Badminton Kim Ga-eun wins BWF King of Kings Tournament after Yamaguchi withdraws

Kim Ga-eun is cheering after scoring against He Bingjiao during the badminton women's team final match between South Korea and China at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st.

Badminton women's singles Kim Ga-eun (25, Samsung Life Insurance) will dramatically participate in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals, the king of the kings.

BWF announced on the 5th (local time) that Kim Ga-eun received the right to participate in the King of Kings Tournament in lieu of Japan's Akane Yamaguchi (26) missing due to injury.

This competition will be held in Hangzhou, China from the 13th to the 17th. Eight players (teams) from each specific event are divided into two groups and play a league match, and then the top two players (teams) from each group advance to the semifinals tournament to determine the king of the kings.

Initially, in Korea, women's singles Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), women's doubles Lee So-hee (Incheon Airport), Baek Hana (MG Saemaeul Geumgo), Kim So-young (Incheon Airport) - Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank), men's doubles Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance) - Kang Min-hyuk (Samsung Life Insurance) group, mixed doubles Seung-jae Seo - Chae Yu-jeong (Incheon Airport), Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) - Jeong Na-eun (Hwasun County Office) were scheduled to play.

However, due to Yamaguchi's abstention, Kim Ga-eun also came along.

Kim Ga-eun struggled with major and minor injuries after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but succeeded in rebounding through the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Kim Ga-eun competed as a triples runner in the team finals against China and defeated powerhouse He Bingjiao to secure the gold medal for Korea.

Kim Ga-eun, who built confidence through the Asian Games, even won the Korea Masters last month. Now, we are going to reap the beauty of Yujong in the King of Kings Hall.

In the women's singles, Ahn Se-young, who won a whopping 10 wins in this year's BWF World Tour, is considered a strong candidate for the championship, but Kim Ga-eun's performance can also be expected.

Meanwhile, the draw for this competition will be held at the BWF World Tour Final Gala Dinner on the 11th. 토토사이트

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