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Women’s badminton defeats Maldives in team quarterfinals

Ahn Se-young, the poster child of Korean women’s badminton.

Led by Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), South Korea’s women’s badminton team advanced to the semifinals of the team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games and secured a bronze medal.

South Korea defeated the Maldives 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the women’s badminton team event on Monday at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.

With the win, South Korea advances to the semifinals and clinches at least a bronze medal. As there is no bronze medal match at the Games, both losing teams in the semifinals will receive bronze medals.

With the bronze medal in the women’s team event, South Korea has now won a medal at every Asian Games. South Korea had previously won a bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games.

Korea will face the winner of India-Thailand in the semifinals at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Playing first singles, World No. 1 Ahn Se-young needed just 20 minutes to complete a 2-0 (21-1 21-5) victory over Fatimas Navaja.

In the second singles, Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life) won comfortably against Aminah Nabiha, 2-0 (21-7 21-4).

In the third singles, Kim Garam (KGC Ginseng Corporation) also won 2-0 (21-3 21-1) against Yeoksiai Shah Afnan, as all players won without dropping a single game. 스포츠토토맨

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