Ahn Se-young, who ranked first in the women’s singles world ranking, showed confidence like a champion.
At the media day held on the 16th at Jincheon Athletes Village, Chungcheongbuk-do, Ahn Se-young confidently said, “Honestly, I feel a little pressure because she has become the number one player in the rankings,” but she said confidently, “I am excited and looking forward to what the game will be like to play as the number one player in the rankings.”
Ahn Se-young has been holding the top spot for three weeks after surpassing Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings on the 1st.
Starting with the World Individual Championships on the 21st and 27th, Ahn Se-young is facing major international competitions such as the BWF World Tour Super 1000 China Open and the Hangzhou Asian Games next month.
“I’m having fun and working out well,” Ahn Se-young said with a smile, “I’m so excited and preparing hard for the World Championships, where I’ll run for the first time in the rankings.
In 11 international competitions this year, she won 7 championships, 3 runners-up and 1 bronze medal, and the ‘champion’s composure’ was felt.
Ahn Se-young, who also runs first in the prize money rankings this season ($428,480), wittily said, “She expected to be first in prize money. She ran hard, but I think she deserves this kind of reward.” It even drew laughter from the audience.
That doesn’t mean being careless.
Ahn Se-young has to break the ‘Big 4’ composition with Yamaguchi Akane (Japan), Chen Yu-Pei (China), and Tai Zi-ying (Taiwan), and also have to take revenge for being eliminated in the first game of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.토토사이트
Ahn Se-young said of Chen Yu-fei, who was pushed back with a record of 5 wins and 10 losses, “I have always had many difficult wins, so it is difficult to see that I have erased the natural enemy relationship yet. I think I need to try (games) more.”
Regarding the Asian Games, he calmly said, “I had a lot of regrets in Jakarta, so I prepared hard after that. I think I am going to see the results.”