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S. Korean women's volleyball team beats Turkey in nailbiter to reach semifinals Updated: 2021-08-05 13:33:47 KST


The South Korean women's volleyball team made it to the final four at the Tokyo Olympics.
Led by superstar Kim Yeon-koung who scored 28 points, including a huge match-point spike in the fifth set, Team Korea bested Turkey three sets to two to advance to the semis for the first time since the 2012 London Games.
A semifinal victory on Friday would mean at least a silver medal and Korea's first Olympic medal in the sport since 1976 in Montreal, where the country won bronze.
Meanwhile, sport climber Seo Chae-hyun finished second overall in the women's combined preliminaries advancing to the final to compete for a podium spot on Friday.
Women's golf opened on Wednesday with four of Korea's very own competing.
Reigning Olympic champion Park In-bee finished the first round at two-under-par to put her in seventh place tied with Kim Sei-young and several others.
World number two-ranked Ko Jin-young performed a little better for a fourth place tie at three-under-par.
On top of the board at the end of the day was Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom at five under par.
And despite a valiant effort, the men's table tennis team got swept by China's trio three to zero in the semifinals and will be competing for a bronze medal on Friday.
The women's handball team, meanwhile, suffered defeat at the hands of Sweden in the quarterfinals.
A competitive second half was not enough to overcome the point deficit sustained in the first.
Han Seong-woo, Arirang News.
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