Kim Yun-ja

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Kim Yun-ja
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  South Korea
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Calgary Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Beijing Doubles
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1982 New Delhi Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Seoul Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 New Delhi Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 New Delhi Team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Singles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Seoul Team
Kim Yun-ja
Hangul
김연자
Hanja
金練子
Revised RomanizationGim Yeon-ja
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏn-cha

Kim Yun-ja (Hangul: 김연자, Hanja: 金練子, born May 15, 1963) is a retired female badminton player from South Korea. She is the last player to win All England Open titles in both singles and doubles.

In 1989, Kim married Sung Han-kook, a fellow world-class player who later went on to become the national team head coach.[1] Sung and Kim's daughter Sung Ji-hyun is also a badminton player.[2]

Career[edit]

She won two World Championship bronze medals in women's doubles, one at the 1985 IBF World Championships with Yoo Sang-hee, and another at the 1987 IBF World Championships with Chung So-young.

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Outcome Event Year Venue Opponent in the final Score in the final
Asian Games
3 Singles 1986 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
3 Singles 1982 India New Delhi, India
Asian Championships
2 Singles 1983 India Calcutta, India South Korea Yoo Sang-hee 6-11, 2-11
All England Open
1 Singles 1986 England London, England China Qian Ping 11-6, 12-11
Other Open Tournaments
1 Singles 1987 France French Open South Korea Lee Young-suk 11-4, 5-11, 11-0
1 Singles 1986 Germany German Open England Helen Troke 11-1, 8-11, 12-10
1 Singles 1985 Denmark Denmark Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 11-4, 11-2

Doubles[edit]

Outcome Event Year Venue Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
World Championships
3 WD 1987 China Beijing, China South Korea Chung So-young
3 WD 1985 Canada Calgary, Canada South Korea Yoo Sang-hee
Asian Games
2 WD 1986 South Korea Seoul, South Korea South Korea Yoo Sang-hee China Lin & Guan
2 WD 1982 India New Delhi, India South Korea Yoo Sang-hee South Korea Kang & Hwang 13-18, 15-7, 7-15
All England Open
1 WD 1988 England London, England South Korea Chung So-young South Korea Chung & Hwang withdraw
Other Open Tournaments
1 WD 1988 Belgium Belgian Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee Denmark Kjaer & Nielsen 15-12, 15-2
1 XD 1987 France French Open South Korea Park Joo-bong Denmark Christiansen & Netherlands Dijck 15-10, 15-7
1 WD 1986 Denmark Scandinavian Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee South Korea Chung & Chung 15-7, 15-4
1 WD 1986 Germany German Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee South Korea Chung & Chung 15-10, 15-5
1 WD 1985 Denmark Danish Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee Sweden Magnusson & Bengtsson 12-15, 18-14, 15-1
1 WD 1985 Denmark Danish Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee England Gilks & Perry 15-7, 15-7
1 WD 1985 Japan Japan Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee China Wu & Guan 15-4, 3-15, 15-4
1 WD 1984 Sweden Swedish Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee Japan Yonekura & Tokuda 15-11, 10-15, 15-9
1 WD 1984 Denmark Danish Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee Japan Yonekura & Tokuda 3-15, 15-3, 15-13
1 WD 1983 Malaysia Malaysia Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee England Perry & Webster 11-15, 15-4, 15-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badminton National Team, rest, Wedding March". Naver News Library. Donga Ilbo. 25 January 1991. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ Hearn, Don (7 January 2010). "SUNG JI HYUN – Carrying on a Family Tradition". Badzine.net. Retrieved 4 November 2017.