Jang Woo-jin and Lee Sang-soo win the first singles match at the World Table Tennis Championships

 Lee Sang-soo (World Ranking 33rd, Samsung Life Insurance) won the first edition of the individual competition at the 2023 Durban World Table Tennis Championships.

On the 21st (Korean time), on the second day of the tournament held in Durban, South Africa, Lee Sang-soo defeated Yancheng Huang (144th place, Taiwan) 4-0 (11-7 11-6 11-8 11-3) in the men’s singles first round (round of 128). ) was completed.

Jang Woo-jin (14th, Armed Forces Athletic Corps) beat Fang Yuen Koen (80th, Singapore) 4-3 (11-7 5-11 11-4 11-5 10-12 5-11 11-4) in 50 minutes ) and advanced to the second round.

Shin Yu-bin (26th, Korean Air) passed the first round of the women’s singles the day before, and also passed the first round of the mixed doubles today.

In the first round (round of 64), the group of Im Jong-hun (Korea Exchange) and Shin Yu-bin (Korean Air), ranked 8th in the world in mixed doubles, defeated Bode Abiodon and Opion Edem (112th) of Nigeria 3-0 (11-2 11-5). 11-5) in 11 minutes and 19 seconds, and advanced to the second round.

The world ranking 48th Cho Dae-seong (Samsung Life Insurance)-Kim Na-young (POSCO International) group also defeated Ho Kwan Kit-Lee Ho-ching (19th) of Hong Kong 3-1 (11-4 9-11 11-2 11-4).

All Korean players who competed in the women’s singles passed the first round.

Jeon Ji-hee (34th, Mirae Asset Securities) defeated Andrea Todorovich (124th, Serbia) 4-1 (11-9 11-6 8-11 11-4 11-3), Seo Hyo-won (45th, Korean Racing Association) 4-2 (11-3 6-11 8-11 11-8 11-2 11-9) defeated Bruna Takahashi (37th, Brazil) and advanced to the second round.안전놀이터

Choi Hyo-joo (42nd, Korea Horse Association) and Lee Si-on (49th, Samsung Life Insurance) both passed the first round with a score of 4-0.

In the men’s doubles, the pair Lee Sang-soo and Cho Dae-seong (13th) defeated Sweden’s Anton Calveri and Jon Persson (75th) 3-0 (11-8 11-4 11-6) in 19 minutes.

In the women’s doubles, Lee Si-on and Choi Hyo-joo (8th place) also advanced to the second round.

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