The most prestigious competition in Korea, with only young guns in their teens and early twenties reaching the semifinals.
Oh Jun-seong wins overall table tennis
Oh Jun-seong (Mirae Asset Securities), who is growing at a rapid pace, rode the wind of change in Korean men’s table tennis and became ‘ace’ I pass over the seat.
Oh Jun-seong defeated teammate and one-year senior Park Gyu-hyun 3-2 (8-11 4-11 11-6 13-11 11) in the men’s singles final of the 77th Shinhan SOL National Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis Championships held at Dangjin Gymnasium in South Chungcheong Province on the 15th. -3) and won.
Born in 2006, Oh Jun-seong, a 17-year-old junior, set the record as the youngest winner of the men’s singles title at this tournament.
Oh Jun-seong dropped out of high school last year and joined Mirae Asset Securities. This year was Oh Jun-seong’s de facto debut season on the professional stage.
It is also rare to win the singles championship in the first year of entering the workforce. Prior to Oh Jun-seong, only three men, Ahn Jae-hyung, Yoo Nam-gyu, and Park Kang-hyeon, won the men’s singles championship in the first year.
Above all, the table tennis world believes that Oh Jun-seong’s win is symbolic in that it reflects the shift in the focus of Korean men’s table tennis toward younger players.
The men’s singles semifinal matchup was structured as a match between ‘Young Gun’.
Oh Jun-seong and Park Gyu-hyun beat Cho Dae-seong (21, Samsung Life Insurance) and Woo Hyeong-gyu (21, Mirae Asset Securities), both players in their early 20s, in the semifinals and advanced to the finals.
Then, the teenagers who defeated their seniors in the semifinals faced off in the finals.
Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange), who won two silver medals and one bronze medal at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games, was eliminated early after losing to Woo Hyeong-gyu in the round of 16. 먹튀검증 안전놀이터 백링크
Jang Woo-jin, who is considered one of the top two players in Korean men’s table tennis along with Lim Jong-hoon, did not participate in this tournament.
All three games from the semifinals were played in a tight fashion, and the youngest of them all, Oh Jun-seong, became the champion.
Oh Jun-seong has been evaluated as a master of table tennis from an early age, and expectations have been high as the ‘next generation ace’. By winning this competition, ‘Ace’ He showed that he is fully qualified to challenge for the position.
It appears that experiencing deep ups and downs this year as a member of the national team served as the driving force behind his rise to the national championship.
Oh Jun-seong passed the national team selection in April on his own and became the youngest member of the national team.
Oh Jun-seong taking a commemorative photo with Choi Young-il, head of the national team training team.
In July, he participated in the Asian Youth Championship as a member of the junior national team and won a gold medal with Park Gyu-hyun.
However, in October, they were eliminated early from the Asian Championships held in Pyeongchang and had to realize the ‘high wall’ of the international stage.
At the subsequent Asian Games in Hangzhou, he helped his older brothers win a silver medal in the team event.
Oh Jun-seong, who has grown rapidly, sets his sights on higher places.
The World Team Championships will be held in Busan in February next year. The 2024 Paris Olympics await in July.
Oh Jun-seong said, “I am proud to have won the best competition,” and added, “I want to pass the national team selection for the Busan World Championships and play with the Taegeuk symbol.” “I want to participate in all the big competitions in the future without fail,” he said. 슬롯사이트