Chuncheon City Hall’s 메이저사이트‘Team Ha’, the women’s national curling team, suffered three consecutive defeats at the World Championships against Korea and Japan.
Team Ha (Ha Seung-yeon, Kim Soo-jin, Tae-i Yang, and Kim Hye-rin) lost 4-7 to Japan’s ‘Team Fujisawa’ in the 9th round of the preliminary round of the 2023 Women’s Curling World Championship held in Sandviken, Sweden on the 23rd (Korean time).
Team Fujisawa is well known for its rivalry with the national team ‘Team Kim’ at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
As a result, Tim Ha suffered three consecutive defeats after kneeling against Turkiye and Canada in the 7th and 8th matches of the preliminary round.
At one time, they could not maintain the momentum that they had risen to a tie for second place with 4 wins and 2 losses. Currently, with 4 wins and 5 losses, it is tied for 7th place with Japan, USA and Turkiye.
Now, we have matches against Sweden (2nd place, 6 wins, 3 losses), the United States, and Switzerland (1st place, 9 wins).
Thirteen countries participated in the Women’s Curling World Championships. Teams that place 1st and 2nd in the round robin advance directly to the semifinals, and 3rd and 6th and 4th and 5th will play a semi-final qualification match, and the two winning teams compete for the remaining semifinal tickets.
In last year’s competition, ‘Team Kim’ wore the Taegeuk mark and won the runner-up, the best result ever.