Korean women’s badminton player, took a step closer to the top of the world by winning two consecutive championships in international competitions organized by the World Badminton Federation (BWF).
World No. 2 Ahn Se-young defeated 9th place Carolina Marine (29, Spain) 2-1 (18-21 12-18 21-13) in the women’s singles final of the BWF 스포츠토토 World Tour Indonesia Masters (Super 500) held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 29th. defeated and won
Ahn Se-young reached the finals in all three of her tournaments held earlier this year, finishing with wins in two of them. After starting the Malaysian Open, the opening match of this season, as runner-up, she won the Indian Open and the Malaysian Masters in succession on the 22nd. During the same period, she also extended her winning streak to 10 games.
Ahn Se-young, who suffered a muscle injury in her right thigh due to the hard march she started at the beginning of the year, climbed onto her court and won her championship trophy, enduring the pain with taping. She roared with a come-from-behind victory against Marin, a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and called a world-class striker. Their opponent record was tied at 4 wins and 4 losses.
Departure was uneasy. In the first set, the score widened to 12-15 due to Marine’s wave-like offensive. Ahn Se-young counterattacked and narrowed the score to 18-19, but Marine, who took advantage of the upward trend, won 21-18.
The reversal drama started from the second set. In a tight match at 13-13, after taking Marine’s series of attacks with his unique high-quality defense, he made a series of mistakes by the opponent and widened the score to 16-13. I drove the momentum and won the second set 21-18.
Ahn Se-young, who caught the flow, finished the third set with a one-sided advantage. After taking the win by widening the score to 14-10, a series of goals ended the game at 21-13. Ahn Se-young celebrated her second victory this season with her unique flashy ceremony and bright smile.
Ahn Se-young is showing an appearance close to ‘breaking the seal’ by defeating the ‘natural enemies’ one after another, who were unilaterally pushed in the opponent’s record this season. He showed an exhilarating victory over Akane Yamaguchi (Japan), Yufei Chen, and Bingjao Heo (China) to escape from the one-sided inferiority of his opponents.
The secret was stickiness. Ahn Se-young has been raising the world rankings with his overwhelming physical strength and defensive capabilities based on quickness. However, when he faced a seasoned opponent who controlled the flow of the game, he would often get caught up in it. There were many cases where he collapsed because of his helplessness without being able to properly unleash his capabilities.
This season, Ahn Se-young has grown and evolved further. In addition to his unique defense, his offensive ability has been reinforced. In addition, the tenacity of not giving up and solving problems step by step, even when cornered on the defensive, has noticeably improved.
His unique style of play, in which he slays the opponent’s spirits and brings joy to the audience with flashy actions such as dancing and cheering, is interpreted as a ‘star castle’. ‘Shuttlecock Empress’ Bang Soo-hyeon, who won the gold medal in the women’s singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, chose Ahn Se-young as her successor because she had unlimited potential for growth in both her performance and marketability.