The Korean table tennis team will begin its journey to the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games from the morning of the 22nd.
For table tennis, the group draw for the group match was held at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium on the 21st. The group draw was conducted based on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) team rankings. The top seeds in Group A and Group B, which had an advantage in challenging for the gold medal, went to China and Japan for both men and women.
The Korean women’s national team, led by coach Oh Kwang-heon, was in Group D along with Thailand and Pakistan. The country we need to be most wary of is Thailand.
ITTF singles world rankings No. 39 Sutasiti Sawetabut and No. 67 Orawan Paranang have recently been making a mark on the international stage.
In particular, Paranang defeated Korea’s ace Shin Yu-bin (8th place, Korean Air) in the singles round of 16 at the Asian Table Tennis Championships held in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do in early September.
Women’s table tennis will play the first team match against Pakistan at 11 a.m. on the 22nd and then play the second match against Thailand at 5 p.m. on the same day.토토사이트
The men’s national team, led by coach Joo Se-hyuk, was placed in Group C with Thailand and Macau. It is evaluated that the group formation was relatively easy compared to the women’s national team.
Korea will play the first match against Macau at 1 p.m. on the 22nd and the second match against Thailand at 7 p.m.
In this tournament’s men’s and women’s team competitions, the first-place team from groups A to D will advance directly to the quarterfinals according to the results of the preliminary round, and the two first-place teams from groups E and F and the second-place team from each group will play the first round to determine the remaining teams that advance to the quarterfinals.
In order for Korea to avoid difficult matches such as China and Japan, it must advance to the quarterfinals as first place in its group.
However, there are variables. It’s North Korea. If North Korea rises to second place in the group, there is a possibility that they will meet in the quarterfinals through a lottery.
North Korea, which returned to international competition after five years, was assigned to Group B for the men and Group C for the women.