The heyday of Korean table tennis doubles, Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon won WTT Rio mixed doubles

The golden age of doubles in Korean table tennis is opening. Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air), who is loved as the ‘table tennis fairy’, first gained momentum in the women’s doubles, and now has risen to the top in the mixed doubles.

Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) beat Spain’s Maria Xiao and Alvaro Robles 3-1 (11-9 12-10 8-11) in the Rio de Janeiro Mixed Doubles Final at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 13th. 11-4).스포츠토토

With this victory, Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon succeeded in winning the international mixed doubles championship nine months after the Contender Nova Gorica held in November last year. The joy was doubled as the two players were satisfied with the runner-up (Contender Doha, Contender Bangkok, Contender Tunis) even though they reached the finals of this year’s WTT competition three times in this event.

Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon are partners who have sharpened their breath by aiming for a medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Shin Yu-bin lost interest for a while when she won the silver medal in women’s doubles with Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) at the World Table Tennis Championships held in Durban, South Africa last May.

Shin Yu-bin is also in the women’s doubles final with Jeon Ji-hee at this tournament. The final against other Korean players, Choi Hyo-joo (Korea Racing Association) and Kim Na-young (POSCO International), is scheduled to be held on the morning of the 14th. Lim Jong-hun also competed with Lee Sang-soo and Cho Dae-seong (Samsung Life Insurance) in the men’s doubles final in the men’s doubles event with Ahn Jae-hyeon (Korea Exchange), so Korea can take all the medals assigned to the doubles event.

Unlike the doubles, which went on a winning streak, no player reached the final in the singles. In the men’s singles, Seung-min Cho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Woo-jin Jang (Mirae Asset Securities) were eliminated in the semifinals side by side, and in the women’s singles, Eun-hye Lee (Korean Air) and Na-young Kim reached the quarterfinals, the best results. Shin Yu-bin, who reached the top of the women’s singles in the previous tournament, did not participate in the singles this time.

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