The Korean table tennis team’s men’s doubles team Lee Sang-soo and Cho Dae-seong won their first match and started their quest for medals.
Sang-Soo Lee and Dae-Sung Cho compete in the men’s doubles first round (round of 64) of the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Table Tennis Championships held at the International Convention Center (DICC) in Durban, South Africa on the 21st (local time), Anton Kalberg-John Persson of Sweden. Group was defeated 3-0 (11-8 11-4 11-6).
Lee Sang-soo played with Anton Kalberg in the same group at the Singapore Smash International Competition in March of this year, but met as enemies that day. Because of this, Lee Sang-soo said before the match, “I wonder what it would have been like if we hadn’t been together at that time.” said.
The beginning of the actual game was not easy. After giving up two points first, they succeeded in reversing, but allowed the score to be tied again, making it 6-6. However, they communicated in the middle of the game and brought the first game by matching the sum and scoring 3 points in a row to outwit the opponent.
After that, the game was easy. They won the second game 11-4, and the third game was also won by slowly widening the score from 2-2.
After the game, Lee Sang-soo said, “We know each other’s style, so we twisted it a little bit, but that seems to have poisoned us a little.” From the 2nd game onwards, as we discussed together and planned the strategy well, a lot of work came to the course we kept together, and we were able to show what we had prepared during practice.”
Cho Dae-seong said, “In 0-0, Sang-hyung told me to keep the short ball, but it came long. So I glared at him, and he said, ‘I’m sorry.메이저사이트
Lee Sang-soo and Cho Dae-seong are aiming for a medal spot in this event. The two won the World Table Tennis (WTT) star contender European Summer Series men’s doubles twice by crossing the Great Wall of China last year. He also won 10 matches in the Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL).
Lee Sang-soo said, “It would be a lie if I said there was no pressure,” but said, “Since how to play the game in the future is important, I will focus on the next game.” Cho Dae-seong said, “I came with the goal of (a medal) before the competition,” and “I will prepare thoroughly so as not to miss it.”