Korea earn ticket to Women's Basketball World Cup

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Korea earn ticket to Women's Basketball World Cup

Korea's point guard Shin Ji-hyun, right, drives against New Zealand's shooting guard Chevannah Paalvast during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Group A basketball match between Korea and New Zealand in Amman, Jordan on Sep. 27. [AFP/YONHAP]

Korea's point guard Shin Ji-hyun, right, drives against New Zealand's shooting guard Chevannah Paalvast during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Group A basketball match between Korea and New Zealand in Amman, Jordan on Sep. 27. [AFP/YONHAP]

 
Korea finished fourth at the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in Amman, Jordan on Sunday, earning a spot at the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup next February in Australia.  
 
In the group phase, Korea beat New Zealand 85-69 and India 107-69, but dropped a match to Japan 67-62. Adding another win against Taiwan 80-74, Korea advanced to the semifinals where they lost against China 93-69. 
 
Korea then went down 88-58 to Australia in the bronze medal match.
 
Korea's forward Kang Lee-seul, left, drives to the basket against Japan's shooting guard Saki Hayashi during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Group A basketball match between Japan and Korea in Amman, Jordan on Sept. 29. [AFP/YONHAP]

Korea's forward Kang Lee-seul, left, drives to the basket against Japan's shooting guard Saki Hayashi during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Group A basketball match between Japan and Korea in Amman, Jordan on Sept. 29. [AFP/YONHAP]

 
After winning the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup title in 2007, Korea took silver three times in a row. The team's last podium finish was a bronze medal in 2015.  
 

BY YUN SO-HYANG [yun.sohyang@joongang.co.kr]
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