Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), a Korean
On the 9th, after winning the MVP in January of the ‘2023 MBN Women’s Sports Awards’, Ahn Se-young expressed her feelings, saying, “Receiving such a good award motivates me to work hard.” She continued, “I am training with the thought of doing my best every day, and I want to contribute to making badminton widely known by showing안전놀이터 a lot of better images.”
Last month, Ahn Se-young made valuable achievements in international competitions, winning twice and finishing runner-up once. At the Malaysian Open, where she finished runner-up, she defeated Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Chen Yu-fei (China), who was inferior to her opponent with a record of 1 win and 8 losses. In the final of the India Open, Ahn Se-young defeated world number one Yamaguchi Akane (Japan) to win the championship. At the Indonesia Masters, she beat 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic singles gold medalist Carolina Marin (Spain) to reach the top spot for the second week in a row.
Regarding this, Ahn Se-young said, “I think there were good results when I played on my own,” she looked back on her performance last month. Ahn Se-young continues her momentum by participating in the German Open and Jeon Young Open in her coming March.
The MBN Women’s Sports Grand Prize judging committee explained the reason for her MVP selection, saying, “Ahn Se-young, who was selected as a national representative after being called a genius girl since middle school, defeated her natural enemies one after another and gave her high marks for growing to the next level as a player.”