‘As expected Ahn Se-young’ Korean badminton, a smooth start toward the championship in 6 years

Korean badminton took its first step toward winning the World Mixed Team Championships for the first time in six years.

The national team, led by coach Kim Hak-kyun, defeated France in the first round of Group D of the ‘2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup’ held at the Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, China on the 14th. The match score was 4 to 1.

The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship held every two years. Korea won the 2nd, 3rd and 8th tournaments, and reached the top for the 4th time in the 15th tournament held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2017.

In the mixed doubles, the first match of the day, Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jung Na-eun (Hwasun-gun Office) beat Tom G-Quell and Delphine Delu 2-0 (21-18, 21-17), and the national team got off to a good start. In the men’s singles, Lee Yoon-kyu (Army Sports Corps) lost to Christo Popov 0-2 (8-21, 18-21).토스카지노

However, Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), the ace of women’s singles, changed the mood. World No. 2 Ahn Se-young easily defeated Qishupei 2-0 (21-7, 21-14) in 35 minutes.

In the men’s doubles team, Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance) and Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) defeated Lucas Corby and Ronan Labar 2-1 (21-16, 18-21, 21-19). With the victory confirmed, women’s doubles Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) also beat Margot Lambert-Anne Tran 2-0 (21-8, 21-16) and checked their condition.

The national team will play the second match against England on the 15th. On the 17th, they will play against their archrival Japan for the third match.