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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Korea beat Kenya 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-19) - duration 1:16
18-Aug, start time: 11:50, end time: 13:06 - Attendance: 750
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Korea runs past Kenya
Ranked 12 places higher on the world rankings it was no surprise to see Korea dominate Kenya and comfortably collect a straight sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-19) victory at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Wednesday.

Korea now need one more win to secure a spot in the quarterfinals, while Kenya are still searching for their first win in the tournament.

So Yun CHANG and Kwang Hee CHOI were the key playmakers for Korea leading the Asians to an easy 25-16 win in the first set.

Kenya started more decisively in the second set thanks to the penetrative spikes of Violet BARASA and Dorcas NAKHOMICHA, but Korea's response didn't take long. Once the claimed the lead midway through the set they didn't look back and Korea were soon up 2-0.

The third set was a repeat of the second. Despite Kenya's early lead, Korea soon found their potency again. The early scoring threat of BARASA was extinguished by the Korean blocking and defense and Kenya was unable to find other ways to threaten Korea, who claimed their second win of the tournament.

CHANG was the main Korean offensive weapon with 18 points, while Gladys NASIKANDA reached double figures (11 points) for Kenya.

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