Finished without a medal for the first time since Doha 2006
‘Lowest ever finish of 5th to 7th place’ also a poor record
The South Korean men’s basketball team finished seventh at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
South Korea, led by head coach Choo Il-seung, defeated Japan 74-55 in the men’s seventh- and eighth-
place games on Saturday at 1 p.m. (ET) at Zhejiang University Zijingang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
‘The youngest’ Moon Jung-hyun
(KT) led the way with 20 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Kim Jong-kyu (DB) and Lee Jung-hyun
(SONO) added 15 and 13 points, respectively. Korea finished the tournament in seventh place.
South Korea also lost their quarterfinal match against hosts China on the third day of the tournament,
making it 17 years since their fifth-place finish at the 2006 Doha Games.
South Korea won silver in Guangzhou 2010, gold in Incheon 2014 and bronze in Jakarta-Palembang 2018, but did not medal in Hangzhou.
The victory over Japan was more of a disappointment than a celebration. Chu Il-seung-ho did not
manage this tournament in a smart way. He lost his final group match against Japan on March 30, which
cost him the top spot in the group and a direct ticket to the quarterfinals.
This forced them to play the quarterfinals against Bahrain on the second day and then face China again
just 14 hours later. South Korea’s plans to win the title for the first time in nine years were derailed by the
combination of a weaker team, home advantage, and physical disadvantage.
The aftermath of the Japan game continued into the fifth-place match against Iran on Thursday. Korea’s
physical problems led to a lightweight loss, 카지노사이트랭크 and they were pushed to the 7th-8th place match.
South Korea came from behind to win the 7th-8th place match against Japan. Korea’s fifth-place finish in
Doha was its lowest ever, but today’s seventh-place finish was a new low.
South Korean basketball competed in four events at the Games, including the men’s and women’s 5-on-5
and the men’s and women’s 3-on-3. The women’s basketball team’s bronze medal win over North Korea
the previous day was the only medal of the tournament. 고스톱