‘First individual medal secured’… Shin Yubin-Jeon Hee secures first women’s doubles title in 12 years at World Table Tennis Championships!
‘Pee-wee’ Shin Yubin (19, Korean Air) secured her first ever medal at the World Table Tennis Championships. In the women’s doubles, she and partner Jeon Jeon-hee (31, Mirae Asset Securities) advanced to the quarterfinals, becoming the first women’s doubles team to win a medal in 12 years since Kim Kyung-ah and Park Mi-young.
Shin Yoo-bin and Jeon Jeon-hee, ranked 12th in the world, defeated Bernadette Sötz (Romania) and Sophia Polkanova (Austria-3rd) 3-0토토사이트 (11-9 15-13 11-4) in the women’s doubles quarterfinals at the World Table Tennis Championships at the Durban International Convention Center (DICC) in Durban, South Africa, on Friday.
The tournament does not have a 3¤4th place match after the quarterfinals, so the win secured at least a bronze medal for Shin and Jeon. For Shin, it is her first individual World Table Tennis Championships medal, and for Jeon her first individual World Table Tennis Championships medal. Jeon won a bronze medal in the team event in 2018 in Halmstad.
In the first set, Shin Yoo-bin and Jeon Jeon-hee scored two points to take the lead at 6-6. They then extended their lead to 10-6, but three consecutive errors put them on the ropes, but they never gave up the lead or tied the game. In the second set, they were down 2-7 early on, but rallied to 5-9 before scoring three straight points to make it 8-9 and faced set point with one point down, but after tying the score at 10-10, they won the set on a deuce. With momentum on their side, Shin and Jeon easily took control of the match in the third set, scoring the first seven points in a row at 4-4.
After their victory, Shin Yubin-Jeonhee spoke to the Korea Olympic Committee and said, “I’m happy to bring home a women’s doubles medal after 12 years. No matter who our opponents are in the quarterfinals, we will continue to communicate with them to achieve good results.”
“We are grateful to Chairman (Yoo Seung-min), as well as the staff and teammates who helped us in every way,” they said, adding, “The tournament is not over yet, so we will continue to think only of victory.”