Korean women’s handball star Ryu Eun-hee (33, Hungary)
scored a decisive goal in a match against Japan,
leading Korea to the finals of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
On the 23rd, South Korea won against Japan 25-24 in the final match of the Asian qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics
held at the Dong-gu Sports Center in Maeda Housing, Hiroshima, Japan.
With the victory on the day, Korea secured a ticket to the Olympic finals with a 4-game winning streak (first place in the preliminaries).
He achieved the feat of advancing to the finals 11 times in a row, 온라인카지노 the most in handball history for both men and women.
Korea has never missed the Olympic stage since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Ryu Eun-hee, the only member of the national team to play in the European league,
contributed to Korea’s move to Paris by scoring the second most points in the team with 4 goals against Korea and Japan.
In the first half, he had a hard time being blocked by the opposing goalkeeper.
However, at the end of the second half, with a narrow lead of 24-23,
he shook the net with a mid-range shot and consolidated his victory.
It was a dramatic goal that occurred near the 7m throw line with about a minute left in the game.
Korea, which ran away with a two-point lead, enjoyed a thrilling victory by allowing only one point.
Ryu Eun-hee said, “(At the beginning) it was very difficult and it was physically difficult.
(The opposing goalkeeper) blocked things well, but I was lacking,” he said.
He looked back and said, ‘Heart is hot’, ‘Head is cold’, and we should play calmly.”
It is Ryu Eun-hee who showed the ‘fixer’ aspect well in the only Korea-Japan match.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she slammed 9 goals into Japan’s goal, leading her to a 27-24 victory.
The climax was the final of the Asian Championships held in Seoul on December 4 last year.
Korea finished the first half behind Japan 10-16 at the time, but came from behind to win 34-29 after extra time.
Ryu Eun-hee alone scored 19 goals and recorded 4 assists, contributing to a whopping 23 goals out of the team’s 34 points, was selected as the MVP of the match.
Ahead of this tournament, Ryu Eun-hee’s physical condition was not perfect.
He injured his left knee in training about 15 days ago.
On this day, he ran with a bandage wrapped around his left leg.
Regarding his injury, he said, “I’ve recovered a lot, and I’m at a level where there’s no strain when I play,” and “I’m grateful to the coach for trusting me and using me.”
The Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China next month.
We have no choice but to face the countries we faced in this preliminary match again in a month.
A former gold medalist at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, he said about his future schedule, “I have a league schedule right away.
I have to join the team training (to Hungary) first.
“It seems,” he said, reluctantly.
With this victory, Korea accomplished the feat of advancing to the finals for the 11th consecutive Olympics, which is unprecedented in the history of men’s and women’s handball.
This is a record that has been going on since 1984.
Ryu Eun-hee laughed, saying, “I feel both relief and joy that I did not break this record,” & “I am grateful that we can continue that record.”