11th consecutive Olympic challenge Women’s handball, 20 consecutive wins over 19 years of Chinese competition

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Korean women’s handball, which is challenging to advance to the Olympic finals for the 11th consecutive time, won two consecutive victories in the Asian qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Korean women’s handball team, led by coach Henrik Signel (Sweden), beat China 33-20 in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics held in Hiroshima, Japan on the 18th.

Korea, which won 53-14 in the first match against India held the previous day, won two consecutive victories and rose to first place among the five participating countries (Korea, Japan, China, Kazakhstan, and India).

Korea continued its lead against China with 36 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.

The last defeat was the semi-final (25-26) of the Asian Championship held here in Hiroshima in 2004, 19 years ago. Since then, Korea has won 20 consecutive wins against China.

Korean women’s handball has advanced to the Olympic finals 10 times in a row, from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021.스포츠토토

It is the record for the most consecutive Olympic finals among men’s and women’s handball teams around the world.

Shin Eun-joo, who scored the most points (9 points) in the match against India the previous day, was selected as the MVP of the match by scoring 5 points.

Korea opened the first half with consecutive goals from Shin Eun-joo (Incheon City Hall), Kang Gyeong-min (Gwangju Metropolitan City Corporation), and Lee Mi-gyeong (Busan Facilities Corporation), and Korea never gave up the lead.

After finishing the first half at 16-9, the national team increased their momentum in the second half and widened the gap.

He did not lose his concentration on defense even when he was ahead by a considerable score.

Goalkeeper Jeong Jin-hee (Seoul City Hall), who recorded a save rate of 46.2%, blocked China’s Jin Meng-qing (Jiangsu)’s 7m throw at the end of the second half.

In this qualifier, which is held as a full league, only one team that finishes first can go directly to the main round of the Paris Olympics next year.

The second place must continue the challenge for the finals again through an intercontinental playoff.

After resting for two days, Signal will continue its challenge in the third match against Kazakhstan on the 21st. Kazakhstan lost to China 26-33 in the first game on the 17th.

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