“Badminton Queen” Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), who is battling injuries, started the new year dramatically in many ways.
Ahn Se-young won the Super 1000 Malaysia Open on the 14th of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour. She has won the title in three months since the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, when she injured her right knee.
Ahn has become the first player to win the BWF World Tour Super 1,000 competition (Jeon Young-young, China, Malaysia and Indonesia). Ahn is also the first Korean to win the women’s singles competition.
Ahn Se-young was also puzzled, saying, “It was amazing,” because it was a surprise victory and a record that came out in the process of rehabilitation at the same time.
But the excitement didn’t last long.
Ahn Se-young announced his withdrawal from the quarterfinals of the Indian Open five days after winning the Malaysian Open due to knee pain and thigh muscle injuries.
He was trying to regain his physical condition and maintain his sense of play in the actual game, but ended up in trouble. This is a bad news that he encountered half a year before the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Ahn Se-young withdrew from the quarterfinals of the Indian Open
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Ahn Se-young, who met at the arrival hall of Incheon International Airport on the 23rd, also felt a complicated and subtle feeling.
Ahn Se-young smiled at the unexpected victory, but also shed a little tears over concerns about the Paris Olympics.
“I wasn’t in perfect physical condition, so I didn’t expect much. I won the championship unexpectedly, so I did the ceremony awkwardly,” Ahn said with a smile.마카오카지노도메인
“I was in a hurry to prepare and I wanted to play, so I came back quickly,” he said. “I think I have to play in this and that situation. I don’t worry too much because I think I just need to cure my injury and make it well in the future,” he said calmly.
However, as the interview entered the second half, Ahn Se-young revealed her true feelings with difficulty.
“I regret that I did too much to prepare for it, and I am thinking about how I can get to the Olympics because I am hurt,” Ahn said in a slightly overwhelmed voice. “I think it’s a little hard because I keep hurting. I am very worried.”
Ahn Se Young poses after the interview
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However, it is Ahn Se-young who knows best how to overcome the current crisis.
Ahn Se-young showed a step forward in time, shedding tears at every crisis, including the first round of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and the defeat in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
There are already signs of development.
Ahn Se-young is adding sophistication to strokes such as smash and clear to compensate for footwork that is not free due to injury.
If Ahn Se-young recovers his physical condition in the future and revives a wide range of coat covers, it can create a high synergy effect.
“I trained a lot thinking about how to hit the ball because the movement is slow and limited,” Ahn Se-young said. “Since I’ve experienced both the best and worst physical conditions, my future task is how to make it better.”
At the same time, Ahn did not forget his persistence and affirmation.
“If I strengthen my physical condition, I will be able to run in good condition in the Olympics,” he said, expressing his determination. “I am really excited and excited to see that I will be able to show better performances in the Olympics. I want to end this year in a romantic way.”
After going through a rehabilitation process with a dedicated trainer for the next five weeks, Ahn Se-young plans to decide whether to participate in European competitions such as the Jeon Young Open in March.
Ahn Se-young said, “It is true that when you rehabilitate, your sense of play decreases a lot,” adding, “I think you have to decide for yourself whether to play the game without overdoing it.”