Volleyball Queen’s ‘Boneheaded Suggestion’… “Youth to National Team Development Needed”

“Volleyball Empress” Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life), 2012 London Olympics quarterfinalist Lee Sook-ja, KBSN Sports commentator Han Yumi, and Han Song-i met with Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo In-chon to discuss women’s volleyball and the development of Korean sports. The ministry held the ‘Korea Volleyball Association-Women’s National Team Retired Players Meeting’ at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Tuesday.

‘Volleyball development’ was the first item on the agenda, but as the discussion progressed, it expanded to include Korean sports as a whole. “In order to develop volleyball, it is important to actively support it. We need an organic development program that connects from youth to the national team,” Kim suggested. “Unfortunately, our men’s and women’s volleyball will not compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. In order to qualify for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, 메이저 토토사이트 we need to organize frequent international competitions to improve our international competitiveness and gain experience.”

One commentator raised the topic of ‘life after retirement’: “Many athletes worry about life after retirement. I would like to see a program that systematically educates athletes about life after retirement while they are still active.” Minister Yoo responded, “There is a support center for professional dancers. They help people who used to dance ballet and other sports with their post-retirement life.” Minister Yoo responded, “I understand the need for a support center for athletes.”

“Women’s handball is the only Korean ball game competing in the Paris Olympics,” Minister Yoo said, “and the limitations of the existing system, such as the decline in student athletes and the decline in international competitiveness of elite sports, are the root cause. After the Olympics, we plan to reform the entire sports policy, including school sports and elite sports.”


‘We lost, we lost’ U18 women’s volleyball loses to Japan 2-3 in three sets to miss out on World Youth Championship ticket

Kim Eui-sung’s bid to qualify for the World Youth Women’s Championship has come up short.

South Korea’s U18 women’s volleyball team, led by head coach Kim Eui-sung, fell to Japan 2-3 (18-25, 19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 10-15) in straight sets in the first match of Group F of the second qualifying round of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) U18 Women’s Championship 2024 at Ratchaburi Gymnasium in Ratchaburi, Thailand on Tuesday. A win for the Iranians in the group match between Chinese Taipei and Iran on the same day would have given Korea another chance to advance to the quarterfinals against Iran on Nov. 21, but a 3-0 shutout win for Chinese Taipei ended Korea’s hopes of reaching the final four. As a result, Korea failed to qualify for the 스포츠토토사이트 World Youth Women’s Championship, which is awarded to the fourth-place finisher in the tournament.

Korea started the match with setters Choi Yoon-young (Ilshin Women’s College) and Apojit Park Yoon-seo (Jungang Women’s College), outside hitters Park Yeo-reum (Jungang Women’s College) and Kim Ji-yoon (Jecheon Women’s College), middle blockers Jung Ah-rim (Mokpo Women’s College) and Ha Ye-ji (Sunmyeong Women’s College), and libero Yang Da-young (Mokpo Women’s College).

In the first set, Korea jumped out to a 6-2 lead thanks to several blocking points by Jung Ah-rim. Japan fought back with strong serves, but Korea never wavered. The duo of Park Yeo-yeom and Kim Ji-yoon continued to make their presence felt, extending the lead. At 15-13, Park scored a nice touchout point.

However, a stunning late surge from Japan turned the game on its head. At 15-17, Japan scored a fast-breathing open attack to pull within one point and keep the momentum alive. From there, Japan went into full swing. Several service aces helped the Japanese pull away. A rattled Korea rained down unforced errors and Japan took control. The Japanese held Korea to 17 points and fought their way to a 24-17 set point. With the momentum in their favor, Japan took the first set.

The second set was more of the same for Japan. Taking the lead with a touchout at 4-4, Japan never relinquished the lead until the end of the set. Japan’s setter Tanyama was particularly impressive. Utilizing mostly her left wing attacker, Tanyama mixed in back tosses to harass Korea. With Korea’s middle blocker line unable to respond, Japan scored easily.

Korea didn’t go down without a fight. They continued to play without conceding any significant points. At 12-14, the Koreans even managed to pull within a point of Japan thanks to a series of clever kills from Park Yeo-seom. However, from 14-17, the game changed after Park’s open attacks were met by a Japanese blocking wall. A series of 4-6 points followed, but Korea was unable to change the outcome, dropping the second set to Japan.

