In the men's singles badminton event at the Tokyo Olympics, Korea's Gwanghee Heo, ranked 39th in the world, caused a cataclysmic event by defeating the world's strongest player, Kento Momota of Japan.
Heo Kwang-hee defeated world No. 1 Momota 2-0 (21-15 21-19) in the second round of the men's singles group A at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held at Musashinonomori Sports Plaza in Tokyo, Japan on the 28th.
Heo Gwang-hee, who defeated Timothy Ram (USA) 2-0 (21-10 21-15), world ranking 88th, in the first round of the group stage on the 26th, the first Olympic game of her life, defeated even Momota, the biggest change in badminton in this tournament became the protagonist of
Heo Kwang-hee, who had two consecutive group victories, took first place in Group A, the first seed spot, and went straight to the quarterfinals, while Momota was eliminated from the group stage.
Momota was selected as a strong gold medal candidate for this tournament and is a representative Japanese sports star who entered the opening ceremony with a five-wheeled flag.
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