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Men's table tennis wins team medal at 4th consecutive World Championships

Won against Denmark in the quarterfinals thanks to Lim Jong-hoon's 2 wins

The Korean men's table tennis team won medals in four consecutive competitions at the World Championships team event.

Korea, ranked 5th in the world team rankings, won with a match score of 3-1 in the men's quarterfinals against Denmark (20th in the world team rankings) at the 'BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships' held at BEXCO in Busan on the morning of the 23rd and advanced to the semifinals.

With this, Korea secured the bronze medal. In the case of the World Championships, bronze medals are awarded to the two teams that advanced to the semifinals and then lost. The men's national team, which won bronze medals in this competition in 2016, 2018, and 2022, won medals four times in a row.

The opponent in the semifinals is the strongest China. China, ranked first in the team rankings, has won the men's team title at the World Championships 10 times in a row since 2001 and is aiming to become the top team for the 11th time in this competition.

Lim Jong-hoon, ranked 18th in the world in men's singles, who played in the first match of the day, defeated Lin Anders, ranked 28th, with a game score of 3-1 (11-8 11-8 9-11 14-12).

Lim Jong-hoon, who won two games first, lost his third game and faltered. He suffered from Lin's pursuit in the final four games, but won after a deuce.

In the second match, world No. 14 Woojin Jang lost to Yonatan Groat, No. 29, with a game score of 1-3 (9-11 9-11 11-5 3-11).

Jang Woo-jin, who was slightly behind in the first game, tied the score with a forehand topspin attack. He was hit by a series of serves that hit the corner of the lot at 8-8. Groat took the first game as Jang Woo-jin's forehand attack hit the net and went out.

In the second game, Jang Woo-jin struggled with Groat's skillful speed control and was dragged out. Jang Woo-jin chased with consecutive scores in the last minute, but lost 9-11 after one game.

Jang Woo-jin, who changed the mood by hitting early in the third game, reached the game point with confident play and won the final point with a powerful forehand topspin.

Groat took control again early in the fourth game. Groat was behind in his opponent's record with 1 match and 1 loss, but on this day he overwhelmed Jang Woo-jin. In the end, Groat won.

Ahn Jae-hyun, ranked 34th in singles as the runner in the third match, defeated Martin Buk Andersen, ranked 387th, with a game score of 3-0 (11-2 13-11 11-7).

Jaehyun Ahn pushed his opponent right from the start and easily took the first game. They were pulled in game 2, but managed to win with a last-minute comeback. Ahn Jae-hyun, who resisted Andersen's pursuit in game 3, won.

Jong-Hoon Lim was in charge of the 4th game. Jong-Hoon Lim defeated Yonatan Groat, who defeated Woo-Jin Jang, 3-1 (9-11 12-10 11-6 11-8).

Lim Jong-hoon, who lost one game to Groat, who had one win in one game against his opponents, won the second game after a deuce and brought the game back to square one.

Lim Jong-hoon, who achieved a comfortable victory in game 3, led the opponent to a mistake with confident play in game 4 and ended the game with a win amid the cheers of the home crowd. 토토사이트


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