[Asian Games] Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee Reach the Finals… “North Korea? India? No Regrets No Matter Who Comes!”
Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air), who is only one win away from winning the women’s table tennis gold medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 21 years, expressed confidence, saying, “No matter who comes up between North Korea and India, as long as we do well, the game will go well.”
Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee
The Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) won 4-1 over Japan’s Harimoto Miwa and Kihara Miyu in the table tennis women’s doubles semifinals at the tournament held at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd.
This is the first time that a Korean player has reached the finals of the women’s individual table tennis event at the Asian Games since the pair of Seok Eun-mi and Lee Eun-sil, who won the doubles gold medal at the 2002 Busan Games. 카지노사이트
In this tournament, all Chinese groups were eliminated in the quarterfinals, so it is a golden opportunity for Korea to win a precious gold medal.
The next opponent is the winner of the semifinal match between North Korea’s Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung and India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee and Aihika Mukherjee.
Shin Yu-bin met with reporters in the common coverage area (mixed zone) after the semifinals and said, “I want to make it a game with no regrets, as no matter who comes out, we made it to the finals,” and added, “As long as we do well, the game will go well.”
World Table Tennis
The team of Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee met once against the Indian team in the semifinals of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Tunisia tournament last June and lost.
North Korea returned to the international stage for the first time in three years through this tournament, and has never played a single match with the team of Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung.
Shin Yu-bin said, “(If North Korea comes up), since we don’t have much data, we have to go into the game and figure out what style the opponent is, so I think that’s a bit difficult.”
Harimoto, whom Shin Yu-bin faced on this day, is 15 years old.
Like Shin Yu-bin when he was young, he is attracting attention as a ‘table tennis prodigy‘ in Japan.
Shin Yu-bin said, “You’re so good.
Even though you’re young, I think you’ll do even better in the future.
It’s amazing.” She said with wide eyes, “I think she’s better (than I was when I was 15).”
Then, Jeon Ji-hee, who was next to her, slapped Shin Yu-bin on the back and said emphatically, “Shin Yu-bin is the best.”