The Korean women’s national handball team, led by coach Henrik Signel (Sweden), has taken the first step to secure a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Korea Handball Association reported that the women’s national handball team departed for Hiroshima, Japan via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 15th.
Korea will participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics Asian qualifiers to be held in Hiroshima, Japan from the 17th to the 23rd. ‘Signel’ will play its first match against India on the 17th, followed by China (18th), Kazakhstan (21st), and home team Japan on the 23rd.
The tournament will be held in a full-league format, and tickets to the Olympic finals will be given to the first-place team with the highest points among the five participating countries. The national team led by coach Signel is Park Sae-young (Samcheok City Hall), who led the goalkeeper to win the league twice in a row, Jeong Jin-hee (Seoul City Hall), who won the National Sports Festival last year (2022), and Park Jo-eun (Gwangju City Hall), who won the league goalkeeper award last season. City Corporation) was selected.스포츠토토
The center backs responsible for the attack include Lee Mi-kyung (Busan Facilities Corporation), Kang Kyung-min, Song Hye-soo (above Gwangju Metropolitan City Corporation), Woo Bit-na (Seoul City Hall), and Kim Min-seo (Samcheok City Hall), who received the rookie award. Ryu Eun-hee (Gyori Audi ETO), the only member of the national team who is active in the European league, also adds strength.
In women’s handball, only 12 countries qualify for the Olympic finals. Twelve tickets will be given to the host country of the Olympics, the winner of the 2023 World Women’s Handball Championship, the winner of the qualifiers from four continents (Europe, America, Africa, Asia), and the top six countries of the Olympic playoff competition.
As of the 15th, France, the host country, and Norway, who won the 2022 European Championship (European qualifier), have confirmed their participation in the Paris Olympics.
Korean women’s handball has succeeded in advancing to the Olympic finals 10 times in a row, from the 1984 LA competition to the 2020 Tokyo competition (held in 2021). Through this qualifier, they challenged themselves to advance 11 times in a row. The women’s team’s 10th consecutive Olympic participation is the first record for both men and women in Olympic handball history.