“It hurts, they say it didn’t hurt, but it’s okay. I’m leaving for China on the 8th.”
Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air), who proudly took first place in the women’s division with 8 wins and 1 loss in the 1st round of table tennis national team selection for the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games (9.23-10.8) held on the 29th and 31st of last month.
He, who has grown into a ‘local ace’, announced that he will participate in the ‘2023 WTT (World Table Tennis) Champions’ held in Xinxiang, Henan Province, China from the 9th to the 15th.
On the morning of the 4th, Shin Yu-bin, whom I met near the indoor gymnasium in Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do, where the second round of the national team selection for the Hangzhou Asian Games was held, said, “I will leave for Sinxiang via Beijing on the 8th.”
When asked what his goal was for this tournament, probably because the bracket has not yet been announced, he did not give a specific answer and just laughed.
Recovering from a stress fracture in her right wrist, Shin Yu-bin, who has been carefully participating in the WTT competition and raising her ranking, answered briefly, “How is your physical condition at 100%?”
The WTT Champions is a king-of-the-king match where only men’s and women’s singles are held. 32 top ranked players from around the world will participate. Until last week, Shin Yu-bin was ranked 25th in the world and qualified for the competition. However, she dropped 9 places in her ranking this week, she is 34th.
Jeon Ji-hee (31, Mirae Asset Securities), who finished second in the selection match for the national teams dispatched to the Hangzhou Asian Games, will also participate in this competition. He was ranked 24th until last week, but is now 33rd. 메이저사이트
In the women’s singles of this tournament, Chinese Nisianian (60, Luxembourg), who drew attention by competing against Shin Yu-bin at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will also participate. His ranking dropped from 38th to 49th.
China’s Sun Yingxia, Chen Meng, Wang Yidi, and Wang Manyu, who were ranked 1st to 4th in the world until last week, and Mima Ito (Japan), who are ranked 5th, will also appear.
In the men’s singles, Lim Jong-hoon (26), Jang Woo-jin (27, Armed Forces Sports Corps), and Lee Sang-su (33, Samsung Life Insurance) sortie. Their world rankings were 16th, 17th, and 26th, respectively, until last week.
After this tournament, the venue will be moved to Macau, where the second WTT Champions of the season will be held from the 17th to the 23rd.