‘Medal Challenge’ Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin, first win in mixed doubles… Fasting is also a ‘good start’ 

Lim Jong-hoon (26, Korea Exchange) and Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air) won their first victory in mixed doubles at the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Table Tennis Championships.

Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin defeated Nigeria’s Bode Abiodon and Opion Edem Joe in just 11 minutes in the first round of mixed doubles (round of 64) at the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships held at the International Convention Center (DICC) in Durban, South Africa on the 21st (local time). It was 3-0 (11-2 11-5 11-5) in the first half.

Korea dispatched a 22-member national team to this tournament, including 12 players (6 males and 6 females) and a leader and partner player. They arrived in Durban, the final battleground, on the 16th. The competition lasts for 9 days.

The event Korea is most looking forward to at the World Championships is mixed doubles. Mixed doubles, which has many variables, is highly likely to beat China, the world’s strongest, compared to other events.

In particular, the mixed doubles pairing of Lim Jong-hun and Shin Yu-bin, the leading men’s and women’s singles players in Korea, is evaluated as a medal candidate. The pair Lim Jong-hun and Shin Yu-bin won the gold medal at the World Table Tennis (WTT) last year. This year, he won two silver medals, revealing his prospects for the World Championships.

The team Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin, who played the first game, advanced to the second round by defeating the Nigerian group lightly as if warming up.

Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin showed a good start in the singles. Lim Jong-hoon beat Robert Gardos (Austria, world No. 45) 4-1 (11-4 8-11 11-7 11-7 11-5) in the men’s singles first round (round of 128).

Lim Jong-hun, who defeated Gardos, a difficult opponent from the first game, will compete with Mehdi Bolusa (Algeria, world No. 77) to advance to the third round.

In the first round of the women’s singles, Shin Yu-bin defeated mother-in-law (Canada, world No. 63) 4-1 (11-5 10-12 11-9 13-11 11-2).

Shin Yu-bin, who competed at the World Championships in Houston, Texas, USA two years ago, withdrew during the competition due to a stress fracture injury in her right wrist. She has since undergone two surgeries and after a long rehabilitation she is back on the court.토스카지노

Shin Yu-bin, who recently recovered her skills by performing well in international competitions, will challenge for medals in singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Cho Dae-seong (21, Samsung Life Insurance)-Kim Na-young (18, POSCO International) Jodo defeated Ho Kuan-Kit-Lee Ho-Ching of Hong Kong 3-1 (11-4 9-11 11-2 11-4) in the first round of mixed doubles and won 2 Climbed into rotation.

Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast live satellite matches of the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.

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