Sung Ji-hyun

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Sung Ji-hyun
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Sung Ji Hyun.jpg
Personal information
Birth name성지현
Country South Korea
Born (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 27)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight56 kg (123 lb; 8.8 st)[1]
Years active2009
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record350 Wins , 179 Losses
Highest ranking2 (16 March 2017)
Current ranking11 (29 January 2019)
BWF profile
Sung Ji-hyun
Hangul
성지현
Hanja
成池鉉
Revised RomanizationSeong Jihyeon
McCune–ReischauerSŏng Chihyŏn

Sung Ji-hyun (성지현) born 29 July 1991 is a South Korean badminton player from Seoul.[1][2] She competed at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games, also at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Sung went into badminton following the path of her parents Sung Han-kook and Kim Yun-ja who both competed internationally in the 1980s.[4]

Career[edit]

She won the Korea Grand Prix Gold title in 2011. Unlike most South Korean badminton players Sung has focused on singles and in December 2011 she received a career high ranking of number seven in the world in that discipline.[2]

In 2012, Sung's performance at Super Series was progressingly better, with semi final performance in Indonesia Open, Singapore Open and Japan Open. She was seeded 8th at the Olympics 2012. However, her lackluster performance in the Olympics 2012 saw her failing to make past the group match, losing to Yip Pui Yin. She defended her title Korea Grand Prix Gold title at the end of the year.

Sung won her first Super Series Premier title early in 2013 at her hometown, the Korea Open. This propelled her ranking up to world no.5, the highest of her career. Sung reached semi final at the All England, losing to the eventual winner Tine Baun in an exciting match lasted for 76 minutes, 22-24, 21-19, 19-21. She later won the 2013 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold against Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 21–9. Then, she reached the finals of 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier losing to Wang Yihan in 21–16, 18–21, 20–22. In 2013 Korea Open Grand Prix Gold, she went up against compatriot Bae Youn-joo and she was beaten in 3 sets 21–19, 15–21, 21–9.

In 2014 German Open Grand Prix Gold, She went on to the finals. Sayaka Takahashi won 21–17, 8–21, 21–12. In 2014 Badminton Asia Championships, she became the first South Korean in 10 years to win the title, beating 1st seeded Wang Shixian 21-19, 21-15. In 2014 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold, she won 21–13, 21–18 against Liu Xin. She qualified for the Dubai 2014 BWF Super Series Masters Finals and lost to Tai Tzu-ying in the final, 17-21, 12-21

She won the 2015 German Open Grand Prix Gold beating Carolina Marin 21-15, 14-21, 21-6. In 2017, she helped the South Korean national team to win the world team championships at the 2017 Sudirman Cup.[5]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Spain Carolina Marín 17–21, 21–15, 16–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Chen Yufei 12–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China China Li Xuerui 20–22, 11–21 Bronze Bronze
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium, Gimcheon, South Korea China Wang Shixian 21–19, 21–15 Gold Gold

Summer Universiade[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center, Hwasun, South Korea Thailand Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 21–18, 21–19 Gold Gold
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 29–27 Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: 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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Indonesia Open Japan Sayaka Sato 13–21, 21–17, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 14–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Korea Open Japan Akane Yamaguchi 22–20, 15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open China Wang Yihan 21–14, 17–21, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 17–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Denmark Open China Wang Yihan 21–16, 18–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Korea Open China Wang Shixian 21–12, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Open China Wang Shixian 10–21, 23–25 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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Korea Masters South Korea Lee Jang-mi 21–8, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 New Zealand Open Japan Aya Ohori 21–15, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Syed Modi International Japan Sayaka Sato 12–21, 21–18, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Thailand Open Singapore Liang Xiaoyu 21–17, 22–24, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 German Open Spain Carolina Marín 21–15, 14–21, 21–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Chinese Taipei Open China Liu Xin 21–13, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Sayaka Takahashi 17–21, 21–8, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Korea Masters South Korea Bae Yeon-ju 19–21, 21–15, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Chinese Taipei Open Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying 21–16, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Korea Masters Indonesia Aprilla Yuswandari 21–10, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Masters China Han Li 21–18, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open Thailand Ratchanok Intanon 22–20, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swiss Open India Saina Nehwal 13–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Singles results against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists, plus all Olympic opponents - as of 4 August 2018:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "SUNG Jihyun - Biography". 2009 Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "SUNG Ji Hyun". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  3. ^ "SUNG Jihyun". Incheon 2014 official website. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ Hearn, Don. "SUNG JI HYUN – Carrying on a Family Tradition". Badzine.net. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Korea wins Sudirman Cup badminton final on Gold Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "SUNG Ji Hyun: Head To Head". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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