Badminton women’s doubles Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (27, Incheon Airport) advanced to the semifinals. Previously, Kim So-young (29, Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (25, Jeonbuk Bank) advanced to the semifinals, and Korea secured the minimum bronze medal.
Sohee Lee and Seungchan Shin defeated Selena Pick and Cheryl Seinen of the Netherlands, ranked 17th in the world ranking, in the women’s doubles quarterfinals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held at Musashinonomori Plaza Court in Japan with set scores 2-0 (21-8 21-17). .
Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan, who lightly won the first set 21-8 in 16 minutes, recorded 16-8 in the second set as well. Shin Seung-chan’s smash won the semifinal ticket.
|Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan advanced to the semi-finals, and the Korean women’s badminton doubles achieved a splendid feat of advancing to the semi-finals. Photo (Tokyo, Japan) = ⓒAFPBBNews = News1|
Previously, Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong advanced to the semi-finals by winning a set score of 2-1 (21-14 14-21 28-26) in the match between Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara of Japan, who are ranked 3rd in the world.
As Sohee Lee and Seungchan Shin advanced to the quarterfinals, Korean badminton secured the first medal in this tournament.
The badminton women’s doubles semifinal will be held on the 31st. If both groups win one more time, they advance to the final side by side. Even if both groups lose in the semifinals, they will face each other in the bronze medal match, and one of the two groups will win the bronze medal.
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