Ukrainian table tennis player lost to Seo Hyo-won “I can’t even train properly”


Solomia Bratejko lost 1-4 to Seo Hyo-won in the Round of 64 at the World Table Tennis Championships

Ukraine Solomia Vrateyko
Ukraine Solomia Vrateyko

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Seol Ha-eun = Ukraine’s Solomia Brateiko (190th), who lost to Seo Hyo-won (World Ranking 108th, Korean Horse Association) in the round of 64 of the World Championships, could not train properly, but participated in the tournament. I am happy to play against a good player.”

Brateiko defeated Seo Hyo-won 1-4 (9-11 4-11 5) in the women’s singles second round (round of 64) on the 3rd day of the 2023 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Table Tennis Championships held in Durban, South Africa on the 22nd (Korean time). -11 11-3 7-11).

“It’s rare to have a chance to play against a great opponent, but I was very happy to play a good game,” Vratejko said in an interview with the joint reporters.

“It is not possible to train normally in Ukraine (during the war),” said Brayteiko. I had to keep asking,” he said.

Brighteyko’s mother is still in Ukraine.She is moving to her father’s residence, who is abroad, she says.

“I’m afraid something will happen to my friends and relatives living in Ukraine,” said Brightiko.

Even in this situation, Brighteiko made it clear that he would only look at the game.

“It’s sad, but we have to focus on the game,” said Braiteiko.

After leaving a message to the people of Ukraine, “Please survive (in the war). Think positively, be grateful for every moment of your life, and live the way you want to live,” he said in Korean.


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