Kok Jing Hong
郭景宏
Personal information
CountryMalaysia
Born (2002-03-12) 12 March 2002 (age 21)
Kedah, Malaysia
Years active2020–present
HandednessLeft
Men's singles
Highest ranking114 (10 January 2023)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Malaysia
Asia Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2022 Selangor Men's team
SEA Games
Silver medal – second place 2021 Vietnam Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2023 Cambodia Men's team
BWF profile

Jacky Kok Jing Hong (Chinese: 郭景宏; pinyin: Guō Jǐnghóng; born 12 March 2002) is a Malaysian badminton player.[1][2] In 2022, he won his first senior title at the Swedish Open.[3]

Career

2016–2020: Junior career

In August 2016, Kok made his international debut at the Jakarta Junior International. He finished as the runner-up in the boys' singles U-15 event and reached the semi-final of the boys' doubles U-15 event.[4]

In October 2017, he was the runner-up in the boys' doubles U-17 event with Ooi Jhy Dar at the Badminton Asia U-15 & U-17 Junior Championships. He also reached the semi-final of the boys' singles U-17 event.[5] Less than a month later, he was crowned the boys' singles U-17 champion at the Korea Junior International.[6]

In April 2018, Kok won the boys' singles U-17 title at the Jaya Raya Junior International.[7] In December 2018, he finished as the men's singles U-19 runner-up at the Korea Junior International.[8]

In 2020, Kok was promoted to the national team at the age 18 from the badminton team of Bukit Jalil Sports School. In March 2020, he competed at the German Junior International and won the men's singles U-19 title defeating Alvi Wijaya Chairullah in the final.[9]

2022

In January, Kok managed to advance to the final at the Estonian International, but lost out to France's Alex Lanier.[10] In the following week, he competed at the Swedish Open and won his first international title by walkover from compatriot Yeoh Seng Zoe.[3] He was part of the men's team that earned Malaysia their first gold medal at the 2022 Badminton Asia Team Championships in February.[11] In May, he made his debut at the 2021 SEA Games where he helped Malaysia win the silver medal in the men's team event.[12]

2023

Kok made his second appearance at the SEA Games in 2023 as a replacement for Justin Hoh, who had to withdraw due to injuries.[13] In the men's team event, he won the match that allowed the Malaysian team to advance to the final.[14] The team ended the Games as the silver medallists after losing to Indonesia.[15]

Achievements

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2022 Estonian International France Alex Lanier 20–22, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Swedish Open Malaysia Yeoh Seng Zoe Walkover 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

BWF Junior International (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Boys' singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2018 Korea Junior International South Korea Jeong U-min 21–23, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-Up
2020 German Junior International Indonesia Alvi Wijaya Chairullah 21–15, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Junior International Grand Prix tournament
  BWF Junior International Challenge tournament
  BWF Junior International Series tournament
  BWF Junior Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Kok Jing Hong | BAM". bam.org.my. 12 March 2002. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  2. ^ "KOK Jing Hong | Profile". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  3. ^ a b Tan, Ming Wai. "Young Shuttlers win titles in Sweden". Malay Mail. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  4. ^ "BWF - Marfuah Victor Exist Jakarta Open Junior International 2016 (U17 & U15) - Winners". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  5. ^ "BWF - Badminton Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships 2017 - Winners". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  6. ^ Kim, Hong-gyeong (19 November 2017). "2017 밀양 원천요넥스 코리아주니어오픈 U17 - 배드민턴데일리". www.badmintondaily.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  7. ^ "BWF - PEMBANGUNAN JAYA RAYA Junior Grand Prix 2018 - Winners". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  8. ^ "2018 밀양 원천 요넥스 코리아주니어오픈 국제배드민턴선수권대회 - 배드민턴데일리". www.badmintondaily.co.kr (in Korean). 18 December 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  9. ^ Lee, Seng Foo (9 March 2020). "Astro Kem Badminton alumni win German Junior Open". Stadium Astro. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  10. ^ "Jacky left wondering after French wonderkid denies him title in Estonia final". The Star. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Malaysia beat Indonesia 3-0 in Asia Team Championships final". The Star. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  12. ^ "SEA GAMES 21: MALAYSIA MEN'S TEAM FINISHES WITH SILVER | BAM". bam.org.my. 18 May 2022. Retrieved 29 August 2023.
  13. ^ "Jacky Kok set on repaying BAM's trust by giving his best in Cambodia". Bernama. 14 April 2023. Retrieved 17 May 2023 – via The Sun Daily.
  14. ^ Goh, ZK (10 May 2023). "SEA Games 2023 badminton: Indonesia, Malaysia set to clash in men's team final; Thailand v Indonesia in women's team". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 May 2023.
  15. ^ "Men's badminton squad take silver in finals". Free Malaysia Today. 12 May 2023. Retrieved 17 May 2023.