Lee Dong-keun
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1990-11-20) 20 November 1990 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking16 (29 September 2016)
Current ranking59 (19 October 2021)
BWF profile
Lee Dong-keun
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Dong-geun
McCune–ReischauerRi Tong-gŭn

Lee Dong-keun (Hangul: 이동근; Korean pronunciation: [i.doŋ.ɡɯn] or [i] [toŋ.ɡɯn]; born 20 November 1990) is a Korean badminton player specializing in men's singles.[1] He won his first international senior title at the 2011 Vietnam International tournament.[2] Lee participated at the 2012 World University Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, won a gold medal in the mixed team and a bronze in the singles events.[3] He was also part of the South Korean winning team at the 2014 Asian Games.[4] In 2016, Lee represented his country competing at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[5]

Achievements

World University Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Yeomju Gymnasium, Gwangju, South Korea Spain Pablo Abián 16–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2008 Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Badminton Hall, Pune, India China Gao Huan 21–15, 14–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] 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.[7]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 U.S. Open Super 300 Netherlands Mark Caljouw 14–21, 21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Grand Prix

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 singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Lee Hyun-il 21–18, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Lee Hyun-il 17–21, 21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Mexico City Grand Prix Thailand Pannawit Thongnuam 19–21, 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Vietnam International Singapore Ashton Chen 18–21, 21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Lee Dong Keun". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ "2011 베트남 하노이국제챌린지대회 2개부분 우승". 배드민턴데일리 (in Korean). Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ "12th WUC Badminton: Host Korea collects Medals". FISU. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  4. ^ Sukumar, Dev; Shi, Tang (23 September 2014). "Asian Games 2014 – Day 4: Lee's Heroics Win Gold for Korea". BWF. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Dong Keun Lee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.