|Park Sung-woo |
|Born||22 August 1971|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Seong-u|
Park Sung-woo (born 22 August 1971) is a former badminton player from South Korea who later became a national team coach.
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.
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.
At the national level, Park who played for Dangjin, won the men's singles title at the 1996 Korean National Sports Festival.
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.
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.
|1995||Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland||Heryanto Arbi||11–15, 8–15|
|1996||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Dong Jiong||14–17, 2–15|
|1994||Shanghai Gymnasium, Shanghai, China||Liu Jun||5–15, 15–4, 12–15|
|1995||Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, Beijing, China||Sun Jun||15–8, 15–8|
|1995||Xinxing Gymnasium, Qingdao, China||Joko Suprianto||15–9, 14–17, 1–15|
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.
|1995||Swedish Open||Kim Hak-kyun||17–18, 15–3, 15–4||Winner|
|1997||Japan Open||Peter Rasmussen||3–15, 1–15||Runner-up|
|1997||Korea Open||Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen||12–15, 10–15||Runner-up|
|1991||USSR International||Mikhail Korshuk||15–3, 15–12||Winner|
|1989||Canadian Open||Yoo Dae-yun|| Mike Bitten
|15–4, 7–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1991||USSR International||Kim Hyung-jin|| Kim Moon-soo