The Korean badminton team, led by coach Kim Hak-gyun (52), defeated France 4-1 and got off to a fresh start.

It was the first round of the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup Group D group stage, which kicked off at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Center in China on the 14th. The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship held every two years.

In the 15th tournament held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2017, Korea reached the top for the 4th time (previously won the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th tournaments) under coach Kang Kyung-jin. This is the first summit challenge in six years.

In Korea, Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jeong Na-eun (Hwasun-gun Office) defeated Tom G-Quell and Delphine Delu 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) in the first mixed doubles match of the day. Troop) lost 0-2 (8-21, 18-21) to Christo Popov, and the match went back to square one.

However, in the women’s singles that followed, Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), world number 2, took the victory by defeating Qishupei 2-0 (21-7, 21-14) in 35 minutes. In the men’s doubles, Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance) and Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) defeated Lucas Corby and Ronan Labar 2-1 (21-16, 18-21, 21-19) to secure victory.안전놀이터

Then, in the women’s doubles, Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) finished off Margot Lambert-Anne Tran 2-0 (21-8, 21-16).

Korea will clash with England in the second match on the 15th at 6:00 pm (Korean time) and Japan at 6:00 pm on the 17th in the third match.

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