August 06, 2021 10:39
Korea's hopes of winning a gold medal in men's baseball were dashed on Thursday after its loss to the U.S. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The U.S. won the semifinal game 7-2 in Yokohama, despite its roster consisting of mostly minor league players, and Korea was simply unable to win. It was Korea's second loss to the U.S., following their group stage encounter last week.
This year's baseball tournament is played in a complex double-elimination format, between six countries, in which no participant is eliminated until they have lost two games. If Korea had won on Thursday, it would have advanced to the final for a rematch against Japan, to which it lost on Wednesday.
Korea now has to face the Dominican Republic for a bronze medal in a game slated for Saturday.
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