The Republic of Korea women’s handball team will play at the Olympic Games in Paris for the 11th time in the history.
Koreans beat the biggest rival Japan 25:24 in the crucial match of the Asian Women’s Handball Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Five teams lined up in Hiroshima, Japan, in a round-robin format, with the winners sealing the coveted spot for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. After the first three games, two teams emerged as contenders, the Republic of Korea and Japan, the two sides which also contested the final at the 2022 AHF Asian Women’s Handball Championship.
Korea started off strong, with a 53:14 win over India, doubling down with wins over the People’s Republic of China, 33:20, and Kazakhstan, 45:24. However, Japan had a better goal difference after their 54:17 win over India and the 50:28 win over Kazakhstan and a 35:18 win over the People’s Republic of China.