KOREA GPG Finals –2 for Jang and 2 for Yoo!



Yeon Seong Yoo


Korea struck it rich with 5 gold medals going straight to the pocket of the host nation. Doubles specialist Yeon Seong Yoo took home 2, as did his mixed partner Jang Ye Na.

Yoo’s afternoon of speculating came in the opener men’s doubles match with partner Ko Sung Hyun. Both pairs high up in the world rankings, world#2 Jung Jae Sung / Lee Yong Dae are only two notches up against Ko Sung Hyun / Yoo Yeon Seong who are currently ranked 4th.

Hwasun native Yong Dae however, failed to capitalize on his home court advantage when he and partner Jung Jae Sung surrendered the men’s doubles gold to the second seeds Ko/Yoo in two straight sets, 15-21 and 22-24 respectively.


Sung Ji Hyun


The longest match of the day took 55 minutes where Sung Ji Hyun secured the women’s singles title by winning over unseeded Han Li of China 21-18 21-16, in much more convincing fashion than her 3-game semi-finals the previous day where she took 82 minutes court-time against defending champion Liu Xin……………. FULL ARTICLE