Kim Ji-hyun
Personal information
Birth name김지현
Country South Korea
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 47)
Busan, South Korea[1]
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  South Korea
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Uber Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bangkok Women's team
Asian Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Shanghai Women's singles
Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Beijing Women's singles
East Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Shanghai Women's singles
BWF profile

Kim Ji-hyun (Korean김지현; Hanja金志炫[2]; born 10 September 1974), also known as Jihyun Marr,[3] is a former South Korean badminton player.[4] She participated at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics in the women's singles event.[5] Kim who affiliated with the Samsung Electro-Mechanics team, won the women's singles title at the National Championships tournament in 1997 and 1998.[6][7] She announced her retirement from the international tournament after the 2001 Korea Open.[8]

She was a former coach at the BWF training academy in Saarbrucken, later joined the New Zealand, Korean, and Indian national team.[3][9][10] Earlier in 2019, she helped India get its first gold in BWF World Championships in Basel where P. V. Sindhu became India's first badminton player to become World Champion.[11][12] She worked as a coach for Indian national team until September 2019 when she resigned to take care of her ailing husband.[13] In november 2020 she was appointed as one of the five new coaches by the Badminton Korea Association (BKA) responsible for the women's singles till 31 October 2022. [14]

Achievements

Asian Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China China Liu Yuhong 12–11, 7–11, 5–11
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Beijing, China China Han Jingna 5–11, 8–11
Bronze
Bronze

East Asian Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Shanghai, China China Lin Xiaoming 11–8, 11–12, 1–11
Bronze
Bronze

World Junior Championships

The Bimantara World Junior Championships was an international invitation badminton tournament for junior players. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Jakarta, Indonesia Denmark Camilla Martin 11–5, 11–7
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2001 Korea Open Denmark Camilla Martin 7–11, 11–8, 10–13 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Swedish Open China Gong Ruina 8–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Swedish Open China Gong Zhichao 12–10, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Thailand Open China Wang Chen 11–2, 5–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Swedish Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 11–6, 5–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Korea Open South Korea Bang Soo-hyun 5–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 2–11, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2002 New Zealand International Australia Lenny Permana 7–2, 7–1, 7–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Norwegian International China Wang Chen 2–11, 11–3, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Hungarian International South Korea Lee Soon-deuk 11–6, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 USSR International Soviet Union Elena Rybkina 5–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 USSR International South Korea Kang Bok-seung Soviet Union Natalja Ivanova
Soviet Union Julia Martynenko
10–15, 18–17, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "金志炫挂拍后要享受人生". bbeshop.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "이광진.나경민 頂上-종합배드민턴 단식". Joongang Ilbo. 5 December 1994. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sukumar, Dev. "Life Lessons, From Coach Kim Ji Hyun". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Players: Marr Jihyun". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Kim Ji-hyun at the Olympics". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "제40회 전국종합선수권대회 (1997년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ "제41회 전국종합배드민턴선수권대회 (1998년)" (in Korean). Badminton Korea Association. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Kim Ji-hyun Retires with a Last Silver Medal". The Chosun Ilbo. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Sung Energised by Recent Successes". olympics.bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Korea Vow to Come Back Stronger!". Badminton Asia. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  11. ^ "The Korean who turned around PV Sindhu's fortunes". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Olympians Flandy Limpele, Kim Ji Hyun, Park Tae Sang to coach Indian national team". Badminton Asia. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. ^ "PV Sindhu's Korean badminton coach Kim Ji Hyun resigns for personal reasons". Hindustan Times. September 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Badminton Korea Association (BKA) appoints new coaches, Kim Ji Hyun returns". 28 November 2020.