‘Japanese killer’ Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na won the badminton World Tour Masters

(MHN Sports Correspondent Lee Kyu-won) Korean badminton women’s doubles signboard Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) – Hana Baek (MG Saemaul Geumgo) won the championship by beating the home team, Malaysia Group.

Group Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na, ranked 6th in the world and 1st in this season’s rankings, defeated Pearly Tan and Tina Murali, 11th in the world, in the women’s doubles final of the World Tour Super 500 Malaysia Masters held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 28th. They defeated Taran Joe (Malaysia) 2-1 (22-20 8-21 21-17).

Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na proved to be ‘Japanese killers’, and it was a valuable victory over the one-sided cheering of the home crowd.

In the men’s doubles final that followed, Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) and Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance) won the Malaysian team 2-1 (21-15 22-24 21-19) and won the gold medal.The group Seo Seung-jae (right) and Kang Min-hyuk also won the men's doubles title by defeating the home team, Malaysia Group. [신화=연합뉴스]

In the women’s doubles semifinal the previous day, Kim Hye-jung (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jung Na-eun (Hwasun-gun Office) lost to Pearly Tan and Tina Muralitaran, finishing the tournament in third place.

In the mixed doubles match between Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport), Jo also knelt down to Dechapol Puavabaranukro and Sapsiri Taerattanacha Joe (Thailand) in the semifinal match.

With this, the Korean badminton team won two gold medals and two bronze medals at the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 500 Malaysia Masters.

2023-05-28 16:28:23
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