[Asian Games] Men’s Water Polo Team Arrives in Hangzhou… Medal Challenge for the First Time in 33 Years
The Korean men’s water polo team, aiming to win a medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 33 years,
entered the final battle in Hangzhou.
The men’s water polo team, including coach Ki-woo Kim and captain Dae-yong Kwon
arrived in Hangzhou, China on the afternoon of the 29th, the day of Chuseok.
A total of eight teams will participate in men’s water polo at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 바카라사이트
Korea was placed in Group A with Iran, China, and Thailand.
Group B consisted of Japan, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
The national team will undergo local adaptation training for three days and then play its first match against Iran on October 2nd.
They will face China on the 3rd and Thailand on the 4th.
The quarterfinals will be drawn based on the preliminary results.
The 1st place in Group A will play against the 4th place in Group B, and the 2nd place in Group A will play against the 3rd place in Group B in the quarterfinals.
Coach Kim Ki-woo said, “I set a clear goal of winning an Asian Games medal for the first time in 33 years since the 1990 Beijing Games (3rd place)
I will continue to improve my practical sense and performance by participating in international competitions such as last year’s Asian Championships and this year’s Chengdu World University Games.
“I checked,” he said, adding, “I will do my best in every game.”
Captain Kwon Dae-yong said, “With the generational change taking place over the past two to three years, the average age of the players has decreased.
“I prepared hard by gaining various experiences through field training in Hungary early this year and joint training
with the Serbian national team at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village last July,”
he said, expressing his motivation, saying, “I will definitely win the first match.”