Asian Games 2023 Volleyball: The Indian men’s volleyball team created history at the Asian Games on Wednesday. The belief of many people that it is difficult for the Indian team to play because there are more than one strong competitor in front of them, was dispelled yesterday. The Indian men’s team recorded a thrilling win over 2018 Asian Games silver medalists South Korea yesterday. The Indian team was trailing 0-2 in the match which lasted 2 hours and 38 minutes, but they made an incredible comeback to win 3-2.
South Korea have won the Asian Games gold medal three times and are the Asian champions for the fourth time. India topped their group by winning 2 out of 2 matches and qualified for the next round. Talking about the world ranking, Indian team is ranked 73rd and South Korea is ranked 23rd. This is the first victory of the Indian team against South Korea in the last 10 years. India has not won a medal in this event since 1986. In 1986, India was able to win the bronze medal.
Expressing hope for the future, coach Jaideep Sarkar expressed his happiness over the team’s victory: “I am very happy for the team. This win is a big morale booster for us. It is rare to beat a team like Korea. It will be a motivation for us,” he said.
“The match was swinging here and there. We decided to hang out there and control the pace of the game. It’s an important win for us because a lot of people are watching and we want to do well in the Top 12 round,” said standout Ashwal Rai. .”