On the evening of the 27th, Yamaguchi and Korea and Japan clash in the quarterfinals… Women’s doubles Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong do semifinals
Ahn Se-young (20), a signboard of women’s badminton, made it to the semifinals of the women’s singles at the Korea World Individual Championships for the first time in 7 years.
Se-young Ahn advanced to the semifinals by defeating China’s Hanwei 2-1 (21-14 15-21 22-20) in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the 2022 World Individual Championships held at Tokyo Metropolitan Stadium on the 26th.
With this victory, Ahn Se-young made it to the quarterfinals of Korea in the women’s singles event for the first time in seven years following Seong Ji-hyeon, the current national team coach, who placed third in the 2015 tournament.
She is also one step closer to winning Korea’s first gold medal in women’s singles at the World Championships.
It was a game where Han Wee, who was only 22nd in the world, persistently harassed Ahn Se-young, who is ranked 3rd in the world, who is challenging the new history of badminton in Korea.
Ahn Se-young led the early atmosphere by scoring seven consecutive goals with the start of the first set.
Hanwe was helpless at Ahn Se-young’s sharp attack that stabbed all over the opponent’s court.
Ahn Se-young shook Hanwee with an attack that slightly exceeded her height, and when the opponent moved behind the court to defend, he easily scored with a repeated attack.
At the end of the set, he was chased down to 20-14 with 7 runs, but Se-young Ahn succeeded in a quick attack in half a beat and won the first set.
However, Ahn Se-young’s game did not go well in the second set.
Hanwe was lucky, as the shuttlecock hit the net and fell onto Ahn Se-young’s court.
They conceded seven consecutive runs at 1-1 and were behind 1-8 at the beginning of the set.
Ahn Se-young could hardly close the gap, resulting in an 8-16 double score, and eventually gave up the set.
In the third set, it was a close match.
Ahn Se-young succeeded in scoring five consecutive goals in 5-5, and took the lead, but Hanwe did not back down easily.
Fortunately, after conceding a 12-12 tie, Se-Young Ahn took the lead by inducing the opponent’s mistake and scoring three consecutive goals.
At the end of the set, Han Wee scored 5 in a row to equalize, but Ahn Se-young calmly scored two points and finished the game.
Ahn Se-young will play against world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi (25, Japan) on the 27th at 8:00 pm in the quarterfinals Korea-Japan.
Yamaguchi, the winner of the last competition, advanced to the quarterfinals in the quarterfinals on the same day by beating gold medalist Carolina Marin (29, Spain) 2-0 at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles quarterfinals held earlier that day, Kim So-young (30) and Gong Hee-yong (26) defeated Japan’s Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida to advance to the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.
Women’s doubles Lee So-hee (28) and Shin Seung-chan (28), men’s doubles Choi Sol-gyu (27)-Seo Seung-jae (25), and mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae-chae Yoo-jung (27) were eliminated in the quarterfinals.