South Korea didn’t win any medal at the Asian Men’s Volley Championship. However, the volleyball coach is still confident the team can compete against the best in Asia. Although they didn’t bring home a medal, they gained confidence, which will be important for their long-term goals.
Men’s volley coach Im Do-heon led the team to a fourth-place finish at the Asian Championship. They lost to Iran in the semifinals. Then they lost to Japan in their match for third place. However, there’s good Men Nationals Volleyball Team news. As one of the top eight teams, South Korea will be part of the Olympic qualifying tournament.
Other teams that finished in the top eight at the Men’s Asian Championship were Iran, Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, China, Pakistan, and India. As the host nation, Japan automatically qualifies for the Olympics. As a result, number 9 Qatar takes its place in the Olympic qualifiers, according to free sports betting odds sites.
Men’s Volleyball Coach Optimistic about Team’s Future
Only one team will advance to the Olympics through the qualifiers. The last time South Korea qualified for the Olympics was in 2000. Coach Im told the best gambling websites that it will be a four-way battle between South Korea, Australia, China, and Iran.
Based on their performance in the recent tournament, the coach is confident his team can beat the other teams. In fact, they played an even match against Iran. Confidence is important for the team.
Although South Korea only won one set against Iran, the scores were close. They lost the first set 25-23. Also, they won the third set 25-23. They lost the fourth and deciding set 25-22.
Im said that the team will be stronger during the Olympic qualifiers. He can call up setter Han Sun-soo and Park Chul-woo. Also, spiker Jeon Kwang-in has already recovered from knee surgery by the next training camp. He promised to create the best team possible from the national pool.