[Asian Games] Men’s Handball Lost to Kuwait, Failing to Advance to the Semifinals for the First Time in History
The women advanced to the semifinals at the top of their group with three consecutive wins and will face China in the semifinals on October 3.
The men’s handball team failed to advance to the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 카지노사이트
Korea lost 24-25 against Kuwait in Group 1 of the men’s handball final league held at the Xiaoshan Gymnasium of Zhejiang Normal University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 30th.
Korea, which lost 26-29 to Bahrain the previous day,
suffered two losses and will not advance to the semifinals regardless of the result of the game against Iran on October 1.
Korea led 13-9 in the first half, and seemed to be on the verge of victory as they took a 24-22 lead until 2 minutes and 30 seconds before the end of the game.
With 1 minute and 30 seconds left in the game, where Kuwait made up one goal to make it 24-23,
the flow of the game became strange as Park Se-woong (SK)’s shot hit the opponent’s goalkeeper’s face and he was sent off for two minutes.
While Korea failed to score later, Kuwait tied the game with a quick break one minute before the end,
Saleh Ali scored the winning goal on a quick break just before the end signal.
As a result, Korean men’s handball ended up with no medals at the Asian Games for the first time in 17 years since finishing fourth at the 2006 Doha Games.
Additionally, this is the first time since Korean men’s handball was adopted as an official sport in 1982 that it did not make it to the semifinals of the Asian Games.
The Korea Handball Association appointed its first foreign coach in May last year targeting the Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics,but the men’s division ended up with a shabby performance at this tournament.
Hollando Freitas (Portugal) men’s national team coach ranked 28th out of 32 countries at the World Championships in January this year.
The women’s national team defeated Kazakhstan 45-23 that day and won three games in a row.
Korea, which ranked first in its group and advanced to the semifinals, will play the semifinals against China, second in Group B, on October 3.
The women’s semifinals will be Korea-China and Japan-Kazakhstan.