Asian Games, Badminton Seeking Revenge for No Medal

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    [Asian Games] Badminton Seeking Revenge for No Medal, Powerful Smash from the 28th




    Aiming for prizes in all 7 events... Ahn Se-young, No. 1 in women’s singles ranking, ‘golden expectations’


    Korean badminton, which suffered the humiliation of receiving no medals five years ago, has made a powerful leap forward for a smashing revenge.


    The Hangzhou Asian Games badminton team will compete in the men's and women's team competition from the 28th to the 1st of next month, and will compete in five individual events (men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) from the 2nd to the 7th.


    Women's singles, which features world No. 1 Ahn Se-young (21), is considered the sport most likely to win gold.  카지노사이트위키


    Ahn Se-young, who was eliminated in the first round of the Jakarta/Palembang competition, has become one of the players receiving the most attention as her skills have soared this year.


    Se-young Ahn swept gold medals in 9 competitions, including this year's World Individual Championships, All England Open, and China Open, and 27 years after Bang Bang-hyun, she was ranked No. 1 in the women's singles world rankings.


    It was the first Korean singles player, male or female, to win the World Championships.


    If Ahn Se-young rises to the top again this time, she can break the increasingly loose 'Big 4' structure with Akane Yamaguchi (Japan), Chen Yu-fei (China), and Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) and advance to the '1st place'.


    Ahead of this tournament, foreign media outlets such as AFP and Shinhwa Net also predicted Ahn Se-young's possibility of winning.


    In women's doubles, you can also dream of the Taegeuk Warriors ranked 2nd and 3rd in the world facing each other in the finals.


    The main characters are Lee So-hee (29) and Baek Hana (23), who first combined in October of last year and rose rapidly, and Kim So-young (31) and Gong Hee-yong (26), bronze medalists at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


    Lee So-hee and Baek Hana lifted trophies at the Indonesia Open, Malaysia Masters, and German Open, while Kim So-young and Kong Hee-yong, a duo of five years, won the All England Open and Japan Open, the most prestigious badminton competitions.


    In order for both groups to achieve a golden smash, they must overcome the barrier of world No. 1s Libra and Jaipan (China).


    The mixed doubles and men's doubles, led by Seo Seung-jae, can also expect medals.


    Seo Seung-jae teamed up for a gold medal with Kang Min-hyuk in the men's doubles and with Chae Yu-jeong in the mixed doubles at the World Championships last month.


    Seo Seung-jae is the third Korean badminton player to win two world championships in one year, following Park Joo-bong (1985 men's doubles and mixed doubles, 1991 men's doubles and mixed doubles) and Kim Dong-moon (1999 men's doubles and mixed doubles).


    Following the World Championships, Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong boosted their confidence by defeating world No. 1s Zheng Si-wei and Huang Ya-chong (China) in succession at the China Open.


    The national team believes that if it performs well in the team competition that begins first, its performance in the individual competition that follows will also be maximized.


    National team coach Kim Hak-gyun predicted at Media Day last month, “If we get good results in the team competition held first, our individual performance will automatically follow.”


    There are a total of seven gold medals at stake in the Asian Games, including the men's and women's team event (2), men's and women's singles (2), men's and women's doubles (2), and mixed doubles (1).


    The national team's goal is to win prizes in all seven events.