Korean men’s hockey fails to qualify for Paris Olympics Ball sports continue to slump
Korean players celebrate after scoring against Ireland
The Korean men’s hockey team failed to advance to the finals of this year’s Paris Olympics.
Korea lost 3-4 in a close match against Ireland in the 3rd-4th place match on the last day of the 2024 Paris Olympics men’s hockey final qualifying competition held in Valencia, Spain on the 22nd (Korean time).
The top three in this competition, in which eight countries participated, could advance to the finals of this year’s Paris Olympics, but unfortunately Korea stayed in fourth place and did not qualify for the finals. 안전 토토사이트
As a result, Korean men’s hockey will not be able to advance to the Olympic finals for the third consecutive time, following Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021.
Following Tokyo in 2021, qualification to the Olympics for men’s and women’s hockey was thwarted for the second consecutive time.
Korea was down 0-2, but caught up with Kim Seong-hyun (Seongnam City Hall) scoring a penalty corner. Afterwards, whenever the score was 1-3 or 2-4, Jeong Jun-woo (Gimhae City Hall) and Jang Jong-hyeon (Seongnam City Hall) made up for it with a goal each. In the end, we couldn’t tie the score.
Twelve countries are participating in men’s hockey at this year’s Paris Olympics: France, Australia, the Netherlands, India, Argentina, South Africa, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Korean players rejoice after scoring against Ireland
As a result, hockey became the fourth team ball sport at the Paris Olympics to fail in the finals for both men and women, following basketball, water polo, and rugby.
In volleyball, the chances of advancing to the finals of the Paris Olympics are slim for both men and women, and men’s handball and women’s soccer have already failed to advance to the finals.
Currently, women’s handball is the only team ball sport that has been confirmed to advance to the Paris Olympics, and men’s soccer will attempt to advance to the Olympics through the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup to be held in Qatar in April this year.
Excluding individual sports such as badminton, golf, table tennis, and tennis, it is highly likely that only women’s handball and men’s soccer will participate in the Paris Olympics.
In Tokyo 2021, in addition to men’s soccer and women’s handball, Korea also participated in the finals in women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and men’s rugby, and also participated in baseball, which is not held at this year’s Paris Olympics. 안전 토토사이트