Republic of Korea is all set to face Serbia in the bronze medal match of the women’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Korea last won an Olympic medal in women’s volleyball in 1976, while Serbia were the silver medalists five years ago in Rio.
Republic of Korea vs Serbia Bronze medal match: Preview
Korea have performed way above the expectations in Tokyo. Nobody gave them a chance against Turkey in the quarterfinal, but they eke out a 3-2 win where the match went to the wire. However, Korea seemed run out of gas as they were no match to Brazil in the semis, losing comprehensively in straight sets 16-25, 16-25, 16-25. Nevertheless, Korea still has a chance to redeem itself with a historic bronze medal, that would end their 45-year drought of an Olympic medal in women’s volleyball.
On the other hand, Serbia would be a little disappointed that they did not make their dominant run count and enter the second straight Olympic final. They finished the group standings at the second position behind Brazil, then blanked Italy 3-0 in the quarters but surprisingly could not offer much fight to USA in the last-four encounter as they lost tamely to the Americans 0-3 (19–25, 15–25, 23–25). Having said that, Serbia has a chance to be back-to-back Olympic medalists.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Volleyball Republic of Korea vs Serbia Bronze medal match: Venue and Timings
The bronze medal match of the women’s volleyball will be played on the last day of Tokyo Olympics, that is, on 8th August, 2021 in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.
- Japan (JST): 9:00 am
- India (IST): 5:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 1:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 10:00 am
- United States (EDT): 8:00 pm on 7th August, 2021
Republic of Korea vs Serbia Bronze medal match: Prediction
Korea and Serbia have already met each other during the preliminary stage, where the latter scored a comfortable 3-0 victory. Korea would be looking to avenge that defeat and finish on the podium, but, Serbia may prove to be too strong to beat. So final prediction is Serbia is completing the podium line-up for the second successive Olympics, defeating Korea 3-1.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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