The 35-year old South Korean table tennis player Oh Sangeun is like an old tree that continues to bear fruit. In the recently concluded Brazil Open, Oh Sangeun posted a 4-1 score against Joo Saehyuk in the finals of the Men Singles.
For various reasons, top players from China and Europe did not participate in the competition. However among the South Korean delegation in Santos, Oh Sangeun stood out in an amazing manner.
Early this year, Oh Sangeun was under great controversy after being dismissed in his domestic club in South Korea. In effect, he had problems as to his training. Such issue was worried by the National Team as it will surely have an impact in the upcoming London Olympics.
However, in recent competitions, Oh Sangeun has posted impressive results. In the China Open, Oh Sangeun defeated Ma Lin and reached the quarterfinals. In Kobe, Oh Sangeun reached the finals against Jun Mizutani. A week after in Santos, Oh Sangeun was hailed as the champion, giving hope for a medal in London.
"As the eldest in the team, I have the responsibility to lead the team into a better position. We need to have a good ranking to have confidence in playing in the finals against China. I believe that the South Korean Team has the courage."Oh Sangeun said.
Check the video of one of Oh's latest most important victories: Defeating long time rival Ma Lin in the recent 2012 China Open.
Oh Sangeun vs Ma Lin, 2012 China Open
video kindly shared by TTPoster
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