In the past, most of those who led the heyday of Korean badminton, such as Japan national team coach Park Joo-bong, Hwasun-gun office coach Jeong Myung-hee, and Samsung Life Insurance coach Gil Young-ah, were experts in doubles. In the doubles event, both same-sex and mixed-gender events were allowed, so excellent players flocked to win medals.
However, players who can play both same-sex and mixed doubles are rare.스포츠토토 This is why the roles of Seo Seung-jae (27, Armed Forces Sports Corps) and Jeong Na-eun (23, Hwasun-gun Office) are important in our badminton team.
Seo Seung-jae, a “late-aged sergeant,” is ranked 19th in the world rankings along with Kang Min-hyeok (24, Samsung Life Insurance) in men’s doubles. In the mixed doubles, she is also showing off her world-class competitiveness by ranking 5th with Chae Yoo-jeong (28, Incheon International Airport). ‘Racquet Fairy’ Jeong Na-eun is also ranked 7th with Kim Hye-jeong (25, Samsung Life) in women’s doubles, and 10th with Kim Won-ho (24, Samsung Life) in mixed doubles.
The medal collection status of international competitions is also outstanding. This year, Seo Seung-jae won one silver and two bronze medals in men’s doubles and two silver medals in mixed doubles. Jeong Na-eun also won one bronze medal in women’s doubles and one silver and three bronze medals in mixed doubles. Now, he is aiming for Olympic and Asian Games medals.
Seo Seung-jae suffers from back and ankle injuries, and Jung Na-eun suffers from injuries to her right shin, but her thirst for medals is greater than the pain. At the 38th Korea-Japan National Badminton Championships held on the 14th and 15th at Seosan Citizens Gymnasium in Chungcheongnam-do, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk won a set score 2-0 over Endo Ayato and Takei Yuka (35th place), and Jung Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong won. They beat Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (9th place) and Ayako Sakuramoto and Rena Miyaura (25th place) 2-1 and 2-0, respectively.
Seo Seung-jae said, “(Chae) Yoo-jung helps her to attack comfortably, and (Kang) Min-hyuk also has good speed and offense.” I want to rise,” he promised. Jeong Na-eun also stressed, “I’ve been playing stable games, but recently I’ve been trying a lot of bold plays.”