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19th Edition
5 - 28 August 2011

 
 KOR / Korea - Team Composition

 
Team manager LEE, JAE-WOON
Head coach KIM, HYUNG-SIL
Assistant coach HONG, SUNG-JIN
Doctor JANG, BYEONG-SOO
Therapist / trainer SHIN, MAN-GEUN
Journalist LEE, YOUNG-MIN
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 MIN-JI KIM KIM Min-ji 25/05/1985 187 75 304 296 GS Caltex
  2   SEUL-GI PARK PARK Seul-gi 25/02/1991 178 65 290 284 Hyundai
  3 SOO-JI HAN HAN Soo-ji 1/02/1989 182 78 305 296 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  4   Youn-Joo Hwang Hwang Youn-Joo 13/08/1986 177 68 303 294 Hyundai Construction
  5 Hae-Ran Kim Kim Hae-Ran 16/03/1984 168 60 280 270 Korea Expressway
  6   SO-JIN LEE LEE So-jin 28/08/1987 178 63 280 265 IBK
  7 HYE-SUK YOON YOON Hye-suk 19/06/1983 174 60 293 283 Hyundai
  L 8   Jie-Youn Nam Nam Jie-Youn 25/05/1983 172 63 285 273 IBK
  9 MYUNG-OK YIM YIM Myung-ok 5/05/1986 176 65 278 266 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  10   Yeon-Koung Kim Kim Yeon-Koung 26/02/1988 192 73 307 299 FENERBAHCE
  11 YOUNG-EUN JANG JANG Young-eun 30/10/1993 182 68 290 270 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  12   Song-Yi Han Han Song-Yi 5/09/1984 186 65 305 298 GS Caltex
  13 BO-LAM LEE LEE Bo-lam 8/08/1988 185 75 283 274 Korea Highway Corp.
  14   HEA-WON LA LA Hea-won 28/06/1986 184 73 302 294 GS Caltex
  15 SE-YOUNG KIM KIM Se-young 4/06/1981 190 73 309 300 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  16   Yoo-Na Bae Bae Yoo-Na 30/11/1989 180 67 303 294 GS Caltex
  17 Hye-Jin Kim Kim Hye-Jin 17/02/1989 180 62 284 274 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  18   Hee-Jin Kim Kim Hee-Jin 29/04/1991 185 77 300 295 IBK
  19 Min-KYOUNG HWANG HWANG Min-kyoung 2/06/1990 174 64 290 282 Korea Highway Corp.
  C 20   SOOK-JA LEE LEE Sook-ja 17/06/1980 175 58 286 264 GS Caltex
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The style of the Korean team is characterized by quick combinations and mental power, but recently the team has been trying to add power and height to match the trend in women's volleyball. 

Korea's results in recent major tournaments were not satisfactory for the team and its fans. They finished eighth at the 2007 World Cup, fourth at the 2007 Asian Championship, fifth in the 2006 Asian Games and 13th at the 2006 World Championship. 

Most disappointingly, the team failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics. 
On the plus side, the team was second in the inaugural AVC Cup in 2008. 
In 2009, the team was 12th in the World Grand Prix and fourth at the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship. 

However, in 2010, the team improved, finishing 13th in the World Championship and second at the Asian Games in China. 

Top spiker Kim Yeon-Koung remains a key player, while some of the younger players have shown they are ready to fight. 

Korea hopes the World Grand Prix will give the team good experience against top teams such as Brazil and Japan. This should make the team stronger and will be a good first step towards the 2012 Olympics.

Coach profile

Kim Hyung-Sil has a wealth of experience coaching club teams, as well as both the junior and senior women’s national teams. At the international level, he was assistant coach of the 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 Olympics – and also in 1991. He was head coach of the team from 1997 to 1998 and won the silver medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. He was reappointed to the post in 2005. 




 
 

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