WTT Contender Muscat 2023 Round of 16
Defeated former world number one Dimitri Opchakov in straight sets
17-year-old table tennis prospect Oh Jun-sung (Mirae Asset Securities) pulled off an upset in international competition,
defeating a former world number one.
Oh, ranked 101st in the world in men’s singles, defeated world number nine Dimitri Opchakov (GER) 3-2 (9-11 11-5 9-11
11-7 11-8) in the round of 32 at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Muscat 2023 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports
Complex in Muscat, Oman, on Wednesday (June 12).
He was on the verge of defeat after dropping the first two games, 카지노사이트랭크 but fought back to win the fourth
and fifth games. The WTT highlighted Oh’s victory as the best of his career.
Opchakov, 35, is a veteran of the London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where he won bronze, and was ranked No.
1 in men’s singles in January 2018.
At the last Asian Games in Hangzhou, Oh Jun-sung became the youngest South Korean to ever compete in men’s table
tennis. He helped South Korea win a silver medal in the men’s team event.
Oh Jun-sung is the son of Oh Sang of Mirae Asset Securities. Oh was a table tennis icon, winning a silver medal in the
team event at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal in the team event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
His round of 16 opponent is veteran Alvaro Robles (Spain), ranked 45th in the world. It will be interesting to see if rookie
Oh Jun-sung can continue his upward trend of defeating veterans.
Lee Sang-soo, Ahn Jae-hyun, and Cho Seung-min, who competed in the men’s singles together, were eliminated in the round of 32.
In the women’s singles, Jeon Jeon-hee, Yang Ha-eun, Lee Sion, and Kim Na-young advanced to the round of 16. 섯다