Privileged left-hander!  Kevin Cordón is a semifinalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Guatemalan badminton player continues to make history at the Olympic Games and qualifies for the semifinals

TOKYO, JAPAN – The badminton player Kevin Cordon has been one of the protagonists of the delegation of Guatemala in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This Friday he faced the player Heo kwanghee of Korea in the Quarterfinals, where the Chapin representative won by a score of 2-0 to advance to the next round and continue writing history in the Olympic event.

Court 1 of Musashino Forest, Sport Plaza was the scene where the game was played, which took 41 minutes. The partials were 21-13 and 21-18 in favor of the Guatemalan.

In the first set, Cordón imposed conditions and showed his power with the shots that they demanded from the rival, his main strength being, against the Asian who was nervous and pressured by the experience of Kevin Cordón. The set went in favor of Guatemala by 21-13 in 17 minutes.

For the second set, the 34-year-old Zacapaneco did not lower his guard and maintained the powerful left-handed shots that caused damage to the Korean that at times in the game complicated the Central American representative, however, Kevin Cordón recovered in the final stretch of the set and ended up winning 21-18.

According to the ranking of the International Badminton Federation, the South Korean Heo kwanghee It is ranked 38th in the world with 25 years. For its part, Guatemala’s number 1 racket is ranked 59th in the world rankings with 34 years and four Olympic Games played: Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

The road in Tokyo 2020

Kevin Cordon began its presentation at the Olympic Games in Group C of the classification. The first rival he faced was the Mexican Lino Muñoz, whom he beat 2-0 with partials of 21-14 and 21-12. Subsequently, it was measured before Ka Long Angus Hong Kong, winning 2-0 by halves of 22-20 and 21-13, securing their ticket in the Round of 16.

In the knockout round, he played against the Dutchman Mark caljouw, number 29 in the world. The Guatemalan showed his work and defeated him 2-1 with partials of 23-17, 3-21 and 21-19. In the Quarterfinals, Cordón was measured Heo kwanghee South Korea’s t advanced to the semi-final.

The men’s singles semifinal games will be played this Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 p.m.