Korean Women’s Handball Defeats China in the Semifinals
[Asian Games] Korean Women’s Handball Defeats China in the Semifinals… Final Clash with Japan
The Korean women’s handball team advanced to the finals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and secured a silver medal.
Korea won 30-23 against China in the women’s handball semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Zhejiang University of Science and Technology gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 3rd.
Korea, which won the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games,
will challenge for its third consecutive Asian Games gold medal in this tournament. 온라인카지노사이트
The Korea’s opponent in the finals is Japan.
Japan defeated Kazakhstan 40-22 and advanced to the finals.
Korea and Japan won 34-29 in a close overtime match at the Asian Championships final held in Seoul last December,
Korea won 25-24 in the final of the 2024 Paris Olympics Asian preliminaries held in Japan in August this year.
The final match between Korea and Japan will be held at the same location on the 5th at 6 PM (Korean time).
Strongest Team in Asia
Korea, the strongest team in Asia, has won seven out of eight competitions,
from the 1990 Beijing Games, when women’s handball was adopted as an official Asian Games event,
to the 2018 Jakarta and Palembang Games.
The only time they did not win was the bronze medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
At that time, they lost to Japan 28-29 in the semifinals, and China took the gold medal.
China gained momentum in the first attack of the second half when Gong Lei scored to tie the score at 15-15.
The cheering of the Chinese home fans filling the gymnasium grew louder.
Korea took a breather by making it 17-15 with consecutive scores from Kang Kyung-min and Kim Seon-hwa (Daegu City Hall),
Ryu Eun-hee widened the gap by scoring a 3-goal lead, 20-17,
around the 8th minute of the second half.
In the 10th minute of the second half, when China was again trailing by 2 goals, Kim Sun-hwa and Kim Bo-eun (Samcheok City Hall)
opened the opponent’s goal in succession and created a 4-goal difference, solidifying the victory.