Shin Yu-bin (26th in the world rankings) and Lim Jong-hun (11th in men), the combination of the best male and female table tennis players in Korea, began their journey toward medals by winning the mixed doubles match at the World Championships in 11 minutes and 19 seconds. They also won the men’s and women’s singles round 1, respectively.
Shin Yu-bin and Lim Jong-hoon won the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Table Tennis Championships Finals Mixed Doubles held at the International Convention Center (DICC) in Durban, South Africa on the 21st (Korean time), Nigeria’s Opion Edem-Bode Abiodon Group 3. It was completely defeated with a score of 0 (11-2 11-5 11-5) and passed the first round (Round of 64). It took just 11 minutes and 19 seconds to finish the game.
He showed off his skills against an underdog team. After conceding the first run, he scored 9 consecutive goals. Shin Yu-bin’s strong drive and Lim Jong-hoon’s powerful backhand made it easy for the opponent to react to them. The same pattern continued in the 2nd and 3rd games, and an easy victory was achieved.
The two players also passed the first round of the singles they had previously played. Shin Yu-bin first defeated her Chinese mother-in-law (63rd, Canada) 4-1 (11-5 10-12 11-9 13-11 11-2) in the women’s singles.
In a situation where Shin Yu-bin was trailing 1-2 at the beginning of the game, Shin Yu-bin scored 5 points in a row to take a 6-2 lead. She gave up 3 points and she was chased by 1 point, but after that she gave up another 5 points in a row and took her first game. Yubin Shin lost 2 games, but she won games 3, 4 and 5.
Shin Yu-bin advanced to the world championships for the first time in her life at the Houston Championships in the United States two years ago, but prayed during the competition due to a wrist stress fracture injury. She has since gone through two surgeries, a lengthy rehab. Shin Yu-bin said, “When I played the world championships in Houston last year, it was difficult because of injuries, but this time I am happy to win the first game.”메이저사이트
Lim Jong-hoon defeated Robert Gardos (45th, Austria) 4-1 (11-4 8-11 11-7 11-7 11-5) in the men’s singles. The opponent was born in 1979 and is the oldest male player in this tournament. Lim Jong-hoon met him last year and won a come-from-behind victory after a struggle.
They won the first game easily, but were immediately counterattacked by veterans. In a 3-3 situation, when the opponent ran away with 3 points, Lim Jong-hoon caught up and made it 6-6. However, there was no second pursuit after giving 4 points again due to an error. Lim Jong-hoon touched the ping-pong table and made an expression as if he couldn’t solve it. He regrouped, took the lead by 3 games, and won with a back-and-forth.