Tehran, Iran, August 1, 2015 – On the second day of Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship, Korea in a breathtaking match claimed two points against Thailand by 3-2 (26-24, 21-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-11). Korea captured 16 medals including four gold the Asian Championship to be the team winning the most medals in Asia.
Korea will next face Pakistan, while Thailand will go up against Oman.
Head coach of South Korea, Yonhkwan Moon: “We had a close competition with Thailand but what matters is we managed to win.”
Regarding the match against Iran: “My team reached a good level of preparation but the fact is Iran is a strong team and it is so difficult to win against them.”
Head coach of Thailand, Monchai Supajirakul: “We tried our best for victory against Korea but playing five sets in the previous match against Pakistan had already put us under tension and we couldn’t reach our goal. Anyway, I’m happy we got at least one point from Korea because it can help us move up to the next rounds.”
Captain of South Korea, Youngmin Kwon: “We should win a lot easier and better than this. It was a close match but the important fact is that we won. Although we won our first two matches, we need to be more harmonious with each other and win a lot easier and better. ”
Captain of Thailand, Kittikun Sri-Utthawong: “Korea is a good team. We played one of our best games in front of them and I am happy we got one point out of this match. Plying two long matches in five sets put my team under pressure but we need to get ready for next matches in this condition.”