Shin Yubin (Korean Air) and Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange), ranked seventh, will face Korea on their way to a medal at the World Championships.

The Korean pair of Shin Yubin and Lim Jong-hoon defeated Pang Yuen Koen and Wong Sin Lu (60th-ranked Singapore) 3-0 (11-3 11-4 11-9) in the Mixed Doubles Round of 16 on the fourth day of the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Individual World Championships in Durban, South Africa.

Shin Yubin and Lim Jong Hoon, who reached the quarterfinals on a “no-game streak,” will next face Japan’s world No. 2 pair of Hina Hayata and Tomokazu Harimoto.

A win here will secure the bronze medal. It would be the first World Championship medal for Shin, who withdrew from the 2021 event in Houston due to injury.

Hayata, along with Mima Ito, are the “two-headed horse” of Japanese women’s table tennis.

Hayata (No. 10) and Ito (No. 7) are two of the three non-Chinese players in the top 10 of the women’s singles rankings, which are dominated by Chinese players.메이저놀이터

Harimoto is recognized as a “super ace” in Japanese men’s table tennis.

He led Japan to a bronze medal in the men’s team event at Tokyo 2020 and is currently ranked No. 4 in men’s singles.

Both would be tough opponents for Shin Yubin and Lim Jong-hoon in singles, but mixed doubles is a game with many variables and the chemistry between the two players is crucial.

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