Korea on the verge of qualifying for Rio


Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2016 - Korea could qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games if they claim a 3-0 win against Peru on the fifth competition day at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.

• These teams met at the last World Olympic Qualification tournament of 2012. Korea won in straight sets.
• Korea and Peru have met three times at the Olympic Games. Korea won 3-1 in 2000 while Peru grabbed wins in 1984 (3-2) and 1968 (3-0).
• Since the 2000 Olympic Games, Korea won all three matches against Peru at world level tournaments - 3-0 at the 2007 World Cup, 3-1 at the 2010 World Championship, 3-0 at the 2015 World Cup.

• Korea could qualify for the Olympic Games with a 3-0 win against Peru. It would be their 11th Olympic participation. They have claimed one medal, a bronze in 1976.
• Korea have won seven of their last eight World Olympic Qualification matches, including their last three.
• Korea can win four consecutive competitive matches for the first time since last year's Asian Championship. They won all of their matches en route to the final in which they lost to China (3-0).
• Only Lonneke Sloetjes (NED, 87) has scored more points in the competition than Kim Yeon-Koung (82).

• Peru need to avoid a defeat in straight sets in order to keep a shot at qualification.
• Peru's two wins at this World Olympic Qualification Tournament are already one more than they won in the previous campaign in 2012 - one win.
• Angela Leyva's 30 points against Kazakhstan equalled Lonneke Sloetjes's 30 points for Netherlands versus Kazakhstan as most in a match at the 2016 World Olympic Qualification Tournament.
• She has scored 81 points so far, only trailing Kim Yeon-Koung (KOR, 82) and Sloetjes (87).


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