The badminton national team defeated Japan, the ‘rival’ at the Sudirman Cup, and advanced to the quarterfinals with first place in the group

 The Korean badminton team advanced to the quarterfinals with a complete victory over Japan at the 2023 World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup).

The national team, led by coach Kim Hak-gyun, defeated Japan with a set score of 5-0 in the third match of the Group D group stage of the tournament held in Suzhou, China on the 17th.

Korea, which had previously beaten France and England, advanced to the quarterfinals in first place after winning all three matches.

The Sudirman Cup consists of five matches in the order of mixed doubles, men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles. The first team to win three matches wins.

Korea defeated Japan in mixed doubles메이저사이트 and men’s and women’s singles.

First, World No. 9 Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jeong Na-eun (Hwasun-gun Office), ranked 9th in the mixed doubles match, met World No. 2 Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, and started with a 2-1 (19-21 21-15 21-5) come-from-behind victory. cut off well

Then Hyuk-Jin Jeon (Yonex), who ranked 69th in the men’s singles, beat Kenta Nishimoto, who ranked 15th, 2-0 (21-11 21-19), putting the victory right in front of his eyes.

In the women’s singles final, Korea’s proud ace and world No. 2 Ahn Se-yeong (Samsung Life Insurance) took part.

Ahn Se-young met her nemesis, world number one Akane Yamaguchi, and defeated her 2-0 (21-11 21-15) to seal Korea’s victory.

Korea’s upward trend did not stop there. In the men’s doubles, where the victory was already confirmed, Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance)-Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) beat Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi 2-0 (21-18 21-12).

In the women’s doubles, Hana Baek (MG Saemaul Geumgo) and Sohee Lee (Incheon International Airport) completed a perfect victory by defeating Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 2-0 (21-13 21-18).

Korea, which advanced to the quarterfinals after finishing first in the group, took a step closer to winning the tournament for the first time in six years.


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