Lee Hyo-jung (Hangul: 이효정, Hanja: 李孝貞) (born 13 January 1981 in Seoul) is a female badminton player from South Korea.
She won the gold medal in badminton mixed doubles at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with her partner, Lee Yong-dae. Lee Hyo-jung and Lee Yong-dae were unseeded and in the finals they beat the top seeds and 2005 and 2007 world champions Lilyana Natsir and Nova Widianto of Indonesia, 21-11 , 21-17.
Lee Hyo-jung Happiness Expression
Lee Hyo Jung Performance
Lee Hyo-jung also won the silver medal in badminton women's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with her partner, Lee Kyung-won; they were seeded fourth and lost to the second-seeded Chinese pair, Du Jing and Yu Yang.
Lee Hyo-Jung Action on Competition
Lee Hyo Jung On Asian Games
Lee became the first woman ever in Korean history to win gold medals at both Olympic and Asian Game in November 2010. In Asian Game, she partenred with Shin Baek-Cheol, instead of her usual partner, Lee Yong-dae. After winning the medal, she announced her retirement despite many pleas from her coaches, and fans at home to continue playing until London Olympics in 2012. She also announced that she plans to finish her master's degree and get married.