Korean soft tennis player Hye-kyung Moon (NH Nonghyup Bank) won the women’s singles gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Hye-kyung Moon won the gold medal by defeating Noah Takahashi (Japan) 4-0 (4-2 4-2 4-0 4-0) in the soft tennis women’s singles final at the tournament held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the 7th.
This is the only gold medal in Korean soft tennis at this tournament.
Korea previously won bronze medals in the men’s and women’s team event, mixed doubles, and men’s singles.
Moon Hye-kyung, who had to be satisfied with bronze medals in the mixed doubles and team events, made up for her disappointment with a gold medal in singles.
It is also Moon Hye-kyung’s first individual Asian Games gold medal.
At the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games, Hye-Kyung Moon won silver in the mixed doubles and team event, turning her fifth Asian Games medal in gold.
It has been nine years since Kim Bomi at the 2014 Incheon Games that a Korean player won a gold medal in women’s soft tennis singles at the Asian Games. 토토사이트
Hye-Kyung Moon, who reached the quarterfinals after two straight wins in the singles preliminaries, defeated Kurumi Onoue (Japan) 4-2 in the quarterfinals and then won 4-0 over Ma Yue (China) in the semifinals.
Hye-kyung Moon faced a formidable opponent in the finals.
Takahashi, his opponent in the finals, was not only the singles gold medalist at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, but also won gold in the team event, winning two gold medals. At this tournament, she won gold medals in the mixed doubles and team events, advanced to the singles finals, and attempted to win three gold medals.
However, Hye-Kyung Moon boosted her momentum by taking the first game 4-2, and also won the second game 4-2.
Hye-Kyung Moon completely brought the flow and sealed her gold medal as she took games 3 and 4 to 4-0. It took only 13 minutes for Moon Hye-kyung to win the final.
In the men’s singles semifinals that took place earlier, Hyeong-wook Yoon (Sunchang County Office) lost to Jang Yeo-sung (Taiwan) 3-4 (4-1 1-4 4-6 10-8 0-4 4-2 3-7) in a close match. .
In this year’s soft tennis tournament, there will be no separate 3rd and 4th place matches, but bronze medals will be awarded to players who lost in the semifinals.
Hyungwook Yoon, who won a bronze medal in the team event at this competition, was satisfied with the bronze medal in the singles event as well.
In the Asian Games soft tennis men’s singles, Korea won gold medals three times in a row, in Guangzhou (Lee Yo-han) in 2010, Incheon (Kim Hyeong-jun) in 2014, and Jakarta/Palembang (Kim Jin-woong) in 2018, but this time, the gold vein was cut off.