[Asian Games] Table Tennis Lim Jong-hoon, Shin Yu-bin, Jang Woo-jin, and Jeon Ji-hee,
Lost to China and Won Bronze Medals
World No. 1 Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha were defeated by No. 14 Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Yidi.
Korean Table Tennis
Korean table tennis failed to overcome the ‘Great Wall of China’
had to be satisfied with two bronze medals in the table tennis mixed doubles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 바카라사이트
The team of Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) and Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air) (3rd place)
lost 0-4 to China’s world number 1 team Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha in the mixed doubles semifinals of the tournament
held at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 29th.
We lost 6-11 6-11 8-11 8-11).
In the semifinals held earlier, the pair of Jang Woo-jin and Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) (9th place)
defeated China’s Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Yidi (14th place) 1-4 (9-11 4-11 11-8 6-11 7-11).
With this, Korea won two bronze medals in mixed doubles.
Korean table tennis has been paying special attention to mixed doubles,
an Olympic event, as a ‘strategic event’.
Although the team stopped in the semifinals, it is positive that they achieved a place in the Asian Games,
which are held under as much tension as the Olympics.
The number of medals won by the Korean table tennis team in this tournament increased to 4 (1 silver, 3 bronze).
Korea previously won a silver medal in the men’s team event and a bronze medal in the women’s team event.
As the mixed doubles match was played out between the Chinese groups,
China booked one more gold medal.
The pair of Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Yidi are strong players
who jointly won the mixed doubles gold medal
at the Pyeongchang Asian Championships held just before.
The group of Sun Yingsha and Wang Chuqin is the ‘absolute best’,
having won two consecutive world championships in Houston in 2021 and Durban in 2023.
China is showing off its ability to be the ‘strongest’ team in this competition as well,
dominating the gold medal in the men’s and women’s team competition.
The Korean national team continues its medal challenge in the women’s doubles,
where Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee advanced to the quarterfinals, and in the men’s doubles,
where Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon advanced to the quarterfinals.
In singles, Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon have survived to the men’s round of 16,
Shin Yu-bin has survived to the women’s quarter-finals.