Men’s Table Tennis Veteran Lee Sang-soo defeated the Great Wall of China WTT Singapore’s fifth-place Lingao Yuan

South Korean men’s table tennis veteran Lee Sang-soo (26th, Samsung Life Insurance) advanced to the second round of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Singapore Smash, defeating China’s world No. 5 Lingao Yuan.업소알바

Lee Sang-soo beat Lingaoyuan 3-1 (13-11 12-14 11-8 11-9) in the first round of the men’s singles on the sixth day of the tournament in Singapore on the 11th (local time).

Lee Sang-soo thus showed off his skills by defeating a Chinese player for the second time in a row in an international competition.

At the 2024 Busan Team World Championships, which closed on the 25th of last month, he played as a third-tier runner in the men’s semifinals against China and caused a stir by defeating Maruong (third place), who is considered the best player of all time, 3-2 after the game.

Lee Sang-soo led Lingaowian with a career record of 6 wins and 5 losses.

They defeated Lingao Yuan for the first time in six years and five games since their victory in the men’s singles qualifying round at the 2018 Yokohama Asian Cup.

Lee Sang-soo will compete against Omar Asar (22nd, Egypt) to advance to the round of 16.

Cho Dae-sung (58th, Samsung Life Insurance) also advanced to the second round by defeating Brazilian powerhouse Hugo Calderano (7th, Brazil) 3-1 (11-6 11-7 7-11 12-10).

Cho’s next opponent is Taiwanese veteran Zhuang Zhiyuan (35th).

Ahn Jae-hyun (37th) and Lim Jong-hoon (17th, Korea Exchange) were eliminated in the first round, losing to Lin Shen-dong (18th, China) and Kwadri Aruna (11th, Nigeria), respectively.

In the women’s singles, all six South Korean players advanced to the second round, raising expectations.

Ace Shin Yu-bin (7th, Korean Air) defeated Li Ho-ching (96th, Hong Kong) 3-0 (11-1 12-10 11-6) in the first round, and Jeon Ji-hee (22nd, Mirae Asset Securities) also advanced to the second round by defeating Joo Cheng-ju (46th, Hong Kong) 3-0 (11-7 12-10 11-6).

In addition, Joo Chun-hee (14th, Samsung Life Insurance), Kim Na-young (37th, POSCO International), Lee Si-on (39th, Samsung Life Insurance), and Seo Hyo-won (53rd, Korea Racing Authority) passed the first round of the women’s singles.

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