The Korean men’s volleyball team lost to Pakistan in the round of 12 at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at the China Textile City Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China on the 22nd with a set score of 0-3 (19-25 22-25 21-25). Korea, ranked 27th in the world, was eliminated after losing to Pakistan, ranked 51st. 토토사이트
It is the first time in 61 years that Korean men’s volleyball has returned empty-handed at the Asian Games. South Korea has won 14 consecutive medals from the 1966 Bangkok Games to the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. Her dream of winning the gold medal for the first time in 17 years since the Doha Asian Games in 2006 has collapsed.
South Korea already shocked India, ranked 73rd in the world, after losing at the end of the full set in the first group match on the 20th. In the second game on the 21st, he seemed to save face by winning against Cambodia, where the world ranking was not counted, but the joy of victory no longer continued.
At the Asian Championships last month, South Korea beat Pakistan 3-1 in a set score, but not at the reunion in a month. South Korea failed to cope with Pakistan’s high-altitude bombing and solid blocking. In the end, he was completely defeated without winning a set.
Coach Lim Do-heon, who led the Korean national team, said after the match, “I have nothing to say,” adding, “Our skills in international competitions are this good. I think we need to prepare a lot for basic defense in the future,” he said, facing the harsh reality. The Pakistani players, who advanced to the round of 6 after catching South Korea, enjoyed their joy. Pakistani players cheered in anticipation of victory early on as the score gap widened at the end of the third set.
The head coach who led Pakistan also felt overwhelmed by the victory over Korea. After the game, coach Isaanaye Ramirez Ferraz met with reporters at the mixed zone and shed tears.
In an interview with the Asian Games official information site Myinfo, Ramirez said, “There is no way to explain the size of this victory,” adding, “It was difficult, but thanks to the players’ dedication, efforts and physical conditions, the victory was possible.”
“We knew what we had to do to win, and we focused on achieving this. “This victory is really great, and the players are really great,” he said with joy. Pakistan will now meet Qatar in the round of six to continue its challenge.
Ramirez said, “Our players can do more in this tournament. We can do everything, and we will work hard for this,” he said.