The wings of the Korean men’s professional volleyball champion Korean Air broke again.

Korean Air beat Sporting Club (Kuwait) with a set score of 1-3 (26-28 25-21 32-34) in the 5th-6th place match of the 2023 Asian Club Volleyball Championship held at Isa Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain on the 20th (Korean time). 23-25).

The team will return to Korea after playing the 7th and 8th place match against the losing team of Bayanhongor (Mongolia) and South Gas Sports Club (Iraq) on the 21st.

Coach Tommy Tilikhainen started the game mainly with players who had little playing time in the V-League. With second-year setter Jeong Jin-hyeok as the starter, Lim Dong-hyuk, Son Hyeon-jong, and Lee Jun formed a wing attacking team. The center was guarded by Jaeyoung Cho and Minjae Kim. Jaeyoung Cho is the first starter in this tournament.

It was painful to not be able to catch the tight first set. 26-26 Korean Air gave away a set point because Oh Eun-ryeol was unable to clear the ball that the opponent failed to connect with an attack. Then, the offense of the apologetic spiker Lim Dong-hyuk was added and the first set was given.

Korean Air won the second set and balanced the set score. However, the 3rd set followed by 9 deuces was lost again.

In 32-32, he was defeated by Saber Kazemi (Iran). Kazemi finished the third set by blocking Lim Dong-hyuk’s attack after scoring with a powerful spike.스포츠토토

Korean Air expected a 5th set, leading 23-22 at the end of the 4th set. However, while struggling with Kazemi’s serve, he allowed a turnaround. The last point was also not able to receive Kazemi’s serve properly, handing over the right to attack, and lowering his head because he could not block the fast attack.

For Korean Air, Lim Dong-hyuk scored 34 points, but it was regrettable that 36 mistakes were made.

Kazemi dominated the game, pouring in 42 points.

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