Taiwan was completely defeated on the 19th, Japan on the 20th, and Malaysia on the 21st.
The Korean men’s wheelchair basketball team recorded three consecutive wins even before the opening ceremony of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games was held.
The Korean national team, led by coach Ko Gwang-yeop (51), defeated Malaysia 63-29 in the third game of the wheelchair basketball group B held at the Hangzhou Olympic Center Gymnasium in Zhejiang, China on the 21st. 바카라사이트
Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 67-21 in the first game on the 19th, and even defeated powerhouse Japan, which took second place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, 52-38 on the 20th.
With the victory on the 21st, they started a 3-game winning streak.
The Hangzhou Para Asian Games opens on the 22nd, but wheelchair basketball preliminaries began on the 19th.
On the 21st, Korea excluded key players such as Cho Seung-hyun (39, Chuncheon Tigers) and Kim Dong-hyun (35, Jeju Samdasoo) from the selection to conserve their stamina and give other players opportunities.
Lim Dong-ju (35, Coway Blue Wheels) scored 12 points, including one 3-pointer, Kim Sang-yeol (40, Chuncheon Tigers) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds, and Cho Seung-hyun scored 10 points.
Ko Kwang-yeop boasts an ‘impregnable defense’ built on solid organizational skills.
Although it is early in the tournament, Korea has the lowest average points conceded per game (29.3 points) among all 10 teams.
Against Taiwan, they dominated by a 24-0 score without allowing a single point until the beginning of the second quarter, and against Japan, they had a 51-39 advantage in rebounds and a 42-21 advantage in field goals, making them the first Korea-Japan match in 9 years since the final in the 2014 Incheon Games. won.
Korea will attempt to solidify its lead in the group in its final group match against Kuwait on the 24th.
If Korea passes the preliminary round as first place in Group B, it will compete with the second place team in Group A on the 26th for a ticket to the finals.
In Group A, Iran and China are considered the top two.
Korea won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Games and bronze medals at the 2010 Guangzhou Games and the 2018 Indonesia Games.
Wheelchair basketball, which was invented in England in 1945 for the purpose of rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries, is currently distributed in 97 countries around the world.
The stadium specifications are the same as for non-disabled basketball, but there are differences in some rules, such as allowing double dribbling.
Athletes are given a sport grade (1 to 4.5) determined by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), with the greater the limitations in physical activity, the lower the grade.
The total rating of players entering the court must not exceed 14.