Women’s handball defeats Japan in Olympic Asian qualifier, advances for 11th straight time
Wins all four Asian qualifiers to top group
South Korea women’s handball defeated Japan in the final match of the Asian Qualification
for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games to book their ticket to their 11th consecutive Olympic Games.
Henrik Signell’s (SWE) 카지노사이트 women’s handball team defeated Japan 25-24 in the fourth
match of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Asia Qualification on Wednesday at the Maeda Housing
Donggu Sports Center in Hiroshima, Japan.
After defeating India (53-14), China (33-20) and Kazakhstan (45-24), South Korea earned the
victory over Japan to clinch the top spot.
Only the top-ranked team in the pool-style qualifier will receive a direct ticket to the Olympic Games. By topping the Asian qualifiers, South Korea qualified for the Olympic Games for the 11th consecutive time, an unprecedented feat in world men’s and women’s handball history. Japan, who lost on the day, finished second and China third.
Korean women’s handball has never missed an Olympic Games since the 1984 Los Angeles Games. With the exception of Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, the team has advanced directly from the Asian Qualifiers to the Olympics. In 2004, they punched their ticket to the Olympics with a third-place finish at the World Championships, and in 2008, 온라인카지노 they finished second at the International Handball Federation (IHF) Olympic Qualification after finishing second in Asia.
Kang Kyung-min (Gwangju City Corporation) was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). Shin Eun-joo (left wing), Im Kyung (left back), Hattori Saki (right wing), Nakayama Kaho (right back), Aizawa Natsuki (center back), Nagata Mika (pivot, Japan) and Lu Chang (goalkeeper, China) were named to the Best 7.
It was a slow start to the game.
Korea fell behind 0-5 when Kang Kyung-min missed a shot and gave up a goal to Japanese left wing Yuki Yoshidome (Hokoku Bank). Five minutes into the game, Coach Signell called a timeout.
After regrouping, Korea tightened the reins on the counterattack.
At 8-12, Kim Min-seo (Samcheok City Hall) led a fast break utilizing her quick feet to score a point, and Shin Eun-joo (Incheon City Hall) scored after receiving a long pass to make it 10-12.
Tied at 13-13, Japan scored two points, but Kang Eun-hye (SK Sugar Gliders) scored with 10 seconds left to end the half, 14-15.
Early in the second half, Korea tied the score again with a 7-meter throw from Kang Kyung-min and a goal from Kim Bo-eun (Samcheok City Hall), but gave up back-to-back goals to Ishikawa Sora (Osaka University of Sports) and Aizawa (Hokoku Bank).
Kim Bo-eun then scored two goals in a row to take the lead, and Lee Im-kyung scored a rebound goal in the 11th minute of the second half to give Korea the lead (19-18).
Korea held on to a 22-21 lead when Shin Eun-joo scored in the 24th minute of the second half. Japan pulled away again, but Im Kyung and Shin Eun-joo rattled the net, and Ryu Eun-hee (Gyorgyi, Hungary) scored the game-winner with a minute left in regulation to give Korea a two-point lead.
Pivot Kim Bo-eun led the team with six points, while Kang Kyung-min, Shin Eun-joo and Ryu Eun-hee added four points each. Goalkeeper Park Jo-eun (Gwangju City Corporation) also contributed to the victory with a 46.2% (6-of-23) 카지노사이트존 save percentage, including stopping a 7-meter throw from Japan in the 13th minute of the second half.
Japan’s Aizawa scored nine points to lead both teams.