Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air, 20th in the world), the “hope of Korea’s women’s table tennis”, swept two gold medals in singles and doubles by beating Chinese stars one after another at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Lagos.메이저사이트
In the women’s singles final held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th (Korean time), Shin Yu-bin beat Chinese rookie Li Yake 4-2 (4-11 11-9 11-5 11-2 8-11 11-6). In this tournament, where top rankers and aces from China and Japan did not participate, Yubin Shin showed her best performance as a top ranker and even won the championship. In the women’s doubles final held earlier, she also won two gold medals, following her win by beating China’s Liu Weishan-Fan Shichijo (56th place) with Jeon Ji-hee. This is her second double crown achievement following the double crown (singles-mixed doubles) at the WTT Contender Nova Gorica tournament in November last year. Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Hee-jo also showed off their splendor as silver medalists in the women’s doubles at the World Table Tennis Championships in Durban, South Africa last month, showing off their perfect chemistry.
Shin Yu-bin said, “I am satisfied that I can continue the good flow after the World Championships. I will not be satisfied here because I have really important competitions ahead this year and next year, and I will do my best to continue to improve my performance.” She did not forget to thank her fans for always cheering her on. She said, “Thanks to the Korean residents who came to the venue and cheered me on, and the fans who cheered me on from Korea late at night, it was a great help. I want to say thank you very much.”
The men’s doubles of the ‘World Championship silver medal group’ also announced the good news of the gold medal. Jang Woo-jin (Mirae Asset Securities) and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) won the men’s doubles final by defeating China’s Xiangfeng-Yuanlichen 3-1 (12-10 11-4 7-11 11-8). Jang Woo-jin shook off the disappointment of winning the mixed doubles silver medal with Jeon Ji-hee. Korea swept three gold medals and one silver medal in four events, excluding the men’s singles, among the five events at this tournament.
Korean table tennis aces, including Shin Yu-bin, will immediately move to Tunisia and challenge for consecutive victories in the WTT Contender Tunis.