Yoo Yeon-seong
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong — Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech 07.jpg
Yoo Yeon-seong at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountrySouth Korea
Born (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 35)
Jeongeup, Jeonbuk, South Korea
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD with Lee Yong-dae 14 August 2014)[1]
11 (XD)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  South Korea
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 London Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Jakarta Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2009 Guangzhou Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Dongguan Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2012 Wuhan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kunshan Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Incheon Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Men's doubles
Asia Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 New Delhi Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Gimcheon Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wuhan Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Wuhan Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Suwon Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Suwon Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 New Delhi Mixed doubles
Asia Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Ho Chi Minh Mixed team
Asia Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Hyderabad Men's team
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bangkok Mixed doubles
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Richmond Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Richmond Boys' doubles
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hwacheon Boys' doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hwacheon Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hwacheon Boys' team
BWF profile
Yoo Yeon-seong
Hangul
유연성
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYu Yeon-seong
McCune–ReischauerYu Yŏnsŏng

Yoo Yeon-seong (Korean pronunciation: [ju.jʌn.sʌŋ]; born 19 August 1986) is a South Korean professional badminton player.[2]

He specializes in doubles events and was ranked as high as No. 2 worldwide with his former partner, Ko Sung-hyun.[3] The two also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] For a long time he played mixed doubles with Kim Min-jung, but later switched partners to play with Jang Ye-na, starting in 2011. Starting in late 2013, his men's doubles partner was Lee Yong-dae. Together, they reached a world ranking of No.1 in August 2014.

Yoo was among 4 players reported to be retiring and hanging up his national team jersey after the Rio Olympics[5] but during the Korea Open that September, it was revealed that he would be continuing to play on the national team after his partner Lee Yong-dae retired. Yoo said that he wants to spend more time with his family.[6] After he and Lee won the Korea Open title, Yoo played an additional 9 international ranking events but his name was finally removed from the Korean national team list a few weeks after the 2017 Singapore Open.[7]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England South Korea Ko Sung-hyun China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
22–24, 16–21
Silver
Silver
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
20–22, 23–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
17–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–16, 17–21
Silver
Silver

Asia Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium,
Suwon, South Korea
South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–26
Silver
Silver
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
South Korea Cho Gun-woo Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Lin Yu-lang
21–19, 12–21, 21–17
Gold
Gold
2014 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
South Korea Shin Baek-choel China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
22–20, 21–17
Gold
Gold
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
18–21, 24–22, 21–19
Gold
Gold
2016 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–14, 28–26
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Suwon Indoor Stadium,
Suwon, South Korea
South Korea Kim Min-jung South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
12–21, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2010 Siri Fort Indoor Stadium,
New Delhi, India
South Korea Kim Min-jung Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
17–21, 22–20, 19–21
Silver
Silver

Summer Universiade

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Thammasat University,
Pathum Thani, Thailand
South Korea Kim Min-jung Chinese Taipei Fang Chieh-min
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–19, 13–21, 21–17
Gold
Gold

World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena,
Richmond, Canada
South Korea Jeon Jun-bum Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
10–15, 14–17
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium,
Hwacheon, South Korea
South Korea Jeon Jun-bum South Korea Jung Jung-young
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
11–15, 3–15
Silver
Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Hwacheon Indoor Stadium,
Hwacheon, South Korea
South Korea Ha Jung-eun China Shen Ye
China Feng Chen
11–15, 6–15
Silver
Silver

BWF Superseries (19 titles, 10 runners-up)

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[9] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Swiss Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Malaysia Koo Kean Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–18, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 China Masters South Korea Ko Sung-hyun China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Hong Kong Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 14–21, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 China Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 India Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Thailand Bodin Issara
Thailand Maneepong Jongjit
17–21, 21–14, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Singapore Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Markis Kido
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
20–22, 21–11, 6–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Denmark Open South Korea Shin Baek-choel Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
19–21, 21–11, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 China Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Malaysia Hoon Thien How
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
12–21, 21–15, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Japan Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Indonesia Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–15, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Australian Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
13–21, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 China Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
21–14, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
19–21, 21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–14, 15–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Australian Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Liu Cheng
China Lu Kai
21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Japan Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Fu Haifeng
China Zhang Nan
21–19, 29–27 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Korea Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Denmark Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Liu Cheng
China Lu Kai
21–8, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 French Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Hong Kong Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–7, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Indonesia Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Chai Biao
China Hong Wei
13–21, 21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Korea Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
15–21, 22–20, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 China Masters South Korea Jang Ye-na China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
13–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Singapore Open South Korea Eom Hye-won Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
12–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Masters South Korea Eom Hye-won China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
18–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 China Open South Korea Eom Hye-won China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
25–23, 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 (12 titles, 5 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Vietnam Open South Korea Jeon Jun-bum Malaysia Chew Choon Eng
Malaysia Hong Chieng Hun
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Macau Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun Indonesia Hendra Aprida Gunawan
Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
21–18, 18–21, 25–27 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Swiss Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
23–21, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Macau Open South Korea Ko Sung-hyun China Chai Biao
China Guo Zhendong
19–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
21–15, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Thailand Open South Korea Shin Baek-cheol Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Ivan Sozonov
18–21, 21–15, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 German Open South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
22–20, 18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 China Masters South Korea Lee Yong-dae South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Vietnam Open South Korea Lee Jung-mi South Korea Kang Myeong-won
South Korea Kang Joo-young
21–17, 17–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Korea Grand Prix South Korea Kim Min-jung South Korea Choi Young-woo
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Jang Ye-na South Korea Kim Ki-jung
South Korea Jung Kyung-eun
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Jang Ye-na South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Eom Hye-won
21–11, 18–21, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Chinese Taipei Open South Korea Eom Hye-won South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
South Korea Jang Ye-na
20–22, 21–12, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Korea Grand Prix Gold South Korea Jang Ye-na South Korea Kang Ji-wook
South Korea Choi Hye-in
21–13, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 6 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Hungarian International South Korea Jeon Jun-bum South Korea Hwang Ji-man
South Korea Lee Jae-jin
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Mongolian Satellite South Korea Jeon Jun-bum South Korea Kim Ki-jung
South Korea Lee Jung-hwan
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Vietnam International South Korea Cho Gun-woo Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Bona Septano
15–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Korea International South Korea Cho Gun-woo South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
16–21, 24–26 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Korea International South Korea Ko Sung-hyun South Korea Jung Jae-sung
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
19–21, 21–15, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Dubai International South Korea Kim Sang-soo Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
India Tarun Kona
21–16, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Mongolian Satellite South Korea Kim Min-jung South Korea Lee Jung-hwan
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
21–13, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Cheers Asian Satellite South Korea Ha Jung-eun South Korea Cho Gun-woo
South Korea Kim Min-jung
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Indonesia International South Korea Kim Min-jung Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Yulianti CJ
16–21, 21–15, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Dubai International South Korea Park So-young Russia Denis Grachev
Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
21–14, 17–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Ko Sung-hyun against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[10]

References

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