Korea Men’s Volleyball AG’s worst-ever 7th place finish after losing to 57th-ranked Indonesia

The Korean men’s volleyball team (ranked 27th in the world) ended the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games (AG) in seventh place with a hard-fought victory over Indonesia.

Head coach Lim Do-heon’s men’s volleyball team defeated Indonesia (ranked 57th) 3-2 (29-27, 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-8) in the seventh place match at the China Jingbang Province Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China on Saturday (June 26).

The men’s volleyball team’s bid for its first gold medal in 17 years, since the 2006 Qatar Doha AG, was in trouble from the start.

On the 20th, they suffered a shock upset loss to World No. 73 India with a set score of 2-3 (27-25, 27-29, 22-25, 25-20, 15-17). The next day (Nov. 21), they defeated Cambodia 3-0, but the performance was not as promising as it could have been, with a close first set. They ended up going 1-1 in the group stage and faced a tough opponent in Pakistan (ranked 51st) in the round of 12, where they were swept 0-3. Their elimination was confirmed before the official opening ceremony on March 23.

It was a shocking result, as there was a huge gap in the world rankings, no matter how physical the opposing team was.메이저사이트

Today was no different. After barely winning the first set in a close match that went down to deuce, the team dropped the second set 19-25. They won the third set, but lost the fourth set 21-25. They managed to win the fifth set to secure seventh place. Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) scored the most points with 29.

This is the worst performance of all time. South Korea had won 14 consecutive Asian Games medals (3 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze) from 1966 in Bangkok to 2018 in Jakarta-Palembang, but this time they packed their bags empty.

Not only did she fail to win a medal, but she also became increasingly uncompetitive in international competitions.


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