Shin Baek-cheol
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1989-10-19) 19 October 1989 (age 32)[1]
Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Years active2007–2016, 2018–present
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (MD 5 March 2015)
8 (XD 16 January 2014)
Current ranking22 (MD with Ko Sung-hyun 19 July 2022)
Medal record
BWF profile

Shin Baek-cheol (Hangul: 신백철; born 19 October 1989) is a mixed and men's doubles badminton player from South Korea.[2] He is a World, Asian and World Junior Champions, as well a gold medalists in the Asian Games and Summer Universiade.

Career

Shin started to play badminton at the age of 8 in Wallgot Elementary School. He later belonged to the badminton team of the Korea National Sport University before moving to Gimcheon City Hall in 2012.[2] In February 2009, Shin replaced Jung Jae-sung as Lee Yong-dae's partner. They won German Open after beating Japan's Kenichi Hayakawa and Kenta Kazuno.[3] Shin and his mixed doubles partner, Yoo Hyun-young, reached the final of Swiss Open in March. They lost to second-seeded Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung 14-21 and 18–21.[4] He also won the gold medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in the mixed doubles event partnered with Lee Hyo-jung.[5]

In 2014 Copenhagen World Championships, He and his partner Ko Sung-hyun created one of the biggest upsets in badminton world championship final history with a victory over their compatriots, Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong 22–20, 21–23, 21–18.[6]

In October 2016, BWF announced Shin Baek-cheol's retirement.[7] Shin actually announced that he left the Korean national team before the Rio Olympic 2016, but he didn't confirm that he retired from badminton.[8] After his retirement, Shin was no longer eligible to enter the BWF international ranking tournament until he turned 31 years of age, based on the regulations from the Badminton Korea Association. Shin and his partner Ko Sung-hyun then made an injunction to the Seoul high courts by rejecting the BKA regulations.[9] In May 2018, Shin and Ko finally got a chance to compete in the international tournament, after won their one-year legal battle against BKA.[10]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
22–20, 21–23, 21–18
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China South Korea Eom Hye-won China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
15–21, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Tianhe Gymnasium,
Guangzhou, China
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–19, 21–14
Gold
Gold

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
22–20, 21–17
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
South Korea Chang Ye-na Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
21–13, 15–21, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
16–21, 13–21
Bronze
Bronze

Summer Universiade

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Gymnasium of SZIIT,
Shenzen, China
South Korea Eom Hye-won Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Pei-chen
15–21, 21–11, 21–19
Gold
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 The Trusts Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
South Korea Chung Eui-seok China Chai Biao
China Li Tian
24–26, 21–19, 21–15
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 The Trust Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle White
20–22, 16–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Juara,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
Malaysia Woon Khe Wei
18–21, 21–16, 12–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] 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.[12]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Vietnam Open Super 100 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Yang Po-hsuan
22–20, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 100 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Chinese Taipei Chang Ko-chi
Chinese Taipei Lu Chia-pin
21–23, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Macau Open Super 300 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
21–17, 13–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Australian Open Super 300 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 U.S. Open Super 300 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21–13, 17–21, 6–3 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 French Open Super 750 South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–17, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[13] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[14] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Malaysia Open South Korea Cho Gun-woo Chinese Taipei Fang Chieh-min
Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
21–16, 16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
19–21, 21–11, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Indonesia Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
21–16, 16–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Swiss Open South Korea Yoo Hyun-young South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (9 titles, 8 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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 German Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Japan Kenichi Hayakawa
Japan Kenta Kazuno
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Thailand Open South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Ivan Sozonov
18–21, 21–15, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
15–21, 21–18, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
21–16, 18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Macau Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Berry Angriawan
Indonesia Rian Agung Saputro
22–20, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 German Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
20–22, 21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 New Zealand Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Angga Pratama
Indonesia Ricky Karanda Suwardi
21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Eom Hye-won South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Jang Ye-na
11–21, 21–18, 25–23 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 German Open South Korea Jang Ye-na Denmark Anders Kristiansen
Denmark Julie Houmann
21–19, 19–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Australian Open South Korea Jang Ye-na Indonesia Irfan Fadhilah
Indonesia Weni Anggraini
14–21, 24–22, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Jang Ye-na South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong
South Korea Eom Hye-won
22–20, 12–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Chang Ye-na South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Shin Seung-chan
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Korea Masters South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–19, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Macau Open South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Choi Sol-kyu
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–18, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 German Open South Korea Chae Yoo-jung South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 2 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Vietnam International South Korea Kim Ki-jung Malaysia Goh Wei Shem
Malaysia Teo Kok Siang
23–21, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Turkey International South Korea Cho Gun-woo South Korea Kim Ki-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
17–21, 21–16, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Malaysia International South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Chinese Taipei Lin Shang-kai
Chinese Taipei Tseng Min-hao
21–18, 30–29 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Osaka International South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Kang Min-hyuk
South Korea Kim Jae-hwan
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Malaysia Satellite South Korea Kim Min-jung Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Yulianti
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Korea International South Korea Yoo Hyun-young South Korea Kim Sung-kwan
South Korea Ham Hyo-jin
22–20, 21–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

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