Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee, North and South Korea face off in women’s uniform final for the first time in 33 years
The pair of Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air) and Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) (1st place) will compete between North and South Korea for the first Asian Games gold medal in 21 years.
Shin Yu-bin and Jeon Ji-hee defeated Japan’s Harimoto Miwa and Kihara Miyu (33rd) in the table tennis women’s doubles semifinals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, 4-1 (9-11 11-8) on the 2nd. Won 11-8 11-7 11-7).
In the subsequent semifinals, North Korea’s Cha Soo-young and Park Soo-kyung (no ranking) defeated Sutirtha Mukherjee and Aihika Mukherjee (16th place, India) 4-3 (7-11 11-8 7-11 11-8). They prevailed (11-9, 5-11, 11-2), and a match between North and South Korea took place in the final.
This is the first time in any event that South and North Korea will face off in the finals at this competition.
It has been 33 years since the men’s team event at the 1990 Beijing Games that South and North Korea face off in the finals of table tennis at the Asian Games. 토토사이트 At that time, South Korea defeated North Korea and won the gold medal.
The finals begin at 7:30 PM Korean time.
Shin Yu-bin, who previously had to be satisfied with bronze medals in the team event, mixed doubles, and singles, also took the opportunity to challenge for the gold medal in ‘four periods of three matches’.
Since the ‘strongest table tennis’ Chinese teams were all eliminated in the quarterfinals, it is considered a golden opportunity for Korean women’s table tennis to win a gold medal.