The third set was a thriller. Japan led 15-11 in the first set and it looked like the match would be over quickly, but the tide turned as the defeated Koreans fought back. Taking advantage of a Japanese error, Korea continued to chase down the lead with Park Yeo-seom scoring. Ha Ye-ji also added to the score with a fastbreak to make it 17-18. At 21-22, Park Yoon-seo’s celestial serve brought the momentum back in Korea’s favor.

Jung Ah-rim stepped in to save the day. At 22-22, Jeong completed the comeback with a fastball that caught her opponent off guard. Jung’s performance also encouraged captain Park Yeo-seom. She took advantage of the opponent’s blocking wall jumping ahead of her and scored a touchdown to win the set point at 24-22. Korea won the third set as Jung blocked Japan’s last-minute comeback attack.

Korea came out fired up for the fourth set. Unlike the previous sets, the fourth set was fought with Korea in the driver’s seat. Korea pounded the Japanese defense with a variety of attacking options. Jung Ah-rim and Ha Ye-ji’s fast-breaking attacks were on point, and Park Yoon-seo’s service aces were on point again. At 12-11, Park scored a long touchout to break Japan’s will to catch up.

However, unlike the previous sets, Japan’s spear tip was dull. They made a series of errors and missed good opportunities in between. South Korea continued to smile as the score remained within one or two points. Japan didn’t go down without a fight. They racked up points at 21-22 and finally tied the game. But Park Yeo-seom wouldn’t let Japan catch up. However, Japan’s time attack in the last minute of the game tied the score at 24-24 deuce, and the game was back in balance. It was Kim Jiyoon who stepped up to the plate. She blocked for 26-25 and diagonal attacked for 27-25 to give Korea the fourth set.

The fifth set was a battle of two teams. Japan scored the first four points to take a big lead. Korea refused to give up. Park Yeo-yeom and Park Yoon-seo continued to rack up points on both wings. At 6-9, they even pulled within two points after a Japanese attack error.

However, Korea was unable to turn the game around. At 9-13, Park Yoon-seo scored a touchdown to make it a one-point game, but the Koreans couldn’t find the back of the net. In the last minute, a Japanese right flank attack narrowly missed the line and the game ended in Korea’s favor.


Pascal Siakam Signs 4-Year Extension with Indiana, Totaling $260 Million

Forward Pascal Siakam, who helped the Indiana Pacers reach the Eastern Conference Finals, will stay with the organization for four more years.

ESPN reported on Monday (Sept. 19), citing sources, that Siakam and Indiana have agreed to terms on a contract extension.

The four-year deal will total $189.5 million over four years.

Siakam is expected to sign the contract as soon as he clears the free agency moratorium, 카지노사이트킴 which includes a full salary cap adjustment and other administrative procedures.

ESPN puts the official signing date at the sixth of next month.

According to the Associated Press, the deal is the second-largest in Indians franchise history.

The Pacers signed ace Tyreese Halliburton to a five-year, $245 million deal with incentives last July.

Acquired via trade from the Toronto Raptors during the 2023-2024 season, Siakam appeared in 80 regular-season games, averaging 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He also shot 53.6% from the field.

In the Playoffs (PO), he averaged 21.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game, similar to his regular season numbers.

With Siakam’s addition, Indiana finished the regular season with a 47-35 record, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

After defeating the Milwaukee Bucks (3rd – 49-33) in Game 1 of the PO behind Yanis Adetokunbo and Damian Lillard, the Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they defeated the New York Knicks (2nd – 50-32).

It had been 10 years since the 2013-2014 season since Indiana had reached the conference finals. However, they were stopped by the eventual champions, the Boston Celtics, in the championship game.


SK signs Isaiah Hicks…completes foreign player roster

Seoul SK announced on Tuesday that it has signed foreign player Isaiah Hicks (29-202 cm).

Hicks, who averaged 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 21 regular-season games for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the 2017-2018 season, also played in the KBL for the Seoul Samsung in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons.

