‘Three medals’ in men’s and women’s doubles‥’best in 20 years’

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The Korean national team at the World Table Tennis Championships has secured three bronze medals in the men’s and women’s doubles, booking its best result in 20 years.

Park Joo-lin reports.

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Spearheading the medal hunt was the women’s doubles.

The same-age duo of Jeon Jeon-hee and Shin Yubin, last year’s European champions and the world’s third-ranked pair, dominated the rallying battle.먹튀검증

They eventually reached the semi-finals with a 3-0 sweep, securing the bronze medal at a World Championships where there was no third or fourth place match.

It’s been 12 years since a women’s doubles medal.

[Shin Yubin/Table Tennis Korea]
(Are you planning to celebrate your victory by dancing with Jeon Jeon-hee tonight?)
“Of course!”

[Jeon Jeon-hee/Table Tennis National Team]
“I think it was a good idea to wait until Yoo Bin was older, he’s grown up well.”

[Shin Yubin/Table Tennis National Team].
“It’s good that she eats well and seems to be growing up well, and I think our biggest strength is that I can play comfortably because I have an older sister.”

The women’s doubles team responded to the women’s victory with a win of their own.

Defending runners-up Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon eased into the semi-finals, while Lee Sang-soo and Cho Dae-sung beat defending champions Sweden to reach the quarter-finals, setting up a possible final showdown between our players.

[Cho Dae-sung-Lee Sang-soo/Korea Table Tennis Team]
“I think everyone here is thinking about it (the final showdown) that way, and no matter who we play or how we play, we’ll just have to make sure we’re prepared and have the skills we need to do.”

While the men’s and women’s singles encountered a Chinese wall, the team secured three bronze medals in doubles alone, booking its best finish in 20 years in terms of medal count.

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