(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Im Soon-hyeon = World No. 27 badminton men’s doubles Seong-hyeon Ko and Baek-cheol Shin (Incheon International Airport) produced a surprise defeating world No. 2 Indonesia’s Mohamed Asan-Hendra Setiawan and played a semi-final at the French Open Championship. entered into
Ko Seong-hyeon and Shin Baek-cheol defeated Mohamed Asan and Hendra Setiawan 2-1 in the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 750 French Open held in Paris, France on the 29th (local time).
Ko Seong-hyeon and Shin Baek-cheol, who faced second place in the world ranking, could not overcome the initial tension and gave up the first set 16-21. However, after winning the second set 21-19 after a close match, the third set also went down to 21-13 to secure the victory.
Ko Seong-hyeon and Shin Baek-cheol, who retired from the national team in 2016 after playing as a world-class doubles team by winning the men’s doubles gold medal at the 2014 World Individual Championships, have since participated in international competitions as individuals. In 2019, he won the U.S. Open and showed off his strength.
Women’s singles Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), who lost the championship due to a thigh injury in the final of the Badminton Danish Open Championship, easily defeated Yeo An-min (Taiwan) 2-0 (21-11 21-17) in the quarterfinals and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Men’s singles Heo Gwang-hee (Samsung Life Insurance), who advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating the world’s 2nd and 10th players in a row, also continued the momentum by winning 2-0 (21-17 21-15) over Raksha Sen (India).
Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (Incheon International Airport above) and Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank), who participated in the women’s doubles quarterfinals, also won victories, and all Korean players who reached the quarterfinals of the French Open advanced to the quarterfinals.
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