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The World Champ Ahn Se-Young

Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance)

the signboard of Korean women’s badminton and the world’s No. 1

returned home in gold.

The Korean badminton team

including Ahn Se-young, returned home through Incheon International Airport on the 29th. 

Ahn Se-young beat Carolina Marin (Spain, world No. 6) 2-0 (21-12 21-10)

in the women’s singles final of the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Individual Badminton Championships held in Copenhagen

Denmark on the 27th (Korean time).

was completed.

At the World Championships held in Tokyo

Japan last year

Ahn Se-young won a bronze medal. 

At the time, he lost to Akane Yamaguchi (Japan, world No. 2)

who was world No. 1 in the semifinals

and was thwarted from advancing to the final.

Ahn Se-young

who came back after growing several stages this year, defeated her old enemy Chen Yu-fei (China, world No. 3) 2-0 (21-19 21-15) in the semifinals. 

She also defeated Yamaguchi to become the ‘Badminton Queen’ by dominating even Marin

who reached the final.

Ahn Se-young has won eight international competitions this year alone.

 He became the first Korean player to rank first in the women’s singles world after 27 years since Bang Soo-hyun.

 She also made a mark in badminton history once again by reaching the top of the men’s and women’s singles for the first time in Korea at the 28th World Championships.

The Korean team that participated in the World Championships not only won Ahn Se-young’s championship

but also won gold medals in men’s doubles (Kang Min-hyeok-Seo Seung-jae) and mixed doubles (Seo Seung-jae-Chae Yoo-jeong).

 In addition to the women’s doubles bronze medal (Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong), they jointly won three gold medals and one bronze medal, the best ever.

In particular 온라인섯다

Ahn Se-young participated in the event for the first time after reaching her world No. 1 ranking.

 Arriving at Incheon International Airport

he confessed

It was the first time I participated in the tournament as the world’s No.

He added

But it was good because I was able to play the way I wanted to.

Ahn Se-young met her ‘nemesis’ Chen Yu-fei in the semifinals.

 After meeting the opponent he had to overcome in order to win

he said

Every game was a hurdle.

It was like that from the first game to the final.

Chen Yufei was a player I was very picky about

but I played the way I wanted to

so I solved it easily.

The match where Ahn Se-young had a hard time was in the quarterfinals against former world No. 1 Nozomi Okuhara (Japan).

 In this match

Ahn Se-young lost her first set

but later regained her skills and won her a come-from-behind victory.

Regarding this match

Ahn Se-young said

All the players became players who understood (the opponent).

There were players I met a lot

but I was very nervous because that player (Okuhara) was the first opponent I met.

 He explained

I tried to relax quickly because it seems that the performance changes depending on how quickly I relax.

Regarding participating in the tournament as the world’s No. 1 player

he laughed


I can’t think of anything good about it.

Ahn Se-young said

I was worried because I am a player who leads rather than a player who follows.

After defeating Marine in the final, Ahn Se-young asked for a greeting

but the opponent did not seem to accept it.

Regarding the situation at the time

Ahn Se-young said

Earlier this year

I met Marin in the final of the Masters in Indonesia.

At that time

the player told me not to greet our coach first

but to come to him first. I did not forget that word this time

but I was so happy that the coaches I was very happy and went to Marin

and he said that

he said at the time.

He laughed coolly


I think I was not polite.”

Ahn Se-young

who rose to the top of the world rankings and became the first Korean player to reach the top of the singles world championships

announced that her next goal would be the ‘Grand Slam’.

He said

My goal is the Grand Slam

and I am happy and proud to win one of them

the World Championships.

From now on

what I have to do is the Asian Games

the Olympics

and the Asian Championships.

I want to win this tournament as well.


Ahn Se-young

who finished this tournament

will participate in the BWF World Tour Super 1000 China Open

which will be held in Changzhou

China from the 5th of next month.


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