The women’s volleyball team (36th in the world rankings) was completely defeated by Italy (5th) in the first match of the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers.
Korea, led by coach Cesar Hernández González, lost to Italy with a set score of 0-3 (11-25 20-25 17-25) in the first match of Group C of the preliminaries held in Łódź, Poland on the 17th (Korean time).
The national team was drawn by giving up 4 points at the start of the first set, and lost the first set by a large margin.
In the second set, the opponent’s attacker Beom-sil, Kwon Min-ji (GS Caltex)’s open attack, and Lee Joo-ah (Heungkuk Life Insurance)’s blocking helped set the tone by taking a 3-0 lead. However, after a series of mistakes, a reversal was allowed.먹튀검증
The Korean team was unable to overcome the large score gap in the third set and ended the match as is.
They were behind Italy in all areas, including blocking 3-10, serve aces 0-2, and attack 30-52.
Among them, So-Hwi Kang (GS Caltex) was the only member of the national team to score 10 points, a double-digit score, and captain Jeong-Ah Park (Pepper Savings Bank) scored 6 points.
Korea will play the second match of the group stage against the home team, Poland (7th place), on the 18th.
Poland, ranked 7th in the world, won with a set score of 3-0 over Slovenia (27th) that day.
The Korean national team, which is in Group C of the preliminary round, must place in second place out of eight teams to advance to the finals of the Paris Olympics. Group C included Korea, Italy, Poland, Germany, the United States, Colombia, Thailand, and Slovenia.