Park Joo-bong

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Park Joo-bong
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 52)
South Korea Imsil, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Handedness Right
Highest ranking 1 (MD with Kim Moon-soo & with Ra Kyung-min)
Park Joo-bong
Hangul 박주봉
Hanja 朴柱奉
Revised Romanization Bak Ju-bong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chu-bong

Park Joo-bong (Hangul: 박주봉, Hanja: 朴柱奉) (born December 5, 1964 in Imsil, Jeollabuk-do) is a former badminton player from South Korea who excelled from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s.

He is one of the most successful players ever in the World Badminton Championships with 5 titles, 2 of them in men's doubles and 3 in mixed doubles. He also won a gold and a silver medal at the Summer Olympics and 9 All England Open Badminton Championships titles. Though Park was primarily a doubles player, the greatest one ever in the opinion of some, he was capable of world class level singles which he displayed in occasional tournaments and Thomas Cup appearances early in his career and currently holds the South Korean national record of 103 consecutive wins in men's singles from 1981 to 1984. His playing strengths included remarkable reflexes, reach, quickness, agility, and power.

He is currently the head coach of the Japan national badminton team.

Park was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2001.

Olympic Record[edit]

1992 Summer Olympics[edit]

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

1996 Summer Olympics[edit]

Park also competed for Korea in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Ra Kyung-min. They won the silver medal, losing in the final against Kim Dong-moon and Gil Young-ah 13-15, 15-4, 15-12.

Major achievements[edit]

Outcome Event Year Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Olympics
1 MD 1992 South Korea Kim Moon-soo Indonesia Hartono & Gunawan 15-11, 15-7
2 XD 1996 South Korea Ra Kyung-min South Korea Kim & Gil 15-13, 4-15, 12-15
World Championships
1 MD 1991 South Korea Kim Moon-soo Denmark Holst-Christensen & Lund 15-4, 15-6
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee Denmark Lund & Dupont 15-5, 15-17, 15-9
1 XD 1989 South Korea Chung Myung-hee Indonesia Hartono & Fajrin 15-9, 15-9
1 MD 1985 South Korea Kim Moon-soo China Yongbo & Bingyi 5-15, 15-7, 15-9
1 XD South Korea Yoo Sang-hee Sweden Karlsson & Bengtsson 15-10, 12-15, 15-12
3 MD 1987 South Korea Kim Moon-soo
3 MD 1983 South Korea Lee Eun-ku
Asian Games
1 XD 1990 South Korea Chung Myung-hee Indonesia Hartono & Fajrin 15-7, 7-15, 15-3
1 MD 1986 South Korea Kim Moon-soo China Yongbo & Bingyi 15-8, 15-10
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee South Korea Lee & Chung 15-10, 15-3
Asian Championships
1 MD 1991 South Korea Kim Moon-soo China Chen K. & Chen H. 15-12, 15-10
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee South Korea Lee & Chung 15-7, 15-4
All England Open
1 XD 1996 South Korea Ra Kyung-min England Archer & Bradbury 15-10, 15-10
1 XD 1991 South Korea Chung Myung-hee Denmark Lund & Dupont 15-10, 10-15, 15-4
1 MD 1990 South Korea Kim Moon-soo China Yongbo & Bingyi 17-14, 15-9
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee Denmark Holst-Christensen & Mogensen
1 MD 1989 South Korea Lee Sang-bok Indonesia Hartono & Gunawan 15-7, 15-7
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee Sweden Antosson & Bengtsson 15-1, 15-9
1 MD 1986 South Korea Kim Moon-soo Malaysia J. Sidek & R. Sidek 15-2, 15-11
1 XD South Korea Chung Myung-hee South Korea Lee & Chung 15-5, 15-5
1 MD 1985 South Korea Kim Moon-soo Denmark Christiansen & Kjeldsen 7-15, 15-10, 15-9

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