Yang Ha-eun (29), a former national women’s table tennis player, is experiencing her second prime. Yang Ha-eun, following the National Men’s and Women’s All-Around Table Tennis Championships, has been very active in the professional table tennis league, dominating other players.
Yang Ha-eun’s team, POSCO International 먹튀검증, played the 2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) Women’s Korea League match held at Studio T (Gwanggyo Gymnasium), a table tennis stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on the 1st. Ace Yang Ha-eun caught both singles matches. In the midst of his performance, he overwhelmed the Korean Racing Association with a match score of 4-0.
Poscoin, who took 4 victory points, approached the leader Samsung Life Insurance (24 points, 7 wins and 3 losses) by 1 point with a cumulative 23 points (6 wins and 4 losses).
Yang Ha-eun, the ace of POSCO, easily beat her opponent Choi Hae-eun 11-3, 11-6 in the first match.
Yang Ha-eun won 2-0 (11-8 11-8) with her unique skillful and stable play against Hyo-joo Choi, who was in good condition recently, in the 4-match ace match.
With this, Yang Ha-eun went 10-0 undefeated this season. Yang Ha-eun boasts her powerful firepower by defeating women’s singles players one after another.
On the 29th of last month, Yang Ha-eun defeated Jeon Ji-hee of the national team. Yang Ha-eun and Jeon Ji-hee were active as a ‘one-two punch of the soul’ at Poscoin until last season.
In the first match on December 20 last year after Jeon Ji-hee transferred to Mirae Asset Securities, Yang Ha-eun won a come-from-behind victory with a game score of 2-1. In the second matchup, Yang Ha-eun gave up one game, then won two games in a row and came from behind to win. Yang Ha-eun defeated Jeon Ji-hee with her unique angled backhand topspin and fast play.
Prior to this, Yang Ha-eun won three gold medals at the 76th SeAH National Men’s and Women’s Comprehensive Table Tennis Championships held at Jecheon Gymnasium in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 19th of last month. Yang Ha-eun, who reached the top in singles for the first time in nine years since the 68th tournament in 2014, won the women’s doubles and team event.
It’s really the second heyday. Yang Ha-eun is a veteran who played an active role as the ace of Korean women’s table tennis in the mid-to-late 2010s.
At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, she won a bronze medal in singles, and at the 2015 World Championships in Suzhou, she won a gold medal in mixed doubles with Xu Xin (China). At the 2018 She Halmstad World Championships (team event), she led the North-South unified team to a bronze medal.
She was subsequently knocked out of the national team selection round by her juniors, but Yang Ha-eun succeeded in her revival last year. Yang Ha-eun is enjoying her second peak after she was selected as the first MVP of the Korean Professional Table Tennis League Women’s Division last year.
Yang Ha-eun, who is showing off her skills, dreams of returning to the national team. Yang Ha-eun plans to further improve her world rankings, aiming to re-enter her national team.