World No. 1 badminton women’s singles Ahn Se-yeong (Samsung Life Insurance) earned more than 500 million won in prize money this year alone, making it the player with the most prize money among badminton players in the world.
On the afternoon of the 16th, at the Korea Badminton Association Media Day held at the National Athlete Village Champion House in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do, Ahn Se-young reacted calmly to her winning the first prize money, saying, “I expected the first prize money, and I ran hard, but I deserve this reward.” .
Ahn Se-young confided that she hadn’t spent her winnings yet. He said, “When prize money comes in, it goes into my bank account, and I don’t have time to spend it. I’m saving it and I think I’ll buy a lot of gifts someday.”
Ahn Se-young has won seven tournaments this year alone, including the Japan Open last month. She was also runner-up twice. Through this, Ahn Se-young earned $428,480 (approximately 573 million won). This is a figure that far exceeds World No. 1 Victor Axelsen ($270,195, about 361 million won) in men’s singles, as well as Akane Yamaguchi ($259,190, about 346 million won), world No. 2 in women’s singles.
Ahn Se-young, who ranked first in the world and prize money, lost to Chen Yu-fei (China) in the round of 32 at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang and was eliminated.
Ahn Se-young said, “I was lacking to play badminton in Jakarta, but now I have filled it up well, so I think I have become a player that everyone is looking forward to.”
Chen Yu-fei, who is called the natural enemy, is highly likely to face Ahn Se-young in the Asian Games in Hangzhou. In addition, Chen Yufei is from Hangzhou and is expected to play with the one-sided support of the home crowd.
Regarding this, Ahn Se-young said, “I have had a difficult win every time I played with Chen Yu-fei, so rather than erasing the natural enemy relationship, I think I still have to try.” will,” he foresaw.
He also revealed his determination to compete confidently as the world’s No. 1 player. Ahn Se-young said, “I feel a bit pressured to be number one in the rankings, but I’m excited and excited about what the match will be like,” adding, “It’s fun, and I’m looking forward to the world championships, so I’m preparing hard and well. I think I can show it,” he said.
The leaders also did not hide their expectations, saying that Ahn Se-young’s skills had greatly improved.
Kim Hak-kyun, general manager of the national team, said, “During the Japan Open, the defensive part changed to approaching without waiting. He commented, “The learning period in the process of changing is short, so I’m waiting for it to fit well with my clothes. I think the content of the game itself has changed significantly from before.”
Coach Seong Ji-hyun revealed that he is preparing to win the competition with the Big 4, including Ahn Se-young.스포츠토토
Coach Seong said, “The women’s singles are being held with a four-way match between Yufei Chen, Yamaguchi, and Tai Ziying, but each opponent’s personality is different.” I’m trying to add something like that as I go,” he explained.