[Asian Games] Lee Yun-gyu, Who Emerged as the Nucleus of the Badminton Men's Team, "Ranking is just a Number"

Decisive victory in the round of 16 and quarterfinals with a match score of 1-1... Continuously defeating world ranked players

“Because rankings are just numbers.”

The words of Lee Yun-gyu (25, Gimcheon City Hall), ranked 119th in the world, are not a rosy resolution that is far from reality. 카지노

Lee Yun-gyu is at the forefront of the badminton men's team that reached the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

In the team competition, which is held in the order of singles - doubles - singles - doubles - singles, the role of the third runner, Lee Yun-gyu, is important.

Whoever wins 3 out of 5 games first wins, so Lee Yun-gyu has to prepare every day.

In addition, it is an inevitable order that you will often find yourself in a situation where the overall flow of the game changes.

The same was true in the round of 16 match against ‘strong' Malaysia on the 28th and the quarterfinals match against ‘strongest' Indonesia on the 29th.

In both games, Lee Yun-gyu entered the court with a match score of 1 win and 1 loss.

And, overturning the odds of being inferior, he defeated world No. 19 Ng Ze Yong (Malaysia) and No. 5 Jonatan Christie (Indonesia) in succession.

Thanks to Lee Yun-gyu's victory, Korea won both games 3-1 and secured the bronze medal.

Lee Yun-gyu, whom I met after the game on the 29th, seemed a little overwhelmed by the thought that he had helped the team for the first time in a long time.

That's because at last year's World Men's and Women's Team Championships and this year's World Mixed Team Championships, Lee Yun-gyu lost all seven matches he competed in.

At that time, Korea finished the competition in the quarterfinals and runners-up, respectively.

Lee Yoon-gyu said, “She has not been able to help the singles and doubles players every time,” and she confessed, “I am really happy to have played a match where I can at least help this time.”

Regarding the game that day, he said, "I had nothing to lose, so I went into it with the mindset of attacking.

It was a good thing that I tried to control the game by reducing mistakes by taking advantage of the opponent's nervousness."

He did not back down from the fight in front of the net while preparing for this tournament.

He said that he practiced managing the game by actively putting pressure on his opponent.

Regarding beating the world rankings in succession, he said, "I think rankings are just numbers," and "I don't think Korean men's singles is weak.

He said, “If only I was given more opportunities to compete, I could do much better.”

He said, “I think I will get good results if I enjoy the sport I chose because I like it,” and added, “I am an athlete who always finds happiness.”

He expressed his strong determination, saying, “I want to become a.”