South Korea’s women’s badminton advanced to the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) team tournament and secured at least a silver medal. 스포츠토토
Korea beat Thailand 3-1 in the semifinals of the women’s team event at Hangzhou Binjiang Gymnasium in Zhejiang Province on Thursday. South Korea’s badminton, which was humiliated by “no medal” at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, secured a silver medal early in the women’s team event, its first event.
It is the first time in nine years that women’s badminton has advanced to the final of the team event since the 2014 Incheon Games. The most recent women’s team gold medal was the 1994 Hiroshima Games, which she will try for the first time in 29 years.
Thailand did not have a top-ranker, but it was a tricky opponent due to the small gap between players. Korea laughed after a close game for more than five hours.
Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), the world’s No. 1 player, met world No. 12 Cho Chu-wong Ponpawi and beat him 2-1 (21-12, 18-21, 21-15) after a fierce battle in the 78th minute. Ahn Se-young said, “I didn’t believe in myself and had a hard game because I was nervous about controlling the ball,” adding, “The game was not good, but I’m really happy to win.” “After a hard game, I get my breath open and I play better in the future. That’s why I’m looking forward to it more,” he laughed.
In the second double match, Baek Ha-na (Saemaeul Geumgo) and Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport Corporation), the world’s second-ranked team, came from behind 2-1 (23-25, 21-13, 21-5) against the world’s 10th-ranked Jongkolpan Kititarakul-Rawinda Prajongzai group. So far, they have lost one set for the first time in a match, but they have easily won two to three sets and made a match score of 2-0.
Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life Insurance), ranked 18th in the world in the third singles, bowed 1-2 (22-24, 21-14, 12-21) to Bussanan Ongbamrungpan (16th), whose world ranking is two steps higher than him. The game takes 80 minutes.
However, in the fourth double, the world’s third-ranked Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong defeated 11th-ranked Benyafa Aimsad and Nuntakarun Aimsad 2-0 (21-19, 21-12) to confirm their advance to the finals. He was dragged to 0-6 at the beginning of the second set with a 1-0 lead, but he turned it around by showing his endurance.
The national team will face China, the host country, in the final after beating Japan 3-1 at 10 a.m. on the 1st. Ahn Se-young said, “The shouts of Chinese fans are so loud that I can’t hear the coaches’ operational instructions well,” adding, “China is more difficult than Japan.”
Korean badminton, which did not win a single medal in the last tournament, aims to win in all seven detailed events, including the men’s and women’s team events. The men’s national team will play India in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on the 30th.