Korean Badminton Shines at 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games with Multiple Victories

Badminton, which won two medals (one gold medal, one bronze medal) and a bronze medal in the team event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, also reported successive victories in the individual event. The doubles team, including ‘Ace’ Ahn Se-young, also cruised well, raising the prospect of additional gold medals. Korean badminton signboard Ahn Se-young/News 1
Ahn Se-young defeated world number 205 ranked Abdul Razak Fatimas Navaha (Maldives) 2-0 (21-4 21-6) in the badminton women’s singles round of 16 at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 4th to advance to the quarterfinals. advanced.

Ahn Se-young, who finished the round of 32 in 23 minutes and settled into the round of 16, showed an overwhelming performance even against Navaja, who was one level below her.

Ahn Se-young, who finished the first game with a score of 21-4 in 10 minutes, went on to dominate the second game from the start and ended the game with a score of 21-6. The game time was only 21 minutes.

Ahn Se-young, who won her first gold medal in this tournament by defeating the host country, China, in the team event held earlier, is also considered a strong candidate to win the individual event.

As rival Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) withdrew due to injury, Ahn Se-young’s prospects for the gold medal look even brighter.

Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life Insurance), who also competed in the women’s singles, defeated Pornpawi Chochuwong (Thailand) 2-0 (21-13 21-9) and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The world’s third-ranked women’s doubles team, Kim So-young and Gong Hee-young, defeated India’s Trija Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand 2-1 (21-15 18-21 21-13) in the women’s doubles round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals.

The team of Kim So-young and Kong Hee-yong won the first game and succeeded in taking the lead, but struggled against India’s counterattack in the second game and allowed the score to be tied.

The two players, surprised by India’s power, found their pace in the third game after re-arming themselves mentally. Korea, which widened the score gap from the beginning, easily defeated its opponent 21-13 and enjoyed the joy of advancing to the quarterfinals.

Baek Hana (left) and Lee Soyoung of badminton women’s doubles. /News 1
The world’s second-ranked women’s doubles team, Baek Ha-na and Lee So-hee, easily defeated Taiwan’s Xu Ya-jing and Lin Wan-jing 2-0 (21-16 21-7) to advance to the quarterfinals.

There was also news of victory in mixed doubles. The team of Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong defeated Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukro and Sapsiri Taerattanachai 2-0 (21-13 21-10) to advance to the quarterfinals.

The two, who were eliminated in the round of 16 of mixed doubles at the Jakarta-Palembang tournament five years ago, are aiming for the gold medal beyond the quarterfinals.

In men’s doubles, the pair of Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho (ranked 15th in the world) defeated China’s team of Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang, ranked 2nd in the world, 2-1 (21-10 18-21 23-21) after a close match and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Korea won the first game with great momentum, but fell to its knees in the second game due to China’s unstoppable play.

Even in the last game, there was a close game that went all the way to deuce, and Korea, which was ahead from behind, won 2 points first and secured a valuable victory.

The team of Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk failed to advance to the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games./News 1
On the other hand, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk, ranked 4th in the world in men’s doubles, lost 1-2 (19-21 21-18 13-21) to Liu Yu-chun and Owusuanyi (China), ranked 8th in the world, and were unable to advance to the quarterfinals.

Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk, who had won all three matches against Liu Yu-chun and Au Xuanyi on the international stage so far, suffered their first loss at the Asian Games and ended the tournament unfortunately.

(Hangzhou·Seoul=News 1)

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