The Korean badminton team defeated England and confirmed their advance to the quarterfinals of the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup).
Korea defeated England 4-1 in the second match of Group D of the Sudirman Cup held in Suzhou, China on the 15th.
The Sudirman Cup, the world mixed national badminton competition, is held every two years. In this event, each country will form a team in men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles to determine the championship.
Each match is played in the order of mixed doubles, men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles, and the first player to win 3 wins.
Korea played its first match against France on the 14th and won 4-1. Korea, which met England in the second round of the group stage, started off with mixed doubles Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport).
Kim Won-ho and Chae Yoo-jung beat England’s Mercus Ellis and Lauren Smith 2-0 (21-16 21-7). Jeon Hyuk-jin (Yonex) of the men’s singles who inherited the baton defeated Choran Kayan 2-0 (21-13 21-6).
In the women’s singles, Kim Ga-eun (above Samsung Life Insurance) took the place of Ahn Se-young, the ‘ace’. Kim Ga-eun defeated Freya Redfern 2-0 (21-7 21-8) and confirmed her advance to the quarterfinals.안전놀이터
▲ 2023 BWF Sudirman Cup Group Stage 2 Jeon Hyuk-jin in men’s singles ⓒYonhap News/Shinhwa
Choi Sol-gyu and Na Seong-seung (above the Armed Forces Athletic Corps) in the men’s doubles, who competed next, were caught by Ben Lane-Sean Bendy Joe 1-2 (22-20 12-21 13-21).
However, Naeun Jung (Hwasun-gun Office) and Hyejung Kim (Samsung Life Insurance), who competed in the women’s doubles, defeated Chloe Birch and Estelle Van Liuwen 2-0 (21-17 21-11).
Korea, which has won 2 consecutive wins in the group stage, will meet its “rival” Japan in the final match of the preliminary round on the 17th. Japan is also recording two victories, beating England and France.
If Korea defeats Japan and takes first place in the group, it will have an advantage in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, SPOTV G&H, SPOTV ON, and SPOTV NOW, a sports OTT service, will broadcast the Sudirman Cup group stage final match between Korea and Japan from 6:00 pm on the 17th via live satellite.
It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.