Lee Hyun-il

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Lee Hyun-il
Lee Hyun Il.jpg
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1980-04-17) 17 April 1980 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Handedness Left
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1 (21 February 2004[1])
Current ranking 17 (15 June 2017)
BWF profile
Lee Hyun-il
Hangul 이현일
Hanja 李炫一
Revised Romanization I Hyeon-il
McCune–Reischauer Yi Hyŏn-il

Lee Hyun-il (Korean: 이현일, born 17 April 1980 in Seoul) is a male badminton player from South Korea.

Career[edit]

2002 Asian Games[edit]

Lee competed in the 2002 Asian Games where he showed signs of promise as an ace singles player for Team Korea. In the men's team event, Lee dominated the opponents he faced in the tourney, completing all three matches less than 30 minutes and allowing only seven points in the semifinals and eight in the final. Team Korea eventually won their first men's team gold medal since 1986 when Park Joo-bong and Kim Moon-soo led the team.[2]

2002 Asian Games – Men's Team
Date Round Result Score Opponents
October 6 Quarterfinal Win 15–11, 15–7 Japan Hidetaka Yamada
October 7 Semifinal Win 15–5, 15–2 Malaysia Lee Tsuen Seng
October 9 Final Win 15–3, 15–5 Indonesia Rony Agustinus

2003 Sudirman Cup[edit]

At the 2003 Sudirman Cup held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Lee helped his team to win its third Sudirman Cup title, winning all three singles matches. Though lots of great doubles players from South Korea had won numerous international competitions, Team Korea had always struggled to win the Thomas and Sudirman Cup competitions due to the lack of top men's singles players. However, Lee, the winner of the 2003 Swiss Open, showed spectacular performances through the Sudirman Cup tourney, not dropping a single set. In the semifinal, Lee defeated 2001 World Championship runner-up and 2001 All England Open champion Peter Gade 2-0, which led his team to a 3-2 victory over Denmark. Lee won another 2-0 upset victory over world number one ranked Chen Hong in Game 1 of the South Korea's final team event against China.

2003 Sudirman Cup
Date Round Result Score Opponents
March 18 Group 1A Win 15–5, 15–5 Sweden Rasmus Wengberg
March 22 Semifinal Win 15–9, 15–12 Denmark Peter Gade
March 23 Final Win 15–10, 15–12 China Chen Hong

2004 Olympics[edit]

Lee competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was his first Olympic appearance. Lee easily defeated Stuart Brehaut of Australia in the first round. However, he was surprisingly eliminated in the second round by Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand.[3]

2006[edit]

At the 2006 IBF World Championships held in Madrid, Spain, Lee captured his first world championship medal in the men's singles event. He defeated Chetan Anand, Jan Fröhlich, Eric Pang and Chen Jin before losing to Bao Chunlai of China in the semifinals.

2006 World Championships – Men's Singles
Date Round Result Score Opponents
September 18 First Rd Win 21-18, 18-21, 21-10 India Chetan Anand
September 19 Second Rd Win 21-10, 21-4 Czech Republic Jan Fröhlich
September 20 Third Rd Win 21-16, 21-6 Netherlands Eric Pang
September 21 Quarterfinal Win 21-14, 19-21, 21-12 China Chen Jin
September 22 Semifinal Loss 15–21, 19-21 China Bao Chunlai

2008 Olympics[edit]

In 2008, after defeating top rank players Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei in Korea Open, he participated in the Beijing Olympics again, and managed to reach semi-finals before being defeated by world number 1, Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, then being beaten by Chen Jin of China in the bronze-medal playoff.[4][5]

Retirement and comeback[edit]

After the 2008 Olympics, Lee announced his retirement from international badminton and only competed in national competitions. However, in April 2010 he came out of retirement after much persuasion from the coach and teammates to fill the void of singles players in the team Korea squad. In May 2010, Lee participated in the 2010 Thomas Cup and played in two singles matches.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Lee lost to Chinese Chen Long in the badminton bronze-medal playoff on 5 August 2012.[6]

Achievements[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Men's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
China Bao Chunlai 15–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Games[edit]

Men's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Lin Dan 3–21, 10–21 Bronze Bronze
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 7–15, 9–15 Silver Silver

Asian Championships[edit]

Men's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Malaysia Kuan Beng Hong 11–15, 4–15 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries[edit]

The 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, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Denmark Open India Srikanth Kidambi 10–21, 5–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 French Open China Shi Yuqi 16–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Korea Open China Lin Dan 4–21, 23–21, 25–23 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 15–21, 21–11, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Malaysia Masters Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–14, 15–21, 9–10 Retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 U.S. Open Japan Kanta Tsuneyama 24–22, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Canada Open India B. Sai Praneeth 12–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Thailand Masters Hong Kong Hu Yun 21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Grand Prix England Rajiv Ouseph 21–19, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Lee Dong-keun 21–17, 14–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Thailand Open Indonesia Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 21–17, 22–24, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Vietnam Open Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 19–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 New Zealand Open China Qiao Bin 21–12, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters South Korea Jeon Hyeok-jin 19–21, 21–13, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Masters South Korea Lee Dong-keun 18–21, 22–24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Canada Open Hong Kong Ng Ka Long 21–16, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Masters South Korea Hong Ji-hoon 21–18, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss Open China Chen Jin 21–14, 9–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Korea Masters South Korea Shon Wan-ho 21–18, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Macau Open China Du Pengyu 17–21, 21–11, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Thailand Open China Chen Long 8–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Swiss Open South Korea Park Sung-hwan 21–17, 9–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Macau Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei No match 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 German Open Japan Sho Sasaki 22–20, 21–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open China Lin Dan 7–15, 7–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Shon Seung-mo 15–13, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Indonesia Open Thailand Boonsak Ponsana 15–10, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 German Open China Lin Dan 15–4, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Dutch Open Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 5–15, 15–8, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Swiss Open Denmark Anders Boesen 15–10, 15–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Japan Open China Xia Xuanze 5–7, 7–5, 0–7, 7–5, 7–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 U.S. Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 6–8, 7–2, 7–2, 7–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Japan Open Malaysia Muhammad Roslin Hashim 11–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament
     IBF World Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Thailand International Thailand Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21–13, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia International Malaysia Tan Chun Seang 17–21, 21–16, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Indonesia International Indonesia Jonatan Christie 11–10, 9–11, 5–11, 11–8, 11–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Sri Lanka International India Anand Pawar 17–21, 21–10, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Thailand Satellite South Korea Shon Seung-mo 5–15, 3–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Waitakere International Indonesia Rio Suryana 15–8, 15–0 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swedish Open Sweden Rasmus Wengberg 12–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Hyun Il first to become men's singles World #1". Badmintontimes. 21 February 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "한국 남자단식의 에이스 이현일" (in Korean). 배드민턴데일리. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "한국 배드민턴, 이현일도 8강 진출 좌절" (in Korean). OhmyNews. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lee Hyun-Il Stuns Bao in Beijing". Badminton Information. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "China's Lin Dan wins badminton men's singles final". People's Daily. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "China's Chen Long wins badminton singles bronze". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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