Korean women’s table tennis attempted a ‘miracle’ in their home room, but ultimately failed to overcome the Great Wall of China.메이저사이트
The Korean women’s table tennis team, consisting of Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air), Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities), Yang Ha-eun (POSCO International), Seo Hyo-won (Korea Racing Association), and Lee Eun-hye (Korean Air), competed in the women’s team finals of the 2023 Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships held at the Pyeongchang Dome in Gangwon-do on the 5th. We lost 0-3 to China.
Korea finished second in the women’s team event for the second consecutive time following the 2021 Doha Asian Championships.
Korea advanced to the finals after defeating Hong Kong in the semifinals. China, the ‘world’s strongest’, advanced to the finals by defeating Japan, the ‘defending champion.’
Women’s national team coach Oh Kwang-heon replaced defender Seo Hyo-won with Yang Ha-eun, whose strength is in attack.
In China, world number one Sun Yingsha, second place Chen Meng, and third place Wang Yidi stood at the table.
The 1st singles match was an ‘ace match’ between Yubin Shin and Yingsha Sun. Shin Yu-bin faced the current strongest player, Sun Ying-sha, with a more aggressive play, but she lost 0-3 (8-11 7-11 7-11).
Jeon Ji-hee, who played second singles, took three games against Chen Meng, but lost 1-3 (5-11 6-11 11-9 6-11).
Yang Ha-eun tried to turn the tide, but was defeated by Wang Yidi 0-3 (1-11 4-11 6-11), which ultimately ended with China winning.
The men’s team event will face China in the semifinals on the 6th.
Meanwhile, the mixed doubles team of Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) and Shin Yu-bin defeated Singapore’s Chu Ze-yu and Zeng Jian 3-1 (11-9 11-7 7-11 15-13) in the round of 32.
The pair of Woojin Jang (Mirae Asset Securities) and Jihee Jeon defeated the group of Kirill Gerasimenko and Anastasia Lavrova of Kazakhstan 3-0 (11-5 11-9 11-9).