Kim So-yeong
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Kim So-yeong at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Nickname(s)Kim So-young
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 29)
Daegu, South Korea
ResidenceIncheon, South Korea
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD with Kong Hee-yong 7 December 2021)
20 (XD with Kim Gi-jung 10 July 2014)
Current ranking4 (WD with Kong Hee-yong 21 June 2022)
Medal record
BWF profile
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim So-yeong
McCune–ReischauerKim So-yǒng

Kim So-yeong (Hangul: 김소영; born 9 July 1992) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] Kim, who attended the University of Incheon, was the triple crowns at the 2013 Summer Universiade, by winning the gold medals in the women's doubles, mixed doubles and team event.[2] She competed at the 2014 Asian Games, clinched the silver medal in the women's team event.[3] Together with Kong Hee-yong, she was awarded as the 2019 BWF Most Improved Player of the Year.[4]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–10, 21–17
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze

World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
18–21, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium, Wuhan, China South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
17–21, 22–20, 14–21
Bronze
Bronze

Summer Universiade

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia South Korea Chang Ye-na China Luo Yu
China Tian Qing
27–25, 15–21, 23–21
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia South Korea Kim Gi-jung China Liu Cheng
China Tian Qing
22–20, 21–14
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (7 titles, 6 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 South Korea Kim Hye-jeong China Tang Jinhua
China Yu Xiaohan
21–18, 13–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Indonesia Masters Super 500 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Spain Masters Super 300 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
23–21, 15–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–15, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Japan Open Super 750 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Mayu Matsumoto
Japan Wakana Nagahara
21–12, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Chinese Taipei Open Super 300 South Korea Kong Hee-yong Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
19–21, 21–18, 26–28 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Korea Open Super 500 South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
13–21, 21–19, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 French Open Super 750 South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–16, 19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 (II) Thailand Open Super 1000 South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
21–15, 24–26, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 French Open Super 750 South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
17–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals South Korea Kong Hee-yong Japan Nami Matsuyama
Japan Chiharu Shida
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Korea Masters Super 300 South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Baek Ha-na
South Korea Lee Yu-rim
21–17, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Macau Open South Korea Choi Hye-in South Korea Eom Hye-won
South Korea Jang Ye-na
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Jang Ye-na South Korea Go Ah-ra
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
21–15, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Indonesian Masters South Korea Chae Yoo-jung Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
21–18, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Korea Masters South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Kim Hye-rin
South Korea Yoo Hae-won
21–12, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Korea Masters South Korea Kong Hee-yong South Korea Lee So-hee
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
18–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Osaka International South Korea Yoo Hae-won Japan Ayako Sakuramoto
Japan Yukiko Takahata
16–21, 21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Kim So Yeong". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ "존박 돌발행동, 김소영-서우리 때문에 차량 난입". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "KIM Soyeong". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Momota, Huang are BWF Players of the Year". Badminton World Federation. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.