Shin Yubin fights back from behind to reach round of 16

South Korean women’s table tennis sensation Shin Yubin (19, World No. 26) has advanced to the round of 16 in the women’s singles at the World Championships with a dramatic come-from-behind victory.

Shin defeated Yuan Jiannan (18th-France) 4-3 (9-11 11-9 11-9 8-11 9-11 11-5 12-10) in a full-game thriller in the Women’s Singles Round of 32 at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships 2023 at the Durban International Convention Center (DICC) in Durban, South Africa, on Friday.

Against the Chinese veteran and top-ranked Yuan Jianan, Xin Yubin played an evenly matched match. After dropping two points in game one at 9-9, she responded with two points in game two at 9-9. Games three and four went back and forth, and the score was 2-2.

In the fifth game, Shin scored five straight points to tie the game at 9-9, but was unable to sustain the momentum and lost the game. However, he took the next game 6-1 to take the match to the final game 먹튀검증.

The final game was the highlight of the match. Shin Yubin was down 2-6 in the middle of the game and seemed to be losing heart. She fought back to pull within one point, 6-7, but her opponent rallied to make it 8-10.

With just one more point to go and her elimination from the women’s singles, Shin Yubin made a last-ditch effort. Her opponent’s attack hit the net and was out, and she failed to serve to make it 10-10 deuce. When her opponent failed to serve and finally broke back to 11-10, Shin pumped her fist in the air, adding one last point to win the match.

After the match, Shin pumped her fists in the air and cheered. As the crowd erupted in applause and cheers, he responded by drawing a heart over his head toward the crowd. After the game, he returned to the bench and slumped down as if he was nervous.

“It was a very difficult match, a tough one, and I’m glad I got through it,” Shin said after the match, adding, “I don’t usually get goosebumps when I play, but when it was 10-10 (in the final game), I got goosebumps all over.” “It was a fun and happy match, and I think I’ll remember it a lot because I ended up winning,” Shin said.

Despite getting over the hump, she faces her toughest opponent of the tournament in the Round of 16. World No. 1 Sun Yingxia (CHINA). Sun Yingxia has been a formidable force in the women’s singles, where she has yet to drop a game. She has also been dominant in women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

“I think I’ll have to do everything I can no matter who I play,” said Xin Yubin, adding, “Sun Yingxia doesn’t lose very often. I mean, she’s the world number one (laughs), so I think she’s a tough player, so I’ll have to prepare thoroughly and make a good match.”

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