South Korea Badminton Is this a true story?
No one but the coaching staff expected the men’s team to make the medal round, but they made it to the quarterfinals and secured at least a bronze medal.
The men’s badminton team quarterfinal match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games continues at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on Monday night (local time). The Korean men’s team, led by head coach Kim Hak-gyun and coaches Han Dong-sung and Kim Sang-soo, caused a stir with a thrilling 3-1 upset win over world number one Indonesia.
Korea got off to a shaky start as world No. 47 Jeon Hyuk-jin (28-Yonex) fell 0-2 (15-21, 17-21) to No. 2 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the first singles match of the day.
However, the world’s fourth-ranked doubles pair of Seo Seung-jae (26) and Kang Min-hyuk (24, Samsung Life Insurance) came from behind to take a 2-1 (11-21, 24-22, 21-17) victory over the top-ranked pair of Fazal Alpian and Muhammad Ryan Ardianto after an 87-minute battle.
Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk clawed their way back into the match with back-to-back smashes at deuce in the second game, 22-22.
In singles, world No. 119 Lee Yoon-gyu (24, Cheoncheon, Gimcheon) got things started with a 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) victory over No. 5 Jonathan Christie. Lee won the second game 18-15 with back-to-back diving defenses before hitting a jump smash for the win.
And Kim Won-ho (24-Samsung Life) and Na Sung-seung (24-Gimcheon City Hall), who are ranked just 332nd in the world in men’s doubles after 토토사이트 being reconstituted this year, put the match to bed in style with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) victory over 11th-ranked Leo Roly Carnando-Martin Daniel.
South Korea will now face India in the quarterfinals, increasing their chances of reaching the final. China and Japan will meet in the other quarterfinal.
Earlier in the day, Korea secured at least a bronze medal with a 3-0 win over the Maldives in the women’s team quarterfinals, led by world No. 1 Ahn Se-young (21-Samsung Life), Kim Ga-eun (25-Samsung Life) and Kim Gar-ram (21-KGC Ginseng).
South Korea will face Thailand in the quarterfinals.