Korean Kim joins Gamova in exclusive 30-point Club


Korea's Kim Yein Koung is the only female player ever to score 30 or more points in a four-set match in the Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016 - Korean superstar Kim Yeon Koung joined Russian Ekaterina Gamova as the only female players in the history of the Olympic Games to reach the 30-point plateau three times in a single match.

The hard-hitting Korean spiker scored 30 points in her team’s 3-1 victory over Japan in opening day on Saturday.

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The feat has been achieved now twelve times by eight female players and Kim is the only one ever to do it in a four-set match with two efforts of that kind.

Kim twice reached the 30-point mark in London 2012 when she had 34 in a 3-1 victory against Serbia and had 32 in a losing five-set contest versus China.

Gamova registered 33 points in a loss to China in Athens 2004 and in the same year she punished Brazil with 32 in a victory over the South American powerhouse. In 2012, she scored 31 in a win against Italy.

Brazilian Mari Steinbrecher owns the all-time record with 37 points in a loss to Russia when the Olympics took place in Athens.

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USA’s Danielle Scott was the first women to score 30 or more points since the stats are compiled, when she recorded 30 in a victory over Korea in Sydney 2000.


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