Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
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Korean unified pair against the Chinese duo in Korea Final mixed double final – Xinhua

DAEJEON, South Korea, July 20 (Xinhua) – A unified mixed doubles duo of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will face a Chinese duo in the 2018 Seamaster Mixed Doubles final International Tournament of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Platinum Korea Open.

Jang Woo-jin and Cha Hyo Sim of South Korea beat Chen Chien-An and Cheng I-Ching of Chinese Taipei 4-1 (6-11, 11-5, 14-16, 11-6, 11 -4) in semifinal

The unified duo's victory was all the more surprising as they had been training together for a few days before their triumph over seeds # 4. Korean will now face Chinese Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha in Saturday's final. Wang and Sun showed an impressive form by beating local favorites Lim Jong-hoon and Yang Hae-a 3-1 (11-9, 12-14, 11-9, 11-6) in the semi-final.

Elsewhere, Lee Sang-su of South Korea and Pak Sin Hyok of the DPRK reserved their place in the semifinals of the men's doubles by beating one of the most powerful duos in China [19659002] The Chinese Liang Jinkun and Yan An 3-2 (11-9, 13-11, 3-11, 4-11, 11-7) in a fiercely contested duel.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Wang Chuqin and Xue Fei fought the semi-finals of the men's doubles event by beating seeded No. 8 Lam Siu Hang and Hong Kong's Ng Pak Nam, China, 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-6).

Wang and Xue Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon, who dominated third-seeded Koki Niwa and Jin Ueda of Japan in the quarter-finals.

The Korea Open began Tuesday in Daejeon, about 160 km south of the capital Seoul, and lasts until Sunday, with about 230 p layers of 27 countries and regions participating.

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