Reach the quarterfinals of the team event at the Asian Games
Women’s team defeats Thailand 3-0 in quarterfinal to advance to quarterfinals
Hong Kong-Kazakhstan quarterfinal winner to play the winner of the quarterfinals
The South Korean women’s table tennis team won their first match at the Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships.
South Korea defeated Thailand 3-0 in the women’s team quarterfinals of the 토토사이트 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)-Asia Table Tennis Union (ATTU) Pyeongchang Asian Championships on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Dome in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon Province.
In the first round, Jeon Jeon-hee struggled against Thai ace Sawetabut Sutasini in a tightly contested match. Jeon battled back from deuce deficits in games one and three to win 3-0 (14-12 11-9 17-15).
At No. 2, Shin Yubin was dragged around by left-handed attacker Orawan Paranang. Down 1-2 in the game, Shin rallied to take the next two games to win 3-2 (6-11 12-10 15-17 11-9 11-4).
In the third match, top-seeded Seo Hyo-won closed out the match. She defeated her opponent, Sawetabut Jeenipa, 3-0 (11-5 11-6 15-13).
“Not every match goes the way you want it to,” said Shin. It was like this match, I didn’t let my guard down, 스포츠토토 but neither my attack nor my defense went as planned,” said Shin. “I won anyway, so I will try not to make the same mistakes in my next match.”
“It was a harder match than we thought, but we knew we could win everything in front of us, and in the end, it came true,” said captain Seo Hyo-won. “We’re playing a country other than China in the quarterfinals, but no team is easy. We will continue to believe in each other and play a good game as we got over the hump together.”
“The players are a little nervous because it’s their first game,” said Oh Kwang-heon, head coach of the women’s national team. “Our quarterfinal opponent will be either Hong Kong or Kazakhstan, but we believe it will be a good match no matter who comes up,” said Oh.
South Korean women’s table tennis reached the final of the team event at the last edition in Doha in 2021, where they were runners-up to Japan. Top-ranked China was not present at the 2021 edition.
According to this year’s bracket, South Korea will not face China before the final. 스포츠토토맨 South Korea will face the winner of the quarterfinal between Hong Kong and Kazakhstan in the semifinals.