In the KBL, he averaged 17.5 points and 7.4 rebounds 텍사스홀덤 in 78 games.

He also wore a Daegu KOGAS jersey last season, but left the team after injuring his left Achilles tendon in the first game of the KBL Cup tournament.

“We signed Hicks because he has recovered his health,” said an SK official, “and we believe that he has fully agreed with the club about his role in the team as he improves his physical condition, and there will be no problem coexisting with Jamil Warney (30-199 cm).”

With Warney and Hicks, SK has completed its foreign roster for the 2024-2025 season.


“So that I may advance to the Wang Zhong Wang”

Bong Eui-joong Han Ye-dam (170 cm, F) is ready for the Weekend League.

The 2024 Korea Basketball Weekend League started on July 15 with the qualifying rounds for each region. While the tournament is in full swing in the regions other than Honam and Gyeongsangbuk-do, the girls’ middle school and high school teams will begin in earnest in July.

Bonguijung Middle School in Chuncheon is also in the midst of preparing for the weekend league. With a total of 12 players, including three juniors, four sophomores, and five freshmen, Bonguijung is preparing for its first match on July 6 against 카지노사이트 Cheongsoljung.

“I was disappointed with my performance in the Spring League. I didn’t do much of what I needed to do, and I felt unprepared. As a third-year student, I had to inspire my teammates to fight and set an example, but I didn’t do that,” she said, reflecting on the previous tournament.

“In the association championships, I tried to work harder than in the previous tournament (Spring Federation Games), and (my performance) was better. We made it to the finals, but I’m still not satisfied,” he said.

Coach Kim Yang-woo of Bong Eui-jung said of Han, “He is the tallest among the starters, and he works hard. She is sincere in all aspects, including her training attitude. In offense, he can see inside and outside. However, I would like to see more defense and rebounding from her.”

“My strength is my pivot play under the basket. I am confident in following through when defending,” and added, “I need to practice dribbling a lot. I feel that I’m not good enough. My coach usually tells me a lot about fighting, so I try to be more active,” she said.

Bong Eui-joong was assigned to Group A with Cheongsoljung, Sunil Women’s Middle School, and Sookmyung Women’s Middle School. The two teams met in the first game of the finals of the 49th National Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Glory Tournament in April and lost 55-74.

“We met Sookmyung Women’s Middle School in this year’s tournament (in the same group). We tried our best, but we lacked the backbone, and we will do even worse in the league this weekend,” she said.

“Personally, I’m going to be more aggressive. On defense, I will be more active in rebounding. I’m going to try to make more use of teamwork and play a good game.”

Finally, Han Yedam expressed her desire to play for the youth national team and to become a professional player, saying, “First, I will do my best to help the team advance to the Wangjungwang Game.”


South Korea soccer ranked 22nd in June FIFA rankings…

The South Korean national football team was ranked 22nd in the June Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings, securing the No. 1 port in the draw for the third Asian qualifying group for the 2026 North American Football Confederations Cup.

In the June 2024 men’s soccer rankings released by FIFA on Tuesday (June 20), South Korea was ranked 22nd, up one spot from April’s ranking of 23rd.

South Korea, which started the June A-match (inter-national team matches) period under interim coach Kim Do-hoon, won both of its two Asian qualifying group matches against Singapore and China for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup.

The team thumped Singapore 7-0 away from home and then defeated China 1-0 at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

The two wins secured the team’s third place in the FIFA rankings among Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member nations, giving them the advantage of being drawn into Port 1 in the third qualifying group draw on July 27th.

The third qualifier will see 18 teams divided into three groups, with South Korea as the top seed to avoid Japan and Iran, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Asia.

With 1,572.87 ranking points, South Korea maintained its position in Asia’s top three with a narrow lead over Australia (No. 23 – 1,571.29 ranking points), which was closely followed.

Japan (17th), Iran (20th), South Korea, Australia and Qatar (35th) rounded out the top five in Asia.

Indonesia, led by Shin Tae-yong, remained unchanged at No. 134.

Vietnam, coached by new coach Kim Sang Sik, dropped one spot to 116th, while Malaysia, coached by Kim Pan Gon, climbed three spots to 135th.

