‘Miracle of the rebound’ stops in quarterfinals…Men’s 3×3 basketball falls short in final four to Mongolia

The ‘rebounding miracle’ came to an unfortunate end in the quarterfinals.

The 3×3 men’s basketball team, led by Kang Yang-hyun, failed to win a medal after losing 20-21 to Mongolia in the bronze medal match of the 3×3 men’s basketball at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Deqing Ecological Information Park Basketball Court in Huzhou, 온라인카지노 China on Monday. South Korea ended the tournament in fourth place.

Korea was pushed to the bronze medal game after a 17-18 come-from-behind loss to Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals. With the score tied at 16-16 in the overtime period, Korea scored first with Son Seong-jin to put the game out of reach. Kim Dong-hyun’s two-point shot from the no-mark was off the mark. In overtime, where the first two points win the game, Taiwan’s two-point shot went in and ended the game.

In the bronze medal game, played just hours after the quarterfinal loss, Korea was tied 20-20 with Mongolia in the final minute, but Lee Won-seok missed back-to-back free throws to give Korea a chance to win. Mongolia scored the game-winning layup on a breakaway and Korea lost.

Korea sent a team of Park In-tae, Yang Hong-seok, Kim Nak-hyun and Ahn Young-joon to compete in the 3×3 basketball event, which was first introduced at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, where they finished as runners-up.

Korea again fielded a team of KBL players, this time consisting of Signe Jin (24, Hyundai Mobis), Kim Dong-hyun (21, KCC), Lee Doo-won (23, KT), and Lee Won-seok (23, Samsung).

South Korea was paired with Iran, Maldives, Japan, and Turkmenistan in Group B and went 3-1, losing only to Japan. The Koreans advanced to the quarterfinals as group leaders and were favored to win a medal after defeating their quarterfinal opponent, the Philippines, 19-16. However, Korea’s challenge was not to be.

Coach Kang Yang-hyun made waves in 2012 when he led a six-man squad to a runner-up finish at his alma mater, Busan Chungang University. The inspirational story, more cartoonish than comic, was made into a movie, Rebound. This time around, Kang took on the role of manager and coached his players hard, but it didn’t pay off with a medal.

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