Aiming to win its first Asian Games gold medal in 17 years, since the 2006 Doha Games, South Korean men’s volleyball has advanced to the 7th-10th place match at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games.
The men’s volleyball team, led by head coach Lim Do-heon, defeated Bahrain 3-1 (25-19 25-21 19-25 25-23) in straight sets in the 7th-12th place tournament on Thursday at the Linping Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
In men’s volleyball, which was held as a preliminary event before the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games, which kicked off on Wednesday, South Korea suffered a shock loss to India in its first match and defeated Cambodia, but lost again to Pakistan in the quarterfinals to suffer its first “no-medal” at an Asian Games in 61 years, since the 1962 Jakarta Games.
South Korea will play Thailand, led by Park Ki-won, in the seventh-to-10th place match at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Jingbang Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, China.스포츠토토
The winner of that match will play the winner of Indonesia-Kazakhstan for seventh place.
South Korea, which suffered its first Asian Games medal defeat in 61 years when it lost to Pakistan 0-3 in straight sets in the quarterfinals on Feb. 22, before the tournament had even officially opened, redeemed itself on the day thanks to the offense of Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air – 12 points), Na Kyung-bok (Defense Ministry) and Jeon Kwang-in (Hyundai Capital – 10 points).