Table Tennis Teams were Eliminated in the Round of 16 of the Asian Championships

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.

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