Finals later… Challenge for gold medal after 29 years

At the Hangzhou Asian Games, the women’s badminton team advanced to the team finals. In a moment, they will challenge for their first gold medal in 29 years against the home team, China.

This is reporter Bae Jeong-hoon.


Our team surprisingly struggled in the semifinals against Thailand.

World No. 1 Ahn Se-young, who was playing her first singles match, won 2-1 against 12th-ranked Thailand’s Cho Chu-wong after giving up the first set, and third singles runner Kim Ga-eun recorded her first loss in this tournament.

In a situation where the game score was 2-1, the players came together as one.

Her youngest child, Ahn Se-young, cheered for her older sisters and filled the stadium full of her Chinese fans with her voice.

[Ahn Se-young/Badminton National Team: Fighting!]

As if they had gained strength from the cheering, the doubles team of Gong Hee-yong and Kim So-young, who came in fourth, won with perfect chemistry, and our players were jumping up and down, enjoying the joy of advancing to the finals.

[Gong Hee-yong/Badminton National Team: I think (Ahn) Se-young’s voice and (Chae) Yu-jeong’s voice were heard loudly. (That) was a great help… ]

The national team will challenge for its first win in 29 years against the home team, China, starting at 10 o’clock.

In the men’s team semifinal held yesterday evening (30th), they lost 3-2 to India in a close match and won the bronze medal.

In table tennis, Yubin Shin defeated Taiwan’s Chen Shuyu in the singles to reach the semifinals, and she also reached the semifinals in the women’s doubles with Jihee메이저사이트 Jeon, securing two bronze medals.

Jang Woo-jin advanced to the semifinals in the men’s doubles with Jong-Hoon Lim, and then achieved a dramatic comeback victory over Japan’s Harimoto, ranked 5th in the world in singles, to also advance to the semifinals.

Woo Ha-ram and Lee Jae-kyung, who competed in the men’s synchronized 3m springboard diving event, won silver medals.

Korean diving star Woo Ha-ram won his 9th Asian Games medal.

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