Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), a signboard for women’s badminton, expressed her determination for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Ahn Se-young attended the official sponsor agreement ceremony with the Korea Badminton Association and Yonex held in the meeting room on the 3rd floor of Seoul Olympic Parktel on the 8th. She shone with the national team coach Kim Hak-gyun, the coaching staff, and fellow national team players. At the supply delivery ceremony, she and Choi Sol-gyu represented male and female athletes.
Ahn Se-young held an official interview with Kim Taek-gyu, president of the Korea Badminton Association, Wataru Hirokawa, head of Yonex overseas sales headquarters, Kim Cheol-woong, trade representative Dong-seung, and Kim Hak-gyun, national team coach.
On the 29th of last month (Korean time), Ahn Se-young defeated Carolina Marin 2-1 in the women’s singles final of the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour Indonesia Masters held in Jakarta, Indonesia, to reach the top. On the 22nd of last month, she won her second consecutive tournament following the Indian Open. She retained her world No. 2 ranking.
Ahn Se-young was a third-year student at the Gwangju weight class. She was selected for the national team in 2017 and earned the nickname “genius girl.” Since then she has grown steadily and she has become a national team player. This year, she spurred on ‘liquidating her natural enemies’. In her first tournament, in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open, she defeated Yufei Chen, whom she had lost at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In the final of the Indian Open, she took revenge on Akane Yamaguchi, who had suffered 10 losses in her career, including four in a row. It is evaluated that she has taken a step forward as her muscles and stamina have become stronger.
Ahn Se-young entered the Jincheon Athletes’ Village even before she finished reading for international competitions. Prestigious international competitions such as the Jeonyeong Open and the Hangzhou Asian Games await him. Ahn Se-young laughed, saying, “I focused on taking care of my body for about three days (entering the athlete’s village). Recently, I increased the intensity of exercise.
Team coach Kim Hak-kyun said, “I suffered (no medal) at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. In fact, the Hangzhou Asian Games were postponed (due to the corona pandemic), and it is true that the preparation period was not enough for various reasons. I will not approach it. It is important to reenact the glory of badminton in Korea. I will thoroughly prepare.” Coach Kim continued, “The biggest goal is the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Asian Games will be regarded as a prelude. I will aim to recruit and nurture even players.” 카지노사이트
Ahn Se-young, who received the microphone following the command tower, said, “In the end, it’s important to show everything I can. That’s my mission.” In an interview with reporters on the 31st of last month, when Ahn Se-young returned home after winning two consecutive international competitions, she had already set her goal of winning the gold medal.
Meanwhile, Korea Badminton Association and Yonex continue to accompany each other. Yonex will sponsor the national team and various performance projects of the Korea Badminton Association for four years from April 2023 to March 2027. The association said, “We will do our best to cooperate with each other and develop together during the contract period.”
Chairman Kim Taek-gyu said, “Yonex has been working hard to strengthen international competitiveness and nurture stars by signing a sponsorship contract with the association since 2019. Overcoming the difficult times of the corona pandemic together, winning a medal (bronze medal) at the Tokyo Olympics and winning the mixed team event at the World Junior Championships is an honor. We also shared the moment of. We will join forces to strengthen the competitiveness of the national team, discover and nurture young talent, develop elite sports for everyday life, and expand infrastructure.”
“Yonex has supported badminton in Korea for 32 years. As an official sponsor and supplier of equipment, we hope that badminton in Korea will achieve good results at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris,” said Wataru. Representative Kim Chul-woong also said, “We will contribute to Korea’s badminton winning the 7th Olympic gold medal.”