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 KOR / Korea - Team Composition
 
 
Team manager CHUNG, Kang-Sup
Head coach SHIN, Chi-Yong
Assistant coach SEO, Nam-Won
Doctor LEE, Hwan-Sung
Therapist / trainer CHA, Sang-Hyun
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  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Kwang-Kyun CHANG CHANG Kwang-kyun 14.03.1981 190 82 321 312 Korean Airlines Co.
2   Sang-Ha Park Park Sangha 04.04.1986 198 89 327 315 Korean Army
3 Young-Min Kwon Kwon Youngmin 05.07.1980 190 82 315 309 Hyundai Capital Co.
4   SUNG-MIN MOON MOON Sung-min 14.09.1986 198 89 329 321 Hyundai Capital Co.
L 5 OH-HYUN YEO YEO Oh-hyun 02.09.1978 175 70 280 279 Hyundai Capital
C 6   TAE-WOONG CHOI CHOI Tae-woong 09.04.1976 185 80 315 302 Hyundai Capital
7 Sun-Kyu Lee Lee Sunkyu 14.03.1981 199 90 325 320 Samsung Fire & Marine Insuranc
8   Hyun-Yong Ha Ha Hyunyong 09.05.1982 198 88 330 322 LIG Insurance
9 Young-Soo Shin Shin Youngsoo 01.07.1982 197 90 335 313 Korean Airlines co.
10   Bong-Woo Yun Yun Bongwoo 20.01.1982 199 88 332 320 Hyundai Capital co.
11 KYUNG-SOO LEE LEE Kyung-soo 27.04.1979 198 90 332 315 LIG Insurance
12   JUN-BUM PARK PARK Jun-bum 12.06.1988 198 90 332 318 KEPCO 45
13 HEE-JIN KO KO Hee-jin 13.07.1980 198 91 330 320 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
14   Yo-Han Kim Kim Yohan 16.08.1985 200 95 335 326 LIG Insurance
15 Sang-Yong JOO JOO Sang-yong 10.06.1982 197 87 325 314 Hyundai Capital Co.
16   BYUNG-IL SONG SONG Byung-il 03.04.1983 196 85 317 297 Woori Capital
17 KYOUNG-MIN HA HA Kyoung-min 27.07.1982 201 83 320 310 Kepco 45
18   Yung-Suk Shin Shin Yungsuk 04.10.1986 198 90 335 325 Korean Army
L 19 BU-SIK CHOI CHOI Bu-sik 12.07.1978 180 80 290 281 Korean Airlines Co.
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

The history of the Korean Men's team in world competitions over the last 40 years has been rather inconsistent.

Korea has participated in the Olympic Games eight times since 1964 and their best ranking was a fifth place at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

The Koreans have won gold three times at the Asian Games, in 1978 in Bangkok, 2002 in Busan and in 2006 in Doha.

In the World Cup, a fifth place in 1991 is the best result ever reached by the Korean Menís team.

Meanwhile, Korea won four Asian Men's Volleyball Championship titles in 1989, 1993, 2001 and 2003.

In the 2006 World League, Korea team won four matches. Altough this result was not satisfactory, the competition with world-class teams was very good experience and it helped the team to win gold at the 2006 Asian Games.

In the last edition of the World League, the Korean Men won three and lost nine. Although result was not satisfactory, the team gained experience through matches against Brazil, Finland and Canada. Through these experiences, the Koreans are on the way to becoming a top-class team.

This year, young players like Sung-Min Moon, who acquired valuable experience by taking part in international competitions in 2006 and 2007, will become integral parts of the team, while veteran players returning from injury will give the team balance.

   

It is definitely undoubtful that Mr. SHIN, Chi-Yong, who returned to Korea national men's volleyball team as head coach, is one of the top coaches in Korea.


 He started his coaching career as an assistant coach at 1989 Jr. Men's World Championship in Greece. After that, he filled the role of Assistant Coach of KOR National Men's VB team during 1991 - 1994. After being nominated as Head Coach of KOR National men's team, he made good and excellent results in the numerous international matches such as 1999 World Cup, 2000 Sydney Olympic and 2002 Busan Asian game.


Mr. SHIN achieved champion titles in 9 consecutive years of Korea Super League, National Winter Volleyball League from 1997 to 2004 as well as champion titles for 2 times in Korea V-League, Professional Volleyball League in 2005 and 2008.


We expect Mr. SHIN will show his own discerning leadership and make KOR team best ever before taking with his longtime assistant coach Mr. SEO Nam-Won, who carried out good performance in the 1st and 2nd weekend in 2008 World League.


 He was born in 1955 and has a wife, the former basketball player of Korea national team and one daughter, a professional basketball player.