North Korea (110th) also jumped eight spots.

Argentina, France, and Belgium remain at the top of the world rankings. Brazil moved up to No. 4, pushing England down to No. 5. 슬롯사이트 추천


Son embraces ‘racist’ Bentancur…”Nothing has changed between us”

English Premier League (EPL) captain Son Heung-min of Tottenham has embraced his teammate Rodrigo Bentancur after receiving an apology for a racist joke directed at him.

“I had a conversation with Bentancur,” Son wrote on his social media (SNS) on Tuesday, “and he made a mistake. Bentancur apologized to me after recognizing his mistake,” he wrote.

“I don’t think Bentancur meant to be offensive,” he said, adding, “We are still brothers, and nothing has changed.”

Son Heung-min himself addressed the controversy, saying, “We will come together again in the upcoming pre-season and fight as ‘one team.

Tottenham also announced on their official social media that they would be conducting anti-discrimination training for the entire squad, including Bentancur.

“We are working hard to address this issue,” the club said, “and we will provide training on diversity, equality, and inclusion for all our players.”

“We fully support our captain Son Heung-min as he puts the controversy behind him and focuses on the upcoming new season,” the statement continued, “We are proud of our global fans and players. There should be no discrimination of any kind in our organization and society.”

Uruguayan Bentancur recently sparked controversy when he made comments about Son Heung-min during an appearance on a local television program.

When asked by the host to “get Son Heung-min’s jersey,” he replied, “I could bring him his cousin’s jersey and he wouldn’t recognize it. They look the same,” he said.

This was a racist remark that revealed a racist perception that all Asians look the same.

After a lot of criticism from fans, Bentancur took to social media to apologize to Son Heung-min.

In the post, he wrote, “Sonny, I apologize for what happened. What I said was a bad joke, you know how much I love you, and I never meant to disrespect or hurt you,” he wrote. 카지노사이트


South Korean archers reach men’s and women’s team finals in Olympic precursor

The South Korean men’s and women’s archery teams are on the verge of winning the team gold medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Korean women’s archery team, comprised of Lim Im-hyun (Korea Gymnastics University), Jeon Hoon-young (Incheon City Hall) and Nam Soo-hyun (Suncheon City Hall), defeated Japan 5-4 (57-56 56-58 58-52 53-56 <27-23>) in a shootout in the semifinals of the women’s recurve team event at the third edition of the 2024 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, on Tuesday (Feb. 20).

The women’s team defeated home team Turkiye 6-2 (57-52 55-56 57-56 55-53) in the round of 16, and then defeated Germany 6-2 (57-52 55-56 57-56 55-53) in the quarterfinals.

The men’s team of Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City), Lee Woo-seok (Kolon), and Kim Jeduk (Yecheon-gun) also reached the final after defeating Japan 5-4 (57-58 58-56 53-54 58-54 <30-27>) in a shootout in the semifinals of the recurve team event.

The men’s team was perfect in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, not dropping a single set against Canada (6-0) and the United States (6-0), respectively, and in the semifinal against Japan, three different players scored 10 points in a row in the shootout.

Both the men’s and women’s team finals on Wednesday will feature Korea and France.

The men’s and women’s individual competition will begin on Nov. 21.

The 18-23 event is the third World Cup of the year and the last international tournament before the Olympic Games begin in a month.

The Korean team is determined to finish first overall and “knock out the competition.

After the tournament, the team will return home for their final training.

Next month, the team will play a special match between the national teams on March 4 to get a feel for the game, and on March 28, the team will practice noise adaptation at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, where they will play FC Seoul against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the professional soccer K League 1.

The team plans to focus on training and not do any media activities such as interviews until the Olympics. 메이저 토토사이트


Bae Sang-moon takes first step toward third Korean Open title with 4-under 67

South Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon took a strong step toward his third victory at the national title event, the Korea Open Golf Championships (KRW 1.4 billion in prize money).

The South Korean shot a 4-under 67 with six birdies and two bogeys in the first round of the 66th Korea Open at Woojung Hills Country Club (Par 71) in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, on Tuesday.

He finished the first day tied for the lead with Kwon Sung-yul and Kang Kyung-nam.

