Kim Gi-jung rose to prominence in 2012 when he and Kim Sa-rang won their first Superseries title at the Yonex Japan Open with victory over Malaysia’s Yonex Legends Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.
Later that year the pair lifted the Asia Championships title in Qingdao and more success came in 2013 when they again reached the Asia final in Taipei before taking back-to-back bronze at the World Championships in Guangzhou 2013 and Copenhagen 2014.
By 2015 they had completed a full set of Asia medals with a bronze in Wuhan and this string of successes lifted the pair to a career-best world ranking of No. 2
It was also a special year at the World University Games when Kim took gold in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and team gold to top his 2013 effort in Kazan of team and mixed doubles gold and men’s doubles bronze.
The pair’s last big titles came at the 2015 China Open and 2016 Malaysia Open when they defeated China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei in straight games. Kim Gi-jung also finished runner-up at the 2016 Japan Open with Ko Sung-hyun. The Legends are proud to welcome Kim Gi-jung as one of their Legends’ Vision ambassadors.