Lim Jong-hoon and Choo Cheon-hee lose to China in the quarterfinals
South Korean table tennis stopped in the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis (WTT)
Champions Frankfurt 2023. Lee Sang-soo (33-Samsung Life), who caused a stir by
defeating the world No. 1, was also eliminated.
Ranked 27th in the world in men’s singles, lost to Félix Lebrun (FRA), ranked eighth in
the world, in the quarterfinals of the men’s singles event on Thursday (June 4) in
Frankfurt, Germany, with a game score of 2-3 (8-11 13-11 11-6 12-14 8-11).
The 33-year-old Lee came within two games of victory against the 17-year-old LeBron,
a rising star in France, and reached match point in the fourth game before dropping
consecutive points to lose the match. A series of unforced errors in the final five games
opened up the scoreline, and he was unable to close the gap and eventually lost.
The following players also suffered bitter disappointments in the quarterfinals.
World No. 8 Hsin Yu-bin (19-Korean Air) lost 1-3 (12-10 5-11 11-13 6-11) to No. 1 Sun
Yingxia (CHN) in the Women’s Singles quarterfinals.
After taking the first game, Shin saved a game point in the third game, which was tied
1-1, but then dropped consecutive points to lose the game.
Women’s Singles World No. 20 CHU Tianhee (21-Samsung Life) lost a close full-game
match to No. 3 WANG Manyu (CHN) in the quarterfinals, 2-3 (8-11 5-11 12-10 11-9 9-11).
He dropped the first two games, but won two in a row to push his opponent to the
final five games. He fought back to the end, but lost his concentration in the final game.
World No. 15 Lim Jong-hoon (26-KRW) lost 0-3 (9-11 5-11 10-12) to world No. 2 Wang
Chuqin (CHN), the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist.
Lim battled back in games one and three, but was unable to hold off Wang Chuqin’s
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