While Korea’s badminton star Ahn Se-young has advanced to the women’s singles finals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and continues to cruise toward the individual gold medal, the opponent she met in the quarterfinals is continuously praising Ahn, making it a hot topic.
Busanan Ongbamrungpan (Thailand), who met Ahn Se-young in the quarterfinals, became a hot topic in Korea by shouting “Ahn Se-young, big hit” in Korean fluently in front of reporters after the game ended. Afterwards, he posted a video with Ahn Se-young on his social media, speaking Korean. He even posted a comment saying, “Awesome.” 바카라사이트
Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), the world’s No. 1 badminton women’s singles player, easily defeated No. 5 He Bingjiao (China) in the women’s singles semifinals held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 6th and advanced to the finals. The set score was 2 to 0 (21-10 21-13), a complete victory achieved in 43 minutes.
In the quarterfinals held on the 5th, Ahn Se-young faced Ongbamrungpan. In this game as well, Ahn Se-young defeated Ongbamrungpan with a set score of 2 to 0 (21-12, 21-13). Ahn Se-young perfectly blocked several attacks from Ongbam Rongpan with her own strength, her tenacious defense.
In particular, Ongbamrungpan had a long rally at the beginning of the second set, but in the end, he was unable to break through Ahn Se-young’s defense and lost the point, and his despondent expression was caught on the broadcast screen.
After the game, Ongbamrungpan’s so-called ‘shout out’ towards Ahn Se-young continued and became a hot topic. Shouting means publicly expressing respect and gratitude for someone.
Immediately after the game, Ongbamrungpan made the scene burst into laughter by saying “Ahn Se-young is amazing” in Korean in the common coverage area. In the interview that followed, Ongbamrungpan praised Ahn Se-young, saying, “Ahn Se-young plays really well,” and “I think she came into this tournament at the best pace.”
This wasn’t the only thing. Ongbamrungpan even summoned Ahn Se-young on his Instagram on the 5th. She Ongbam Rungpan posted a short video she filmed with Ahn Se Young, in which she wrote, “Awesome!! An Se Young.” She also added a thumbs up emoji.
Followers at home and abroad who saw Ongbamrungpan’s post also responded with heartwarming reactions. One domestic follower left a comment saying, “You both are so cute,” and “I enjoyed watching the game today.” “Both of these players are very good,” wrote one overseas follower. In addition, there were positive reactions such as “They are the best players,” “I support you,” and “They are cute.”
Se-young Ahn also responded to Ongbamlongpan by saying, “He is a player with really good skills.” At the same time, he encouraged, “I heard you have a thigh injury. I hope you get better quickly and see you again in your best condition.”
Ahn Se-young, who advanced to the final after defeating He Bingjiao in her semi-final, is aiming for her first Asian Games gold medal. If Ahn Se-young wins her gold medal, she will give South Korea a gold medal in the women’s singles event 29 years after Bang Bang-hyeon at the 1994 Hiroshima Games.
Previously, Ahn Se-young declared that her goal at the Hangzhou Asian Games was “of course a gold medal.”
After returning to Korea after finishing the World Championships on August 29, Ahn Se-young said about the Asian Games, “My goal is to confidently win a gold medal, but the process is important. I will do my best to overcome the process better,” he said. “As I always say, “There were many times when I shouldn’t be greedy. If I do my best every day and play the game in the Asian Games, I think I will be able to repay you with good results like this,” he said.