The Korean badminton team, led by coach Kim Hak-kyun (52), eventually competed for the championship with the world’s strongest China.
The 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup semifinals held at the Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, China on the 20th. Korea beat Malaysia 3-1, and China, who won two consecutive victories in the last tournament, defeated Japan 3-2 after a close match.
Korea and China will have a final match on the 21st at 3pm (Korean time).
The Sudirman Cup is the World Mixed Team Badminton Championships held every two years. It is a best of 5 games.
Korea is challenging for the top again in six years since winning the 4th championship in its career at the 2017 Gold Coast Tournament (15th) in Australia. China, which won back-to-back victories at the 2019 Nanning Championships in China (16th) and the 2021 Finnish Bantha Championships (17th), is aiming for a third consecutive victory.
Korea was pushed to the quarterfinals in 2019 and third in 2021. In the 2021 tournament, they lost 0-3 to China in the semifinals.
Korea greeted Malaysia on this day, and in the mixed doubles, world No. 7) to take a come-from-behind victory and move ahead.토스카지노
Then, in the men’s singles, Jeon Hyeok-jin (Yonex), ranked 69th in the world, lost to 8th-ranked Ligesia 0-2 (11-21, 9-21). However, in the women’s singles, Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), who ranked second in the world, took the lead by defeating Carupateban Rechana, who ranked 71st, 2-0 (21-10, 21-13).
And in the men’s doubles, Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Na Seong-seung (Gimcheon City Hall), ranked 803rd in the world, defeated Aaron Chia-So Wooi-Ik, who ranked second, 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) in 34 minutes to finish the match. did.
In the semifinals that followed, China faced Japan and fought a bloody battle for more than six hours, but in the final women’s doubles, world No. He won and sealed the match.
In the women’s singles match that drew attention, world number one Akane Yamaguchi defeated fourth place Chen Yufei 2-0 (21-14, 21-15). Japan also won the mixed doubles, but collapsed while showing inferiority in the men’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles.
In the final between Korea and China, the women’s singles match between Ahn Se-young and Chen Yu-fei is expected to be an important watershed in the game. Ahn Se-young is inferior with 4 wins and 8 losses in the opponent’s match, but in the last 3 matches, he has won all of Chen Yu-fei, raising expectations.