. Sung Ji Hyun Little has been mentioned about young Sung Ji Hyun at Badminton Central. Let's start a thread for her. Her BIG achievement was when she defeated Zhou Mi (World No.1) at the 2009 Macau Open. Badzine has just released an article on her: click HERE ====== * ====== * ====== extract from article ====== * ====== * ====== In recent years, one name has stood out among Korea’s perennially strong ranks of junior hopefuls. Oddly, even before Sung Ji Hyun made her mark internationally last summer by beating world #1 Zhou Mi in Macau, hers was already a household name here in Korea. ............ Sung Ji Hyun is the daughter of one of Korea’s most famous badminton couples. Her mother, Kim Yun Ja, was the last player to win All England titles in both singles and doubles and now is the head coach at the Korea National University of Physical Education. Her father, Sung Han Kook, was Korea’s first men’s singles star and after winning bronze at the Asian Games and the All England, he became coach of the national team. ............ The first time Sung Ji Hyun faced a top international opponent was when she played Pi Hongyan at home at last year’s (2009) Korea Open. She managed only a single point in the first game. However, after beating Zhou Mi in August, Sung also had a rematch with Pi at the Hong Kong Open and showed how far she had progressed, stretching the French veteran to three games and losing only 19-21 in the decider. ====== * ====== * ====== * ====== * ====== * ====== Let's hope to see Sung Ji Hyun rising to the top ASAP. Cheers... chris-ccc .