Korea count on top scorer Kim Yeon-Koung to continue winning in Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2016 - After their fantastic performance against hosts Japan on the third competition day at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, Korea will count on top scorer Kim Yeon-Koung to lead the team to another victory on Wednesday, but opponents Kazakhstan will be desperate to score their first win at the tournament.

• Kazakhstan won their only meeting with Korea at a World Olympic Qualification tournament. They recorded a straight-set win in 2008.
• Korea won the last three meetings with Kazakhstan at major tournaments in straight sets - 2010 Asian Games semifinal, 2013 Asian Championship quarterfinal and 2015 Asian Championship first round.
• Kazakhstan's win at the World Olympic Qualification tournament of 2008 followed a five-sets defeat at the 2007 Asian Championship.

• Kazakhstan are still waiting on their first win at this World Olympic Qualification tournament. They had finished their previous campaign in 2008 with two wins - their only wins at World Olympic Qualification tournaments.
• Kazakhstan's last wins in competitive matches came at the 2015 World Grand Prix in June 2015, when they beat Algeria, Australia and Cuba in successive matches.
• Radmila Beresneva leads her teammates in points (29), spikes (26), successful digs (16) and excellents in receiving (50).

• Korea can win three matches at this World Olympic Qualification tournament. They won their last four matches at the World Olympic Qualification tournament in 2012.
• They can also win three competitive matches for the first time since three in a row at the 2015 World Cup.
• Kim Yeon-Koung is the highest scoring player with 75 points.
• She is the only player to score 24+ points per match.
• Korea's Kim Hee-Jin (7) and Kim Yeon-Koung (6) lead all players in aces.


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