Ahn Se-young, who suffered the pain of “failure in the first round” after losing to Chen Yu-pei at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago, succeeded in a perfect revenge with a gold medal in Hangzhou five years later. This year, he completely reversed his natural enemy relationship with Chen Yu-pei and declared an “end” with a complete victory in the final.
Ahn Se-young beat Chen Yufei of China 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 21-8) in the women’s singles final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Binjiang Gymnasium in Zhejiang Province, China on the 7th.
As a result, Ahn Se-young won two gold medals in badminton at the Hangzhou Asian Games until this day, following the women’s team gold medal.
After a close game, Ahn Se-young faced an interval, the middle break, trailing Chen Yu-pei 10-11 by one point. However, he later scored three consecutive points by attacking a tired Chen Yu-pei and ran away 13-11. 안전놀이터
Ahn Se-young was shocked when his right knee touched the court during defense and complained of pain. However, he skillfully kept the lead and brought it to 21-18. Ahn Se-young’s match score is 1-0 lead, and if Ahn Se-young wins two games, it will be a gold medal.
Ahn Se-young was pulled to 2-6 in two games, perhaps because he played with knee pain. Chen Yu-pei seemed to have dribbled by touching the shuttlecock twice with his racket, and Ahn Se-young also protested, but it was not accepted.
Ahn Se-young was slower than usual due to a knee injury, making it difficult to keep up with the ball on the difficult course. Nevertheless, he showed his fighting spirit by chasing 17-19 and two points. Unfortunately, however, they lost two games 17-21 and headed to the final three games.
Ahn Se-young took a 3 game 5-0 lead by attacking Chen Yu-pei, who was exhausted by his injury fighting spirit. Despite being injured, Ahn Se-young blew his body and fell to prevent his opponent’s attack. In the end, he entered the interval with a difference of 7 points of 11-4.
Ahn Se-young kept the lead stable after that, and Chen Yu-pei made excessive mistakes, and Ahn Se-young reached the match point first. In the end, Ahn Se-young overcame the injury and won the singles gold medal, winning two gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Ahn Se-young, who has been called the “Shuttlecock prodigy” since childhood and stood out in international competitions, also had a mountain to overcome. It’s 1,000 won.
Ahn Se-young and Chen Yu-pei faced off several times in top-level competitions, including the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, Ahn Se-young failed to reach the medal, losing repeatedly to Chen Yu-pei. Ahn Se-young, who knelt down to Chen Yu-pei at both the 2018 Asian Games and the 2020 Olympics, struggled with only one win and eight losses against Chen Yu-pei until 2022.
However, Ahn Se-young made a big turnaround in 2023. Chen Yu-fei, who was absolutely inferior to Chen Yu-fei with one win and eight losses until last year, gained the upper hand with five wins and two losses this year. In the meantime, Ahn Se-young is also ranked No. 1 in the world.
The secret to reversing the natural enemy relationship was a bloody effort. When appearing on tvN’s talk show “You Quiz on the Block” in March, Ahn Se-young was eliminated from the first game after losing to Chen Yu-Pay at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. “I was so embarrassed to lose without doing anything,” he said, adding, “Since then, I have worked out without a day’s rest. “I wore lead pockets, ran on the sand, and constantly analyzed Cheonwi Pay,” he said.
Ahn Se-young, who succeeded in taking the lead by beating Chen Yu-fei 2-0 in the first stage of the women’s team final on the 1st, proved her best by beating Chen Yu-fei’s “old natural enemy” once again in Hangzhou, Chen Yu-fei’s hometown. He avenged himself with the Asian Games gold medal by filling five years with bloody efforts.