World No. 1 Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) lost the game score 0-4 (6-11, 8-11, 7-11, 3-11) in the men’s doubles final of the Hangzhou Asian Games against China’s Pan Zhentung-Wang Chuqin (world No. 2) at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st. South Korea won the men’s doubles silver medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 21 years since the 2002 Busan Games, when Lee Chul-seung, Yoo Seung Min Group, and Kim Taek-soo and Oh Sang-eun competed in the final. China’s Wang Psiung won three gold medals in the tournament. It won the top in men’s doubles, men’s team, and mixed doubles. 스포츠토토
After the game, Jang Woo-jin said, “I did 120%, but I did 150%, so I lost ridiculously. I did my best, but I’m rather sad because I think my opponent lost because he hit more ridiculously. Doubles must serve diagonally. I was thinking about putting it in a straight line, but it’s against ‘sportsmanship’…. “What are they?” I wondered if I could shake it like this, saying, “Are you finally out of your mind?” It seems that anomalous play is needed in many ways. “I think there should be a way to have stronger ball power like a European player,” he said.
The two have joined forces in earnest since 2018. He won back-to-back men’s doubles silver medals at the 2021 Houston and 2023 Durban World Championships. He wrote the history of Korean table tennis. This time, she won a silver medal in the Asian Games for the first time in 21 years. Even though there was no gold medal, it was the best performance. However, their accompaniment is “Bye for a while” here.
Jang Woo-jin said, “We hit it off the best this time. I think the answer is how to play the best. It’s a shame that it’s the last one in a situation where it’s going well. The team is different. We can do it together during the tour, but I think major tournaments will be the last for a while. I’ve learned a lot while working together. I may do it again in the future, but I want to say thank you for your hard work on the way I’ve been running.” Im Jong-hoon also said, “Thank you so much to my brother.” I’m not good enough, but I led you a lot. I learned a lot of table tennis, too. I was really grateful to see him do his best,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jang Woo-jin will once again face Pan Jeon-dong in the men’s singles semifinals on the 2nd. “It’s not good in terms of winning rate, but when I play with Chinese players, I want to empty my mind and take one set out. I know I’m going to play a backhand. I think I can win if I only get two to three points there,” he said.