Bae won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009 and will be looking for his third win in six years in 2018.

Starting on the 10th hole, Bae carded four birdies with one bogey in the first half to trim three strokes off the lead before adding two more birdies and one bogey in the second half.

Bae struggled after her tee shot left the fairway, but she got out of trouble with accurate chip shots and putts.

“On this course, if your tee shot lands in the rough, you can’t get your iron shot to the green and it’s hard to make birdie,” said Bae. “I will try to stay in the fairway as much as possible and leave uphill putts for the rest of the round.”

Kwon Sung-yeol, who has one win on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour, and Kang Kyung-nam, who has 11 wins, are also well on their way to their first victories of the season.

Jang Yoo-bin Jang, who leads the Order of Merit, shot a 3-under 68 and is tied for fourth place.

Jang struggled in the first half of the tournament, but picked up steam in the second half with three straight birdies on the 10th through 12th holes.

She bogeyed the 15th and 17th holes, but eagled the 18th (par-5) to end the day on a high note.

He hit his second shot with a 6-iron with 190 meters to go, dropped it to 4 meters and finished with a putt.

“I made a lot of mistakes off the tee today, which was disappointing, but I’ll work on it and continue my good results tomorrow,” said Jang.

Steve Luton (England), Byun Jin-Jae, Hsin-Hsiang Chung (Chinese Taipei) and Tae-Hoon Ok (South Korea) also shot 3-under 68s to trail the leaders by one stroke.

Meanwhile, defending champion Han Seung-soo dropped a whopping 11 strokes and slipped to the bottom of the leaderboard, leaving him to worry about missing the cut. 안전놀이터


Park Yong-taek “Son As-seob cherishes every at-bat… May he set a record today”

Yong-taek Park, 45, a KBSN Sports commentator, traveled to Jamsil Baseball Stadium to watch the moment his KBO League record for career hits was broken.

“I was proud of my record,” Park said, “but it’s even more meaningful when a more talented junior comes out and sets a new record. I came to personally congratulate the athlete for setting a new record.”

An official from the NC Dinos said, “If Son As-seob (36) sets a new record for career hits today, Commissioner Park Yong-taek will deliver a congratulatory bouquet.” “Commissioner Park first contacted the club to say, ‘I want to personally congratulate Son As-seob on achieving the record,'” the official said.

Son will become the KBO’s all-time leader in hits with one more hit against the visiting Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday.

The day before, Son had accumulated 2,504 hits, tying him with Park Yong-taek for first place.

On June 23, 2018, Park hit his 2,319th hit in an LG Twins uniform, passing Yang Jun-hyuk, the chairman of the Korea Baseball Foundation, to become the all-time leader in hits.

At the time, Chairman Yang visited Jamsil Stadium and hugged Park Yong-taek, who surpassed his record.

Park, who retired after hitting 2,504 hits through the 2020 season, will be happy to see his name drop to second place in the KBO’s all-time hits list after six years.

“On the day I set the record, Yang Jun-hyuk met me right before the game and said, ‘I might not be able to come tomorrow. I’ve cleared my schedule until tomorrow, but I hope Son Asub can achieve the record today,” Park said, laughing.

“The career hits record is not something that can be set in one or two good seasons. He’s a hitter who values every at-bat and every at-bat more than anyone else,” he said, adding, “He’s still in his prime. I think he will be able to set the 3,000-hit record.” He also sent a message of support to his junior.

When Son hits his 2,505th hit, a “short ceremony” will be held when he comes home with a run or returns to the dugout after an out.

Commissioner Park Yong-taek will present a bouquet of flowers to Son, along with NC president Lim Sun-nam, manager Kang In-hwa and Doosan players.

The KBO decided to use a pre-marked ball at Son’s bat to retrieve his KBO career-high hit memorabilia.

Many stakeholders are waiting for the moment when Son achieves his hard-earned hit record.

“His record is the result of a lot of things, including self-management, ability, and concentration,” said NC coach Kang In-hwa. He is synonymous with steadiness that everyone recognizes.” “He says that he is not conscious of the record, but he should set the record soon to ease the pressure. I hope he gets a hit soon.” 파워볼