“I will prepare hard,” he said.
Ahn Se-young won the singles event for the first time as a Korean player, while mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung and men’s doubles Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk won the gold medal. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong won the bronze medal in the women’s doubles.
For the first time in its history, South Korea has achieved a feat of winning three gold medals in five sports. The previous best performance was two events wins in 1985, 1991 and 1999.
The next target is definitely the Hangzhou Asian Games. South Korea, which suffered a no-medal humiliation 40 years after the 1978 Bangkok Games at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, is seeking revenge at the Hangzhou Games.
Ahn Se-young, who met at Incheon International Airport on the 29th, said, “There were many times when it didn’t work out well if you were greedy. Rather than being greedy, I played with the idea of doing my best in every game, and there was a good result. “I think I can repay you with good results if I play the Asian Games as well as I do my best day by day by day.
Ahn Se-young is aiming to win all competitions, including the Asian Games. He said, “What I have to do in the future is win the Asian Games, the Olympics, and the Asian Championships. I want to win all of them once in a while. The goal is a grand slam,” he said.
Ahn Se-young is likely to reunite with familiar faces at the Asian Games. It will compete with Nozomi Okuhara (Japan), Chen Yu-fei (China), and Akane Yamaguchi (Japan), the world’s second-ranked team.
Ahn Se-young said, “It’s good to be able to grasp the players’ tendencies quickly, but there are times when I don’t think about the opponent making changes and playing in the game,” adding, “It’s my job to practice in preparation for this.” “I will prepare well and prepare for the opponent,” he vowed.
Seo Seung-jae, who won two world championships, said, “I showed a lot of people that we can do it. I have always exercised hard, but I was often upset because the results were not good. “I think we will be able to develop further with this competition,” he said. “There are many big competitions in the future.” “I will not be complacent here and prepare well to show you more advanced performances in other competitions such as the Asian Games and the Olympics,” he promised.
Kang Min-hyuk, who collaborated with Seo Seung-jae to win the men’s doubles, said, “I am grateful that I can receive a lot of spotlight by winning the world championship. There are Asian Games and Olympics ahead. I think it’s not the end here, it’s a new beginning.