Korean badminton legend Jeong So-young (56) showed off her skills by winning her second consecutive title at the Senior World Championships.
It was the final of the women’s doubles over-55 division on the last day of the 2023 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Senior Championship held at Jeonju Hwasan Gymnasium on the 17th.
The pair of So-young Jeong and Gil-soon Jeong defeated Tanja Eberl (Germany) and Elke Nisse Drus (Netherlands) 2-0 (21-6, 21-11) to become champions. They worked together to win the 2021 Spanish competition.메이저사이트
So-young Jeong won the women’s doubles gold medal with Hye-young Hwang at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. At that time, badminton became an official Olympic sport for the first time, and Soyoung Jeong was named the first women’s doubles Olympic gold medalist.
His partner is Jeong Gil-soon, a former national team member. They are known as best friends who worked together at Gimje Jungang Elementary School, Gimje Girls’ Middle School, and Gunsan Girls’ High School. Jeong So-young is also the mother of Kim Hye-jeong (25, Samsung Life Insurance), a national women’s doubles representative.
In the mixed doubles final for the over-65 age group on this day, the pair of Lee Eun-gu (former Jeonbuk Bank coach) and Yoo Yeon (Gunsan Girls’ High School graduate) defeated Scotland’s Dan Travers and Christine Black 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) to win. .
The BWF World Senior Championship began in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2003 and is held once every two years. This year marks the 11th anniversary. About 1,200 athletes from 45 countries participated in this Jeonju competition.