After defeating Vietnam, they also lost to Kazakhstan.
The Korea National Women’s Volleyball Team, coached by Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, fell to Kazakhstan 0-3 (24-26, 23-25, 23-25) in the fifth and sixth place match at the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) 2023 Asian Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Saturday. Korea, ranked 29th in the FIVB, was unable to hold on against Kazakhstan, ranked 39th.
Lee Sun-woo (Chung Kwan-jang) led the way with 17 points, but it was not enough.
South Korea finished the tournament in sixth place. Their worst finish since the inaugural tournament in 1975. So far, Korean women’s volleyball hasn’t won the Asian Championship, but they’ve always made it to the final four. They’ve finished second seven times, third 10 times, and fourth three times.
However, this time around, they didn’t have any momentum. They suffered a shocking 2-3 loss to Vietnam in their first group game, and even managed a 3-2 upset win over Chinese Taipei. They then collapsed in the quarterfinals with a 0-3 loss to Thailand, before beating India to reach the fifth and sixth place match before losing to Kazakhstan.
South Korea will return home briefly before traveling to Poland for the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers. They are in Group C with the United States, Italy, Poland, Germany, Thailand, Colombia, and Slovenia. They’ll need to finish in the top two, which won’t be easy with their current strength. 메이저사이트
The Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held after the Olympic qualifiers, will also be a challenge for the team to secure a medal, let alone a gold medal.