Not many volleyball betting experts were confident about the South Korean National Women Volleyball team qualifying for the Olympics. This is because in retrospect, they are a new volleyball team and do not have a lot of playing experience. However, yesterday they became the pride of the country as the Korean Volleyball Team Qualifies for the 2020 Olympics.
The dream to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came true when Korean Women’s Volleyball team won against Thailand. This is because on Sunday they won 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) to win the Asian Olympic qualifying tournament.
Korean Volleyball Team Qualifies for the 2020 Olympics Despite Many Challenges
According to Korean volleyball news websites, making it to that match was difficult. This is because the captain of the team, Kim Yeon-koung had to stay out of the game during the semifinals. However, despite her abdominal injury, she was able to play for the last game.
According to sports betting websites, Kim Yeon-koung was able to play even if she was not at 100%. Furthermore, the match took place in Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand where she made 22 points.
For the South Korean Women’s Volleyball team, this will be their third straight time to qualify for the Olympics.
South Korea had a tough beginning but came back from a 4-1 deficit and took a 7-4 lead. However, Thailand fought back to an 8-8 tie but in the end, Korea won the first set with Kim leading the team.
Thailand, who’d beaten South Korea in four of their previous five gatherings, took 14-11 lead in the third set. At that point Lee Jae-yeong got down to business, scoring four straight points.
After somewhat of a teeter-totter coordinate, spikes by Park and Lee gave South Korea some breathing room at 22-18.
Fittingly enough, Kim Yeon-koung got the match moment that her spike was shut out after an all-encompassing convention. It gave Kim her match-high 22nd point.