A new history of Korean women’s billiards has been written. ‘Women’s 3-cushion veteran’ Lee Shin-young (43) became the first Korean player to win the World Women’s 3-cushion Championships.
Shin-young Lee competed against Yuko Nishimoto (Japan), ranked 5th in the world, in the final of the World Carom Federation (UMB) 11th World Women’s 3-Cushion Championship held in Ankara, Turkye on the 14th (Korean time). She finished with 30-30 after 26 innings. He won by defeating it by 18.
Lee Shin-young is the first Korean woman to reach the top of the 3-cushion World Championships. Her previous best records were runner-up finishes by Lee Mi-rae in 2016 and 2017, and Han Ji-eun in 2022. Choi Seong-won won the men’s 3-cushion event at the 2014 World Championships.
Lee Shin-young previously tied for third place at the 2014 competition, the first time in nine years that she stood squarely on the podium. He shed tears of emotion when the national anthem was played on the podium.
The turning point for the championship was the quarterfinals, when she clashed with the ‘strongest’ Teresa Klompenhauer (Netherlands), ranked number one in the world. He advanced to the semifinals by winning 30-14 after 23 innings. Gaining momentum, she advanced to the long-awaited final by beating Miriam Fruim of the Netherlands 30-15 (45 innings) in the semifinals.
Nishimoto is a strong player who took second place in the competition in 2012 and 2014. Nevertheless, Lee Shin-young showed off her perfect performance in the finals. He scored 6 high runs in the first 6 innings, quickly widening the score gap to 11-3. They then added 5 more runs into the 9th inning, widening the gap to 16-4 and taking the win.카지노
They continued to attack in the second half and took a 21-5 lead. However, Nishimoto did not give up either. He drove in a whopping 8 runs from the 14th to the 16th innings. Lee Shin-young immediately hit the nail on the head. He added another 5 points for a 21-13 lead. In the end, he was crowned the new world champion by filling up the remaining 2 runs in the 26th inning with a 28-18 lead.
He said through the Korea Billiards Federation, “I was so touched that the national anthem was played in the joy of winning, so tears naturally came out.” He added, “I will maintain good performance and show a good performance in the future.”
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-eun (Chungbuk Billiards Federation), who also participated, tied for 3rd place and reached the podium in her first appearance at the World Championships. He gained momentum by defeating Klompenhauer in the first game of the group stage, but lost to Yuko Nishimoto in the semifinals. However, this is the first time that two Korean athletes have reached the podium at the World Women’s 3-Cushion Championships.
Ha-eun Kim said, “It was a competition where I could gain good experience. I had no idea that I would achieve such good results on the world’s biggest stage. “I will train more in the future,” he said.
Lee Shin-young and Kim Ha-eun rose to 2nd and 6th place in the world rankings, respectively, with the results of this tournament reflected. They are scheduled to return home through Incheon International Airport on the 16th.