(SEOUL (Yonhap) – The South Korean women’s volleyball team, ranked 35th in the world, lost to Colombia, ranked 22nd, in the qualifying round for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The Korean team, led by head coach Cesar Hernández González, fell to Colombia 2-3 (12-25 25-14 25-20 20-25 9-15) in the fifth match of Group C of the Paris Olympic Qualification on Tuesday (Sept. 22) in Łódź, Poland.
The loss to Colombia was Korea’s fifth straight in the tournament, following losses to Italy (0-3), Poland (1-3), Germany (2-3) and the United States (1-3).
South Korea’s last loss to the United States effectively ended their chances of qualifying for the Paris Olympics, but they put up a tenacious fight against Colombia today. 안전토토사이트
After dropping the first set by a large margin, they fought back to take the second and third sets.
However, after dropping the fourth set, they collapsed in the fifth and final set.
Korea gave up back-to-back points at 7-9 in the fifth set and lost two more points at 8-12 due to a reception error by Kang So-hwi (GS Caltex) and an attack error by Lee Sun-woo (Jung Kwan-jang).
Kang So-hwi (GS Caltex) led the offense with 13 points and Park Jung-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) added 13 points, but it came to nothing.
The team will look for its first win of the tournament against Thailand at 9:30 p.m. on the 23rd.