“Yellow Devils” and “Bad Girls” spice things up…women’s basketball opening media day

The media days leading up to the opening ceremony are always a provocation. On the surface, everyone smiles, but underneath it all, there is no hiding the will to win.

Park Ji-soo, 25, of the Cheongju KB in the women’s professional basketball league, is one of the most determined players in the six clubs this season. At the 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball Media Day held at Hotel Rivera Cheongdam 바카라사이트 in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on March 30, Park was by far the player who received the most attention.

Park briefly left the court last year after suffering a sudden panic attack ahead of the Women’s Basketball World Cup. She returned midway through the season, but was sidelined in February this year with a dislocated ligament in her left finger. As the team’s pillar fell, so did KB, which finished the season in fifth place.

Park smiled broadly at the fans at the media day, saying, “(Media days) always have a hard atmosphere, but it’s like an event and it’s fun.” However, her smile quickly faded and tears filled her eyes as the video showed her struggles last season.

“I really want to show my true self,” Park said, “I didn’t play much last season, and I wasn’t good enough for the Asian Games team. I will improve as the season progresses,” she said.

A ‘healthy’ Park Ji-soo could be a game-changer in the women’s professional basketball world. In fact, heading into the season, Park was the overwhelming favorite for Most Valuable Player (MVP) among fans (30.3%), players (52.4%), and media (67.7%). Even as the favorite to win the title, KB led defending champion Woori Bank by a wide margin in fan (36.8%), player (47.6%), and media (55.4%) voting. Park’s name carries a lot of weight.

“Our tagline for this season is ‘Yellow Devil,'” says KB head coach Wansoo Kim. When you watch a national soccer team game, there are red devil cheerleaders, and the players wear red uniforms, which gives them a sense of authority. Our team color is yellow, and we want to make yellow the devil’s color for the five teams we play this season.”

Of course, other teams are not going to let KB’s dominance go unchallenged. Especially Kim Dan-bi, who led Woori Bank to the title last season, earning herself the ‘Combined MVP (regular season + championship game)’ award and her first championship in 16 seasons. “When (Park) Ji-soo first came to the pros, I told her, ‘You’re going to be a treasure for Korean women’s basketball,’ and that’s exactly what happened,” Kim said. “As an older sister, I’d rather bully Ji-soo into not winning the MVP so that she doesn’t settle for anything less.”

The other teams also had some unusual entries. Last season’s runner-up, Busan BNK, put “energy” front and center. “Just as drinking an energy drink makes your heart pound, we will show a fiery side that will make (fans) feel excited while watching us play,” said BNK coach Park Jung-jeong. Yongin Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae said, “The direction we need to go is ‘Bad Girls’. It’s about being a little stronger. I believe that we will be bad girls in a good sense, not in a bad sense,” he said, adding that they will stick together.

The 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League will begin its five-month campaign on November 5 with the opening game between Woori Bank and BNK at Asan Sunshin Gymnasium.

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Korean Rugby Defeats China and Advances to Finals

[Asian Games] Korean Rugby Defeats China and Advances to Finals… ‘1 Win’ to Gold Medal After 21 Years

A 36-7 victory over China in the semifinals… Hong Kong, the ‘champion candidate’ who defeated Japan, in the final

The Korean seven-a-side rugby team participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games was just one win away from winning its first gold medal in 21 years.

Lee Myung-geun

The national team led by coach Lee Myung-geun defeated the host country,

China, 36-7 in the semifinals of the tournament held at the Changqian Campus Stadium of Hangzhou Normal University in Zhejiang, China, on the 26th.

Jang Yong-heung (Korea Electric Power Corporation) scored a try just one minute after the start of the game,

leading the national team to a 5-0 lead. 바카라사이트

Jeong Yeon-sik (Hyundai Glovis) also added a score three minutes later, taking the lead to 10-0 early on.

The national team, which entered the second half with a 24-0 lead, gave up 7 points in 3 minutes by allowing a try to Li Haitao and a conversion kick to Ma Chong,

but 4 minutes later, Jeong-min Jang and Nam-wook Kim (Korea Electric Power Corporation) also scored 7 points with a try and a conversion kick.

By working together, they put a wedge in the game.

Just before the end of the game, Jang Jung-min scored another try, scoring his 36th point.

National Team

The national team, which won both of its Group B games against Chinese Taipei and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) team on the 24th,

advanced to the finals with four consecutive wins by defeating its quarterfinal opponent, Malaysia, and then China on the 25th.

Sri Lanka, who had been disciplined by World Rugby (WR), the governing body of rugby,

could not use their own name, so they borrowed the name of OCA to participate in this tournament.

