Jo Dae-seong (21, Samsung Life Insurance), who was called a ‘table tennis genius’ during the big commercials, finally accomplished something big. It was an exciting come-from-behind victory over Pan Zhen-dong (26, China), who is ranked first in the world rankings.
It was in the round of 32 of the 2022 WTT (World Table Tennis) Star Contender men’s singles held at the Dr. Siama Prasad Mukerji Indoor Stadium in Goa, India on the 2nd.
Cho Dae-seong, a left-hander ranked 193rd in the world, lost 2 games to Pan Zhen-dong first and lost, but then won 3 games and won 3-2 (7-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11- 8) won.
After the game, WTT expressed surprise, saying, “Shock or not?” Cho Dae-sung has shown the best skills among domestic players, such as taking first place in the men’s division at the national team selection event last year. However, he hesitated for a while due to his left elbow injury, but this time he showed his potential by winning the world’s best. 스포츠토토
Cho Dae-sung also won the MVP award at the ‘2022 Korea Table Tennis Association Awards’ held on the 8th of last month.
World number 18 Jang Woo-jin (28, Armed Forces Athletic Corps) advanced to the round of 16 by beating 35th place Benedict Duda (28, Germany) 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-7) in the men’s singles round of 32.
In the women’s singles round of 32, Shin Yu-bin (19, Korean Air), ranked 23rd in the world, lost 2-3 (11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-8, 9) to left-hander Elizabeth Samara (33, Romania), ranked 43rd. -11) and lost. Jeon Ji-hee (31, Mirae Asset Securities), Yang Ha-eun (29, POSCO International), and Lee Si-on (27, Samsung Life Insurance) also failed to cross the 32nd round.