1st place in the regular league → complete victory in the championship match… Samsung Life, men’s professional table tennis 2nd consecutive victory
Samsung Life Insurance, led by Cho Dae-seong, the “Young Gun” who defeated world number one player Pan Zhendong (China) on the World Table Tennis (WTT) stage, won the men’s professional table tennis championship for the second time in a row.
Samsung Life Insurance defeated Sangmu with a match score of 3-0 in the first leg of the 2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) Men’s Korea League (corporate division) championship match held at Studio T (Gwanggyo Gymnasium), a table tennis stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on the 24th. did.
With the top team in the regular league securing one win, the team that won two wins first won the championship cup, and Samsung Life Insurance, which went directly to the championship match as first place in the regular league, achieved its second consecutive victory following the 2022 season.
In commemoration of the 1986 Seoul Asian Games men’s team event victory, the newly created championship trophy ‘Se안전놀이터oul Cup’ and 50 million won in prize money became Samsung Life.
Sangmu, who placed second in the regular league and finished runner-up, received 20 million won, while Korea Exchange, who finished third in the regular league and lost to Sangmu in the playoffs, received 10 million won.
Cho Dae-seong, who defeated the world’s No. 1 player Pan Jeon-dung in the recent WTT, became Samsung Life’s ace and defeated Kim Dae-woo 2-0 (11-7 11-7) in the first singles match.
Following this, Seung-min Cho, who had the most individual wins in the regular league (16-5), gave a sense of victory by coming from behind to win 2-1 (5-11, 14-12, 11-8) against Sangmu’s ace Jang Woo-jin.
Samsung Life, which is strong in doubles, did not miss 3 doubles.
Lee Sang-soo and Cho Seung-min’s team beat Kwak Yu-bin and Kim Min-hyeok 2-0 (11-8 11-8) to secure the championship.
In the women’s Korea League championship match held earlier, Mirae Asset Securities, the third-place team in the regular league, which came up after defeating Samsung Life Insurance in the playoffs, defeated even the first-place Posco International with a match score of 3-2 and pushed the match to the second game.
The second match to determine the best Korean women’s table tennis team will be held at the same place on the 25th at 3pm.
On the 24th, at the Gwanggyo Gymnasium Studio T in Suwon Kyonggi University, in the ‘2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) Korea League Championship Match Posco International VS Mirae Asset Securities, Mirae Asset Securities won 3-2.