‘Returning table tennis prodigy’ Shin Yu-bin (18, Korean Air, world ranking 34th) defeated ‘war veteran defender’ Han Ying (39, Germany, world ranking 10th) to win World Table Tennis (World Table Tennis) Tennis : WTT) Champions advanced to the quarterfinals.
Shin Yu-bin beat Han Ying 3-1 (13-11 11-8 10-12 12-10) in the women’s singles round of 16 at the WTT Xinxiang Champions held in Xinxiang, Hunan Province, China on the 12th.
WTT Champions will feature players with high world rankings and ranking points. A total of 64 players, 32 each for men’s and women’s singles, will be on the court. A total prize money of 800,000 dollars (approximately 1,055.2 million won) and 1,000 championship points are at stake, and only singles matches are held.
Shin Yu-bin took first place in the women’s division with 8 wins and 1 loss in the first round of the 2023 PyeongChang Asian Table Tennis Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games table tennis match held on the 31st of last month. Having secured her qualification for the Hangzhou Asian Games early with her first place in the women’s division, he challenged for the WTT Xinxiang Champions this time.
In the first round (Round of 32) held on the 9th, Shin Yu-bin defeated Hana Materova (Czech Republic, world No. 54) 3-0 (11-7 11-5 11-6).
On the way to the quarterfinals, he met Han Ying. Han Ying, who played an active role in China, the strongest country in table tennis, has competed in international competitions as a German national since 2010. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, she helped Germany win a silver medal in the team event.
Shin Yu-bin, who met Han Ying, an old man who has gone through all the battles in childbirth, succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals with a bold attack.
In the first game, Shin Yu-bin was unable to break through Han Ying’s defense and made a series of mistakes. With the score trailing 7-9, Shin Yu-bin made a 9-9 tie with a sharp attack. The number of offenses at the beginning of the game decreased, and Shin Yu-bin’s aggressive attack led to a goal.
In 11-11, Ying Han made a fatal mistake. Shin Yu-bin, who ran away with a score of 12-11, reached the 13-point high and took one game.
The uptrend in game 1 continued into game 2. Shin Yu-bin, who scored consecutively at 6-6, took the 2nd game 11-8.
Riding on her momentum, Shin Yu-bin played a game without gaps in her offense as well as defense. Leading 9-5 in game 3, he took her victory. However, Han Ying did not back down easily. Han Ying, who induced the opponent to make mistakes with skillful play, tied the score 9-9. Han Ying, who turned the tide of the battle with a surprise counterattack in 10-10, escaped from the edge of the cliff.
In the 4th game 8-8, Han Ying shook Shin Yu-bin’s offense with tenacious defense. Shin Yu-bin, who made consecutive mistakes, fell behind 8-10 and was in danger of giving up 4 games. However, Shin Yu-bin, who showed a stronger performance in her competition this year, did not collapse. In this situation, she scored 4 points in a row and confirmed her advancement to the quarterfinals. 스포츠토토
Shin Yubin will compete against the winner of the round of 16 match between Wang Yidi (China, world No. 3) and Cheng Yiqing (Taiwan, world No. 21) to advance to the semifinals.
Lee Sang-soo (32, Samsung Life Insurance, world No. 36), who has reached the men’s singles round of 16, will face off against ‘the world’s strongest’ Pan Zhen-dong (China, world No. 1) this evening.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast live satellite matches of the WTT Xinxiang Champions. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.