Kim Gi-jung
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Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 32)
Dangjin, South Chungcheong, South Korea
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (MD with Kim Sa-rang 22 September 2016)
19 (XD with Shin Seung-chan 26 January 2017)
Current ranking37 (MD with Lee Yong-dae)
52 (MD with Kim Sa-rang) (27 September 2022)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  South Korea
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2012 Wuhan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kunshan Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Men's doubles
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Qingdao Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2013 Taipei Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Wuhan Men's doubles
Asia Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Ho Chi Minh Mixed team
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Hyderabad Men's team
East Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2009 Hong Kong Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hong Kong Men's doubles
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kazan Men's doubles
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Incheon Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Waitakere City Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Pune Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Incheon Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Pune Mixed doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Kuala Lumpur Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
BWF profile

Kim Gi-jung or Kim Ki-jung (Korean김기정; RRKim Gi-jeong; Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɡi.dʑʌŋ] or [kim] [ki.dʑʌŋ]; born 14 August 1990) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's doubles event.[2]

Career

In 2008, he won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in the mixed doubles event partnered with Eom Hye-Won.[3] In 2009, he competed at the Hong Kong East Asian Games and won a silver medal in the men's team event and a bronze medal in the men's doubles event partnered with Kwon Yi-goo.[4] In 2011, he won the Turkey International tournament in the men's doubles event with Kim Sa-rang.[5]

In 2012, he and Kim Sa-rang won their first Superseries title at the Japan Open tournament. In the final round they beat the Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.[6] At the 2012 Badminton Asia Championships in Qingdao, China, they won a gold medal after defeat Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan in the final round.[7] In September 2012, they also won men's doubles title at the Indonesian Masters tournament.[8]

In 2013, he became the champion at the Chinese Taipei and South Korea Grand Prix Gold tournament. At the Chinese Taipei, he and Kim Sa-rang beat the host partner Lee Sheng-mu and Tsai Chia-hsin in the straight set. At the Korea, they won the title after beat their compatriots Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 2–1.[9][10] He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.[11] At the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, he and his partner were seeded fifth in that tournament. They beat the second seeded of Malaysia in the quarterfinal round, and in the semifinal round they were defeated by Boe and Mogensen in three sets, and settle for the bronze medal.[12] At the end of the 2013 BWF Season, he qualified to compete at the Super Series Masters Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Finally, he became the runner-up in the men's doubles event after defeated by Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.[13]

In 2014, he and Lee Yong-dae have been handed one year suspensions for missing doping tests under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations. He and Lee were required to provide whereabouts information for the BWF to conduct out-of-competition testing. In 2013, both athletes accumulated three whereabouts failures in connection with this administrative process.[14] The Korea Badminton Association imposed $41,170 penalty for administrative failures. The panels that manage the doping tests reconsidered the case and decided to lift the punishment. The information and evidence presented at the January hearing was insufficient and ambiguous and there was no proof beyond reasonable doubt that the players were not at fault. In April 2014, after reviewing its original decision, the BWF panel wiped out the players missed tests and filing failures and expunged their records.[15][16]

In 2015, he and Kim Sa-rang won the Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament in the men's doubles event. In the final round they beat Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol with the score 16–21, 21–18, 21–19.[17] They also won the China Open Super Series Premier tournament, after beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the straight games.[18] In 2016, they also won the Superseries Premier tournament in Malaysia. He and Kim Sa-rang beat the third seeded from China in the quarterfinal round, and the world No.1 pair, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the semifinal. In the final round they beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei with the score 21–19, 21–15.[19] He and Kim Sa-rang competed at the Summer Olympics in the men's doubles event. They lost in the quarterfinal round, defeated by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan of China with the score 21–11, 18-21 and 22–24.[20]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center,
Guangzhou, China
South Korea Kim Sa-rang Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
23–21, 18–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
Walkover
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
South Korea Kim Sa-rang Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 16–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
South Korea Kim Sa-rang Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21–12, 21–16
Gold
Gold
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Taiwan
South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
13–21, 20–22
Silver
Silver
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 9–21
Bronze
Bronze

Summer Universiade

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
South Korea Hong Ji-hoon Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Ivan Sozonov
21–17, 11–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Kim Sa-rang China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
21–16, 22–20
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy,
Kazan, Russia
South Korea Kim So-yeong China Liu Cheng
China Tian Qing
22–20, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Shin Seung-chan Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao
Chinese Taipei Chiang Kai-hsin
21–14, 21–11
Gold
Gold

East Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong South Korea Kwon Yi-goo Chinese Taipei Hu Chung-hsien
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
13–21, 23–21, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Samsan World Gymnasium,
Incheon, South Korea
South Korea Lee Jung-hwan China Li Tian
China Liu Xiaolong
20–22, 21–19, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Badminton Hall,
Pune, India
South Korea Eom Hye-won China Chai Biao
China Xie Jing
13–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Korea Choi Young-woo Malaysia Mak Hee Chun
Malaysia Teo Kok Siang
13–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Korea Eom Hye-won China Zhang Nan
China Lu Lu
21–14, 15–21, 22–24
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour (4 titles)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[21] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[22]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Spain Masters Super 300 South Korea Lee Yong-dae Thailand Bodin Isara
Thailand Maneepong Jongjit
21–13, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Macau Open Super 300 South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
17–21, 21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Malaysia Masters Super 500 South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Korea Masters Super 300 South Korea Kim Sa-rang China Liu Yuchen
China Ou Xuanyi
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[23] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[24] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Japan Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–16, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
21–12, 15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals South Korea Kim Sa-rang Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
16–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 China Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Japan Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
12–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 German Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
19–21, 21–18, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold South Korea Kim Sa-rang Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ryan Agung Saputra
21–13, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
12–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Kim Sa-rang Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
21–11, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
21–15, 18–21, 25–23 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
16–21, 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Thailand Masters South Korea Kim Sa-rang Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 China Masters South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Korea Masters South Korea Jung Jae-wook South Korea Kim Won-ho
South Korea Seo Seung-jae
15–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Jung Kyung-eun South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Jang Ye-na
17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Mongolian Satellite South Korea Lee Jung-hwan South Korea Jeon Jun-bum
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Vietnam International South Korea Shin Baek-choel Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Teo Kok Siang
23–21, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Turkey International South Korea Kim Sa-rang South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Shin Baek-choel
21–17, 16–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Welsh International South Korea Kim Sa-rang Malaysia Man Wei Chong
Malaysia Tee Kai Wun
21–18, 18–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

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