FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 KOR / Korea - Team Composition

 
Team manager HONG, YANG-JA
Head coach KIM, HYUNG-SIL
Assistant coach HONG, SUNG-JIN
Doctor SHIM, BEOM-SOO/PARK, JI-HUN
Therapist / trainer KIM, HYO-SEUNG
Journalist WON, SUNG-YOUL
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 MIN-JI KIM KIM Min-ji 25.05.1985 187 75 304 296
  3   JI-YOUN JUNG JUNG Ji-youn 28.06.1980 178 64 295 284
  4 YOUN-JOO HWANG HWANG Youn-joo 13.08.1986 177 68 303 294
  6   YOUN-OK CHOI CHOI Youn-ok 23.04.1985 173 59 290 280
  7 HYE-SUK YOON YOON Hye-suk 19.06.1983 174 60 293 283
  L 8   JIE-YOUN NAM NAM Jie-youn 25.05.1983 172 63 285 273
  10 YEON-KOUNG KIM KIM Yeon-koung 26.02.1988 192 73 307 299
  13   BO-LAM LEE LEE Bo-lam 08.08.1988 185 75 283 274
  14 YEA-NA JOO JOO Yea-na 02.05.1990 175 61 289 280
  C 15   SE-YOUNG KIM KIM Se-young 04.06.1981 190 73 309 300
  16 YOUNG-EUN JANG JANG Young-eun 30.10.1993 182 68 290 270
  17   HYE-JIN KIM KIM Hye-jin 17.02.1989 180 62 284 274
  18 HEE-JIN KIM KIM Hee-jin 29.04.1991 185 77 300 295
  19   JEONG-AH PARK PARK Jeong-ah 26.03.1993 185 68 300 290
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Korea’s playing style has always been characterized by quick combination play and mental resilience, but in the last few years the team has been trying to add power and height to match the trend in an effort to reverse a number of poor results. They finished eighth at the FIVB World Cup 2007, fourth in the 2007 Asian Championship, fifth in the 2006 Asian Games and 13th at the FIVB World Championship 2006. Most disappointingly, the team failed to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

On the plus side, the team was second at the inaugural AVC Cup in 2008. In 2009, they finished 12th in the FIVB World Grand Prix and fourth at the Asian Women's Championship. However, in 2010, the team improved, finishing 13th at the FIVB World Championship and second at the Asian Games.

During the FIVB World Grand Prix 2011, Korea found they could match higher-ranked teams, defeating Germany and topping the second round of matches in Poland before narrowly missing out on a spot in the Finals. At the Asian Women's Championship, they again impressed, finishing third, which was enough to qualify for the FIVB World Cup since hosts Japan finished second.

Coach profile

Kim Hyung-Sil has a wealth of experience coaching club teams, as well as junior and senior women’s national teams. He was assistant coach of the Korea women’s team from 1981 to 1984 – during which time they finished third in the 1982 Asian Games and fifth at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games – before again taking on the position for a short stint in 1991. He went on to coach the team from 1997 to 1998 and won silver at the 1998 Asian Games. He was reappointed to the post in 2005.