Shin Yoo-bin (Korean Air) and Jeon Jeon-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) won the “North vs. South” match to give Korean table tennis its first Asian Games gold medal in 21 years. The pair defeated North Korea’s Cha Sooyoung and Park Soo Kyong (unranked) 4-1 (11-6 11-4 10-12 12-10 11-3) in the women’s table tennis doubles final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Gungsu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China. With the victory, Shin and Jeon became the first South Koreans to win an Asian Games gold medal in 21 years .It is the first time a Korean pair has won gold at an Asian Games since Lee Chul-seung-Seung-min in men’s doubles and Seok Eun-mi-Eun-sil in women’s doubles at the 2002 Busan Games. Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee won their first Asian Games gold medals at an international event .After winning the women’s doubles gold medal at the Asian Championships in Doha in 2021, they have once again proven that they are one of the world’s best doubles pairs .Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee were fortunate to reach the final without facing a single Chinese player, as the ‘strongest’ Chinese pairs were all eliminated in the quarterfinals .However, it was their ‘skill’ that made them win the final under the heavy pressure of the ‘North-South’ match .It has been 33 years since the men’s team event at the 1990 Beijing Games that North and South Korea have met in the final of an Asian Games table tennis event .It was also the first North-South final matchup across all sports at the Games .Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee seized the rare opportunity to rewrite Korean table tennis history. Outclassed in both strength and speed, Jeon and Shin sprinted to gold from game one .The North Koreans took game three and looked to be on the verge of a comeback, but the duo took game four in a deuce tiebreak to regain control. The duo jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the fifth game to seal the victory. With this victory, Korean table tennis successfully concluded the tournament with a total of eight medals, including one gold (women’s doubles), two silver (men’s team and men’s doubles) and five bronze (women’s team, two mixed doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles).This is the highest medal tally since the 2002 Busan Games, when the team won eight medals, including two golds. The ‘Flower of Table Tennis’ won the men’s singles gold medal with Wang Chuqin (2nd, China).Wang Chuqin defeated world number one Pan Jeon-dong in the final of the men’s singles event in a full-game thriller, 4-3 (10-12 12-10 13-11 7-11 11-4 7-11 11-8).Wang Chuqin, who previously won gold in the men’s team event, mixed doubles and men’s doubles, is now a four-time champion of the tournament .Wang Chuqin, who has been touted as China’s “next big thing,” has overtaken Fan Zhendong as the country’s “ace in the hole. China reaffirmed its status as the ‘superpower’ by taking six of the seven 카지노사이트 gold medals in table tennis at the Games.
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