The Korean badminton team will clash with Malaysia on the 20th at 11:00 am (Korean time) in the semifinals of the 2023 Sudirman Cup.
The Korean national team, led by coach Kim Hak-kyun (52), defeated Taiwan 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the tournament held at the Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, China on the 19th with Seo Seung-jae, Chae Yoo-jung, Ahn Se-young, Kim Won-ho and Na Seong-seung.
In the quarterfinals that followed먹튀검증 Japan defeated Thailand 3-2, China defeated Indonesia 3-0, and Malaysia defeated Denmark 3-0. As a result, the semi-final match between Korea and Malaysia and China and Japan was concluded.
Seo Seung-jae (left) and Chae Yoo-jeong won the mixed doubles match. Suzhou|Xinhua Yonhap News
The Sudirman Cup is the World Mixed Team Badminton Championship held every two years. Mixed Doubles → Men’s Singles → Women’s Singles → Men’s Doubles → Women’s Doubles
Korea is aiming to regain the top spot in six years since winning the Gold Coast Championship in Australia in 2017.
In the quarterfinals, Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport) defeated Yang Poxuan and Hulingfang 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) in the mixed doubles, but the men’s singles As Lee Yun-gyu (Gimcheon City Hall) lost to Zhou Tian-jeon 0-2 (17-21, 16-21), the match became the starting point.
Ahn Se-young’s roar. Suzhou|Xinhua Yonhap News
However, in the women’s singles, Ahn Se-yeong (Samsung Life Insurance), world No. 2, seized the victory by beating Tai Zi-ying, 3rd place, 2-0 (21-13, 22-20). Ahn Se-young is performing brilliantly in this tournament, defeating world number one Yamaguchi Akane in the third match of Group D against Japan.
In the men’s doubles, Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Na Seong-seung (Gimcheon City Hall) won a two-set win over Li Yang and Ye Hong-wei, ending the long match.