At the end of the game, the players were both smiling and in tears.
The bronze medal was a mixture of disappointment and joy.
The South Korean women’s basketball team, led by head coach Chung Sun-min, defeated North Korea 93-63 in the bronze medal game at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Friday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
It was South Korea’s fourth consecutive podium finish at the Asian Games as a single team.
South Korea won silver in Guangzhou 2010, gold in Incheon 2014 and silver (single team) in Jakarta-Palembang 2018.
South Korea, who had earlier lost to Japan in the semifinals to miss out on a spot in the final, took home bronze on the day.
It was a bit of a disappointment for the team, who were hoping to turn things around with an international gold medal after failing to qualify for the Paris Olympics. 카지노사이트
However, the athletes are looking forward to the future.
Kim Dan-bi, who is retiring from the national team after this tournament, said, “I hope that all the players will try harder in the future, and I hope that Korean women’s basketball will be able to win gold instead of bronze next time.”
“I think it was one of the top three games in my career,” she said, “and I think it’s a little more special for Korea that it was North Korea and not China or Japan.”
South Korea was led by Kim Dan-bi with 21 points and six steals.
Park Ji-soo also had a strong game with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
North Korea, meanwhile, was led by 205-centimeter center Park Jin-ah with 27 points and nine steals, while captain Roh Sook-young, who played for the single team in 2018, contributed 20 points, seven steals and five assists.