FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KOR / Korea

 
Team manager PAEK Jinsun
Coach LEE Sungoo
Assistant coach EO Changsun
Doctor LEE Hongjae/LEE Hyunjoon
Physiotherapist PARK Seongah
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 So-Young Lee Lee So-Young 17.10.1994 176 69 280 265 GS Caltex
  2   Mok-Hwa Baek Baek Mokhwa 30.08.1989 177 61 280 277 Korea Ginseng Corporation
  3 Hyo-Hee Lee Lee Hyo-Hee 09.09.1980 173 60 280 271 Korea Expressway Corporation
  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   Su-Ji Kim Kim Su-Ji 11.07.1987 186 68 303 294 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  7 Hye-Jin Kim Kim Hye-Jin 17.02.1989 180 62 284 274 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  8   Jie-Youn Nam Nam Jie-Youn 25.05.1983 172 63 285 273 IBK
  9 Ji-Youn Jung Jung Ji-Youn 28.06.1980 178 64 295 284 GS Caltex
  C 10   Yeon-Koung Kim Kim Yeon-Koung 26.02.1988 192 73 307 299 FENERBAHCE
  11 Jeong-Ah Park Park Jeong-Ah 26.03.1993 185 68 300 290 IBK
  12   Song-Yi Han Han Song-Yi 05.09.1984 186 65 305 298 GS Caltex
  13 Joon-Eem Ha Ha Joon-Eem 26.12.1989 189 74 287 281 Korea Expressway Corporation
  14   Hyun-Jung Na Na Hyunjung 10.03.1990 163 54 257 250 GS Caltex
  15 Hye-Seon Yeum Yeum Hye-Seon 03.02.1991 177 65 302 291 Hyundai Construction
  16   Yoo-Na Bae Bae Yoo-Na 30.11.1989 180 67 303 294 GS Caltex
  17 Hyo-Jin Yang Yang Hyo-Jin 14.12.1989 190 72 287 280 Hyundai Construction
  18   Seung-Ju Pyo Pyo Seung-Ju 07.08.1992 181 72 290 270 GS Caltex
  19 Hee-Jin Kim Kim Hee-Jin 29.04.1991 185 77 300 295 IBK
  20   Yerim Go Go Yerim 12.06.1994 177 64 0 0 Korea Expressway Corporation
  21 Jaeyeong Lee Lee Jaeyeong 15.10.1996 179 66 282 263 Sunmyung Girls' High School
  22   Dayeong Lee Lee Dayeong 15.10.1996 179 63 282 263 Sunmyung Girls' High School
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Korea head into the World Grand Prix hoping to improve on the 14th place they posted in 2013, the last time they competed in the event. Ideally they would hope to match or improve on their bronze medal-winning campaign of 1997. 

The team have long been one of the best in Asia and remain a force to be reckoned with in any tournament, but they were consistently one of the best squads in the world for about a decade from the late 1960s. They lost in the semifinal at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, eventually coming fourth, and took the bronze medal at Montreal 1976. They claimed bronze at the 1967 and 1974 World Championships, and also came third in both the 1973 and 1977 World Cups.

They proved they can still compete at the highest level during the London 2012 Olympic Games where they made it all the way to the semifinal before losing to the United States. They were beaten by Japan in the bronze medal match. The Koreans have been a model of consistency at continental level, amassing a multitude of silver and bronze medals over the years at the Asian Championships and Asian Games, though a 1994 success in the latter competition remains their only gold medal in continental competitions to date.

Coach profile

Lee Sungoo is leading Korea’s return to the Grand Prix stage after missing out on qualification last time round. He will be looking to improve on the team’s 14th place finish in 2012.

Lee represented the country as a player at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, where they finished seventh, and at Montreal 1976, where they finished sixth. He coached the Saudi Arabia national team from 1993-94 before moving to Kuwait whom he led from 1995-98. In addition, he mentored six clubs across the Middle East between 1980 and 2009, winning 14 trophies. He has also served as team manager of Korea men’s team.