• February 2, 2023

‘There are us as well as Ahn Se-young’ Kim Ga-eun-Shim Yu-jin, Thailand Masters Round of 16

Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 2nd), Kim Ga-eun (25, Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 21st) and Shim Yu-jin (24, Incheon International Airport, world ranking) leading the Korean badminton women’s singles Ranked 47th) advanced to the round of 16 at the World Badminton Federation (BWF) Thailand Masters.

Kim Ga-eun defeated Linen Christoffersen (Denmark, world No. 24) 2-0 (21-18 21-14) in the first round (Round of 32) of the Thailand Masters women’s singles at the BWF World Tour Super 300 Tournament held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 1st. won

Gaeun Kim, who reached the round of 16, will battle Song Shuo-yun (Taiwan, world number 36) for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Shim Yu-jin, who led Korea to victory in the Uber Cup, the world women’s badminton team event last year, also passed the first round. Shim Yu-jin advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Wen Yu-jeng (Canada, world No. 51) 2-0 (21-15 21-14).

Sim Yu-jin will play Beiwen Zhang (USA, world number 19) in the round of 16.

Heo Kwang-hee (28, Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 37th) in the men’s singles defeated Priyansh Rajawat (India, world ranking 60th) 2-1 (14-21 21-19 27-25) after a close match.

She gave up the first set, but Heo Kwang-hee took the second set and took the match to the final three sets. Heo Kwang-hee, who took the third set 27-25 after a close deuce match, achieved a thrilling come-from-behind victory. 메이저놀이터

Heo Kwang-hee will face Nt Je-yong (Malaysia, world No. 29) for a ticket to the quarterfinals.

Jeon Hyeok-jin (28, Yonex, world No. 65), who won the Korea Masters last year and won the individual championship, also defeated Victor Svendsen (Denmark, world No. 46) 2-0 (21-16 21-9). .

Jeon Hyuk-jin’s opponent in the round of 16 is India’s Sai Franis (ranked 49th in the world).

Lee So-hee (29, Incheon International Airport)-Baek Ha-na (23, MG Saemaul Geumgo) and Shin Seung-chan (29, Incheon International Airport)-Lee Yu-rim (23, Samsung Life Insurance) also easily passed the first round.

Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Sports Corps) and Chae Yoo-jung (28, Incheon International Airport), who reached the round of 16 in mixed doubles, and Jin Yong (20, Yonex) and Shin Seung-chan will face each other to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Thailand Masters is a Super 300 tournament with a lower rating among the BWF World Tour. In this tournament, top rankers do not participate, and players who challenge the top rankings mainly participate.

Ahn Se-young, who took part in three BWF world tours last month and won two gold medals and one silver medal, will not participate in the Thailand Masters. After returning to Korea on the 31st of last month, he entered the Jincheon National Training Center to prepare for the next competition.

Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, as well as sports OTT service SPOTV NOW, will broadcast major matches of the BWF Thailand Masters live via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.

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