여자 배구 45년 만의 메달 도전; 한국 야구, 일본에 2-5로 패, 5일 미국과 패자 준결승전
We now turn to Tokyo Olympics.
With just a few days remaining until the famous torch is extinguished, the Tokyo Olympics is steadily edging towards its finale.
For more on this we have our Kim Do-yeon at the news center.
Do-yeon, athletes must be pushing to the finishline
Mok-yeon, there are plenty of high stake events to play out but as you said the Olympics is nearing its end.
Team sports that generally stretch to the end of Olympics before the medals are handed out, are now down to a surviving few, and that goes for Team Korea too.
On Wednesday Korean athletes emerged triumphant in some sports, but things haven\'t gone as hoped in others.
Han Seong-woo has the latest on the ups and downs from the Japanese capital.
The South Korean women\'s volleyball team made it to the final four at the Tokyo Olympics.
Led by superstar Kim Yeon-koung who scored 28 points, including a huge match-point spike in the fifth set, Team Korea bested Turkey three sets to two to advance to the semis for the first time since the 2012 London Games.
A semifinal victory on Friday would mean at least a silver medal and Korea\'s first Olympic medal in the sport since 1976 in Montreal, where the country won bronze.
Meanwhile, sport climber Seo Chae-hyun finished second overall in the women\'s combined preliminaries advancing to the final to compete for a podium spot on Friday.
Women\'s golf opened on Wednesday with four of Korea\'s very own competing.
Reigning Olympic champion Park In-bee finished the first round at two-under-par to put her in seventh place tied with Kim Sei-young and several others.
World number two-ranked Ko Jin-young performed a little better for a fourth place tie at three-under-par.
On top of the board at the end of the day was Sweden\'s Madelene Sagstrom at five under par.
Things didn\'t work out for Korea in baseball though.
Korea lost to Japan two to five in a tense semifinals Wednesday evening but it doesn\'t mean the end of South Korea\'s run.
The defending champs have now dropped into the loser\'s group and will play an alternate semifinal against the U.S. for a chance to win the gold and defend their title.
And despite a valiant effort, the men\'s table tennis team got swept by China\'s trio three to zero in the semifinals and will be competing for a bronze medal on Friday.
The women\'s handball team, meanwhile, suffered defeat at the hands of Sweden in the quarterfinals.
A competitive second half was not enough to overcome the point deficit sustained in the first.