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women's volleyball team is one step closer to qualifying for the quarterfinals by defeating the Dominican Republic and winning two consecutive victories. Kim Yeon-kyung was the solver in the final 5 set match against the set score 2-2.

Reporter Yoo Byung-min from Tokyo.


Korea, ranked 14th in the world, battled fiercely every set with the world's 7th ranked Dominican Republic.

Aces Kim Yeon-kyung, Park Jeong-ah, and Kim Hee-jin's triangular squadron exploded strong spikes one after another, and Kim Su-ji and Yang Hyo-jin blocked the opponent's attack at every turn to increase momentum.

The Dominican Republic immediately followed with Martinez, who is 2m 1cm tall.

In the last 5 sets with nowhere to turn, Kim Yeon-kyung was the last-minute fixer.

In a 9-9 tie, he jumped up alone, blocked Kang Spike, and roared, and immediately recorded a sub-ace, making the difference in score to 2 points in an instant.

Korea, who won the victory, finished 3-2 with Park Jung-ah's last strong spike.

When the victory was confirmed, the players embraced each other and rejoiced.

Kim Yeon-kyung scored the most in the team by 20 points, and Park Jung-ah and Kim Hee-jin each scored 16 points, and jointly achieved victory.

The national team with two consecutive wins had an advantage in advancing to the quarterfinals of the Olympics for the third time in a row.

[Kim Yeon-kyung/Volleyball National Team: 'We prepared two years for this game', but I think he was right, and I think that the people will be waiting for victory (Korea-Japan match), so I work hard to win. I'll do it.]

One step left to advance to the quarterfinals.

The national team on the rise is determined to advance to the quarterfinals by defeating the fateful rival Japan the day after tomorrow (31st).

(Video coverage: Seol Seol-hwan, video editing: Oh Young-taek)

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