The opponent in the final is Hong Kong, which defeated Japan 12-7 in the semifinals held just before.

Japan (3 times) and Hong Kong (1 time) have solidified their status as two major Asian powers by winning the championship since the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

Korea, which has been pushed down to third place, is in the position of a ‘challenger’.

If Coach Lee and the national team defeat Hong Kong and win the gold medal,

it will be their first win in 21 years since the 2002 Busan Asian Games.

Korean rugby, which won a silver medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games,

has only won bronze medals in all three competitions since then.

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Taekwondo Winner Jang Jun Solidifies the World Rankings

[Asian Games] Taekwondo Winner Jang Jun Solidifies the World Rankings… ‘One More Step’ to Paris

Earned 40.00 ranking points with a gold medal… Beating rivals Park Tae-jun and Bae Jun-seo

For Korean Taekwondo sparring leader Jang Jun (Korea Gas Corporation),

winning the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games means more than winning a gold medal at an international competition.

This is because it can be a stepping stone toward qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Jang Jun

Jang Jun won the Taekwondo men’s 58kg class at the competition held at the Lin’an Sports and Culture Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 25th, earning 40.00 world ranking points,

putting him at an advantage in obtaining a ticket to Paris.

The World Taekwondo Federation (WT) rankings provide differential ranking points for each international competition, and the Asian Games are the 5th highest G4 level competition. 안전놀이터

Jang Jun, who was ranked first in the world with 362.56 ranking points until August, added 40.00 points to beat his competitors.

The gap with domestic competitors competing for tickets to the Paris Olympics has also widened.

He far surpassed world rankings of 4th place Tae-jun Park (Kyung Hee University, 327.62 points) and 7th place Bae Junseo (Ganghwa County Office, 298.07 points).

Korea Taekwondo Association

If the current trend continues, there is a high possibility that Jang Jun will occupy the highest world ranking among domestic players by the end of this year,

when the Korea Taekwondo Association selects the national team for each weight class to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The only international competitions with world ranking points this year are the WT Taiyuan Grand Prix in October and the WT Manchester Grand Prix Final in December.

The WT Taiyuan Grand Prix (G6) awards 60.00 points for a gold medal, 36.00 points for a silver medal,

21.60 points for a bronze medal, and the WT Manchester Grand Prix Final (G10) awards 100.00 points for a gold medal,

60.00 points for a silver medal, and 36.00 points for a bronze medal. .

If Jang Jun maintains the highest world ranking among domestic players until the end of the year,

his chances of going to Paris increase.

As for Taekwondo participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics,

each country with an athlete ranked within the top 5 in the world rankings in each weight class will be granted one ticket.

While Korea has a high possibility of securing qualifications for all weight classes,

in the men’s 58kg class, Jang Jun, Park Tae-jun, and Bae Jun-seo are competing for one ticket.

Of course, the highest ranking in the world does not completely guarantee a ticket to the Paris Olympics.

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Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo, ‘Tee Shot’ Toward the Gold Medal

[Asian Games] Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo, ‘Tee Shot’ Toward the Gold Medal from the 28th

The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games golf begins on the 28th.

The Asian Games Golf will be held for four days starting on the 28th at the West Lake International Golf Course in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, with men’s and women’s competitions being held.

Professional Players

In particular, starting from this year’s competition,

professional players will be able to participate,

in the case of Korea, Lim Seong-jae and Kim Si-woo,

who are active on the PGA Tour, will appear in the men’s event,

world number 2 Yin Luoning (China) will also challenge for the gold medal in the women’s event. 카지노사이트

Korea’s men’s team consisted of Lim Seong-jae, Kim Si-woo, and amateurs Jo Woo-young and Jang Yu-bin,

while the women’s team consisted of high school female amateur players Lim Ji-yu, Yoo Hyeon-jo, and Kim Min-solo.

Our players arrived in Hangzhou on the 25th and began preparations for the first round on the 28th.

In the men’s division, Seongjae Lim at 27th place and Si-woo Kim at 40th place are dominant in the world rankings.

Next World Rankings

The next rankings are Anirban Lahiri in 148th place and Shubhankar Sharma (India) in 160th place, which has a large gap.

However, recent trends are good, with Lahiri taking second place

after Bryson DeChambeau (USA) in the LIV Golf Tournament that ended in the United States on the 25th, and Poom Saksanshin,

who is representing Thailand, winning the Asian Tour tournament held in Taiwan on the 24th.

In addition, Wu Shun (China), who won a total of 4 wins in the European Tour,

is also considered a top candidate due to the advantage of her home course.

In Korea, amateurs Wooyoung Cho and Yu-bin Jang have shown stable skills,

winning one win each at this year’s Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour,

so good results are expected in the team competition as well.

