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Korea books Tokyo 2020 ticket in women’s volleyball

Date : 13 Jan 2020

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, January 12, 2020: Korea qualified for the women's volleyball tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) victory over Thailand in the final of the Asian Olympic qualifying tournament.

Captain Kim Yeon-koung returned from a one-game injury absence to put on a dominant show with 22 points at Korat Chatchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, helping Korea to reach its third straight Olympics in women's volleyball.

Only the winner of this Asian qualifying tournament in Thailand earned the ticket to Japan, reports Yonhap News.

Kim, Korea's best attacker, sat out Saturday's semifinal against Chinese Taipei with an abdominal injury. Despite playing at less than 100 percent, the wing spiker brought her "A" game to the court and piled up the points in impressive fashion with kills and blocks.

The Koreans were worthy winners, taming the fast and fluid Thailand team in front of their own fans to grab Asia’s sole qualifying ticket to Tokyo.

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