The Korean women’s volleyball team (ranked 36th in the world) unfortunately lost to the powerhouse Germany (ranked 12th) after a close match that was heartbreaking.스포츠토토
Korea, led by coach Cesar Hernández González, defeated Germany with a set score of 2-3 (13-25 21-25 25-23 25-22 7-15) in the third match of Group C of the 2024 Paris Olympic qualifiers held in Łódź, Poland on the 19th (Korean time). ) was defeated.
After being dragged down with a set score of 0-2, they succeeded in bringing the game back to square one with a solid defense, but were defeated by Germany in the final 5 sets.
Korea, which had previously lost against Italy (0-3) and Poland (1-3), also lost to Germany that day and fell into a three-game losing streak, but gained its first point of the tournament thanks to holding the game to a full set.
Korea, which is in Group C of the preliminary round with Italy, Poland, Germany, the United States, Colombia, Thailand, and Slovenia, must place in second place among the eight teams to qualify for the finals of the Paris Olympics.
Korea has four games left, including the United States (9:30 p.m. on the 20th), Colombia (6:30 p.m. on the 22nd), Thailand (9:30 p.m. on the 23rd), and Slovenia (6:30 p.m. on the 24th). In reality, it is not easy to rise to second place.
Our next opponent right now, the United States, is the world’s 3rd most powerful team, and Colombia (22nd), Thailand (14th), and Slovenia (28th) are all ranked higher than us.
However, against Germany, they showed that they did not give up until the end, giving hope in the midst of a long tunnel of generational changes.
On this day, Korea was trailing with a set score of 0-2 at 23-23 in the third set when Lee Da-hyeon (Hyundai Hyundai) achieved a direct kill when Lee Han-bi (Pepper Savings Bank) hit hard and Park Eun-jin (KGC Ginseng Corporation, to be renamed to Cheong Kwan-jang) floated serve. Construction)’s attack made up for one set.
In the 4th set, Kang So-hwi (GS Caltex)’s performance brought the game back to square one, but he was unable to overcome his mistakes in the 5th set and unfortunately bowed out.
While Kang So-hwi scored 18 points, the most in the team, Lee Han-bi also contributed with 15 points.
Korea was behind in blocking scores by 7-15, but was ahead in serving scores by 7-5.