At 17, Oh Jun-sung becomes the youngest Korean men’s table tennis player ever to qualify for the AGs
The Korean women’s table tennis team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the table tennis team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
The Korean women’s table tennis team (ranked 5th in the world), 섯다 led by head coach Oh Kwang-heon, defeated Thailand (ranked 24th) by a match score of 3-0 in the second match of the Women’s Team Pool D at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on Wednesday (February 22).
South Korea clinched first place in Group D and advanced directly to the quarterfinals. A win in the quarterfinals would secure the bronze medal. Korea Women’s Table Tennis also won the bronze medal in the team event at the 2018 Games.
Shin Yubin, ranked No. 8 in the world in women’s singles, started the day with a 3-0 (11-3 11-9 11-5) victory over Sutasini Sawetabut, ranked No. 39 in the world.
After taking the first game in straight sets, Shin found herself in a tight spot early in the second game after Sutasini switched up her offense and dropped back-to-back points. Tied at 8-8, 카지노사이트랭크 Shin rallied and capitalized on her opponent’s error with a forehand attack. Sutasini’s return hit the net and Shin took game two.
Trailing in game three, Shin broke through with a powerful forehand winner at 4-4. With the momentum in her favor, she closed out the match by extending her lead.
Playing in the second round, World No. 33 Jeon Jeon Hee defeated World No. 67 Orawan Paranang 3-0 (11-4 11-2 11-8).
Jeon took the first and second games with ease, using a variety of serves to shake up her opponent. After falling behind early in the third game, Jeon fought back to tie the match at 6-6. With a powerful forehand attack, she broke back for an 8-7 victory.
In the third match, 온라인섯다 World No. 60 Seo Hyo-won defeated World No. 559 Tamolwan Ketkuan 3-0 (11-9 11-8 11-9).
After taking games one and two, Seo capitalized on an unforced error to reach match point at 9-9 in game three. Tamolwan’s final forehand attack went out of bounds, allowing Seo to end the match.
The men’s table tennis team, led by head coach Joo Se-hyuk, also advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Thailand 3-0 in the second match of Group C, topping the group.
In the first match, Lim Jong-hoon (ranked 17th in the world in men’s singles) defeated Sarayut Thancharoen 3-1 (11-7 7-11 11-4 12-10), while Ahn Jae-hyun (ranked 38th) defeated Pakpum Sangguasin 3-0 (11-5 13-11 11-8) in the second match.
In the third match, 97th-ranked Oh Jun-sung defeated Cisik Nuchichat 3-0 (11-8 11-1 11-7).
At 17 years old, Oh became the youngest Korean men’s table tennis player ever to compete at an Asian Games.
Oh is the son of Oh Sang, who has won numerous medals at the Asian Games (seven silver, two bronze) and Olympic Games (one silver, one bronze).
The men’s and women’s table tennis teams, who entered the quarterfinals side-by-side atop their groups, will not meet before the quarterfinals against powerhouses such as China and Japan.
South Korea will play the winner of the Round of 16 on Thursday in the quarterfinals. The tournament brackets will be drawn after the group stage concludes on Wednesday.
However, Kazakhstan, Iran, and India cannot be ignored, as they all had strong performances at the Pyeongchang Asian Championships.
The men’s table tennis could also meet North Korea in the medal round, while Chinese Taipei could be a factor in the women’s tournament after falling behind North Korea. 고스톱