Interest in Park Ji-soo-Park Jin-ah’s North-South match on the 29th
North Korea’s women’s basketball team won its first game of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games behind 205-centimeter center Park Jin-ah.
North Korea rode the sheer height of Park Jin-ah to a 91-77 victory over South Korea in their Group C
women’s basketball game on Sunday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
Park, who stands nearly 7 centimeters taller than South Korea’s Park Ji Soo (198 centimeters), used her
height to her advantage and scored a whopping 51 points on her own.
Park made headlines for her height when she played for the “Peace Team” in the inter-Korean unification
basketball tournament in Pyongyang, North Korea, in July 2018, when she was 15 years old. She was the
tallest of all the male and female players at the time.
His movements were slow, but his height advantage was obvious. Five years later, she has gotten bigger and her skills have improved.
Coach Ha Sook-ye, who led her team to the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, remembered Park as the daughter of Ri Kyong-sook, who played for the North Korean women’s national team in the 1990s. Ri Kyong Sook was also a center who stood over 200 centimeters. Park did not make the national team at the time.
Meanwhile, Roh Sook-young, who won a silver medal together as a single team at the Jakarta-Palembang Games, showed her unchanged form with 16 points and 10 assists.
After teaming up five years ago, North Korea and South Korea are now rivals, looking to get to the rim.
North and South Korea will face off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 29. 스포츠토토링크