‘World No. 1’ Jeon Jeon-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) and Shin Yoo-bin (Korean Air) won a tightly contested North-South match to reach the women’s doubles quarterfinals.
Jeon Jeon-hee and Shin Yubin defeated North Korea’s Kim Geum-yong and Byun Song-kyong 3-1 (11-4 5-11 11-9 12-10) in the round of 16 of the women’s doubles at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Monday at the Hangzhou Gungsu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium.
It started well. Jeon Jeon-hee and Shin Yubin wrapped up the first game 11-4 in seven minutes.
They struggled in the second set. Kim Geum-young’s backhand pierced the left and right corners with precision. After taking an early lead, they were down 4-8 and eventually dropped the second set 5-11.
The third set was also close. Kim’s angled receptions kept the Korean player’s feet busy. She was off-balance and her attacks often hit the net or went over the table. It was 4-7 in the first set. Jeon’s expression hardened.
The match was going to be close. South Korea capitalized on an error by North Korea’s Byun Song-kyung and a powerful forehand by Jeon Jeon-hee to break back to 9-8. Eventually, they took the third set 11-9 to catch their breath. The third set alone took 14 minutes, and the fourth set took 29 minutes to complete.
The fourth set was also a bloodbath. At the beginning of the set, Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee missed their shots, making the score 3-5 and putting them in the chasing position again.
With the score tied at 6-6, Korea lost three consecutive points. It looked like they were going to lose the set, but they balanced the score with three consecutive points. Finally, with the score tied at 10-10, they scored two consecutive points and punched their ticket to the quarterfinals after an unexpectedly difficult match.
Xin Yubin won a disappointing bronze medal in the team event at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Friday. It was the first Asian Games medal of his career, but he was in tears. She played the first and fourth singles in the semifinals against Japan, and everyone shook their heads.
After losing to Japan, she repeatedly bowed to her teammates Jeon Jeon-hee and Seo Hyo-won, saying, “I’m sorry.” As a teenager, the weight of being the national team’s ace had to be borne by Shin Yubin. As he fights to make up for his disappointment in the team event, all eyes will be on him to ensure smooth sailing in the remaining events. 토토사이트
He has been cruising. He partnered with Lim Jong-hoon (KEX) to defeat Japan’s Shunsuke Togami and Miyu Kihara 3-1 in the mixed doubles round of 16 and Singapore’s Clarence Lee and Zheng Jian 3-0 in the quarterfinals to secure the bronze medal.
She also reached the quarterfinals in singles. After a 4-0 win over Fadkeh Amit (Bahrain) in the round of 32 the previous day, Shin Yubin followed it up with a 4-0 (11-7 11-9 11-5 11-2) victory over Zhang Jian. It was a flawless performance, as he did not drop a single set en route to the quarterfinals.