Seo Seung-jae (27), the “Men’s Player of the Year” of the 2023 World Badminton Federation (BWF), has won his first title in 2024. His prospects for winning the gold medal at the Paris Olympics have been even higher.
Seo Seung-jae teamed up with Kang Min-hyuk in the men’s doubles final of the BWF 2024 Indian Open (Super 750) in New Delhi, India, on the 211st and won the game score 2-1 (15-21, 21-11, 21-18) in the group of Satwick Seraj Rankireddi-Chirag Shetty (ranked second).마카오카지노도메인
Ranked third, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk lost to Lankyredi and Shetty Cho 0-2 (18-21, 20-22) in the semifinal at the Malaysia Open, the first competition of the 2024 World Tour. They immediately avenged themselves in eight days. They also reached an equilibrium with two wins and four losses.
After failing to show strength in the first game, the duo scored nine consecutive points in two games 7-5, changing the landscape. In the three games, which continued to be neck-and-neck throughout the game, they secured the lead by scoring 20 points in two consecutive games with a gap of 17-16 and one point.
The duo, Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk, finished the year 2023 perfectly by winning the final match of the BWF World Tour, which took place in mid-April. They got off to a flying start in both competitions in 2024.
Until this time last year, men’s doubles was not expected to be a candidate for an Olympic medal. However, following their victory at the Australian Open in August last year, Seo won the title at the World Championships, one of the most prestigious competitions, showing a reversal. Notably, Seo displayed outstanding performances in mixed doubles as a group with Chae Yoo-jung. He won both events at the World Championships, beating out Viktor Axensel, who ranks first in men’s singles, and was named the 2023 Male Athlete of the Year.
A high-ranking official of the Badminton Korea Association said Seo Seung-jae is the key player who will determine the number of gold medals for the Korean national team at the Paris Olympics in July. This is because he is leading the highest ranking group in both men’s and mixed doubles. It was also noted that Ahn Se-young, the No. 1 player in women’s singles, won the Malaysian Open, the first competition in 2024, but withdrew from the Indian Open due to a hamstring injury, causing concern. Seo’s victory comforted the Korean team.