However, by winning the battle of pride against North Korea, the foundation was laid to avoid ending the tournament with the worst result.
The Korean women’s volleyball team defeated North Korea with a set score of 3 to 1 (19-25 25-21 25-9 25-20) in the second match of Group E of the quarterfinal round of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Changqian Campus Gymnasium of Hangzhou Normal University, China on the 5th.
Although they lost the first set, they came from behind to win the third set.
Korea, whose advancement to the semifinals has already been canceled, will play against Kazakhstan in Group F on the 6th to determine 5th to 8th places.
If they win here, they can advance to the 5th and 6th place match on the 7th.
In fact, the national team was defeated 0-3 by China the day before, and was derailed from winning a medal along with advancing to the semifinals.
This is the second time in history and 17 years since the 2006 Doha Games that Korean women’s volleyball has received no medals at the Asian Games.
Meanwhile, the national team had to play the game without getting enough rest.
The national team, which played against China at 7pm local time the previous day, faced North Korea from 2:30pm on this day. 바카라사이트
There must have been more nerves because it was a difficult civil war.
Due to fatigue and pressure, the national team lost the first set 19 to 25 and lost the lead.
However, I gained strength from the second set.
Main gun So-Hwi Kang (GS Caltex) scored 5 points and substitute Seung-Ju Pyo (IBK Industrial Bank) scored 4 points, leading the attack and bringing the game back to square one.
The national team found its momentum and won the 3rd and 4th sets, confirming victory.
On this day, Kang So-hwi scored 24 points, the most for both teams.
North Korea’s main gun Kim Hyun-joo also scored 22 points, but lost in the firepower showdown with Kang So-hwi (23 successes/44 attempts), who had a success rate of over 50% with 17 successes out of 60 attacks.
After the game, Kang So-hwi looked back on the game and said, “We almost lost the whole team because there was a crisis in the first set, but Seung-ju came in and held it together well as a senior, and we were able to follow the juniors and win.”
He added, “The players said that they should not rush into North Korea and pay no attention to it because they are strong. Instead, let’s just focus on ourselves and not pay attention.”
Wouldn’t it be a burden to face your first personal war with North Korea? Kang So-hwi said, “At first, I thought it was the same person, but when they started speaking our language (in North Korea), I tried to hear what the cause of death was.” He then stuck out his tongue, saying, “But I didn’t understand anything at all.”
However, he could understand one word. Kang So-hwi smiled and said, “I heard you say to blockade number 97.”
In particular, So-Hwi Kang scored 7 points, including a hard hit and a touch out at the end of the 4th set, which was the deciding factor on this day.
It was an performance that should make North Korea wary.
It is true that the national team’s performance in this competition was somewhat disappointing.
Nevertheless, I saw the potential for development. Captain Park Jeong-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) said, “Everything needs to be improved,” adding, “In particular, we need to focus on attackers who can make a big hit and detailed defense.”
In that respect, Kang So-hwi’s hard work against North Korea is at least encouraging. Kang So-hwi said, “In the past, in international competitions, I didn’t have any offensive skills, so I used to hit with force. But as I gained more experience, I started to calculate how to hit and make a touchout by looking at the blocking.”
It remains to be seen whether Korean volleyball, led by Kang So-hwi, will achieve any success in the remaining games.