World No. 1 Ahn Se-young, 21, won her women’s badminton singles quarterfinal in straight sets to move a step closer to a second title at the tournament.
Ahn advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Singles Badminton at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with a 2-0 (21:12/21:13) victory over Thailand’s Busanan Ongvamrungpan (27) on Friday at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
Ahn looked a little heavy at the start of the match, but she dominated her opponent in the first set with her trademark strong defense.
The momentum carried over into the second set, which she won with ease. 바카라사이트
Ong Bamrungpan was all smiles after conceding a point as Ahn Se-young deflected a return attack.
Ahn, who had won the previous day’s round of 16 match 2-0 (21:4/21:6) in 20 minutes, showed that she is one of the strongest players in the world by finishing the match in 45 minutes.
With the bronze medal secured, Ahn will play China’s He Bingjiao (26), ranked fifth in the world, in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Ahn, who won the first women’s team gold medal in 29 years as part of a 2-0 victory over China in the team event on Jan. 1, will look to make it a two-peat in the singles competition.
If Ahn wins gold in the women’s singles, she will become the first South Korean to win a gold medal in the women’s singles event since Hwang Soo-hyun won gold in Hiroshima in 1994.