North Korean Player Shrouded in Mystery… Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee, ‘North and South Face-Off’ for Gold Medal
The Hangzhou Asian Games women’s table tennis doubles final will be played as a ‘North-South showdown’.
Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air) and Jeon Ji-hee (31, Korean Air) will face North Korea’s Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung in the table tennis women’s doubles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd.
This is the first time in all sports that South and North Korea face each other in the finals at this tournament. 바카라사이트
In addition, it has been 33 years since the men’s team event at the 1990 Beijing Games that South and North Korea face each other in the finals of table tennis at the Asian Games.
At that time, South Korea defeated North Korea and won the gold medal.
In addition, it is attracting attention as it is the first time in 21 years that a Korean women’s table tennis doubles team has reached the final stage of the Asian Games since the pair of Seok Eun-mi and Lee Eun-sil won the gold medal at the 2002 Busan Games.
In addition, Shin Yu-bin won three bronze medals in the women’s singles, mixed doubles, and women’s team event at this tournament.
In women’s doubles, expectations are rising as they reach the final and change the color of their fourth medal.
North Korea returned to the international stage for the first time in three years through this tournament, having never played a match before.
Shin Yu-bin said in the joint coverage area (mixed zone) after confirming his advancement to the finals, “(If North Korea comes up).
Since there is little data, I have to go into the game and figure out what style the opponent is, so I think that is a bit difficult.”
He expressed confidence, saying, “No matter who comes through, I want to make it a game with no regrets as we made it to the finals.”
The pair of Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee also won a gold medal in doubles at the 2021 Doha Asian Championships.
Attention is focused on whether they will win their second major gold medal together.
Meanwhile, the final match of ‘North-South Showdown’ between Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee will be held at 7:30 pm on this day.