South Korea reaches AYU Women’s Handball final with Japanese final

Final against Japan on the 24th

The South Korean Women’s National Under-17 Handball Team has reached the final of the Asian Championship.

Led by Lee Doo-kyu (Ilshin Girls’ High School), South Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 42-22 in the semifinals of the 10th Asian Women’s Youth Handball Championship in Noida, India, on Sunday (Feb. 22).

After winning all three of their matches in Pool A, Korea topped Pool A to reach the semifinals. They made light work of second-place Chinese Taipei in Pool B to book their spot in the final.

They will face Japan, who defeated China 34-22 in the semifinals. They will play for the title at the same venue on April 24.

South Korea will be looking to win their ninth title.

They have won all eight editions of the tournament since its inception in 2005. They did not compete in the ninth edition in Qatar in 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team finished at the top of every event they competed in.

Korea has already secured a spot in next year’s World Women’s Youth Championships, which will be awarded to the top four nations in the tournament.

Korea jumped out to an early lead in the first half, 22-9. Shin Chae-hyun (Hwangji Jungsan High School) 스포츠토토 scored 10 goals and Kim Ji-sun (Ilshin Girls High School) added eight.

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