Shin Yubin-Jeon Hee defeat ‘World No. 1’ China‥”It’s crazy”
- on May 27, 2023
In the Women’s Doubles quarterfinals at the World Table Tennis Championships, Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee defeated world No. 1스포츠토토 China to reach the final.
Now, at dawn tomorrow, they will try to win their first women’s doubles title in 36 years.
Jae Woong Park is a reporter.
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Having not dropped a game until the quarterfinals, our opponents were the world No. 1 pair of China’s Sun Wingsa and Wang Manyu.
Shin Yubin and Jeon Ji-hee took the first game with a strong attack.
In the second game, they were down 5-0 but fought back point by point to tie it up, and at 9-9, Jeon took the lead again when her drive found the corner.
She stayed focused in a fierce rally to take the second game.
The third game was also tight until midway through, but they won the point in a breathtaking battle of drives to take the lead, and when China’s errors collapsed, they took another 3-0 victory.
The 12-year-old duo hugged each other in celebration, and the Korean flag-waving crowd applauded lavishly.
[Jeon Jeon-hee/Table Tennis Team]
“It’s crazy, I think it’s still a dream, I don’t know.”
[Shin Yubin/Table Tennis National Team]
“If we win, we should dance!”
Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee gave credit to each other for reaching the final in the women’s doubles at the World Championships after 36 years.
[Shin Yubin/Table Tennis Korea]
“I watched my sister play and said, ‘Ya~ wow~ oh~'”
[Jeon Jeon-hee/Table Tennis National Team]
“Yubin is cool, so I think she’s making me feel good without fear‥”
The two will go for gold tomorrow morning against another Chinese pair.
The men’s doubles pair of Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon also defeated Germany to reach their second straight final, and will play the Chinese pair a short time later.