It was Ahn Se-young (21), the vanguard of defeating Japan’s archenemy.
The Korean badminton team, led by coach Kim Hak-kyun, defeated Japan 5-0 in the final 3rd match of Group 메이저사이트D at the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup) held in Suzhou, China on the 17th (Korean time). defeated 3 wins, 1st place in the group, aiming for the championship towards the quarterfinals.
◆Can’t lose a game
It was a bout between Korea and Japan, which won two matches against France and England. The Taegeuk Warriors achieved a 5-0, perfect shutout, exceeding their ability against the championship candidate. It is even more pleasing to see that it was a complete victory against Japan, which cannot be defeated even in rock-paper-scissors.
In the tough match-up, the score of successive victories rang. In the first match, mixed doubles world No. 9 Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jeong Na-eun (Hwasun-gun Office) won a come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino 2-1 (19-21, 21-15, 21-5). In the men’s singles, Jeon Hyuk-jin, who ranked 69th, defeated Kenta Nishimoto, who ranked 15th, 2-0 (21-11, 21-19).
The main character who focused on the rising trend appeared. It was Ahn Se-young, who faced Akane Yamaguchi, who was ranked No. 1 in the women’s singles in three matches. From the first set, she gained points based on solid defense and won the match 21-11. In the second set that followed, they did not get pushed back in the drive fight and received difficult balls, as well as outwitted the opponent with sharp diagonal attacks and drop shots, and defeated the ‘world’s strongest’ 21-15.