The Korean basketball team, led by coach Chu Il-seung, lost 70-84 to China in the basketball quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China at 1 p.m. on the 3rd (Korean time).
Although Yang Hong-seok struggled with 13 points and La Geon-ah scored 14 points, Korea lost helplessly.
Korean basketball, which stopped in the quarterfinals and was pushed to the 5th-8th place ranking match, ended the tournament without a medal for the first time since the 2006 Doha Games, where it was the only team to fail to win a medal. 안전놀이터
Yang Hong-seok, whom we met after the game, opened his mouth and said, “I am very disappointed.
I think we did not take the first step well, so I am very disappointed about that. I don’t want to make excuses.”
Yang Hong-seok talked about the loss, saying, “Even in the attack, we were blocked by the opponent’s blocks and there were a lot of mistakes among ourselves. In that regard, I think it happened when we wanted to score but couldn’t and the opponent took the point.”
Yang Hong-seok will regret the loss in the last match against Japan.
Korea ranked second in Group D in the group stage of this tournament.
They won the first and second games against Indonesia (95-55) and Qatar (76-64), but suffered a shock loss to Japan 77-83 in the final game.
Korea is the final record with 2 wins and 1 loss. If they had taken first place in their group by beating Japan, they could have advanced directly to the quarterfinals.
However, Korea had to play one more game to advance to the quarterfinals as it advanced to the round of 12. Korea, which faced Bahrain on the 2nd, had to face China on the 3rd, 14 hours after the end of the game.
When asked about the loss to Japan, Yang Hong-seok said, “In some ways, the Asian Games are not a small tournament, but a tournament so big that it can be said to be our biggest tournament.
Some even say that it is the last time for the national team. There is a lot of motivation for young players.
I was proud of being a member of the national team. I also knew that if I lost today, I would fail. It’s a shame,” he said.
Players who lacked rest had heavy feet in this game.
Yang Hong-seok said, “Even if my body didn’t, I knew mentally that I would play in 14 hours.
I think my body responded to that as well. I’m disappointed with the first step.”