Shin Yubin wins Women’s Singles and Doubles at WTT Lima…achieves WTT Singles V2 this year

For Korean table tennis, 2023 is likely to be remembered as the year that ‘Piyak’ Shin Yoo-bin (19-Korean Air-World No. 9) reached her full potential. In May, she partnered with Jeon Jeon-hee (31-Mirae Asset Securities-34) in the women’s doubles at the World Championships in Durban, South Africa, to win South Korea’s first silver medal in 36 years, and has continued to win medals at WTT events.

Shin won the women’s singles final of the WTT Contender Lima with a 4-1 (9-11 11-9 11-9 11-8 11-7) victory over 16th-ranked Bernadette Sötz (Romania) in Lima, Peru on Sunday. An hour and a half later in the women’s doubles, Shin Yubin and Jeon Jeon-hee (No. 1) defeated Kim Na-young (18-Fosco International Spinners) and Choi Hyo-joo (25-Korea Horse Society-Unranked) 3-2 (11-9 9-11 8-11 13-11 12-10).

Not only did Shin win her second title of the tournament, but she also claimed her second women’s singles gold medal in three months after winning the WTT Contender Lagos in May. This is her third career WTT Women’s Singles title. While she hasn’t had much success in major international events, she has recently become more competitive in singles, quickly breaking into the top 10 in the world rankings.

Her partnership with Jeon is also impressive. They won gold, bronze, and gold medals in the three tournaments from Lagos to Tunis to Zagreb immediately after the Durban World Championships. The right-handed Shin Yoo-bin’s power and the left-handed Jeon Jeon-hee’s experience are becoming more and more powerful. Both have had injury issues with their right wrist and left knee, respectively, but have been able to overcome their recent struggles to perform well. They cried after failing to beat Germany in the quarterfinals of the women’s team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Shin Yubin’s right wrist injury at the 2021 World Championships in Houston, USA, made them seem like an “unfinished business,” but they eventually became the world’s best team 메이저놀이터.

The WTT was also impressed with Shin’s performance. On its official website, it said, “Shin Yubin is at the center of the recent teenage craze in world table tennis. At such a young age, she is already gaining experience in WTT finals.” “Her confidence is growing with each match. It was also impressive to see how she maintained her concentration until the end of the match.”

Shin’s progress bodes well for Korea Table Tennis’ prospects at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games in September and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games next July. The Hangzhou Games marked the return of doubles after a nine-year absence. South Korea will need Shin’s performance to win as many medals as possible. “We need to surpass the Chinese players in major international competitions. I’m getting better at adapting to Chinese players as I play,” Shin said, adding, “I really want to win medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Paris Olympics.”

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