The Korean women’s volleyball team poses for a commemorative photo after the match against Croatia in the group B match of the 2022 FIVB World Women’s Volleyball Championships held in Gdansk, Poland on the 2nd. International Volleyball Federation website
The women’s volleyball team, led by coach Cesar Gonzalez, finally won their first victory.
The Korean women’s volleyball team met Croatia in the group B match 5 of the 2022 FIVB World Women’s Volleyball Championships held in Gdansk, Poland on the 2nd and scored 3-1 (25:21/27:29/27:25). /25:23) won.
With this, Korea ended the World Championship schedule with one win and four losses (5th place in the group), adding one more victory after losing four consecutive championships. If you add up the consecutive victories in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) held earlier, it means that they have won their first valuable win after a whopping 16 consecutive losses. This victory is also the first win since Cesar took over as manager.
In this game, ‘Captain’ Jung-ah Park (Korea Expressway Corporation) scored 21 points and performed a great performance. Lee Seon-woo (KGC Ginseng Corporation) also scored 21 points and, along with Park Jung-ah, took the top scorer in the team. Hwang Min-kyung (Hyundai E&C) also contributed 15 points to the victory.
Although they did not advance to the second round of advancing to the 4th place in the group, it is even more meaningful as the victory was won amid concerns that the tournament could end with a loss once again. If it ended in defeat this time, it was because there was no proper opportunity to renew the atmosphere of the national team for the time being.
However, it is still difficult to be reassured. After switching to the Cesar system, the national team suffered a severe slump and fell to 23rd in the world rankings. Unlike last summer, when they even reached the top 10 due to the effects of the Tokyo Olympics, there is now a forecast that it will be difficult to advance to the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Meanwhile, the national team players will start the V-League women’s schedule from the 22nd.
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