Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), the signboard of Korea’s badminton women’s singles, lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi again this time. I have been unable to cross the wall in my chances of winning several times, but I have to overcome this mountain to reach the top.
World No. 4 Ahn Se-young lost 1-2 (21-12 19-21 11-21) to Akane, world No. occupied
She is a disappointing second. Ahn Se-young, who experienced the pain of being eliminated from the group stage at last year’s BWF Finals, increased her power by focusing on weight training throughout the winter.
As a result, she overcame Chen Yufei (World Ranking No. 2, China), who was called her biggest enemy, 2-1 (21-12 19-21 21-9) in the semifinals.
Ahn Sei-young, who had been trailing behind Chen Yu-fei by 1 win and 8 losses before this tournament, seemed to have a greater chance of winning because she surpassed her natural enemy.
However, she is held back by Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi was also a wall as high as Chen Yu-fei to Ahn Se-young.
Prior to this tournament, she had a record of 5 wins and 9 losses. She finished runner-up at the British Open and Japan Open last year, losing to Yamaguchi in both finals.
Ahn Se-young pushed her opponent hard from the beginning, as if she did not want to repeat her same mistake this time.
Ahn Se-young took one step closer to winning the first set, but lost 19-21 after a tight match in the second set. As a result, Ahn Se-young widened the gap with Yamaguchi to 5 wins and 10 losses.
Ahn Se-young is a Korean badminton star who disappeared after Lee Yong-dae. When she was in middle school, she grew up listening to the voice of a child prodigy, already beating adult players to the national team.스포츠토토
It is important for Ahn Se-young, who has gained experience over time and now rises to the top of the world, to overcome his natural enemies in order to have a higher competitiveness on the international stage in the future.
In order for her to not lose to a specific player in a row at a critical moment even with proven skills, she needs to manage her mental health as well as her constant physical strength and skill honing.
Ahn Se-young will participate in the Yonex India Open, which opens in New Delhi, India from the 17th, without time to wash away the pain of runner-up in the Malaysia Open.
Since then, international competitions such as Indonesia Masters (January 24-29) and Thailand Masters (January 30-February 5) are scheduled one after another, and from March the German Open and the British Open are waiting.
Starting from May, ranking points for participation in the Paris Olympics will be calculated, making it even more important. There is also the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.
It remains to be seen whether Ahn Se-young, who started this more important year than any other year, will be able to overcome her natural enemies and rise to a higher position.