Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan Successfully Defend Asian Games Title
Foshan China 2023-10-09 17:17

In a thrilling showdown at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Foshan-born athletesChen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, the world's top-ranked women's badminton doubles pair, clinched victory against their long-standing rivals from South Korea with a 2-0 score. Their win marked a successful defense of their Asian Games title.

Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan displayed a rollercoaster of emotions on the court. As the Korean team's final shot hit the net, Chen Qingchen couldn't bring herself to stand, while Jia Yifan knelt on the ground, fists raised, shouting with joy. It was a moment of catharsis for the pair.

Their journey to this victory was far from easy. As the top women's doubles pair in the Chinese badminton team, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan played the first match in every women's team event. Following the team event, they had to compete in six intensivematches in just eight days, with four of those matches lasting over 100 minutes, testing their physical and mental endurance.

The road to victory was also challenging, as they had faced disappointment in the women's team event. China's loss to South Korea in the team final had affected the team's morale, and Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan had also lost the women's doubles in that event. Their mutual support and encouragement played a vital role in overcoming these setbacks.

Chen Qingchen emphasized the importance of their partnership, saying, "We can't dwell on the loss. The road ahead is long, and we must keep moving forward." Jia Yifan echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the need to turn the page and start anew each day.

In the final, after a hard-fought 79-minute battle, they emerged victorious with a 2-0 win over the South Korean team. This victory was not only about defending their title but also about redemption.

Looking back at their journey, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan's partnership has been characterized by mutual support and shared goals. Their success story includes numerous titles, and they remain committed to their partnership, learning from failures along the way.

With their eyes set on the Paris Olympics in 2024, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan expressed a clear goal: to win the gold medal. Their victory at the Asian Games is a testament to their determination and resilience, and fans can look forward to their continued success on the global stage.


Revisor丨Christy, Eleanor

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