Semifinals ‘In front of your eyes’ Yubin Shin-Jonghoon Lim, challenge to break the highest score in Korean table tennis!

Korean table tennis made the best performance by defeating the opponents in the Three Kingdoms War.

The WTT Champions 2023 men’s and women’s singles round of 16, held in Xinxiang, China on the 11th and 12th, ended. 

On the 11th, Japanese super ace Tomokazu Harimoto (Japan, world ranking 3rd) scored a set score of 3-1 (4-11, 11-8, 11-5, 12-10), and made a splendid achievement of reverse sweep victory. 

Lim Jong-hoon easily gave up his first game, 4-11, but then won all the remaining games and emerged victorious. It is a splendid feat of advancing to the quarterfinals by overcoming the hurdle of a three-game deuce match. 카지노사이트

Harimoto and Lim Jong-hoon also met once last July at the Budapest Champions. At that time, we met as an opponent in the quarterfinals, but were defeated by Harimoto and turned our backs. Lim Jong-hoon, who succeeded in revenge this time, achieved the best result in the Korean men’s table tennis champions. 

The very next day, on the 12th, Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air, world ranking No. 34), who competed in the women’s singles round of 16, beat Han Ying (Germany, world ranking No. 10), who is considered the strongest defender in active service, with a set score of 3-1 (13-11, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10) and dramatically secured a ticket to the quarterfinals. We gave up only the third game, but the first game was good. He played fierce deuces in each set, but did not lose momentum. 

The quarterfinals achieved by Shin Yu-bin is also the best result in the women’s table tennis champions. Previously, Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities, world ranking 33rd) in October of last year had the best result in the round of 16. However, Jeon Ji-hee drank her high in the first game of this tournament. 

Shin Yu-bin and Han Ying also have a history of meeting in the quarterfinals of the women’s team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. At that time, Han Ying gave Shin Yu-bin a painful defeat. In her second confrontation, Shin Yu-bin succeeded in avenging herself by counterattacking Han Ying. 

However, Lee Sang-soo (Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 36th), who played the last game in Korea after Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin, ended his schedule by losing 1-3 to world number 1 Pan Zhen-dong (China).

Lim Jong-hoon, who survived, is set to face off against Alexis Lebrun (France), who is ranked 22nd in the world, and Yubin Shin, who is ranked 3rd in the world, Wang Yi-di (China). 

The total prize money for this tournament is about 7 million dollars (approximately 9 billion Korean won), and male and female winners will receive 35,000 dollars (about 46 million won) in prize money and 1,000 ranking points. You can win $8,500 in prize money just by participating. 

As soon as the tournament is over, the Korean team will participate in the Macau Champions Tournament to be held from the 17th to the 23rd. 

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