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Yonex to be offical equpiment supplier of the Korea National Badminton Team

08 January 2019

Seoul — Yonex Co., Ltd. and the Badminton Korea Association (BKA) signed an agreement at a press conference on January 7th that makes Yonex the official equipment provider to the Korea National Badminton Team.

Korea and its national team have long been a revered badminton power, in both men’s and women’s disciplines, having won the last Sudirman Cup in 2017, as well as taking gold four times in total.

This contract is a renewal of Yonnex and BKA's historical relationship. Yonex supported the BKA  from 1982 until 2009.

Park Ki Hyun, President of the BKA, said, “Recently, there have been ups and downs, however Yonex believes in the potential of badminton in Korea. We are pleased and promise our best efforts to improve the level of competition in our national athletes through cooperation.”

President of Yonex, Kusaki Hayashida added “Korea is a badminton powerhouse, and we are pleased to conclude a contract with the national team. We will also do our utmost to support the spread and development of badminton in Korea.”

Yonex will be supplying racquets, strings, shoes, bags, apparel, accessories and shuttlecocks to the team, as well as committing to cooperate with BKA to develop badminton in Korea, through efforts such as supporting junior players.

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