Yoo Yeon Seong Retires with 3 Others Korean Shuttlers
The retirement news of 4 Korean badminton players from national team are so shocking. Just reminiscence, 4 of them are still in the peak performance, including Yoo Yeon Seong retires who paired with Lee Yong Dae in Men’s Doubles. Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Sa Rang, and Bae Yeon Ju have the different reason why the decide to out of national team.
Lee Yong Dae wants to take rest from the national team after the long and rigid schedule of badminton tournament. Besides, he also wants to give the space and opportunity for junior athlete more in the higher tournament. As we know, Korea always sends senior team in the high level badminton tournament, like Super Series and Grand Prix Gold. And junior has lack opportunity to feel badminton tournament.
Yoo Yeon Seong Retires after Having Baby
Different with LeeYong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong retires aimed to focus to his little family. Yoo Yeon Seong has been married and his wife was pregnant when Yoo Yeon Seong playing in Rio Olympics 2016. Now, Yoo Yeon Seong baby was born in 11 September 2016. Believe it or not, Yoo Yeon Seong baby has similar birth date with his partner in Men double, Lee Yong Dae. What an amazing coincidence.
Korea Open Super Series 2016 that is held this week will be the last tournament before Yoo Yeon Seong retires in the part of Korea national team. He still paired with Lee Yong Dae, who will also retire from national team for uncertain time. It will be the sweet farewell if Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong become the champion in their last pair as the part of national team.
*new update: Yoo Yeon Seong might still play in mixed doubls pairing with Chang Ye Na.*