Korean badminton is gaining momentum at the Jeonyeong Open to challenge the world mixed team badminton championship (Sudirman Cup) for the first time in six years.
The Korean badminton team will sortie for the 2023 Sudirman Cup held in Suzhou, China from the 14th to the 21st. The Sudirman Cup is a tournament in which matches are played in the order of mixed doubles, men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles, with a 3-out of 5 matchup.
A total of 16 countries will be divided into 4 groups to play the group stage, and the top 2 countries in each group will decide the owner of the championship cup through a quarterfinal tournament.
Korea, China and Japan are the favorites to win. China is unquestionably the strongest country in the tournament. Up to the last 17 competitions, he has won 12 times in total. Korea won the next four times. Korea’s win was the most recent at the 2017 Golden Coast Games in Australia, which blocked China’s seven consecutive victories. Since then, China is on a two-game losing streak. Japan is runner-up in a row.
Korea will meet France (14th), England (15th) and Japan (17th) one after another in Group D. The match against Japan is virtually no different than the match for first place in the group.
In the quarterfinal matchup, the first and second place in each group are matched by lottery, so you have to take first place to easily reach the semifinals, avoiding China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, where the first place in Groups A to C is strong. If they become second in the group, the possibility of a rematch with Japan cannot be ruled out depending on the lottery results.
It is an important tournament where the power chosen across the five detailed events is important. South Korea is ranked within the top 10 in the world in all events except men’s singles. Ahn Se-young (2nd in the world) won the gold medal in the women’s singles at the Jeonyoung Open in March this year, Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong (5th) who won the gold medal in women’s doubles, Baek Ha-na and Lee So-hee (8th) who won silver medals in women’s doubles, and silver medal in mixed doubles. In addition to Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung (5th), mixed doubles Kim Won-ho and Jeong Na-eun (9th), women’s doubles Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong (10th), and men’s doubles Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Won-ho (10th) also made the top 10. there is. In the men’s singles, Jeon Hyeok-jin (49th) has the highest ranking.메이저사이트
China also has a combination within the top 10 in the world in all events except men’s singles. In Japan, all events are within the top 10. However, in the case of Japan, there is a possibility that Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya (19th) will participate as Watanabe recently suffered a knee injury in the mixed doubles world No. 2 Arisa Higashino-Yuta Watanabe.