Korea to face Japan in Asian Women’s Youth Handball Championship final

South Korea women’s national youth handball team.

(SEOUL) By Kim Dong-chan = The South Korean women’s under-17 national handball team has reached the final of the Asian Championship.

The team, coached by Lee Doo-kyu (Ilshin Girls’ High School), cruised to a 42-22 victory over Chinese Taipei in the semifinals on the sixth day of the 10th Asian Women’s Youth Handball Championship in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday (Feb. 22).

Korea will face Japan in the final on Thursday. Japan went on to defeat China 34-22 in the other quarterfinal.

The Koreans cruised to a 20-goal victory over Chinese Taipei, with Shin Chae-hyun (Hwangji Jeong San High School) scoring 10 goals and Kim Ji-sun (Ilshin Girls’ High School) kicking eight.

Having already qualified for the 2024 World Women’s Youth Championship, which will be awarded to the top four finishers in the tournament, Korea will be looking to regain its dominance of the event for the first time since 2019.

Korea has won eight of the previous nine editions of the Asian Women’s Youth Championship, which was founded in 2005.

The team missed the last edition in 2022 토토사이트 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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