Ace Ryu Eun-hee (33) of the Korean women’s national handball team defeated Japan and confirmed the Paris Olympics finals, saying, “I prepared with a warm heart and a cold head and got the result.”
Korea defeated Japan 25-24 in the 4th round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics held at Maeda Housing Dong-gu Sports Center in Hiroshima, Japan on the 23rd, and obtained a direct ticket to the Olympic finals, which is given only to the first place in the qualifiers.
As a result, Korea achieved a record of 11 consecutive qualifying rounds, starting with the Los Angeles Games in 1984 and ending with the Paris Olympics.
On this day, Korea had a difficult game with Ryu Eun-hee and other attackers blocked by the Japanese defense. Ryu Eun-hee also played an active part, scoring 4 goals, including the winning goal responsible for victory in a one-point match.먹튀검증
Ryu Eun-hee said, “In the beginning, the game didn’t work out and it was physically difficult. However, she had a strong desire to work with her teammates. I prepared ‘with a hot heart and a cold head’ and the results came out.”
With the victory, Korean women’s handball became the first in the world for men’s and women’s handball to advance to the 11th consecutive Olympic finals.
Ryu Eun-hee, who wrote her new history, laughed, saying, “I feel both relieved and happy that her record for consecutive appearances has not been broken (in my generation). And I am grateful that she continued.”
Henrik Signel (47, Sweden), coach of the women’s handball team, said, “It was a thrilling match. We were pushed back in the beginning, but our players did not give up and fought back well.”