Park Sung-woo
박성우
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1971-08-22) 22 August 1971 (age 50)
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking2
BWF profile
Park Sung-woo
Hangul
Revised RomanizationBak Seong-u
McCune–ReischauerPak Sŏng'u

Park Sung-woo (born 22 August 1971) is a former badminton player from South Korea who later became a national team coach.

Career

Park won the men's singles title at the 1995 Asian Championships. He also won the 1995 Swedish Open. That same year, he made history in Korean badminton as the first ever South Korean to win a silver medal in the men's singles event at the World Championships.[1]

In 1996, he finished as a semifinalist at the All England Open. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, he reached the quarterfinals. He reached a career high of world number 2 in World Ranking.[1]

At the national level, Park who played for Dangjin, won the men's singles title at the 1996 Korean National Sports Festival.[2]

After retiring from international tournaments, Park started a career as a Japanese national coach in 2006, and later moved back to his country, also as a national coach.[1][3]

Personal life

Park married Lim O-kyeong, a former South Korean Olympian handball player, in 1998, and the duo have a daughter. In 2007, Park and Lim then divorced after ten years of marriage.[1][4]

Achievements

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland Indonesia Heryanto Arbi 11–15, 8–15
Silver

World Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Dong Jiong 14–17, 2–15
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China China Liu Jun 5–15, 15–4, 12–15
Bronze
1995 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China China Sun Jun 15–8, 15–8
Gold

Asian Cup

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China Indonesia Joko Suprianto 15–9, 14–17, 1–15
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 Swedish Open South Korea Kim Hak-kyun 17–18, 15–3, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Japan Open Denmark Peter Rasmussen 3–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Korea Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1991 USSR International Soviet Union Mikhail Korshuk 15–3, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Canadian Open South Korea Yoo Dae-yun Canada Mike Bitten
Canada Bryan Blanshard
15–4, 7–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 USSR International South Korea Kim Hyung-jin South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ a b c d Kim, Hyun-min (8 November 2017). "'핸드볼 여제' 임오경 前 남편 박성우는 누구? 세계 랭킹 2위 '배드민턴 천재'". www.dreamwiz.com (in Korean). Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ "배드민턴 박성우 금메달". www.djtimes.co.kr (in Korean). 14 October 1996. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  3. ^ "박주봉-박성우-김지현 '개척자들'이 돌아왔다" (in Korean). 배드민턴타임즈. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "불타는 청춘 우생순 신화 임오경 배드민턴 스타 전남편 박성우와의 안타까운 이혼사유 본문" (in Korean). tistory.com. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2020.