Men’s badminton loses to India in team final, wins bronze
The men’s badminton team lost to India in the semifinals of the team event and failed to advance to the final.
South Korea lost to India by a match score of 2-3 in the men’s team badminton semifinals at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on Tuesday.
South Korea’s men’s badminton team was looking to reach the final nine years after the 2014 Incheon Games but failed to do so.
In the men’s singles, world No. 47 Hyukjin Jeon fell to world No. 7 Pranoi Hashina Sunil Kumar with a game score of 1-2 (21-18 16-21 19-21).
After falling behind early in game one, Jeon fought back to take an 11-9 lead into the mid-game break. He maintained his lead and took game one.
In game two, Jeon didn’t lose momentum, but after scoring a return point at 9-11, he dropped back-to-back points and lost the game.
At the beginning of the third game, Jeon gave up points due to frequent errors. With a final burst of energy, Jeon pulled away and tied the game at 5-5 before breaking back to take a 6-5 lead. With momentum on his side, Jeon went into the break with an 11-6 lead.
After allowing the score to be tied at 17-17, a Prannoy smash was followed by an error of his own to make it 17-19. After giving up match point, Hyuk-Jin Jeon hit a drop shot to make it 18-20. Prannoy’s smash hit the net to make it a one-point game at 19-20. Jeon’s last push went out of bounds and Prannoy won the point.
In the second doubles match, the World No. 4 pair of Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk defeated the World No. 3 pair of Satwiksairaj Lankireddy and Chirag Shetty (India) 2-0 (21-13 26-24).
After taking the first game with ease, Seo Seung Jae and Kang Min Hyuk found themselves in a tight game two. They fought back to 18-19, but their serve hit the net, giving India game point. Seo Seung-jae’s jump smash brought the score to 19-20.
After a rally, a smash from Kang Min-hyuk made it 20-20 deuce. At 24-24, Lankireddy’s push went out. Shetty’s push hit the net and Seo Seung-jae-Kang Min-hyuk won the game.
Playing in the third singles match, World No. 119 Lee Yoon Kyu fell to World No. 14 Raksha Sen with a 0-2 (7-21 9-21) game score.
Lee was exhausted after his strong performances in the round of 16 and quarterfinals and dropped the first game. In the second game, Lee was unable to utilize his strength and lost the match.
In the fourth doubles match, the world No. 332 pair of Kim Won-ho and Na Sung-seung defeated the world No. 42 pair of Madathil Ramachandran Arjun and Droob Kapila in straight games, 2-0 (21-16 21-11).
After winning the first game with a comfortable margin, Kim Won-ho and Na Sung-seung took a big lead in the second game and ended the match with a 10-point lead.
In the fifth and final singles match of the day, World No. 163 KIM Sang-yup came from behind to defeat World No. 21 Srikanth Kidambi with a game score of 1-2 (21-12 16-21 14-21).
KIM took control early in the first game, opening up the scoring. Showcasing his light body movement and confident shots, he overpowered Kidambi to take the first game.
In game two, Kidambi’s unorthodox play 메이저사이트 shook him. The experienced Kidambi’s nerves were also affecting him. He went into the break trailing 3-11. He rallied to 16-19, but Kidambi scored two points to take the next two games.
Trailing 9-11 in the third game with a return point, he dropped back-to-back points. An unforced error further widened the gap. Kidambi’s victory sent India through to the final.