Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon Were Completely Defeated by China's 26th Ranked Group... Asian Championships Mixed Race Bronze Medal
Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air) and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) failed to overcome the 'Great Wall' Chinese group and won a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the 2023 Pyeongchang Asian Table Tennis Championships.
The pair of Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin (3rd) defeated China's Liang Jin-kun and Chen Tianyi (26th) in the mixed doubles semifinals on the fifth day of the tournament held at Pyeongchang Dome in Gangwon-do on the 7th, 0-3 (7-11 9-11 2-11). was completely defeated. 바카라사이트
As a result, the pair of Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin received bronze medals alongside Taiwan's Lin Yun-ru and Zhen Zhiyou (5th), who lost to China's Lin Gao-yuan and Wang Yidi (40th) in the other semifinal match.
Korea failed to secure a direct ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics finals, which is given to the winning group of the mixed doubles event in this tournament.
Previously, the group Woojin Jang and Jihee Jeon (Mirae Asset Securities) were eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to the group Lin Yunru and Zhen Zhiyou.
The team of Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin is a combination that Korean table tennis has been strategically fostering to aim for a medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
There are still more opportunities to qualify for the mixed doubles finals at the Paris Olympics.
First of all, the Olympic regional qualifiers to be held in March-April next year are a stage of opportunity.
The mixed doubles final was held between Chinese players.
China, which previously won two gold medals in the men's and women's team event, once again showed off its status as the 'strongest' by securing its third gold medal.
China did not send out the No. 1 ranked pair of Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha and the No. 4 pair of Kuai Man and Lin Shidong to the mixed doubles competition, and the Liang Jinkun and Chen Tianyi pairs, who are not ranked in the top 20 and Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Yidi, who do not play together often. The team's participation took some of the strength out of the battle line.
However, the performance of the Chinese group that the Korean and Taiwanese players faced at the table was stronger than expected.
All four Chinese players competing in mixed doubles are ranked in the world's top 10 in singles rankings.
Korea struggled as Lim Jong-hoon was unable to show the sharp performance he showed in the men's team event.
China's strategy of having Liang Jingkun attack hard and Chen Tianyi, who is light on his feet, defend without water, worked well.
Korean players continue their challenge for medals in men's and women's singles and men's and women's doubles.
In the men's doubles match held earlier that day, the pair of Woo-jin Jang and Jong-hoon Lim and Jae-hyun Ahn (Korea Exchange) and Kang-hyeon Park (Korea Water Resources Corporation) reached the quarterfinals with successive victories.
In women's doubles, Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee advanced to the quarterfinals.