Sung Ji-hyun also known as Ji-hyun Sung is a South Korean badminton player from Seoul. She is specialized in women’s single. She was born on 29 july 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. She have world ranking 10 and world tour ranking 13 in women’s single.
Sung Ji hyun went into badminton following the path of her parents. Her parents Sung Han kook and Kim Yun ja has completed the badminton internationally in the year 1980. Being the daughter of internationally renowned players it was very helpful for her to start her career.
She started her journey in international badminton in the year of 2009. She got chance to appear in Asian Games 2010. She won her first tournament in Korea Grand Prix Gold title 2011.
Rise to Glory
Winning Korea Grand Prix Gold title in 2011, she was inspired towards new path of badminton. Unlike to other Korean player she was focused on singles. Trail of victory was just started as she received the world rank 7 in that discipline. With successful ending of 2011, she was ready for new morning of 2012. She was progressing better in the super series of 2012. She got chance to appear on 2012 summer Olympics.
In 2013, Sung won her first Super Series Premier title in her hometown. This title gave her the highest career ranking of world no. 5. In the same year, she won the 2013 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold against Tai Tzu-ying . Then, she reached the finals of 2013 Denmark Super Series Premier losing to Wang Yihan
In 2014 Badminton Asia Championships, she became the first South Korean in 10 years to win the title. In the same year, she won 2014 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold again. She was now qualified for the Dubai 2014 BWF Super Series Masters Finals but she lost to Tai Tzu-ying in the final. After Continuously winning title in 2014 it was now time for 2015
She won the 2015 German Open Grand Prix Gold beating Carolina Marin. She helped the South Korean national team to win the world team championships at the 2017 Sudirman Cup. On 16th March 2017 she attained her career highest rank i.e. World Rank 2. In Asian Games 2018 she won bronze in women’s single.
As a player, Sung was low on several occasions. She was not able to win many titles in 2015 which became a topic for gossip to many peoples. She was defeated in the final of Dubai 2014 BWF Super Series Masters by Tai Tzu-ying to whom she defeated on 2013 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold. However, her lackluster performance in the Olympics 2012 saw her failing to make past the group match.
The Korean shuttler Sung is all geared up to fire smashes with Chennai Smashers in Premier Badminton league (PBL) 2018-19. Starting her PBL career from 2017 from the team Mumbai Rockets, she is giving cut throat competition to opponents.
Until 2018 she have played 524 matches with 347 Wins and 177 Losses . Her current rank is world rank 10 which she got on 22 November 2018.After winning bronze in Asian Games 2018, she is going to play for Chennai smashers in PBL . Chennai have high hopes on her and she focused to give her best in the league.