However, it is pointed out as a variable that it is necessary to work

with the caddy selected by the competition organizing committee.

The case of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he was able to compete with his own caddy.

In the women’s division, the players from China, the host country, are spectacular.

In addition to In Luoning, the team includes Lin Siyu, ranked 13th in the world,

Liu Yu, runner-up at the Lotte Championship of the LPGA Tour in April this year.

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Korean Athletes Morale Boosted on ‘Golden Day’

[Asian Games] Korean Athletes Morale Boosted on ‘Golden Day’ for the Second Day in a Row… Goal Achieved Green Light

Most of the expected gold medal candidates achieved valuable results… Archery and soft tennis also have a promising start.

The Korean team was greatly encouraged as they won five gold medals in two days with the opening of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Gold Medals

Korea won five gold medals in Taekwondo, Modern Pentathlon, and Fencing on the 24th, when the medal race began in earnest after opening on the 23rd.

Then, on the 25th, another 5 were added in swimming, taekwondo, fencing, and shooting, resulting in 10 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals, ranking second in overall medal rankings after China. 온라인카지노사이트

In an event where gold medals were expected, good results were achieved as expected, boosting the morale of the Korean athletes.

On the first day, Korea swept the Taekwondo men’s and women’s poomsae competitions,

swept the modern pentathlon men’s individual and team competitions,

led by Jeon Woong-tae (Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall),

bronze medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The atmosphere of the entire Korean team also sank as the leading players in each event,

who were supposed to make a breakthrough in the competition schedule, fell below expectations.

Asian Games

However, this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games showed a change from before with a relay gold medal march at the start,

revealing the outlook for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which is 10 months away.

The Korea Sports Council made a cold assessment that it would be difficult to achieve better results than at the Asian Games five years ago due to the weakening base of all sports and the absence of star players.

However, when the lid was opened, the players who had worked hard for five years to prepare for this competition let out a sigh of relief when they showed off their skills to the fullest and achieved the results they had hoped for.

An official from the Sports Council said on the 26th,

“It is partly thanks to Japan, a rival country, sending second-tier players,

but it is basically the result of our athletes who prepared diligently for the competition and showed their skills properly.”

He added, “We are not excited and look forward to more ‘Golden Days’ in the future.”

“I will do my best to support the players so that they can come out,” he said.

Korea set a goal of winning more than 50 gold medals in this competition and taking third place,

narrowing the gap with second place and powerful Japan.

Since Korea’s medal box sports such as archery and soft tennis have not yet started,

there are cautious predictions that if the current pace continues, the goal may be exceeded.

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Asian Games, Afghanistan Women’s Volleyball Team

[Asian Games] Afghanistan Women’s Volleyball Team “Why Can’t they Train?”

Afghan women’s volleyball team consists mainly of players who fled the country after being hit by the Taliban

The Afghanistan women’s volleyball team, which will appear on the Asian Games stage for the first time in history,

expressed dissatisfaction with the management of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Khushal Malakzai

Khushal Malakzai, a member of the Afghanistan women’s volleyball team,

said in an interview with Reuters on the 25th,

“I have not practiced on the court even once since arriving in China on the 21st.

He responded incomprehensibly, saying, “I don’t know why I can’t train when there are such great facilities.”

Malakzai said, “We have to actually touch the ball and train. 온라인카지노

“If you can’t train on the court, it’s like starting from zero,” he said, raising his voice.

The Hangzhou Asian Games women’s volleyball starts on the 30th.

Afghanistan, placed in Group D of the preliminary round along with Japan, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong,

will play its historic first match against Kazakhstan on the 30th.

Inside Games

According to the Olympics-related media ‘Inside the Games’,

Afghanistan was allocated only one day of training time on the 28th, two days before the game.

Inside the Games pointed out, “This is different from a typical competition where you can train several times in a designated facility before the game.”

Afghanistan, where the Taliban, a hard-line Islamic Sunni armed group, has come back to power,

is carrying out harsh oppression against women.

The Afghan government dispatched about 100 male athletes, and 17 female athletes who fled abroad to avoid oppression by the Taliban will participate in this tournament separately.

Afghan women’s volleyball players are also among those exiled abroad.

In response, Chairman Bach responded, “Your opinions were well conveyed and I completely agree.”

However, Inside the Games pointed out the reality, saying, “Chairman Bach could not make any promises regarding Afghan female players.”

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Lee ‘finally’ joins Hwang as he watches from the stands to reach the round of 16

Hwang Sun-hong has been waiting for Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) to join him.

