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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Korea beat Japan 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-21) - duration 1:27
20-Aug, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:27 - Attendance: 6'500
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Se Young KIM (KOR) - middle blocker

"This year, we competed against Japan three times. We lost two of them. Today, we were prepared to win this match."

Sachiko SUGIYAMA (JPN) - middle blocker

"Today we didn't have a great rhythm from the very beginning of the match. The reason why we lost today is within us as a team, and not only that Korea is a very good team."

Cheol Yong KIM (KOR) - head coach

"We were prepared for this match. We know how Japan plays Volleyball and we put an emphasis on defense. I am very satisfied with our performance today."

Shoichi YANAGIMOTO (JPN) - head coach

"I think that there are numerous reasons why we lost today. The main reason was that we were not united as a team. The players' individual performances were not bad, but we have to create a good team performance in order to enhance our individual performance. Today's match did not go as I had expected."

On why the player Ai OMOTO did not play in today's match:

"Yesterday, she had an injury while she was training. This morning, she felt chest pains and that is the reason why she did not play in today's match."

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