Korean Bang inducted into badminton Hall of Fame
Nanning, China, May 27, 2019: Former Olympic gold medallist Bang Soo-hyun of Korea has been inducted into the Badminton World Federation Hall of Fame.
The award was presented at a gala dinner during the Badminton World Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Nanning, China, last week.
Bang Soo-hyun was one of the leading women’s singles players of the 1990s. The high point of her career came at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games after winning silver four years earlier in Barcelona.
Bang retired in 1997 and has since been involved in coaching and broadcasting. She has received several awards from the Korean government, including the Korean President’s Award in 1998.
She served as a Council Member of the Badminton World Federation from 2005 to 2009. Interestingly, she received the award from BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer, who was the men’s singles gold medallist at the 1996 Olympics.
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