Korea is cruising by winning two consecutive victories in the group stage of the 17th Asian Women’s Junior Handball Championship.
The Korean women’s junior handball team ran for two consecutive wins in the group stage of this tournament being held in Hong Kong. They defeated the host country, Hong Kong, 46-9, and beat Kazakhstan 44-26 on the 2nd (Korean time). It is second in the group following Japan, which is recording three consecutive victories. Kim Min-seo (Samcheok City Hall) continues to play an active part in this tournament as well. In the game against Kazakhstan, he recorded 7 goals and 5 assists and was selected as the MVP of the match.
Kim Min-seo led Korea to victory at the World Women’s Youth Championship held in North Macedonia last year and was selected as the MVP of the tournament안전놀이터. In the 2022-2023 season, she swept MVP and Rookie of the Year in the regular league of the SK Korea League.
In this tournament, where 10 countries participated, Korea was placed in Group A along with Japan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Kuwait. The top two teams in Group B, consisting of China, Taiwan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and India, will meet in the semi-finals.
With Korea going into the third round of the group stage against Japan at 7:00 pm on the 4th, if they beat Japan that day, they can rise to first place in the group. They will also secure the right to participate in the World Junior Women’s Championship, which is given to the top five countries. However, Korea’s goal is to be the top of Asia. Korea won all 15 of the previous 16 tournaments, except for 2022, when it did not participate due to Corona 19. If you win this time, it will be the first time in 4 years since 2019, when it was the 15th competition.