Argentina face Korea looking for first success in Rio


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10, 2016 - Argentina will go for their first victory, or at least for their first set win, in the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as they meet Korea for a Pool A match on the third competition day.

Argentina had “the pleasure” of playing against the two favourites in their pool on the first two competition days. After losing to Russia in straight sets, the South American Olympic rookies also lost to hosts Brazil by 0-3 (16-25, 19-25, 11-25). None of Argentina’s players managed to reach the double figures on their scoring tallies.

"We are a very young team and we build for the future. The level now for us to achieve is very high," coach Guillermo Orduna said.

Korea also went down to Russia, but managed to take a set – 1-3 (23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 14-25), with super star Kim Yeon Koung scoring “only” 20 points. After beating Japan on the first day, the Koreans are currently in fourth place in the pool standing, behind the Japanese on set ratio.

Argentina and Korea met at the FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2015 in Japan. On September 5 in Komaki, the Asian squad mastered a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-20) victory over their South American opponents.


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