Ahn Se-young (21-Samsung Life) has become the first Korean badminton player to win the World Individual Championships singles title .Ahn, the world No. 1 in women’s singles, defeated world No. 6 Carolina Marin (30-Spain) 2-0 (21-12 21-10) in the final at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday (July 27).Ahn, who was stopped by her nemesis Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) in the quarterfinals the year before and the quarterfinals last year, reached the highest level this year.The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic gold medalist rejuvenated at the tournament, defeating Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei – world No. 4) and Yamaguchi (world No. 2) in straight sets, but was unable to overcome Ahn. Ahn is the first South Korean player, male or female, to win the singles event at the World Championships. During the 28th edition of the event, which began in 1977, South Korean singles players have finished runner-up twice and third nine times .Women’s singles player Hwang Soo-hyun reached the final for the first time in 1993 and won a silver medal, while Park Sung-woo was the men’s singles runner-up in 1995.More than 30 years later, Ahn ended a 46-year drought in Korean singles .The tournament was held every three years from 1977-1983, every two years from 1985-2003, and since 2005 it has been held every year except in Olympic years. Ahn dominated the first set to take a commanding lead. Her solid defense forced Marin into unforced errors and she quickly went from 4-4 to 10-4.After earning a return point at 11-7, Ahn pushed her opponent with aggressive smashes and pushes, occasionally pacing herself with exquisite drop shots and hairpins. 카지노사이트
At 19-12, she saved a set point by relentlessly attacking the left-handed Marin’s right side. She then watched her opponent clear the court to take the first set. The second set seemed to unfold in a similar fashion, with Ahn taking an early 7-2 lead .However, Marin’s fierce attacks continued to force Ahn to defend, and the score was tied at 10-10.Marin was lucky to go into the interval with a one-point lead after an error .It was a short time, but Ahn was able to recover from her shaky mentality and strategy. When the game resumed, Ahn scored 10 consecutive points without allowing Marin to score a single point, ending the match in the blink of an eye. “Today I am the champion,” Ahn said in English after the award ceremony. I’m so happy to have won the match,” she said in English .”I think (badminton) works because you enjoy it,” she said in Korean, “I can only think that I really enjoyed (today’s final).”The win was Ahn’s eighth gold medal of the year .Ahn has seven wins, three runner-up finishes and one third-place finish so far this year and has been ranked No. 1 since 카지노사이트 last month.