Ha Tae-kwon
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1975-04-30) 30 April 1975 (age 48)
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2001 Seville Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 seville Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Hong Kong Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Men's team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2002 Bangkok Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1996 Surabaya Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Surabaya Mixed doubles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Qingdao Mixed doubles
Asia Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Ho Chi Minh Men's team
BWF profile
Ha Tae-kwon
Hangul
하태권
Hanja
河泰權
Revised RomanizationHa Tae-gwon
McCune–ReischauerHa T'aegwon

Ha Tae-kwon (Korean하태권; Hanja河泰權; born 30 April 1975) is a badminton player from South Korea. Born in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Ha started his career in badminton with the recommendation of Kim Dong-moon in elementary school. He made his international debut in 1992, and won his first Grand Prix title at the 1995 Canada Open.[1] Ha three times competed in Olympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004, won a bronze medal in 2000 and a gold medal in 2004.

Career

Ha made his first appearance in Olympic Games in 1996 Atlanta, competed in the men's doubles event partnered with Kang Kyung-jin. He and Kang reached the quarterfinals after beat Siripong Siripul/Khunakorn Sudhisodhi of Thailand and Jon Holst-Christensen/Thomas Lund of Denmark in the first and second round. In the quarterfinals they defeated by the Malaysian pair Yap Kim Hock/Cheah Soon Kit in straight games.

In 2000 Sydney, Ha qualified to compete in two events. Teamed-up with Chung Jae-hee in the mixed doubles, they finished their campaign in the second round, beat the Ukrainian Vladislav Druzchenko/Viktoriya Evtushenko and lost to eventual silver medalists Trikus Haryanto/Minarti Timur of Indonesia. In the men's doubles, he partnered with Kim Dong-moon. They had bye in the first round, beat Yap Kim Hock/Cheah Soon Kit of Malaysia and Ricky Subagja/Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia in the second and quarterfinals, lost to Tony Gunawan/Candra Wijaya of Indonesia in the semifinals, and won a bronze medal match against Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah of Malaysia.

In 2004 Athens, Ha competed in the men's doubles with Kim Dong-moon as a third seeded. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Robert Mateusiak/Michał Łogosz of Poland in the second. In the quarterfinals, Ha and Kim beat Zheng Bo/Sang Yang of China 15–7, 15–11. They won the semifinal against Eng Hian/Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 15–8, 15–2 and defeated fellow Koreans Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung 15–11, 15–4 to win the gold medal.

In 2005, he competed at the Sudirman Cup, and helped the national team win a bronze medal.

Ha graduated from the Wonkwang University. In 2008, he was coach of the national team, and in October of the same year he became the coach of Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–4 Gold
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia South Korea Kim Dong-moon Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–2, 15–8 Bronze

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Halim Haryanto
0–15, 13–15 Silver Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–5, 15–5 Gold Gold

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Nimibutr Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
15–6, 15–8 Gold Gold
1999 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Korea Kim Dong-moon China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
15–6, 15–4 Gold Gold
1998 Nimibutr Stadium,
Bangkok, Thailand
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin China Zhang Wei
China Zhang Jun
12–15, 15–11, 15–13 Gold Gold
1996 Pancasila Hall,
Surabaya, Indonesia
South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Indonesia Ade Sutrisna
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
8–15, 17–15, 11–15 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Pancasila Hall,
Surabaya, Indonesia
South Korea Kim Shin-young Indonesia Tri Kusharyanto
Indonesia Lili Tampi
10–15, 4–15 Bronze Bronze

Asian Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium,
Qingdao, China
South Korea Kim Shin-young South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Gil Young-ah
–, – Bronze Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix (24 titles, 9 runners-up)

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Japan Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
15–7, 6–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Eng Hian
15–4, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Denmark Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Halim Haryanto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Dutch Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Kim Yong-hyun
South Korea Yim Bang-eun
15–2, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Korea Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Thailand Open South Korea Yoo Yong-sung Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Patapol Ngernsrisuk
15–8, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Denmark Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Malaysia Chan Chong Ming
Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
15–4, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Dutch Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Martin Lundgaard Hansen
15–8, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 All England Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon England Flandy Limpele
England Eng Hian
7–2, 7–2, 1–7, 7–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Singapore Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon England Flandy Limpele
England Eng Hian
8–15, 15–11, 14–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–9, 13–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Korea Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
7–0, 7–4, 7–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Swiss Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
15–12, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–4, 13–15, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Candra Wijaya
Indonesia Tony Gunawan
7–15, 15–8, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 China Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
17–16, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–6, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Swedish Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
15–11, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Hermono Yuwono
15–4, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open South Korea Kim Dong-moon China Liu Yong
China Zhang Wei
15–3, 6–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 All England Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Michael Sogaard
15–11, 17–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swedish Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Sweden Peter Axelsson
Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
15–3, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Korea Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Yap Kim Hock
4–15, 15–3, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Thailand Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
11–15, 15–10, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Hong Kong Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
17–15, 12–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Canadian Open South Korea Kang Kyung-jin South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
12–15, 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Dutch Open South Korea Hwang Yu-mi South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Lee Kyung-won
9–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Japan Open South Korea Chung Jae-hee China Liu Yong
China Ge Fei
1–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 All England Open South Korea Chung Jae-hee England Simon Archer
England Joanne Goode
2–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Swedish Open South Korea Chung Jae-hee South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
1–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Hong Kong Open South Korea Chung Jae-hee South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ra Kyung-min
12–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Hong Kong Open South Korea Shim Eun-jung Denmark Thomas Lund
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
14–17, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite South Korea Kim Dong-moon Malaysia Jeremy Gan
Malaysia Gan Teik Chai
15–4, 15–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Australian International South Korea Lee Dong-soo South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
17–14, 9–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 Hungarian International South Korea Hwang Sun-ho South Korea Kim Young-gil
South Korea Lee Dong-soo
17–14, 12–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Malaysia Satellite South Korea Lee Kyung-won Indonesia Robby Istanta
Indonesia Yunita Tetty
11–6, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ "배드민턴도 즐거워야 합니다, 하태권 선수" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Archived from the original on 7 November 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2019.