Ahn Se-young landed in the quarterfinals… met again with Yamaguchi Akane [세계배드민턴대회]

Ahn Se-young, who reached the quarterfinals of the women’s singles at the 2021 World Badminton Championships. This is a picture from the Indonesian Open on the 27th of last month. EPA Yonhap News
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World ranking 3rd place Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) faced Se-young Ahn in the quarterfinals. EPA Yonhap News

[스포츠서울|김경무전문기자] Ahn Se-young (19, Samsung Life Insurance), a leading badminton star in Korea, met again on an important road with strong rival Yamaguchi Akane (24, Japan).

Ahn Se-young, who is ranked 4th in the world, faced Wang Jii (China), ranked 17th, in the women’s singles round of 16 at the 2021 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Championship (World Badminton Championships) held in Huelba, Spain on the 16th (local time). 1 (17-21, 22-20, 21-19) came from behind and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Ahn Se-young is ranked 3rd in the world rankings and competes against Yamaguchi Akane, who has been in the international competition several times this year, to advance to the quarterfinals. It cannot be a burdensome opponent. Ahn Se-young recently won the Indonesian Masters, the Indonesian Open, and the BWF World Tour Finals in succession, and is challenging for the trophy for the fourth consecutive time in this world championship.

World No. 1 Tai Ziying (Taiwan) and 7th placed Fusala Sindu (India) also passed the round of 16 and faced each other in the quarterfinals. If Ahn Se-young advances to the quarterfinals, she will face the winner of the world’s 8th place Rachanok Inthanon (Thailand) and 46th place Jang Man (China) in the semifinals. Nozomi Okuhara (Japan), who placed 5th in the world, withdrew from the round of 32. Ga-eun Kim (23, Samsung Life Insurance), ranked 20th in the world, lost 0-2 (16-21, 19-21) to Jang Man and did not advance to the quarterfinals.

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Shin Seung-chan (front) and Lee So-hee rally against Hong Kong players in the women’s doubles round of 16 match. Huelva (Spain)|EPA Yonhap News

In the women’s doubles round of 16, the world’s 2nd place Kim So-young (29, Incheon International Airport)-Gong Hee-yong (25, Jeonbuk Bank), and 4th place Shin Seung-chan (27, Incheon International Airport)-Lee So-hee (27, Incheon International Airport) won side by side in the women’s doubles round of 16 settled in the river. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-young defeated Denmark’s Maiken Furergard-Sara Teigensen 2-0 (21-13, 21-19). Seungchan Shin-Sohee Lee defeated Hong Kong’s Eunji Tsu Yau and You En Singh 2-0 (21-17, 21-18). [email protected]



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