(Seoul = News 1) Correspondent Moon Dae-hyeon = Korean badminton’s signature Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance) won a gold medal at the world’s most prestigious Jeonyeong Open.
Ahn Se-young, world No. 2 in the women’s singles ranking, lost 2-1 (21-17 10-21 21) to world No. -19) to win.
The last time a Korean player won the women’s singles championship in 1996 was Bang Su-hyeon, but Ahn Se-young followed after 27 years. In addition, Ahn Se-young narrowed the gap with Chen Yu-fei to 3 wins and 8 losses in his career.
Ahn Se-young, who advanced to the semifinals after withdrawing from the quarterfinals, reached the final stage for the second year in a row with a thrilling come-from-behind victory.
Ahn Se-young, who finished runner-up to Yamaguchi Akane (Japan) in this tournament last year, fought fiercely with the determination not to fail twice.
I was greatly behind in my opponent’s record against Chen Yu-fei, but I was confident because I had a memory of defeating him in the semifinals of the Malaysia Open in January.
Ahn Se-young, who succeeded in overcoming the baseline in the first set, allowed consecutive runs at the beginning of the second set and was pushed back to 1-5.
In the middle of the match, they caught up by 1 point, but could not stop Chen Yufei’s quick attack, and eventually the match went to the third set.
In a 17-17 confrontation situation, Ahn Se-young succeeded in attacking after a long rally and took the lead, and then came out to the opponent’s room and seized the victory.
Ahn Se-young succeeded in a powerful attack at the match point leading 20-19 and finally rose to the top.
In the women’s doubles match between Korean players earlier, the world ranking 6th place Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) – Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) group ranked 20th place ranking Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) – Baek Ha-na (MG Saemaul Geumgo) 2-0 (21-5 21-12) and won the gold medal.
It is the first time in six years that Korea has won the event at the Jeonyeong Open since Jang Ye-na and Lee So-hee in the women’s doubles in 2017.
In terms of opponents, Lee So-hee and Baek Hana-jo took the lead with 2 wins out of 2 matches, but Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong-jo took the lead in the early fight and led 11-3 from the first set.
Lee So-hee and Baek Hana-jo could not fight back, probably because they were nervous, and Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong-jo won the first set 21-5.
It was the same in the second set. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong-jo overpowered the opponent and took an 8-0 lead.
Lee So-hee and Baek Hana-jo started chasing after the middle of the 2nd set, but Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong-jo had already lost weight in the match.
At the end of the 2nd set, Lee So-hee and Baek Hana-jo’s attacks went back and forth, and Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong-jo won.
In the mixed doubles, Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) and Chae Yu-jeong (Incheon International Airport), who ranked 9th in the rankings, played an equal match with China’s No. 21-16 -21).
Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong-jo aimed for the top of the tournament for the first time in 19 years following Kim Dong-moon-Na Gyeong-min-jo in 2004, but could not overcome the wall of Jeong Swei-Hwang Ya-chung-jo, silver medalists at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With this, Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong lost 8 matches to Jeong Si-wei and Hwangya-chung.
Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jeong-jo, who gave up the first set, succeeded in counterattacking in the second set and took the match to the third set.
The flow was tight until the middle of the 3rd set, but in 9-11 Seo Seung-jae made 3 consecutive mistakes and the good flow was cut off. In the end, Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jeong-jo gave up 3 sets and took the silver medal.
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