[Asian Games] Jeon Ji-hee wins gold medal 12 years after naturalization “Starts a second table tennis career in Korea”
“Korea gave me a second table tennis life.”
While all Korean table tennis players were grateful to naturalized Chinese player Jeon Ji-hee (30, Mirae Asset Securities), Jeon Ji-hee expressed her gratitude to Korea.
On the 2nd, Jeon Ji-hee paired with Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air) defeated North Korea’s Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung 4-1 in the table tennis women’s doubles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games to win the gold medal. 카지노사이트탑
This is a precious gold medal that Korean table tennis has won at the Asian Games for the first time in 21 years.
Jeon Ji-hee played in China before coming to Korea in 2008 and naturalized in 2011.
After playing as the ‘ace’ of Korean women’s table tennis for over 10 years, on this day she won the long-awaited gold medal in an international all-around competition for the first time in her life.
Jeon Ji-hee has been struggling since last year as her chronic knee injury worsened.
Despite this, she and Shin Yu-bin teamed up to win a silver medal in women’s doubles at the 2023 Durban World Championships, and this time they also won a gold medal.
Jeon Ji-hee confessed, “I was not in good shape since last year, and there were various situations.
This year, I had a bad start.
I also felt sorry for Shin Yu-bin when I returned from the Thailand competition.”
He continued, “Starting from the World Championships, I took on the challenge with the mindset of ‘let’s do it again’ and I finished very well.
After that, my condition gradually returned,” adding, “It was difficult to compete in this tournament, but I overcame players from Thailand and North Korea to get to this point.
I am grateful.”