The Korean badminton team will meet Taiwan in the quarterfinals of the Sudirman Cup at the 2023 World Mixed Team Championships. Also, ‘champion candidates’ China got the best matchup in the finals.
Korea faces Taiwan in the quarterfinals of the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Mixed Team Championships (Sudirman Cup) held in Suzhou, China on the morning of the 19th.
The Sudirman Cup, the world mixed national badminton competition, is held every two years. In this event, each country will form a team in men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles to determine the championship.
Each match is played in the order of mixed doubles, men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles, and the first player to win 3 wins.
In the first and second group matches, Korea defeated France and England and advanced to the quarterfinals early with two wins.
In the final match of the group stage held on the 17th, Korea met its ‘old enemy’ Japan. It was a situation where they had to take first place in the group to receive an advantageous matchup. Korea defeated Japan, a tough opponent, 5-0, and advanced to the quarterfinals as No. 1 in Group D.
Korea, who took first place in the group, met second place in another group by lottery. As a result of the lottery, Korea will play against Chinese Taipei, second in Group C, in the quarterfinals.
Chinese Taipei recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in the Group C group stage. Chinese Taipei beat India 4-1 and Australia 5-0. However, they lost 1-4 to Malaysia and missed out on first place in the group.
Taiwan’s World No. 3 Tai Tzu-ying is holding out in the women’s singles. Tai Zi-ying, who was previously ranked No. 1 in the world, beat Ahn Se-young (20, Samsung Life Insurance) 2-0 (21-10 21-14) in the women’s singles final of the Asian Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 30th of last month.
In terms of opponents, Ahn Se-young has an advantage over Tai Zi-ying with 4 wins and 2 losses. In this Sudirman Cup Women’s Singles, Ahn Se-young seeks revenge from Tai Zi-ying.
The first match, mixed doubles, will be played by Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) and Chae Yoo-jeong (Incheon International Airport). They face Yang Poxuan-Hulingfang Joe.
In the ensuing men’s singles, Lee Yoon-gyu토스카지노 (Gimcheon City Hall) will be on the court instead of Jeon Hyuk-jin (Yonex), who is the best player in the Korea-Japan match. Lee Yun-gyu will face off against Taiwanese men’s badminton’s ‘signboard’ Chou Tien-chen (world ranking 5th).
In the women’s singles, Ahn Se-young and Tai Zi-ying, the ‘ace match’, will compete for pride. In the men’s doubles, Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Na Seong-seung (Gimcheon City Hall) will compete. They face the Liyang-Yehongwei group.
In the final women’s singles match, Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Ha-na (MG Saemaul Geumgo) will face Shua-qing and Tianchun-shun.
In terms of objective strength and world rankings, Korea overwhelms Taiwan in doubles. However, the women’s singles are predicted to be the middle age, and the men’s singles are inferior.
If Korea advances to the semifinals, it will compete with the former winners of Denmark VS Malaysia to advance to the finals.
Meanwhile, SPOTV G&H, SPOTV ON, and SPOTV NOW, a sports OTT service, broadcast major matches of the Sudirman Cup via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.