“Indian volleyball team makes history by beating South Korea”
The South Korean men’s volleyball team suffered a shocking loss to India at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
In India, media outlets and volleyball fans cheered in unison.
Even politicians congratulated their country on the victory.
The team, led by head coach Lim Do-heon, lost the first match of the Group C preliminary round against India in three sets (27-25, 27-29, 22-25, 25-20, 15-17) on Tuesday at the Linping Sports Center in Hangzhou, China.
The Korean men’s volleyball team’s bid for a gold medal after a 17-year absence since 2006 was dealt a blow in the first game.
It was unexpected that Korea, ranked 27th in the FIVB, would bow its head to 73rd-ranked India. Some even called it a “Hangzhou disaster.
Local Indian media outlet ‘fitsportsindia’ reported after the match that the Indian volleyball team defeated South Korea 3-2 to reach the round of 12 at the Asian Games.
“India made history by defeating South Korea in the group stage,” the article said, emphasizing that the win was against the three-time champions and would boost the confidence of the Indian players.
It went on to say that the match against South Korea was “a game that left the crowd in the stadium breathless” and congratulated the team for “winning this tense match.” 온라인카지노
“The Korean team also showed courage and determination,” the outlet concluded.
Another Indian outlet, News18 India, also reported that “the Indian men’s volleyball team pulled off an upset at the Asian Games, beating runner-up South Korea.”
“The Indian men’s volleyball team defeated South Korea 3-2 in 2 hours and 38 minutes in the final Pool C match,” the media outlet reported.
“India last won a bronze medal in volleyball at the 1986 Asian Games,” it said, adding that the country finished 12th in the last edition.
“The performance of the Indian team in this tournament is commendable. Indian fans hope the volleyball team will win a medal.”
“India’s national volleyball team has created a huge upset,” “India creates history in volleyball,” and many other local media outlets wrote.
Congratulations also came from local political circles. Indian politician Hari Om Pandey posted a congratulatory message on Twitter the same day, saying, “The Indian volleyball team has created history by defeating three-time Asian Games champions South Korea.
” “My heartfelt congratulations to the team and I wish them all the best in their future matches.”
Indian followers were also in disbelief. “Indian men’s volleyball team scored a historic victory over 2018 Asian Games silver medalist South Korea,” wrote Indian Tech & Infra, a Twitter account that covers local news in India.
“73rd-ranked India defeated 27th-ranked Korea?” the account asked, followed by “Great news,” “The players played hard,” “I love them,” and “Congratulations to the Indian men’s volleyball team on their impressive win.”
“The Indian men’s volleyball team has done an amazing job,” said one Indian commenter, “The historic win over South Korea at the Asian Games shows the spirit and determination of our players.”
“Beating 2018 Asian Games silver medalists South Korea is no small feat,” said another.
After suffering a humiliating loss to India, the Korean volleyball team was fortunate to advance to the round of 12 with a 3-0 set win over Cambodia in the second match on Nov.
21. The team will face the winner of Group D, which also includes Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, and Mongolia, in the round of 16.