South Korean women’s table tennis ‘teenage ace’ Shin Yoo-bin (Korean Air) has secured a medal in every event at her first Asian Games.
Shin Yubin (ranked 8th) defeated Chinese Taipei’s Chun Zhiyou (ranked 48th) 4-1 (6-11 11-9 11-7 11-7 11-3) in the women’s singles quarter-finals at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on 30 June.
She then teamed up with Jeon Jeon-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) to defeat the 21st-ranked Chinese Taipei pair of Chun Zhiyou and Huang Yihua 3-1 (9-11 11-6 11-6 11-4) in the women’s doubles.
Having previously won one bronze in the women’s team event and one in the mixed doubles, Shin now has two bronze medals to her name, making her a medallist in all four events she has competed in at the Games.
In table tennis at the Asian Games, bronze medals are awarded to all semi-final losers without a third place match.
This is the first time Shin Yubin has won a singles medal at an international event. He did not win a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, his first international event.
On 1 October, Hsin Yubin will take on ‘world number one’ Sun Yingxia (China) for a place in the singles final.
The two have met four times so far, with Sun Yingxia winning all of them.
In these four matches, Xin Yubin was repeatedly beaten by Sun Yingxia without taking a single game.
If she can get past Sun Yingxia, she will play the winner of the Hina Hayata (9th)-Wang Yidi (4th) match for gold in the final.
Hayata is the top-ranked Japanese player, ahead of Mima Ito.
Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee will play a “Korea-Japan” match against Harimoto Miwa and Kihara Miyu (33rd) on the 2nd for a ticket to the final.
Harimoto-Kihara caused an upset in the quarter-finals, beating China’s Sun Yingxia-Wang Yidi 바카라사이트 (37th) 3-1 (11-9 5-11 11-7 11-9) to reach the semi-finals.
‘Men’s Table Tennis Ace’ Zhang Wujin has also booked a medal in every event at the Games.
Having previously won silver in the men’s team event and bronze in the mixed doubles, Jang secured two more medals on the day with straight-sets victories in the men’s doubles quarter-finals and men’s singles quarter-finals.
Like Shin Yubin, this is the first time Zhang has won a singles medal at an international event.
He did not compete at the Olympics, and at the Asian Games he won a silver medal in the team event at Jakarta-Palembang 2018.
Jang Woo-jin (13th) reached the semi-finals in the singles after defeating Japanese ace Tomokazu Harimoto (4th) 4-3 (8-11 10-12 8-11 11-9 19-17 11-4 11-8) in a full-game thriller.
After dropping the first three games in a row, Zhang refused to give up and broke back in the fourth game to take a foothold in the tiebreaker, only for Harimoto to suffer a severe cramp in his thigh in the fifth game.
Zhang Wujin will play China’s world number one Fan Zhendong for a place in the final on day two.
Zhang is undefeated in his six-match head-to-head record against Fan Zhendong, and has only won two games against him.
Earlier in the men’s doubles quarter-finals, the No.1 pair of Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon defeated the No.38 pair of Manushi Shah and Manav Thakkar (India) 3-2 (11-8 7-11 12-10 6-11 11-9).
Lim Jong-hoon-Jang Woo-jin will face Zhang Zhiyuan-Lin Yun-ru (12th) on day 1 for a place in the final.
Lim Jong-hoon’s challenge came to an end in the men’s singles quarter-finals when he lost 0-4 (6-11 6-11 5-11 5-11) to Wang Chuchin (2nd). 카지노사이트