Korea Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in Women's Volleyball

  • By Yang Ji-hea

    January 13, 2020 11:25

    Korea defeated Thailand in the final round of Asian Olympic qualifiers in women's volleyball in the Southeast Asian country on Sunday.

    Korea won all five of its matches to secure a ticket to this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo. It will be Korea's third consecutive Olympic appearance after London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

    Korean women volleyball players celebrate after winning the final round of Asian Olympic qualifiers against Thailand in the Southeast Asian country on Sunday. /Courtesy of the Asian Volleyball Confederation

    Captain Kim Yeon-koung returned to the court for the final after missing the match against Chinese Taipei on Saturday due to an abdominal injury.

    Meanwhile, in the men's qualifiers held in Jiangmen, China, Korea lost to Iran in the semifinal round on Saturday, failing to qualify for the Olympics.

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