which achieved the best ever record at the World Individual Championships held ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games
made a ‘golden homecoming.
The badminton team
led by coach Kim Hak-gyun
returned to Incheon International Airport on the 29th after finishing the schedule for the 2023 World Individual Championships held in Copenhagen
At the World Championships held until the 27th
Korean badminton achieved the best ever.
Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance) won gold medals in women’s singles
Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk (above Samsung Life Insurance) in men’s doubles
Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport) won gold medals in mixed doubles
Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport)- Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) won the bronze medal.
it is ‘the first time in history’ that a Korean player seized the supremacy in the singles event at the World Championships
which started in 1977 and has a history of 46 years.
who has won 7 championships and 3 runner-ups in various international competitions this year alone
and is ranked No.
who entered the arrival hall with a smile and received applause from badminton officials and many welcome guests
I solved it well with the confidence of the world’s No. 1
and I am very happy to be able to bring about good results.
It will be difficult to think that the process is as important as that
but I will overcome it well.
Seo Seung-jae helped win both men’s doubles and mixed doubles
becoming the third Korean player after Park Ju-bong (1985 men’s doubles/mixed doubles
1991 men’s doubles/mixed doubles
Kim Dong-moon (1999 men’s doubles/mixed doubles).
He wrote a record of winning multiple gold medals in a single competition.
Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong stood on the podium for three consecutive years following the third place in 2021 and the runner-up last year.
It is the first time that Korea has won three events in this event where five events are held
the winning of four events is the highest ever.
With the Hangzhou Asian Games approaching in a month
the splendid achievements made at the World Championships have the meaning of predicting the revival as a filial sport in the Asian Games.
Korean badminton has been preparing for this Hangzhou competition with great pride after experiencing the Asian Games’No Medal’ shame in 40 years during the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang competitions.
Expectations for breaking the record for the most gold medals (four) in the Asian Games
set at the 1994 Hiroshima and 2002 Busan Games
as well as the revenge from five years ago
are also rising.
Due to the nature of events in which Asian countries
the results of this Asian Games are also important for preparations for next year’s Paris Olympics.
National team coach Kim Hak-kyun said
I think the players did a good job in this tournament because they always worked harder than expected in the preparation process.
I will try to win more.
As soon as their morale rises
the national team players plan to return to the Jincheon National Athlete’s Village to continue their hardening and finish preparations for the Asian Games with the China Open Championship early next month.