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  • 28Apr

    The last non Chinese player to win the Women’s Singles event at a
    World Championships was Hyun Jung Hwa of Korea; the next to achieve the
    feat will also be from Korea.

    It will not be in 2009 and it
    may well be when Zhang Yining has hung up her racket and arthritis
    invalides my right forefinger but note the name Yang Ha Eun.

    Fifteen years old she is the youngest member of the Korean team on duty at the H.I.S. World Championships in Yokohama.
    Furthermore, it is a name that has already been noted.

    Different Class
    Still
    in the cadet age group category she was in a class of her own on the
    ITTF Junior Circuit at the Bahrain Junior Open and Doha Junior Open
    earlier this year, winning every event she entered and never being
    seriously threatened.

    No-one seriously the challenged the Korean
    teenager; furthermore, in 2008, she qualified for the ITTF Junior
    Circuit Finals in Helsingborg, Sweden.

    Looked at Home
    On
    the morning of Monday 27th April 2009 she practised with colleague Dang
    Ye Seo, a vital member of the Korean bronze medal winning team at the
    2008 Beijing Olympics and she looked quite at home practising with such
    illustrious opposition.

    In fact you could be forgiven for
    thinking she was the senior partner; only 15 years old she was the
    taller of the two combatants.

    No Emotion
    Quite
    simply she went about her business in a thoroughly professional manner,
    there was no hint of emotion, the look was doleful, that of a female
    Tibor Klampar but totally focused on the task set; the task was to hone
    perfection.

    Short quick, neat, compact strokes, shakehands grip,
    close to the table; the style that of a modern day Chinese female
    player; it is quite the opposite of Hyun Jung Hwa, whose penhold grip
    style had struck gold in Gothenburg in the previous century.

    Preferred Grip
    "Yes,
    most of our young girl players are shakehands grip players like Yang Ha
    Eun", said Hyun Jung Hwa, now the coach for the Korean women’s team.
    "Yang Ha Eun is very good from the backhand, very safe; she’s needs
    more power but she is fast and quick."

    The power will no doubt
    come, the basic for advancement is present; the technique is that of a
    textbook, the footwork is trademark Korean.

    Penholders
    Only
    "Twinkle Toes" Lee Eun Hee of the Korean female players in Yokohama is
    a penhold grip player in the tried and trusted style of the Asian
    country; the rest are all shakehands grip players whilst for the men,
    the only one with penhold grip is "Speedy Gonzalez" Ryu Seung Min.

    Times
    have changed but there were three penhold grip players from Korea in
    action who did impress me in the splendid environs of the Yokohama
    arena and perhaps they have a future.

    Showed Promise
    A
    certain Yoo Nam Kyu, Lee Chul Seung and Hyun Jung Hwa looked players of
    potential; the fourth member of their elite group, Kang Hee Chan, did
    not take to the courts.

    He supervised proceedings as his fellow
    coaches showed skills that took them to the highest levels, had not
    deserted their hands and with such an illustrious quartet to advise,
    the future of Yang Ha Eun is in safe hands.

    Youth Olympics
    One day a World Champion perhaps but before that an Olympic champion?

    Surely she is one of the favourites for the Girls’ Singles title at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore?

    Source: www.ittf.com

    Posted by ttfan @ 11:18 am

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