11. 01. 2020

#RoadToTokyo W: Korea overpower Taipei without Kim, will face hosts Thailand for Olympic visa

Source: yna.co.kr; Photo: volleyball.coqt.2020.fivb.com

882 0

South Korea and Thailand will play a decider in the 2020 Asian Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Games.


The Korea National Team overpowered Chinese Taipei in the semifinals of the 2020 Asian Women’s Olympic Qualifier in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand: 3-1 (18-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-14). The squad coached by Italian Stefano Lavarini has secured a win mostly thanks to blocking display (16 kill blocks) and did it without their best player Kim Yeon-Koung. The Korean captain was unable to play due to an abdominal muscle injury but cheered for her teammates from the bench. In Kim’s absence, Kim Hee-Jin (IBK IB) highlighted Korea with 18 points.

Lavarini said after the match that he doesn't know if Kim will play the final or not: “I don’t think much about who can’t play. Kim’s situation is being handled by our team. The best lineup for tomorrow will be confirmed tomorrow.“

The hosts Thailand saw off Kazakhstan in the other semifinal in 4 sets.

2020 Asian Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier – semifinals

January 11:

South Korea – Chinese Taipei 3-1 (18-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-14)

Thailand – Kazakhstan 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 25-21)


January 12:

Thailand – South Korea, 12:00 CET



Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.


Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment


Latest comments

TUR W: Young Turkish star Ebrar leaves VakıfBank?

Hahaha novara needs a stable OPPOSITE HITTER, COME ON Reply

QAT M: Milos Nikic moves to Al Rayyan SC

Great player, one of the main stars from the last Modena team who won the Italian Championship. Played in Italy, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Argentina. Due to ACL injury, he had to pause for 1 year. Good luck Milos, come back next season where you belong... Reply

ITA M: Modena conquer Trentino’s home court after 4 years, Perugia record 21st win in a row

Modena is on the roll. After Lube, they conquered Trentino and shown they will be formidable opponent in play-offs.
Something is wrong in Trentino land. Same players as last year but much worse results. Something will have to change soon, either results or coach... Reply