Olympics-Volleyball-S.Korean ace Kim happy at her final Video games
Kim Yeon-koung, the South Korean volleyball captain and ace-spiker, said she was happy with the team’s fourth place in Tokyo at what is likely their last Olympics.
“I’m happy with our performance, even though we didn’t win a medal,” said Kim after her team was defeated in straight sets by world champions Serbia in Sunday’s bronze medal match. The defeat destroyed South Korea’s hopes of repeating his success at the 1976 Montreal Games and taking bronze.
Nevertheless, Kim was the second best scorer of the tournament with 136 points, behind Tijana Boskovic from Serbia with 192 points, and was the driver for South Korea to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2012 in these Olympics with a special feeling. I am satisfied with our games and performance at the games, “said the 33-year-old.
Kim, who was attending her third Olympics, was a flag bearer at the opening ceremony and said the Tokyo Games would be her last. After the bronze match at the Ariake Arena, an emotional Kim and her teammates formed a circle on the pitch.
“I told everyone we did a great job and did our best. Now we’re smiling, ”she said. Serbia’s Boskovic spoke of her great respect for Kim.
“Everyone knows who she is. She’s one of the best players in the world,” said the 24-year-old. “I really enjoy watching her play. I just want to wish her the best of luck.”
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