South Korea’s men’s water polo team has set foot on the soil of Hangzhou as they look to win their first Asian Games medal in 33 years. Coach Kim Ki-woo and captain Kwon Dae-yong arrived in Hangzhou, China, on the afternoon of Chuseok (Chuseok Day).A total of eight teams will compete in men’s water polo at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. South Korea is drawn in Group A with Iran, China, and Thailand. Group B features Japan, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and Hong Kong .After three days of acclimatization training, the team will open the tournament on October 2 against Iran. They will face China on October 3 and Thailand on October 4.The quarterfinals will be based on qualifying results. The winner of Group A will play the fourth-placed team from Group B, and the second-placed team from Group A will play the third-placed team from Group B in the quarterfinals.” We have set a clear goal to win an Asian Games medal after 33 years since the 1990 Beijing Games (3rd place), and we have steadily checked our practical sense and performance in international competitions such as the Asian Championships last year and the World University Games Chengdu this year,” said Coach Kim Ki-woo, adding, “We will do our best in every match .”Captain Kwon Dae-yong said, “The average age of the players has decreased in the last two to three years due to the generation change. We have prepared hard by gaining various experiences through training camps in Hungary earlier this year and joint training with the Serbian national team at Jincheon Athletic Center in 토토 July,” he said, adding, “We will definitely win the first match.”

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