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Woo-Jin Jang and Jong-Hoon Lim, first silver medal in men’s doubles at World Table Tennis Championships

Jang Woo-jin (Army Sports Unit) and Lim Jong-hoon (KGC Ginseng Corporation) tried to win the gold medal in men’s doubles at the World Championships for the first time as Korean players, but unfortunately failed.

Woo-jin Jang and Jong-hoon Lim played 1-3 (8-11 13-15 13-) against Christian Carlsson and Matthias Falk (Sweden) in the men’s doubles final of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships Finals held in Houston, Texas, USA on the 29th (local time). 11 10-12).

Although they missed the gold medal, the two became the first Korean players to reach the men’s doubles final at the World Championships and won a silver medal.

This is the best Korean men’s doubles record in history. During that time, he won only bronze medals eight times in his career. In addition, Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon are both first medals at the World Championships.

The two players, who have worked together since 2017, have won consecutive championships at the 2018 Korea Open and Grand Finals, establishing themselves as the representative doubles team of men’s table tennis in Korea.

This is my first time participating in the World Championships.

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon performed better than expected at this tournament, and looked into the possibilities of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Carlsson-Park group, who beat China in the quarterfinals and quarterfinals, stopped China’s four consecutive men’s doubles defeats and gave Sweden the men’s doubles gold medal for the first time in 30 years.

Woojin Jang and Jonghoon Lim, who gave up the first set, played a close battle going from the second set to the deuce 4 times, but unfortunately lost and lost 0-2 in the game score.

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon, who started a counterattack, won three sets at the end of the deuce.

However, the last hurdle could not be overcome. In the 4th set, 10-10 situations, the attack failed one after another and missed the championship.

Meanwhile, the Korean table tennis team only won a silver medal in the men’s doubles in this tournament, but failed to win in other events.

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