Lee touched down in the Land of the Rising Sun at Hangzhou International Airport in China on the afternoon of June 21 to participate in the 카지노사이트 Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

He was escorted by a member of the Korean Football Association (KFA) staff to the city of Jinhua in Zhejiang province, where the national team is staying.

Lee made his return from injury the day before, playing 17 minutes as a substitute in the first leg of the group stage of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League against Dortmund (Germany).

As the competition is not organized by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), his club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is not obliged to recall him to the national team. However, after lengthy discussions with the federation, he was recalled after the Dortmund game.

Upon arriving in Jinhua, Lee was fitted for his jersey and accompanied the team to the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium for their Group E match against Thailand.

Despite the long distance, jet lag, and difficulty adjusting to the environment, Lee’s determination to win gold at the Asian Games was evident.

The coaching staff kept Lee off the roster to make sure he didn’t overexert himself.

With a 9-0 win over Kuwait in the first round, there was no reason to overuse him in the group stage.

The last time Lee played for the Hwangsuns was in the U-23 Asian Cup quarterfinals against Japan last June.

As he grew into an A-team regular, he was called up by coach Paulo Bento and went on to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It’s no wonder Hwang has been waiting anxiously for Lee to join the national team.

Five years ago, at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, Son Heung-min (Tottenham) spearheaded the Asian Games gold medal hunt, and it’s no exaggeration to say that Lee Kang-in holds the key to gold this time around.

Lee led South Korea to a runner-up finish at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and won the Golden Ball, which is awarded to the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). He also helped South Korea reach the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, and this summer he joined French club PSG.

After arriving at Hangzhou Airport, he ditched his soccer cleats for sneakers and took to the field with a brief statement of intent: “I will do my best to get a result with my fans, my friends, and my friends who are younger than me.”

Before the game, he sat on the bench with Hwang and chatted for about 10 minutes, sharing his thoughts on the future, while keeping an eye on his teammates as they warmed up.

Lee Kang-in, who was left off the roster, sat in the stands. When fans recognized him and greeted him by name, he responded with his trademark shy smile.

After kickoff, he focused on the game, reacting to his teammates’ plays and cheering them on with applause. When a goal was scored, he high-fived the staff and celebrated, and began to integrate into the team.

With two points from the 4-0 win over Thailand, South Korea secured a spot in the round of 16 as the top team in Group E, regardless of the outcome of their final match against Bahrain on Thursday.

Lee Kang-in could take the field for the final match against Bahrain as a fitness check.

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“There is no satisfaction until you win a gold medal,” says Hwang Sun-hong, not smiling after ‘2G big win early round of 16’

Asian Games head coach Hwang Sun-hong has warned against complacency after his team booked an early berth in the round of 16 at the Asian Games.

The Asian Games soccer team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Thailand 4-0 with relay goals from Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent), Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon), Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan) and Lee Jae-ik (Yiland) in the second match of Group E of the men’s soccer competition at 안전카지노사이트 Hangzhou Jinhua Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, at 8:30 p.m. (KST) on Aug. 21.

After a 9-0 win over Kuwait on Sept. 19, South Korea used a stunning 13-goal outburst in their two games to win both matches and earn six points to top the group and advance to the Round of 16 early. After two games, the standings in Group E are Korea (6 points), Bahrain (2 points), Thailand (1 point), and Kuwait (1 point).

“Reaching the final tournament is something to celebrate, but we won’t be satisfied until we win the gold medal,” said Hwang. We need to maintain our performance in our next game to prepare for the round of 16 tournament.”

After the last match against Kuwait, Hwang said, “This is the first of seven shots. You have to play it as if it doesn’t exist and forget about it,” Hwang said, “I was a little unhappy today because we scored a lot of goals in the first half, but we didn’t have that in the second half. We need to play with tension for the whole 90 minutes.”

“We have a lot of new players,” Hwang said of his team’s plans for the third leg against Bahrain on Thursday, when the pressure is off. There are players who are finding their form and we haven’t trained together as a whole. Regarding the combinations, the first and second combinations should also prepare for the third game in terms of the player pool. We plan to use it as a time to check. We will use the third game to prepare for the round of 16 tournament.”

Ahead of the match, Hwang was seen chatting with Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who arrived in Hangzhou this afternoon and joined the team shortly after, on the bench side by side for more than 15 minutes. “The end goal is clear. I shared my opinion with Lee Kang-in about what we need. I have my own ideas, but the players also have their own ideas. It’s important to be on the same page with Lee Kang-in and other players. There were many points of contact. We need to get stronger through communication with our teammates and coaching staff.”

As for how Lee Kang-in will be utilized in the future, he said, “We need to check his physical condition. It’s too early to say if Lee Kang-in will play. We will make a choice based on many factors.” Lee is expected to check his condition as early as the Bahrain match.

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