Kim Sa-rang
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Kim Sa-rang at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1989-08-22) 22 August 1989 (age 33)
Incheon, South Korea
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking76 (MS 8 April 2010)
2 (MD with Kim Gi-jung 22 September 2016)
41 (XD with Choi Hye-in 28 February 2013)
Current ranking93 (MD with Kim Duk-young)
116 (MD with Kim Gi-jung)
101 (XD with Kim Ha-na) (19 April 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
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 2012 Qingdao Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Wuhan Men's doubles
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Hyderabad Men's team
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Gwangju Mixed doubles
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Waitakere City Mixed team
BWF profile

Kim Sa-rang (Hangul: 김사랑; Korean pronunciation: [kim.sa.ɾaŋ]; born 22 August 1989) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] He competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career

Kim Sa-rang started playing badminton when he was in elementary school, and his international debut on the Osaka International tournament. He joined the Korea national badminton team in 2008.[1] At that year, he won the Australia International Challenge tournament in the men's doubles event partnered with Choi Sang-won.[3] In 2011, he won the Turkey International tournament in the men's doubles event with Kim Gi-jung.[4]

In 2012, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[5] 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.[6] In September 2012, they also won the men's doubles title at the Indonesian Masters tournament.[7]

In 2013, he became the champion at the Chinese Taipei and South Korea Grand Prix Gold tournament. At the Chinese Taipei, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[8][9] He also won a silver medal at the 2013 Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] In 2014, he won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in the men's doubles event.[13]

In 2015, he and Kim Gi-jung 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.[14] They also won the China Open Super Series Premier tournament, after beat Chai Biao and Hong Wei in the straight games.[15] In 2016, they also won the Superseries Premier tournament in Malaysia. He and his partner 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.[16] He and Kim Sa-rang also 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.[17] After the Rio Olympics, he decided to retire from the national team, and on 31 October 2016, BWF sites officially announced his retirement.[18][19] However, in 2018 he has since played as an independent player separate from the BKA with the Malaysian former world number one, Tan Boon Heong, in the Macau Open and Korea Masters.[20]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center,
Guangzhou, China
South Korea Kim Gi-jung Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
23–21, 18–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
South Korea Kim Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung Japan Hiroyuki Endo
Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
21–12, 21–16
Gold
Gold
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Taiwan
South Korea Kim Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 9–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
South Korea Choi Hye-in China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
13–21, 21–12, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze

Summer Universiade

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
21–16, 22–20
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center,
Hwasun, South Korea
South Korea Go Ah-ra South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
10–21, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (2 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 Tour is 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
2022 Korea Masters Super 300 South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Liu Yuchen
China Ou Xuanyi
21–14, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 South Korea Kim Ha-na France Thom Gicquel
France Delphine Delrue
15–21, 21–11, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 3 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Malaysia Open South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 4 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung 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 Gi-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles, 4 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Australia International South Korea Choi Sang-won Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-hsun
Chinese Taipei Lin Yu-lang
21–17, 16–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Turkey International South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Shin Baek-choel
21–17, 16–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 South Australia International South Korea Kim Duk-young Malaysia Shia Chun Kang
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 17–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Hungarian International South Korea Kim Duk-young Canada Peter Briggs
Canada Joshua Hurlburt-Yu
21–12, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Welsh International South Korea Kim Gi-jung Malaysia Man Wei Chong
Malaysia Tee Kai Wun
21–18, 18–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Turkey International South Korea Lee So-hee South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
25–23, 9–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Dubai International South Korea Kim Ha-na Russia Rodion Alimov
Russia Alina Davletova
20–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Hungarian International South Korea Kim Ha-na Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Alexandra Bøje
21–12, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Nepal International South Korea Kim Ha-na Thailand Supak Jomkoh
Thailand Supissara Paewsampran
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Italian International South Korea Eom Hye-won Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
12–21, 21–18, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

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