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Heavy snow in Kazakhstan delays S. Korea's opener at Asian Women's Handball Championship
SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense of its Asian women's handball crown has been delayed by heavy snow in Kazakhstan, handball officials here said Sunday.

South Korea had been scheduled to open the Asian Women's Handball Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, against Thailand at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, local time. But the South Korean team only landed in Kazakhstan after 4 p.m. and was unable to arrive at the arena on time. The Korea Handball Federation said Japan also couldn't make it to its 2 p.m. game against Uzbekistan.