international debut on the Osaka International tournament. He joined the Korea national badminton team in 2008.[1] At that year, he won the Australia International Challenge tournament in the men's doubles event partnered with Choi Sang-won.[3] In 2011, he won the Turkey International tournament in the men's doubles event with Kim Gi-jung.[4]

In 2012, he and Kim Gi-jung won their first Superseries title at the Japan Open tournament. In the final round they beat the Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.[5] At the 2012 Badminton Asia Championships in Qingdao, China, they won a gold medal after defeat Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan in the final round.[6] In September 2012, they also won the men's doubles title at the Indonesian Masters tournament.[7]

In 2013, he became the champion at the Chinese Taipei and Korea Grand Prix Gold tournament. At the Chinese Taipei, he and Kim Gi-jung beat the host partner Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin in the straight set. At the Korea, they won the title after beat their compatriots Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 2-1.[8][9] He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.[10] At the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, he and his partner were seeded fifth in that tournament. They beat the second seeded of Malaysia in the quarterfinal round, and in the semifinal round they were defeated by Boe and Mogensen in three sets, and settle for the bronze medal.[11] At the end of the 2013 BWF Season, he qualified to compete at the Super Series Masters Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Finally, he became the runner-up in the men's doubles event after defeated by Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.[12] In 2014, he won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in the men's doubles event.[13]

In 2015, he and Kim Gi-jung won the Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament in the men's doubles event. In the final round they beat Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 16-21, 21-18, 21-19.[14] They also won the China Open Super Series Premier tournament, after beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the straight games.[15] In 2016, they also won the Superseries Premier tournament in Malaysia. He and his partner beat the third seeded from China in the quarterfinal round, and the world No.1 pair, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the semifinal. In the final round they beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei with the score 21-19, 21-15.[16] He and Kim Sa-rang also competed at the Summer Olympics in the men's doubles event. They lost in the quarterfinal round, defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China with the score 21-11, 18-21 and 22-24.[17] After the Rio Olympics, he decided to retire from the national team, and on 31 October 2016, BWF sites officially announced his retirement.[18][19]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
Walkover Bronze Bronze
2013 Tianhe Sports Center,
Guangzhou, China
South Korea Kim Gi-jung Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
23-21, 18-21, 18-21 Bronze Bronze

Asia Championships[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
18-21, 9-21 Bronze Bronze
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
13-21, 20-22 Silver Silver
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
South Korea Kim Gi-jung Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21-12, 21-16 Gold Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
South Korea Choi Hye-in China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
13-21, 21-12, 13-21 Bronze Bronze

Summer Universiade[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Wang Yilu
China Zhang Wen
21–16, 22–20 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Go Ah-ra South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
10–21, 17–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[20] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[21] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Malaysia Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21-19, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21-13, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
16-21, 12-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Super Series Masters Finals South Korea Kim Gi-jung Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
14-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
21-12, 15-21, 18-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Japan Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21-16, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 China Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
17-21, 14-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21-12, 15-21, 12-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
16-21, 21-18, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
21-15, 18-21, 25-23 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
21-11, 21-11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Korea Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
12-21, 11-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Indonesian Masters South Korea Kim Gi-jung Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ryan Agung Saputra
13-21, 9-21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 German Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
19-21, 21-18, 11-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Shin Baek-choel
21-17, 16-21, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Australia International South Korea Choi Sang-won Chinese Taipei Yu Hsun-chien
Chinese Taipei Yu Lang-lin
21-17, 16-21, 21-11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International South Korea Lee So-hee South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
25-23, 9-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

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