Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), the ‘shuttlecock idol’, is not excited even with good results at the beginning of the year. He prepares for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics with a calm mindset rather than the spirit of a young player in his early 20s. National badminton team coach Kim Hak-gyun (52) has high expectations for her, who has risen to the second place in the women’s singles world rankings.
Ahn Se-young attended the ‘Korea Badminton Association-Yonex Sponsorship Agreement Ceremony’ held at the Olympic Parktel in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 8th. In the past few years, he has grown into a world-class player, and his momentum is so great that he reached the finals at the Malaysia Open (runner-up), India Open, and Indonesia Masters (winner) held last month. Even at the press conference on this day, his status has also increased to the extent that he participated in a question and answer session with director Kim. An official from the association explained, “Generally, the captain attends press conferences with the coach,” and “(Ahn) Se-young’s status and interest have grown that much.”
Ahn Se-young said, “I returned to Korea on the 31st of last month and immediately entered the Jincheon National Training Center.” He started training at dawn again this week,” he said of his physical condition.
In the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games and Paris Olympics, Ahn Se-young’s responsibility is heavy. In his teenage years, at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, both reached the quarterfinals in women’s singles먹튀검증. He has no choice but to have a big desire for the Asian Games and the Olympics. As the right to participate in the Paris Olympics is determined based on the world rankings to be tallied from May 1 of this year to April 28 of next year, he cannot relax.
But expectations are higher. This is thanks to the successive liquidation of natural enemy relations with recalcitrant enemies since last year. Earlier this year, in the process of harvesting two gold medals and one silver medal, she defeated Akane Yamaguchi (1st place, Japan), Yufei Chen (4th place), and He Bingzhao (5th place, China). He is also overcoming the right ankle injury that plagued him at the Tokyo Olympics and last year’s Japan Open.
The commander’s trust in Ahn Se-young is strong. Coach Kim said, “Korean badminton suffered the humiliation of no medal at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. The preparation period is not long, but there are many good players,” he said. “I want to win medals evenly in seven events. (Ahn) Se-young has followed the early morning training well since the junior representative days and has grown to a great extent,” he said without hiding his expectations.
Ahn Se-young said, “I work well with coach Kim and the national team following the junior team.” This time, I will do my best to bring good results.”