Santa Fe, Argentina, August 27, 2017 - The FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship finished for Korea after the Asian team clinched the eleventh position of the tournament. For the player, Minji Choi teamwork made the difference and she appreciated the hard work and dedication by her colleagues as they have their minds set on the next step in their young career as athletes.
Minji Choi, Player of Korea: “Today was our last match and I'm happy we played well and got the victory. I would like to thank my teammates for this tournament. Korean players are not really tall and we could see very good players here. Now we have to go back to our country and train hard to become professional players.”
Wanki Cho, Head Coach of Korea: “For our players, this was a very good experience, they're not really used to South American and European game, but now we can understand their style and that's important to all of us. We arrived in Argentina only two days before the start of the competition and that was hard because of the time difference, but we're happy because we could overcome.”
Danitza Llaro, Player of Peru: “Peru has improved during the competition and especially considering that for some of us this is our first competition. We have always been a happy and fighting team and that was reflected on every ball we played. It's my first time in a World Championship and is really competitive. All the teams are very good and that makes us grow.”
Marco Queiroga, Head Coach of Peru: “This was a good competition, I would like to congratulate Argentina for their organization. I think the competition level was very high and we were in a very tough Pool. We faced many of the teams that were defining the title, but despite that, we could play against all of them. At this level any mistake can get you out of the competition, I think we should be more aggressive on the attack and better in reception. We need to keep on working, but we know we leave stronger than we arrived, so I'm happy with the result of the team.”