Forget the injury and ‘resurrection’… Korean table tennis Shin Yu-bin sweeps all the way to the World Championship finals

Shin Yu-bin (18, Korean Air), the hope of table tennis in Korea, won a ticket to the finals of all events at the 2023 Durban World Table Tennis Championships Finals, shaking off the pain of last year’s injury and spreading the wings of resurrection. In the men’s division, Lim Jong-hoon (25, KGC Ginseng Corporation) swept all three tickets for the finals.

On the 11th (Korean time), Shin Yu-bin won 4-3 (9-11, 11-7, 7-11) after a close game with Thailand’s Paranang Orawan in the Asian regional qualifier group 1st place match held at Lusail Sports Arena in Doha, Qatar. .

Shin Yu-bin, who secured the right to participate in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles the day before, also secured her right to participate in the women’s singles, challenging all events in the individual event at the World Championships. Yubin Shin stayed in the round of 64 in the individual singles at the 2021 Houston World Championships Finals, her previous individual event. She suffered a wrist injury during the competition at the time and spent a long time in rehabilitation. It remains to be seen whether she will be able to announce her resurgence at the world championships after only two years. 메이저놀이터

In the women’s singles, only Shin Yu-bin’s individual doubles partner Jeon Ji-hee (30, Mirae Asset Securities) additionally secured the right to participate. Jeon Ji-hee defeated India’s Goshi Swatchka 4-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5).

In the men’s division, Lim Jong-hun won three tickets for the World Championship finals. Lim Jong-hoon defeated India’s Manusi Utpalbahai Shah 4-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5) in the men’s singles preliminary round in Asia. He previously won the men’s doubles match with Jang Woo-jin (27, Armed Forces Sports Corps) and the mixed doubles match with Shin Yu-bin.

Korean ace Jang Woo-jin also defeated Mizuki Oikawa of Japan in singles 4-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 11-9), and Ahn Jae-hyun (23, Korea Exchange) defeated Liaochengting of Taiwan 4 times. 1 (11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9), and Cho Seung-min (24, Samsung Life Insurance) defeated Lam Shi-hang of Hong Kong 4-3 (10-12, 5-11, 10-12, 5-11). 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9) and dramatically joined the finals.

As a result, the Korean table tennis team has won four men’s singles, two women’s singles, and two each in men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles from the regional qualifiers.

Seo Hyo-won (36), Choi Hyo-joo (25, Korean Horse Association), Lee Si-on (27, Samsung Life Insurance) in the women’s singles were pushed to second place in the group while meeting strong players in China, and Lee Sang-soo (33, Samsung Life Insurance), the most senior in the men’s division, was Alamian Nima of Iran. got caught by After deciding the final ranking by playing the loser’s revival match, they decide whether to go to Durban in order of performance according to the Asian quota distributed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

The 2023 World Individual Table Tennis Championships Finals will be held in Durban, South Africa, from May 20 to 28. It is the first world championship to be held on the African continent in 84 years since the 1939 Cairo Games.

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