‘Relaxed’ Korean men’s volleyball defeats Cambodia and advances to AG round of 12

‘Relaxed’ Korean men’s volleyball defeats Cambodia and advances to AG round of 12

Korean men’s volleyball won its first win at the Hangzhou Asian Games and advanced to the round of 12.

The Korean national team, led by coach Lim Do-heon, defeated Cambodia with a set score of 3-0 (25-23 25-13 25-15) in the second match of the men’s volleyball Group C preliminary round of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Linping Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 21st. won with

Korea, which is challenging its first gold medal in 17 years since the 2006 Doha Games, recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the group stage and advanced to the round of 12 by finishing second in the group after India.

‘Nightmare’ revived in the 1st set… After many twists and turns,

Korea suffered a shocking defeat by India, who had been considered one point down in the first game the day before, with a set score of 2-3, but faced the weaker Cambodia, perhaps due to the pressure of having to win at all costs. On this day, he struggled, throwing out 11 errors in the first set alone.

In Korea, captain Han played the role of setter, and middle blockers Kim Min-jae and Kim Gyu-min stood in the center. Park Kyung-min took over as libero.

Offensive spiker Heo Soo-bong and outside hitter Na Kyung-bok started as starters. Above all, Jeong Ji-seok, who unfortunately had to watch the team lose due to back pain, decided to play against India, but on this day, he started as a starter.

Korea was in a close game at 18-18 at the end of the set, but took the lead thanks to Lim Dong-hyuk’s rearguard attack, and then ran away to 22-18 thanks to Jeong Ji-seok’s serve ace and Kim Gyu-min’s blocking. However, there was a serve error and even the reception was shaky, giving up 4 points in a row, making the score 22-22.

Fortunately, Korea reached the set point thanks to Kim Min-jae’s quick attack, and Na Kyung-bok’s push goal won the first set after many twists and turns.

Korea warms up late, its opponent in the round of 12 is ‘difficult enemy’ Pakistan

Korea, who had warmed up in the second set, overwhelmed Cambodia. They increased their scores through various methods such as serve aces, blocking, and fast breaks, taking the lead to 10-4. As the receiving was unstable, they were chased by Cambodia, but thanks to the attacks of Lim Dong-hyuk and Jeong Ji-seok, they comfortably won the second set.레고토토

Korea shook Cambodia’s receiving with a strong serve in the third set, and applied pressure from both sides with attacks and blocking to win the third set and achieve a shutout victory.

Although they succeeded in advancing to the round of 12, Korea rose to second place in the group due to a loss to India and faced a difficult opponent from the first game of the tournament, Pakistan, which ranked first in Group D. Korea, which won with a set score of 3-1 (26-28, 25-20, 32-30, 25-22) in a close match with Pakistan at the Asian Championships last month, is not an opponent that can let down its guard.

Pakistan’s attack from the 205cm-tall Apogee spiker Murad Khan and the center from middle blocker Abdul Zahir are powerful.

From the round of 12 onwards, it is a tournament format, so loss means elimination. Mistakes can no longer be tolerated, and we must approach each game with the determination that it will be the final. For this reason, there are expectations that losing to India in the group stage will actually be a relief.

Attention is being paid to whether Korean men’s volleyball, which has performed poorly in recent international competitions, will regain its status with a gold medal at the Asian Games.


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