South Korean badminton sensation Yoo Soo-soo (Sport Class WH2-Korea Disability Employment Service) was held off by world No. 1 Daiki Kajiwara of Japan to win a silver medal at the Hangzhou 2022 Para Asian Games.Yoo lost 0-2 (15-21 9-21) to Kajiwara in the men’s badminton singles final on Sunday at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.Yoo, who had not dropped a set in five matches, including three qualifying matches and the quarterfinals and semifinals, was unable to overcome her ‘nemesis’ on the day.
The world No. 5 had faced Gajwara 12 times before this day, losing all 12, and on this day, she was brought to her knees without winning a single set.The first set started with Yusuf on serve, with Kajiwara breaking away and Yusuf following right back.Trailing 6-9, Yusung rattled off five straight points, capitalizing on her opponent’s errors and a variety of attacking routes, including clears, drop shots, and smashes, to break back.But Kajiwara’s fightback was not without its challenges.
With her strokes hitting the net or going out of bounds, Gajiwara scored eight straight points to quickly take the lead, and Yoo dropped the first set 15-21.At the start of the second set, Yusuf and Gajiwara seemed to be in a dead heat as they traded points, each with a powerful smash and a clear down the lineHowever, Yoo then dropped seven points on her opponent to send the match into a sharp turn.Gajwara’s attack, which mainly targeted the back boundary line, hit all corners of the court with precise strokes, and Yoo was unable to 온라인카지노 muster much of a response, finishing the game 9-21.