It was an unfortunate game by any measure.
The score was 25-0 in the women’s volleyball match at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games at the Changqian Campus Gymnasium of Hangzhou Normal University in Hangzhou, China. The losing team scored just two points in the first set and five in the third. They didn’t score a single point in the second set. 스포츠토토
It’s hard to tell from the game that it’s an international competition, as there were many instances where the opponent didn’t even try to block the attack. Often, their attacks weren’t threatening due to reception or toss anxiety. When they did attack, the blocking wall was poorly positioned.
However, no one was denigrating or dismissing their performance. The winner of the match was Japan, and the loser was a team whose challenges are beautiful in themselves – Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan Women’s National Volleyball Team stepped onto the soil of Hangzhou, China, after a series of twists and turns.
Since the Taliban regime returned to power, women’s participation in sports has been completely blocked. Exile was the only way to continue playing sports. The women’s volleyball team is composed entirely of exiles. They competed with the help of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
Afghanistan’s female athletes are called ‘flying angels’. At the Games, they are a symbol of hope and defiance.
Afghanistan lost 0-3 to Kazakhstan in the first match of the group stage. They only managed to score a total of 12 points in the three sets. Against Japan, they struggled even more. They didn’t score a single point in the second set. One Japanese player served 24 times in a row.
What they lacked in skill, they made up for in passion. The Afghan players, who wore scarves on their heads, were not often seen celebrating after scoring, but they worked diligently to receive the ball and sometimes did not hesitate to throw themselves at it.
“This is my first time at the Asian Games,” Murshal Khedri told AFP. I was very nervous, but I tried my best,” Murshal Khedri told AFP, adding, “It will be a great hope for Afghan women who have not given up on their dreams. Everyone should follow their dreams.”