‘Natural Enemy’ Ahn Se-young, who defeated Chen Yu-fei, is now Yamaguchi

“I believe that if you do your best, the results will follow.”

Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), who is ranked second in the world, has risen to the top of the Jeonyeong Open, which boasts the highest authority in badminton.

On the 19th (Korean time), in the women’s singles final of the ‘2023 Jeonyeong Open Badminton Championships’ held in Birmingham, England, Ahn Se-young beat ‘World Ranking 4th’ Chen Yufei (China) 2-1 (21-17 10-21 21-19). and won the gold medal. Chen Yufei is a gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In the semifinals, Ahn Se-young won a 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 24-22) come-from-behind victory over ‘World Ranking No. 3’ Dai Ziying (Taiwan), and Chen Yu-Fei defeated the ‘defending champion’ and current world ranking No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi. (Japan) 2-0 (21-7, 21-8) and advanced to the final.

Ahn Se-young, whose strength is her strong stamina and tenacious defense, played a tenacious rally fight in 3 games in a tight 1-1 match against Chen Yu-fei.

Chen Yufei’s powerful attack with her coat wide open was somehow blocked, and she caught her off guard with a rather bold attack, bringing her aura. She didn’t lose focus even during the long rally. At the last minute, she roared and finished her off with a powerful center smashing attack.

Ahn Se-young, who had been building her stamina and endurance through her high-intensity training after last season, sweated again, saying, “If you do your best, the results will follow as always,” even though she had a hard time바카라. As Ahn Se-young said, who went through her time of perseverance, the results followed. It is also a gold medal at the Jeonyeong Open.

Ahn Se-young, who had to be satisfied with the runner-up last year after losing to Yamaguchi, considered the ‘world’s strongest’, weighed on the expectation that she would struggle against her ‘natural enemy’ in this final as well. Ahn Se-young had an absolute inferiority against Chen Yu-fei until last year, 8 matches and 8 losses.

This year is different. She is putting an end to her relationship with her nemesis by beating Chen Yufei in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open in January and also in the final of the British Open. Ahn Se-young, who overpowered her natural enemy, achieved the feat of winning the Jeonyeong Open 27 years after Bang Soo-hyun in 1996 as a Korean player.

Ahn Se-young said in an interview with a broadcasting station after the game, “I have made a mark in my career. I am proud of myself.”

Ahn Se-young is now targeting Yamaguchi. Prior to the Jeonyeong Open, Ahn Se-young reached the finals in all four competitions this year, winning twice. On the other two occasions, he lost to Yamaguchi and missed the championship. Ahn Se-young, who was aiming to win the first badminton world championship in her life in September last year, lost 0-2 to Yamaguchi and did not make it to the final stage. If you go beyond Yamaguchi, Ahn Se-young can often taste the joy at a higher place.

Ahn Se-young, who has been receiving attention as a ‘genius girl’ since her junior days, is getting closer and closer to her goal.

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