TOKYO, Japan, July 29, 2021 – South Korea
defeated Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-20, 17-25,
25-18, 15-25, 15-12) in a match between winless
teams in Pool A of the women’s volleyball
tournament at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on
The South Koreans now have a 1-2 record, while
the Dominicans sank to 0-3.
Kim Jeon Koung recorded 20 points, including
three blocks and one ace, to spearhead the
attack of the Asian side. Park Jeongah and Kim
Heejin each contributed 16 points in the
Brayelin Martinez led Dominican Republic with 20
points, followed by Yonkaira Peña and Jineiry
Martinez with 16 and 13, respectively. Prisilla
Rivera finished with 9 points.
The match was plagued by failures from both
sides as each team gave away 29 points via
The Dominicans next play against Kenya and host
Japan forced to win both matches to advance to
the next round of the tournament.