The men’s volleyball team led by coach Lim Do-heon started a ‘generational change’ by selecting a large number of ‘young blood’ excluding veterans.
The Korea Volleyball Association announced on the 1st the 16-member men’s volleyball team to train at the Jincheon National Training Center in North Chungcheong Province. They gathered from the previous day (the 1st) and began to quench.
Na Gyeong-bok (29, KB Insurance), who recently entered the training center for military service, and three Korean Air members (Jeong Han-yong, Kim Gyu-min, Lim Dong-hyuk) departing for Bahrain to participate in the 2023 Asian Volleyball Federation (AVC) Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship on the 5th. ) except for the players gathered first.
The men’s volleyball team will compete in the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Tournament held in Taiwan from July 8 to 15.
Compared to the previous national team, it is noteworthy that many senior players in their 30s were left out and young players in their early and mid-20s joined. In the meantime, setter Han Seon-seon (38, Korean Air), middle blocker Shin Young-seok (37, KEPCO), and Choi Min-ho (35, Hyundai Capital), who represented Korean men’s volleyball, were all excluded from the list.
The average age of this national team is only 25.6 years old. Among the 16 players, the oldest is Kim Gyu-min (33, Korean Air), a middle blocker born in 1990.
Looking at each position, Hwang Taek-eui (27, KB Insurance) and Kim Myeong-gwan (26, Hyundai Capital) were selected as setters, and Park Gyeong-min (24, Hyundai Capital) and Oh Jae-seong (31, Woori Card) were selected as liberos.
The middle blockers are Kim Kyu-min, Kim Min-jae (20, Korean Air), Kim Jun-woo (23, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance), Park Jun-hyeok (26, Woori Card), and Lee Sang-hyun (24, Woori Card).
Heo Soo-bong (25, Hyundai Capital) and Lim Dong-hyuk (24, Korean Air) were named apogee spikers, and Kim Ji-han, Na Gyeong-bok, Lim Seong-jin, Jeong Han-yong (22, Korean Air), and Hwang Gyeong-min (27, KB Loss Damage) were listed as outside heaters. insurance) was selected.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
All players in their 20s were selected as wing strikers, showing a clear will for a generational change.
Coach Lim Do-heon, who appointed Hwang Taek-eui as captain, explained, “I selected (the list) after seeing the spirit and growth potential of young players.”
The men’s national team plans to raise its organizational power as much as possible with the goal of winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September as well as the AVC Challenger competition.