The 37-year-old eldest sister Seo Hyo-won’s promise… World Championship Quarterfinals once more

Seo Hyo-won (36, Korean Racing Association) has a different look when holding a table tennis racket these days. Seo Hyo-won, whose bright expression was her trademark, was influenced by her determination not to lose to the passing years.

As she entered her mid-30s, she got used to being called ‘eldest sister’ and said, “I always run with the thought that today might be the last day,” and said, “I can’t compare my physical condition to my prime, but the skills I’ve honed are better now.” . At the same time, she emphasized, “I have to do better to lead young players over 10 years old.”

Seo Hyo-won’s extraordinary eyes were well revealed in the first round (round of 128) of the women’s singles at the 2023 World Table Tennis Championships held in Durban, South Africa on the 20th.

He met Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi and put her first button well in 4-2 (11-3 6-11 8-11 11-8 11-2 11-9). Usually, it is not easy for defensive players to turn over if they give the flow, but from the 4th game when they were drawn 1-2, they used a thrilling reversal electrode.

Seo Hyo-won, ranked 45th in the world, laughed, saying, “My opponent is a difficult player with a high ranking (37th), but I regained the flow by blocking the opponent’s good balls.”

Seo Hyo-won is confirming the power of her experience at the World Championships, which she boasts of following the Olympics. At the Paris tournament, her 10 years ago, she only finished in the round of 16 in singles, but at the 2021 Houston tournament, she took a step further with her best performance, the quarterfinals. Seo Hyo-won also has memories of winning a bronze medal at the Halmstad competition held as a team event in 2018.

Seo Hyo-won said, “Actually, I have a (small) injury, but I think I can use my skills a little more accurately and move quickly,” he said.

Oh Kwang-heon, coach of the women’s table tennis team, said, “I have a strong will to reap the beauty of Yujong. She praised her, saying (although it is not the last one yet) that her extraordinary will is a great help to her juniors as well.”메이저사이트

Seo Hyo-won is running with two people as role models in this competition. In terms of management, it is Korean Air coach Kim Gyeong-ah, who was synonymous with the defensive model before him, and in terms of performance, it is Joo Se-hyeok, coach of the men’s table tennis team. Seo Hyo-won said, “I gained the confidence that I can run for a long time while watching Coach Kim, and coach Joo gave me a sense of goal with the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships.”

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