2 team events, 5 individual gold medals… Five years ago, an opportunity to announce the completion of the generational change, the first no-medal in 40 years… With Ahn Se-young at the forefront, the goal is to win in all events
Korean badminton’s goal for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games is summarized as ‘Again 2002’.
Many people think of 2002 as the semifinals of the Korea-Japan World Cup, but in badminton, it is remembered as the year when the Busan Asian Games were held. 온라인카지노
Busan Asian Games
The Busan Asian Games is the last tournament in which Korean badminton won medals in two team events (men’s team event, women’s team event) and five individual events (men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles).
Men’s doubles Lee Dong-soo-Yoo Yong-seong, women’s doubles Ra Gyeong-min-Lee Gyeong-won, mixed doubles Kim Dong-moon-Ra Gyeong-min swept gold medals, and Korea won the men’s team event.
In men’s singles, Lee Hyeon-il and Son Seung-mo won silver and bronze medals, while women’s singles Kim Gyeong-ran and women’s doubles Lee Hyo-jeong and Hwang Yu-mi won bronze medals.
A silver medal also came out in the women’s team event.
The goal of the badminton team, which is boarding a flight to Hangzhou, is to win in all seven events.
Considering the ‘no medal’ humiliation suffered at the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games,
some point out that expectations are too high.
Five years ago, the national team failed to win any medals in the individual and team events,
so they were disgraced by winning no medals in the Asian Games for the first time in 40 years since the 1978 Bangkok Games.
However, it is necessary to consider the situation the national team was in at the time.
This is because the major players who had been active in the national team for about 10 years,
such as Lee Yong-dae, Yeon-hwa, Ko Seong-hyun, and Kim Sa-rang, retired en masse from 2016.
Of course, no medal was not expected, but the national team’s idea was to make it the first year of a generational change by forming an entry centered on young players rather than flimsy about sexual greed.
Then, five years passed, and now the harvest time had come.
This is the second Asian Games following the Jakarta and Palembang tournaments, 9 out of 20 players are participating.
All of them have established themselves as key players in Korean badminton as individual players.
Ahn Se-young (21), who participated five years ago as a promising high school student but was eliminated in the first round,
has since grown rapidly and become the strongest player in the women’s singles world rankings.
As Ahn Se-young said that she won 7 championships,
3 runners-up and 1 bronze medal in 11 international competitions this year,
she also runs an overwhelming first place (428,480 dollars) in the season prize money rankings.
Ahn Se-young is determined to break the ‘Big 4’ structure with Akane Yamaguchi (Japan),
Yu-Pei Chen (China), and Tsai-Ying Tai (Taiwan) in this tournament and build a ‘1st round’.
In the women’s doubles, you can also dream of a final match between the world’s second and third-ranked Taegeuk warriors.
Lee So-hee (29) – Baek Ha-na (22), who first joined in October last year,
boasted a fantastic breath and rose to second place in the world,
Kim So-young (31) – Gong Hee-yong (26), bronze medalists at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ranked third in the world. occupies
Baek Ha-na participated in the women’s team event in 2018,
Lee So-hee and Gong Hee-yong each challenged women’s doubles with other partners, but drank high in the quarterfinals side by side.
Mixed doubles with world number 5 Seo Seung-jae (25) – Chae Yoo-jeong (28) and 6th place Kim Won-ho (24) – Jeong Na-eun (23) can also aim for a medal.
In particular, after Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung were eliminated in the round of 16 in 2018,
they worked together steadily for five years, polishing their revenge smashing.
The composition of men’s doubles is the same as five years ago, only the composition has changed.
World No. 6 Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk and 14 No. Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho will lead the men’s badminton team.
Men’s Singles Jeon Hyeok-jin wants to revive the memory of winning the gold medal
in the men’s team event at the 2014 Incheon Games in the individual event.
The national team sees the team event as the first gateway to medal hunting for the Asian Games as the team event (September 28-October 1) ends and the individual event (October 2-7) begins.
At a recent Media Day event, national team coach Kim Hak-kyun predicted,
“If you get good results in the team event that will be held first,
the individual performance will automatically follow.”
The most likely event to win a gold medal is the women’s singles/doubles and women’s team event, where the world’s top rankers gather.
the national team has won one silver medal, five bronze medals in 2006,
one gold medal, one silver medal, five bronze medals in 2010, and one gold medal, two silver medals, and two bronze medals in 2014.