“I don’t have anything to say,” said Lim Do-heon, the head coach of the men’s volleyball team, after his team was shockingly eliminated before the Hangzhou Asian Games even began.
Lim’s men lost to Pakistan 0-3 in straight sets in the round of 12 tournament at the China Jingbang Province Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China, on Wednesday.
South Korea, which needed a win to keep its gold medal challenge alive, fell to the seventh-to-12th place match.
A disastrous outcome awaited the Koreans, who were without an Asian Games medal for the first time in 61 years since the 1962 Jakarta Games and ended their streak of medals in consecutive tournaments (14).
“This is how good we are at international competitions,” Lim said, adding, “We really need to prepare for a lot of things in the future,” 바카라사이트 predicting that the task of raising the international competitiveness of Korean volleyball, which has fallen to the bottom, will be difficult to solve in a short time.
“Jeon Kwang-in (Hyundai Capital) had a bad ankle, and Jeong Ji-seok (Korean Air) was out of shape after coming to Hangzhou,” Lim said, but he dismissed those as “just excuses.”
“The lack of balance in the left and right wings made it difficult for us to play against India and Pakistan,” he said, “and our weak middle blocker was inevitable.”
Korea’s best outside hitter, Jeong Ji-seok, who was not at full strength due to a herniated disk in his back, played as a substitute.
Jeon Kwang-in, who can both attack and receive, was often slammed into the opponent’s wall due to his injury.
With the left wing virtually out of action, Korea’s offense was off-balance.
Korea was unable to block a single Pakistani attack until the second set of the day.
In the meantime, they gave up eight points to Pakistani blockers.
“There are many things our players need to improve, including basic defense,” Lim said.
Isolated in the “frog in the well,” the 2023-2024 season of professional volleyball will open on October 14 with a heavy atmosphere. 슬롯사이트