Lee So-hee and Baek Hana Advance to Finals at 2024 Asian Individual Badminton Championships

Baek Hana and Lee Sohee are cheering after winning the match against Chen Qingchen and Jaifan in the badminton women’s team final match between South Korea and China at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st. 2023.10.1.News 1

The badminton women’s doubles world rankings No. 2 team, Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaeul Geumgo), reached the finals at the 2024 Asian Individual Badminton Championships.

Lee So-hee and Baek Hana defeated the 4th-ranked pair Ryu Seong-su and Tanning (China) 2-1 (12-21 21-18 21-12) in the women’s doubles semifinals held at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Center in China on the 13th.

Lee So-hee and Baek Hana, who took second place in this competition last year, advanced to the finals of the competition for the second year in a row and are aiming for their first gold medal. She also secured at least second place in the final competition for calculating ranking points for the Paris Olympics, increasing her chances of advancing to the Olympics.

The pair of Lee So-hee and Baek Hana, who became new partners in October 2022, quickly rose to second place in the world rankings by winning the German Open, Malaysia Masters, and Indonesia Open in succession last year.

They also reached the finals of the Hangzhou Asian Games in October and the King of Kings in December, but failed to make it past the No. 1 ranking group, Chen Qingtian-Zaipan (China).

However, it is said that the gap is gradually narrowing.

Lee So-hee and Baek Hana defeated Chen Qingchen and Zhaifan in the semifinals and competed for the gold medal with 7th place Zhang Shuixian and Zheng Yu (China), who advanced to the finals.

The 4th ranked mixed doubles pair Seung-jae Seo (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yu-jeong (Incheon International Airport) defeated the 1st ranked pair Zheng Si-wei and Huang Ya-chong (China) 2-1 (9-21 21-13 21-16) to advance to the finals. .

Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong, who had been struggling recently with six consecutive losses to Zheng Si-wei and Hwang Ya-chung, overcame a big mountain and recharged their confidence.

Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong will clash with the third-ranked team Feng Yanjie and Huang Dongping (China) in the finals.

Meanwhile, Lee So-hee, Baek Hana, Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong, as well as other players, all failed to advance to the finals.

In particular, Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), ranked No. 1 in the women’s singles, suffered a shocking 0-2 (17-21 18-21) loss to No. 6 He Bingjiao (China) in the quarterfinals and ended up in a tie.

(Seoul = News 1)


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