South Korea’s women’s badminton team, which shined at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, is groaning under a string injury.
According to the Korea Badminton Association on Saturday, women’s singles world No. 1 Ahn Se-young (21-Samsung Life) will miss the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 300 Korea Masters in Gwangju from July 7-12 next month.
The tournament will be hosted and organized by Korea and held in Ahn’s hometown of Gwangju just three months after the Korea Open in July, but we won’t be able to see her on the court.
She will also miss the Denmark Open and the French Open, which will be held on the 17th of this month.
The Hangzhou women’s singles gold medalist tore a tendon near her knee in the final of the tournament on July 7 and has been diagnosed with up to five weeks of rehabilitation.
The women’s doubles also faced injury woes.
Bronze medalists Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) have been ruled out of action until at least the Korea Masters due to Kim’s calf injury.
Kim injured her right calf in training in September and will need over six weeks of rehabilitation after her injury battle at the Asian Games.
The team plans to give Ahn and Kim plenty of time to rest before deciding whether they will compete at the Japan Masters next month from April 14-19 and China Masters from April 21-26.
Silver medalists Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Ha-na (MG Saemaul Bank) will skip the Danish Open and French Open this month due to Baek’s shoulder injury.
Baek injured her right shoulder during the women’s team event at the 104th National Sports Games on Nov. 11.
South Korea’s women’s badminton team won its first team gold medal in 29 years at the Hangzhou Games, winning gold in the singles and silver and bronze in the doubles. 카지노사이트