From three straight losses to representing the country for the first time in 13 years, the basketball tournament in Gangjin begins!

National Games to be held in Jeonnam

The 53rd National Boys’ Sports Championships (Boys’ Games) will be held in Jeollanam-do from May 25 to 28. Basketball will be played in four categories (boys U12, U15, girls U12, U15) at the Kangjin 1st and 2nd Indoor Gymnasiums in Kangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do on the 24th, earlier than the scheduled date.

The first round of 16 matches will begin at 10 a.m. on the 24th at Gangjin 1st Indoor Gymnasium between Jeonnam Ssangbongcho and Incheon Songlimcho in the boys’ elementary school (U12) and Busan Daejeoncho and Sajikcho in the girls’ elementary school (U12) at 온라인카지노 Gangjin 2nd Indoor Gymnasium.

In the afternoon, the secondary school round of 16 matches will also take place. At 2:40 p.m., the boys’ middle school (U15) match between Jeonnam Yeocheon Middle School and Gyeongnam Palryong Middle School will be played at Gangjin 1st Indoor Gymnasium, followed by Jeju Jeju Dongjung vs Gangwon Pyeongwon Middle School, Busan Dongjung vs Incheon Annam Middle School, Seoul Hwamun Middle vs Daegu Gyesung Middle School.

The girls’ middle school (U15) will be held at Gangjin 2nd Indoor Gymnasium, starting at 1:30 p.m. with Ulsan Yeonam Middle School vs Gangwon Bongu Middle School, Daegu Hyosung Middle School vs Busan Dongju Middle School, and Gyeonggi Suwon Jeil Middle School vs Chungbuk Cheongju Middle School.

At last year’s 52nd National Youth Sports Games held in Ulsan, Ulsan Songjeongcho, Seoul Samseonjung, Gyeonggi Seongnam Sujeongcho and Gwangju Sufia Girls’ Middle School won gold medals.

Gwangju Sufia Girls’ Middle School will be looking to win their third consecutive title. The team, which won the gold medal at the 51st and 52nd Boys’ Championships, will open their campaign against Sookmyung Girls’ Middle School in Seoul on Friday. Ulsan Songjeongcho, also in the southern elementary division, will try to win its second consecutive title when it opens its round of 16 match against Daejeon Eunersongcho on Friday.

South Central’s Hwimunjoong is making his first appearance in the boys’ tournament after a long time representing Seoul. It’s been a long time since he represented Seoul at the Boys’ Championships after winning a gold medal at the 76th National Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships and the 50th National Youth Sports Games in 2021. The team won this year’s spring federation and association championships and will play their first game against Daegu Gyeongsungjung on Thursday. He will try to win his third title of the season in the boys’ competition.

Lastly, Suwon Hwaseocho from the girls’ elementary school division will be representing the country in the boys’ tournament for the first time in 13 years. Hwaseocho’s first match is on April 24 against Gyeongnam Coral Reef.

Hwaseocho defeated Seongnam Soojeongcho 38-34 in the girls’ elementary school final of the 2024 Gyeonggi-do Superintendent’s Basketball Tournament and 53rd National Youth Sports Games in April. Soojeongcho, which is named after the flowering plant, has won three gold medals (2019, 2022, 2023) and one silver (2021) in the last four boys’ championships. In addition, Yul Geum-cho, a female novice who is turning elite, will also represent Daegu in Gangjin. The team was founded in 2020 and competed in its first national tournament in 2022. At the time, the team reached the quarterfinals of the Korea Basketball Association Jangbae National Elementary School Basketball Tournament and defeated Daegu girls’ teammate Wolbae Cho in the boys’ competition.

From challenging for three consecutive titles to representing the country after 13 years. We look forward to seeing what new stories will emerge from the boys’ competition.

The Boys’ Games are organized by the Korea Sports Federation, Jeollanam-do, Jeollanam-do Office of Education, and Jeollanam-do Sports Federation, and financially sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Promotion Organization.

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