Shin Yu-bin (18, Korean Air, 34th in the world), the ‘Korean women’s table tennis star’, defeated Han Ying (10th in the world), a top German player.
In the round of 16 of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions Xinxiang 2023 women’s singles held at the Pingyuan Sports Center in Xinxiang, China on the afternoon of the 12th (Korean time), Shin Yubin defeated “German veteran defensive ace” Han Ying 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
It was a great match from the first game. Yubin Shin, who won her first game 13-11 by overcoming the deuce game, picked up the momentum by winning the second game 11-8, and after giving up the third game 10-12 deuce, won the fourth game 12-10. The thrilling quarterfinals were confirmed. 메이저놀이터
Yubin Shin faced Ying Han for the first time in the summer of 2021 in the quarterfinals of the team event at the Tokyo Olympics against Germany. At the first Olympics of her life, she was in her late thirties. She put up a tenacious fight against the ‘God of Defense’, but was pushed back from experience. She lost 1-3. However, she faced off after a year and a half, and Shin Yu-bin, who came back after recovering from a wrist injury, grew remarkably. At the end of last month, Shin Yu-bin, who proudly passed the Hangzhou Asian Games national team selection round as first place, showed off her explosive drive and fighting power that rivaled even the best defenders in the world.
It is said that the part where the men’s national team coach Joo Se-hyeok, who accompanied the men’s national team players in this tournament to check their skills, gave them a ball box before the match and helped them train for defensive selection was also a big help.
Shin Yu-bin, who returned from the Champions Tournament, a war of stars where only the top 32 players in the world compete, showed off her presence on the world stage as Korea’s ace.
Shin Yu-bin, who has settled in the quarterfinals first, is aiming for the first quarterfinal by clashing with the winner of the round of 16 match between Yiqing Cheng (Taiwan) and Yidi Wang (China) in the quarterfinals.