Valiant Edghill defeated by South Korean opponent

Guyana’s Chelsea Edghill

Another Guyaneses’ 2020 Olympic run came to an end on Saturday morning, as Chelsea Edghill suffered a disappointing loss in her Round of 32 match in the Women’s Singles event.

Edghill was played to an emphatic 4-1 victory on Friday night against Fiji’s Sally Yee, was then matched up with Yubin Shin on South Korea for the next round.

There, the first match got off to an exciting start, with the Guyanese and the South Korean often tied on points, however, Shin soon pulled away from Edghill to win the first set 11-7. The second was quite similar to the first, as Shin came from behind to win the set 11-8. Guyana’s Edghill could not find the formula to stop Shin in the third set, as the South Korean won 11-1.

The decorated Guyana player found her fight in the fourth set, leading the game at one point, but it was Shin that turned it round for her fourth straight win.

With Keevin Allicock also suffering a defeat at the hands of the Dominican Republic’s Alexy de la Cruz on Saturday morning, the next Guyanese that will be in action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is Andrew Fowler in the Men’s 100m freestyle on Tuesday, July 27.