The South Korean men’s volleyball team (ranked 27th in the world) finished the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games in seventh place. It’s their worst finish ever.
The men’s volleyball team, coached by Lim Do-heon, defeated Indonesia (ranked 57th) 3-2 (29-27, 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-8) in the seventh place match at the China Jingbang Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China on Saturday (June 26).
It was close all the way, and the result was their worst performance ever.
It started off badly. On the 20th, they suffered a 2-3 shock loss to India, ranked 73rd in the world. That was also an upset. A day later, on the 21st, they beat Cambodia 3-0. But Cambodia was an amateur team that wasn’t even ranked in the world.
They made it to the round of 12, but lost 0-3 to Pakistan (ranked 51st). The Korean team suffered the humiliation of being eliminated even before the official opening ceremony of the tournament took place on the 23rd.
The tournament then moved on to the ranking matches. In the 7th-12th place match, Korea won 3-1 against Bahrain, and in the 7th-10th place match, they beat Thailand 3-1. Later in the day, they clinched seventh place with a 3-2 win over Indonesia.토토사이트
As you can see from the scores, Korea didn’t dominate in the deciding match. Especially against Indonesia, it was a game that could have been lost at any moment. It was a close game.
The tournament was a disaster for Korean volleyball in Hangzhou.
Seventeen years after the 2006 Doha Games, the team failed to even come close to a medal.
After 14 consecutive podium finishes from Bangkok 1966 to Jakarta-Palembang 2018, the team returned home without a medal for the first time in 61 years.