Cross the Great Wall of China… Special ‘Golden Smashing’ award to Shin Yu-bin
Korean table tennis has high expectations for Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air), who is expected to win a medal at the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games. He grew up hearing people call him a ‘table tennis prodigy’ since childhood, and in 2019, he became the youngest member of the national team in the sport (14 years, 11 months) and gradually gained experience. Although he did not win a medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he became the youngest player in Korean table tennis history to participate in the competition.
Although he is still young, he has established himself as the ‘ace’ of the national team. Shin Yu-bin, ranked 9th in the women’s singles world rankings, is the highest ranked Korean player. She is ranked 1st in the women’s doubles rankings with Jeon Ji-hee (32, Mirae Asset Securities) and 3rd in the mixed doubles rankings with Lim Jong-hoon (26, Korea Exchange).
Shin Yu-bin dreams of smashing gold in her first Asian Games. As this was a difficult opportunity for her, her will is extraordinary. He underwent two wrist surgeries after the Tokyo Olympics. Due to injury, he was unable to participate in the national team selection event last year, so his participation in the Asian Games was uncertain, but he got the opportunity when the Hangzhou Games were postponed for a year.
Regarding this opportunity, Shin Yu-bin expressed, “Luck has come to me.” He said at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village last month, “I’m excited because it’s my first time competing, so I’ll show you a better performance. “A lot of time has passed since the Tokyo Olympics, and I feel that I have grown more than before,” he said, adding, “I want to compete without regrets.”
Now, the nickname ‘Beep’ always follows Shin Yubin. It was named so because it made a sound like a chick crying during the Tokyo Olympics. This means that interest and expectations for him are high. Although it may be a burden, Shin Yu-bin said, “On the contrary, it is the driving force that allows me to exert more strength and work hard,” and she emphasized, “I want to show my progress and technical skills to meet expectations.”
Shin Yu-bin is expected to compete not only in singles but also in doubles and team competitions. He said, “It is not easy to find a partner who is a good match for me, but I have a good sister and brother next to me,” and “I think I am lucky.” “I’m learning a lot by playing games together,” he said.
Korean table tennis has lost its gold since winning the men’s and women’s doubles (Seung-min Yoo-Cheol-seung Lee, Eun-sil Lee and Eun-mi Seok) at the 2002 Busan Games. On the Asian Games stage, they suffered hardships repeatedly as they were blocked by China, the reigning powerhouse in table tennis.메이저사이트
China is still strong. Recently, he swept seven gold medals at the Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships. Korea left behind a disappointing record of one silver medal and five bronze medals at home. Shin Yu-bin can also achieve his dream of being at the top of the Asian Games only by crossing the Great Wall of China.
Shin Yu-bin said after finishing the Pyeongchang Games on the 10th, “I think it is one of the many competitions I play. “I will make my table tennis stronger,” she pledged, “I will play well against good players in Hangzhou.”