Table tennis Seungmin Cho entered the world’s top 30 in men’s singles for the first time in his life

Table tennis Seungmin Cho entered the world’s top 30 in men’s singles for the first time in his life

Cho Seung-min (Samsung Life Insurance) entered the world’s top 30 table tennis men’s singles for the first time in his life.

According to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world ranking announced on the 15th, Cho Seung-min jumped from 38th to 30th. This is the first time Cho Seung-min has entered the top 30.

The only Korean players ranked higher than Cho Seung-min are Jang Woo-jin (8th), Lim Jong-hun (17th), and Lee Sang-soo (27th).

Seung-min Cho’s rise in the rankings this time is based on the results of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Rio de Janeiro 2023 tournament, which ended on the 13th. Cho Seung-min advanced to the quarterfinals of this tournament. Cho Seung-min lost to Matsushima Sora (Japan) in the semifinals and failed to advance to the final.

WTT highly praised Cho Seung-min. WTT said on its website, “Cho Seung-min, 25 years old this year, is improving his performance. 6 out of 8 of his best scores were written this year,” he said. For the time being, there is a possibility that Seung-Min Cho will maintain his ranking.”

In the women’s division, Shin Yu-bin’s world ranking in women’s singles dropped one notch from 8th to 9th. Japanese player Hina Hayata won the women’s singles title at the Rio Contenders, pushing Shin Yu-bin down to 7th place.

Korea still holds the world number one in men’s and women’s doubles. For men, the pair Woojin Jang and Jonghoon Lim, and for women, the pair Yubin Shin and Jihee Jeon are ranked number one in the world.

In the mixed doubles, Lim Jong-hoon and Shin Yu-bin, who won the Contender Rio tournament, moved up one notch from 4th to 3rd.메이저사이트

Meanwhile, at the WTT Youth Contender Hong Kong 2023 held in Hong Kong until the 13th, Gil Min-seok (Korea Exchange) won the U-19 (under 19 years old) men’s singles championship.

Two-time U-17 singles champion Min-Seok Gil achieved his first U-19 singles title. In addition to the singles, Gil Min-seok also reached the semifinals in the U-19 mixed doubles pairing with Park Ga-hyun (Korean Air).

Previously, at the WTT Youth Contender Tournament held in Cheongyang, Chungcheongnam-do, he won the U-19 men’s singles (Kim Ga-on), U-15 men’s singles championship (Kwon Hyuk), and U-11 men’s singles championship (Lee Joo-chan).

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