The men’s volleyball team led by coach Lim Do-heon seeks to restore honor at the Asian Championships.
The national team will depart for Urmia, Iran, the venue of the 2023 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship, via Incheon International Airport on the 16th. The competition will be held from the 19th to the 26th.
A total of 14 players were named to the roster. Hwang Seung-bin (KB Insurance) and Hwang Taek-eui (Army Sports Corps) will lead the setter team, while Park Gyeong-min (Hyundai Capital) and Lee Sang-wook (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) will be responsible for the libero position. The middle blockers were Kim Gyu-min (Korean Air), Lee Sang-hyeon (Woori Card), and Kim Min-jae (Korean Air).
A total of five players will be outside heaters: Na Gyeong-bok (Ministry of Defense), Jeong Ji-seok (Korean Air), Jeong Han-yong (Korean Air), Lim Seong-jin (Korea Electric Power Corporation), and Jeon Kwang-in (Hyundai Capital). Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) and Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air) are in charge of the Apposite Spiker.
In the group stage of this tournament, the second place in the group advances to the round of 12 playoffs. Korea, which belongs to Group F, will face Bangladesh (August 19) and Pakistan (August 21) in turn.
The national team was frustrated at the threshold of the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Cup final held last month. The dream of advancing to the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) for the first time in six years was shattered by a complete defeat by Bahrain, ranked 77th in the world, in the semifinals.스포츠토토
Recently, the national team boldly excluded top setter Han Seon-seon (Korean Air) and veteran middle blocker Shin Young-seok (KEPCO), and embarked on a generational change. However, through the AVC Challenger Cup, he realized his lack of experience.
Although Han and Shin Young-seok were not called this time, a large number of experienced players joined. Instead of young players such as Kim Myeong-gwan, Park Jun-hyeok, Oh Jae-seong, Jo Jae-young, and Hwang Gyeong-min, Hwang Seung-bin, Na Gyeong-bok, Lee Sang-wook, Kim Gyu-min, and Jeon Kwang-in will join hands and feet.
The national team gathered at the Jincheon National Training Center in North Chungcheong Province from the middle of last month and began training in earnest for about four weeks. After all the preparations, we head to Urmia, Iran, the final battleground of the day.