The Korean table tennis team was all eliminated in the round of 16 of the men’s and women’s singles at the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)-Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships.
Shin Yu-bin, ranked 9th in the world, defeated Paranang Orawan (Thailand)
ranked 92nd in the world, 2-3 (9-11 12-10 6-11 11-3 9-11) in the women’s singles round of 16 held at Pyeongchang Dome in Pyeongchang-gun
Gangwon-do on the 8th.
lost to Shin Yu-bin, who dropped a set first
took her game to five sets
but she hung her head by dropping the final set to an opponent who was ranked much lower than her.
Jeon Ji-hee, ranked 33rd in the world
also lost 0-3 (8-11 5-11 4-11) to Mima Ito (Japan, 8th)
bronze medalist in women’s singles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. 온라인섯다
Shocking news of elimination was also reported in the men’s singles.
World No. 9 Jang Woo-jin lost to World No. 50 Wong Chun-ting (Hong Kong) 2-3 (11-9 19-17 2-11 9-11 10-12), and Lim Jong-hoon (No. 17) was also ranked far below him.
He bowed to Yuta Tanaka (Japan), ranked 73rd in the world, 1-3 (10-12 12-10 9-11 7-11). Jaehyun Ahn, ranked 40th in the world, also lost 0-3 (3-11 7-11 6-11) to Liang Jingkun (China), ranked 6th in the world.
Korea managed to save face in the men’s and women’s doubles match. The team of Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee defeated Taiwan’s Zhen Zhiyou and Huang Yi-hua 3-0 (11-9 16-14 11-5) in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semifinals. The men’s doubles pair of Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon and Ahn Jae-hyun and Park Kang-hyeon each advanced to the semifinals. All three groups will face Chinese teams in the semifinals.