Korean badminton is cruising in the individual competition following its team success at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
The team won the women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles in the quarterfinals of the competition at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, on Friday.
The team secured medals in all four individual events except the men’s singles, where Jeon Hyuk-jin (Yonex) and Lee Yoon-kyu (Kim Cheoncheong) were eliminated.
The team had earlier won gold for the women and bronze for the men in the team event.
World No. 1 Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance) reached the women’s singles quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-12 21-13) victory over world No. 16 Boonan Ongvamrungpan (Thailand).
Ahn’s semifinal opponent will be China’s He Bingjiao (World No. 5).
Ahn was the underdog against He Bingzhao last year 바카라사이트 with four losses in four meetings, but this year she has turned the tables with five straight wins.
Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life), on the other hand, fought hard against world No. 3 Chen Yufei (China), but lost 1-2 (17-21 21-17 15-21) and was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
The women’s doubles raised the possibility of a Taegeuk Warrior clash in the final.
Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) defeated Hong Kong’s Yung Ng-ating and Yung Pui-lam 2-1 (21-8 16-21 21-9) to reach the quarterfinals.
In the opposite bracket, Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Bank) also reached the last four with a 2-1 (15-21 21-11 21-7) win over Puli Tan-Tina Muralitharan (Malaysia).
In the mixed doubles, Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life) and Chae Yoo-jung (Incheon International Airport) won 2-0 (23-21 21-10) against Yeh Hung-wei and Lee Chia-hsin of Chinese Taipei.
Their quarterfinal opponents will be World No. 1 Zheng Tse Wei and Huang Ya Chung (CHN). Despite being outclassed in the head-to-head matchup (2-9), Seo Seung-Jae and Chae Yu-Jung smiled in the World Championships final in August and the China Open quarterfinals in September.
Choi Sol-gyu (Yonex) and Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance), who reached the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-8 21-11) win over Hong Kong’s Lo Chok-him-Yung Sing-choy, will face Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang-Wang Ji-lin for a ticket to the final.
Both teams are ‘underdogs’ who have beaten the big boys.
Choi Sol-gyu-Kim Won-ho defeated world No. 2 Liang Wei-keng-Wang Chang (China) in the round of 16, while Lee Yang-Wang Ji-lin defeated world No. 1 Pajar Alfian-Muhammad Ryan Ardianto in the quarterfinals. 카지노사이트