FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KOR / Korea

 
Team manager PAEK Jinsun
Coach LEE Sungoo
Assistant coach EO Changsun
Doctor LEE Hyunjoon
Physiotherapist PARK Seongah
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Soyoung Lee Lee Soyoung 17.10.1994 176 66 280 265 GS Caltex
  2   Mok Hwa Baek Baek Mokhwa 30.08.1989 177 61 280 277 Korea Ginseng Corporation
  3 Hyo Hee Lee Lee Hyohee 09.09.1980 173 57 280 271 Korea Expressway Corporation
  4   Youn Joo Hwang Hwang Younjoo 13.08.1986 177 64 285 265 Hyundai Construction
  5 Hae Ran Kim Kim Haeran 16.03.1984 168 57 280 270 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  6   Su Ji Kim Kim Suji 11.07.1987 186 68 303 294 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  7 Hyejin Kim Kim Hyejin 17.02.1989 180 62 284 274 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  8   Jie Youn Nam Nam Jieyoun 25.05.1983 170 61 285 273 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 73 310 300 FENERBACHE
  11 Jeongah Park Park Jeongah 26.03.1993 187 73 300 290 IBK
  12   Songyi Han Han Songyi 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 Hyeseon 03.02.1991 177 65 278 263 Hyundai Construction
  16   Yoo Na Bae Bae Yoona 30.11.1989 182 66 288 280 KOREA Express Corporation
  17 Hyo Jin Yang Yang Hyojin 14.12.1989 190 72 308 301 Hyundai Construction
  18   Seungju Pyo Pyo Seungju 07.08.1992 181 72 290 270 GS Caltex
  19 Heejin Kim Kim Heejin 29.04.1991 185 75 300 295 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 63 286 267 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  22   Dayeong Lee Lee Dayeong 15.10.1996 179 63 282 263 Hyundai Construction
 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.