‘Woo Saeng-soon continues’ Women’s handball, Japanese control in the enemy area… 11 consecutive Olympic Qualifiers

‘Woo Saeng-soon continues’ Women’s handball, Japanese control in the enemy area… 11 consecutive Olympic Qualifiers

‘Woo Saeng-soon’ (the best moment in our lives) The women’s handball team, famous for its myth, won a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Japan and succeeded in advancing to the finals for the 11th consecutive Olympics.

The Korean women’s handball team, led by coach Henrik Signel (Sweden), won a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Japan 25-24 in the final 4th round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics held in Hiroshima, Japan on the 23rd.

With this, Korea has achieved the feat of advancing to the Olympic finals for the 11th time in a row since the Los Angeles (LA) Games in 1984. Korean women’s handball holds the record for the most consecutive Olympic finals for both men and women.

In the Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics, 5 countries including Korea, Japan, China, Kazakhstan and India participated, and only the team that ranked first through the full league was given a ticket to the Olympic finals.

South Korea and home team Japan, who had won three consecutive victories side by side, played the final game for one ticket to advance to the Olympic finals, and the joys and sorrows were mixed by just one point.메이저놀이터

Korea announced an uneasy start by trailing Japan 0-5 at the beginning of the game, but after the operation time, Kim Bo-eun (Samcheok City Hall) scored a goal at 5 minutes and 40 seconds in the first half to start the chase. In the end, Korea returned the score 13-13 with a shot by Lee Mi-kyung (Busan Facilities Corporation) around 26 minutes and 50 seconds into the first half.

After that, it was a melee. Korea took the lead with a goal by Shin Eun-joo (Incheon City Hall) after facing Japan 23-23 until 2:40 at the end of the second half. Then, Ace Ryu Eun-hee (Hungarian Doctrine) scored with one minute remaining to seal the game. After that, they lost a point to Japan and were chased by one point, but kept the lead.

Women’s handball, which has reached the finals of the 11th consecutive Olympics, will once again take on a great challenge ahead of important competitions this year and next year.

First of all, we will challenge for three consecutive victories at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open in September. Women’s handball is the absolute leader in this sport, winning 7 championships in 8 Asian Games.

Again, the focus is the Olympics, which competes with world-class countries.

Korean women’s handball won a silver medal in the final match against Denmark at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which wrote the myth of Woo Saeng-soon, and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, he has not been able to reach the medal table after the Beijing Games.

Attention is focusing on whether women’s handball will be able to win a medal for the first time in 16 years in Paris next year.


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