Kim Hye-jeong
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1998-01-03) 3 January 1998 (age 24)
Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking5 (WD with Jeong Na-eun 15 November 2022)
49 (XD with Kim Hwi Tae 12 March 2019)
Current ranking5 (WD with Jeong Na-eun 15 November 2022)
Medal record
BWF profile

Kim Hye-jeong (Hangul: 김혜정; born 3 January 1998) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] She has shown her potential as a badminton player since she was young.[2] Kim entered the regular training in the second grade of elementary school in Wanwol-dong, Masan, and was part of the school team that won the junior national championships in 2008.[2][3] She won two times German Junior Open in 2014 and 2015 in the girls' doubles event, and clinched two titles at the 2015 Thailand Open in the girls' and mixed doubles event.[4] Kim was part of the national junior team that won the mixed team silver medal at the 2014 and 2015 Asian Junior Championships, and in the individual event, she claim the mixed doubles bronze in 2014, and 2015 silver and bronze medals in the girls' and mixed doubles event respectively.[5][6] At the 2016 World Junior Championships, she finished in the semifinals, and settled for the bronze medal.[7] Kim joined the MG Saemaeul team in 2016, and selected to join the national team in 2018.[4] She was born in the badminton family. Her mother Chung So-young, was the former 1992 Olympic gold medalist, and her father Kim Bum-shik, is a badminton coach.[2][4]

Achievements

BWF World Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain South Korea Park Kyung-hoon China Zhou Haodong
China Hu Yuxiang
17–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 CPB Badminton Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand South Korea Park Keun-hye China Du Yue
China Li Yinhui
21–18, 10–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 CPB Badminton Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand South Korea Choi Jong-woo China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
8–21, 12–21
Silver
Silver
2014 Taipei Gymnasium, Taipei, Chinese Taipei South Korea Kim Jae-hwan China Huang Kaixiang
China Chen Qingchen
9–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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 BWF World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 South Korea Kim So-yeong China Tang Jinhua
China Yu Xiaohan
21–18, 13–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
17–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Indonesia Masters Super 750 South Korea Jeong Na-eun Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
9–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Korea Open Super 500 South Korea Jeong Na-eun Thailand Benyapa Aimsaard
Thailand Nuntakarn Aimsaard
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Japan Open Super 750 South Korea Jeong Na-eun South Korea Baek Ha-na
South Korea Lee Yu-lim
23–21, 28–26 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ "Players: Kim Hye Jeong". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "엄마처럼 올림픽서 금메달 딸래요" (in Korean). Gyeongnam Ilbo. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ "마산완월초, 배드민턴 전국 짱!" (in Korean). Kyongnam Shinmun. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "새로운 도약을 위한 모든 준비를 마쳤다 MG새마을금고 김혜정 선수" (in Korean). 배드민턴데일리. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 아시아주니어배드민턴선수권대회 (2014년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "2015 아시아주니어배드민턴선수권대회(U-19) (2015년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "China Sweep on Cards – Semi-finals: BWF World Junior Championships 2016". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.