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World League 2011
22nd Edition

 
 KOR / Korea - Team Composition

 
Team manager KIM, CHAN-HO
Head coach PARK, KI-WON
Assistant coach KIM, KEUNG-UN
Doctor OH, JAE-KEUN
Therapist / trainer KIM, KYOUNG-HOON
Journalist KOH, JIN-HYOUN
 
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 BYUNG-IL SONG SONG Byung-il 3/04/1983 196 85 317 297 Woori Capital
  2   Sun-Soo Han Han Sunsoo 16/12/1985 189 80 310 297 Korean Army
  C 3 Young-Min Kwon Kwon Youngmin 5/07/1980 190 82 315 309 Hyundai Capital Co.
  4   Kwang-In Jeon Jeon Kwangin 18/09/1991 194 82 310 300 Kepco 45
  L 5 OH-HYUN YEO YEO Oh-hyun 2/09/1978 175 70 280 279 Hyundai Capital
  6   KYUNG-SOO LEE LEE Kyung-soo 27/04/1979 198 90 332 315 LIG Insurance
  7 Sun-Kyu Lee Lee Sunkyu 14/03/1981 199 90 325 320 Samsung Fire & Marine Insuranc
  8   HAK-MIN KIM KIM Hak-min 4/09/1983 193 81 327 319 Korean Airlines Co.
  9 Seung-Suk Kwak Kwak Seungsuk 23/03/1988 190 81 325 320 Korean Airlines Co.
  10   Bong-Woo Yun Yun Bongwoo 20/01/1982 199 88 332 320 Hyundai Capital co.
  11 Chul-Woo Park Park Chulwoo 25/07/1985 198 88 332 319 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  12   Jeong-Hwan Kim Kim Jeonghwan 23/03/1988 196 94 329 320 Woori Card
  13 Hong-Suk Choi Choi Hongsuk 26/06/1988 195 80 328 320 Woori Card
  14   Yo-Han Kim Kim Yohan 16/08/1985 200 95 335 326 LIG Insurance
  15 Hyun-Yong Ha Ha Hyunyong 9/05/1982 198 88 330 322 LIG Insurance
  16   JUN-BUM PARK PARK Jun-bum 12/06/1988 198 90 332 318 KEPCO 45
  17 KYOUNG-MIN HA HA Kyoung-min 27/07/1982 201 83 320 310 Kepco 45
  18   Yung-Suk Shin Shin Yungsuk 4/10/1986 198 90 335 325 Korean Army
  19 Kang-Joo Lee Lee Kangjoo 30/06/1983 185 75 305 290 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
  20   EUN-SEOP KIM KIM Eun-seop 15/06/1989 211 94 340 325 Inha University
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Korea finished third in the Asia Volleyball Championship in 2007 and 2009 and 11th at the 2007 World Cup. In the World League, Korea placed 10th in 2006, ninth in 2007, 13th in 2008, 14th in 2009 and 16th last year, a particularly disappointing result as they lost 12 matches. However, the side believe they gained valuable experience and were able to learn their weak points. Despite the results, the team survived the crisis and qualified for 2011 World League. After finishing sixth at the second AVC Men's Cup in August, the team challenged for a third gold medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, following successes in 2002 and 2006. But their dreams of gold were shattered in the semifinals when key player Suk Jin-Wook injured his knee. This year's team has a balance of veteran and rookie players. Among the former, setter Han Sun-Soo, center blocker Lee Sun-Kyu and libero Yeo Oh-Hyun are still at the top of their game, while rookies Kim Jung-Hwan and Kwak Seung-Suk were impressive during the 2010-2011 V-League season. New, taller players have also been selected at setter and center block. 

Coach profile

Park Ki-Won was appointed coach of Korea earlier this year. Park played for Korea from 1972-1978, helping them to a fourth-place finish at the 1978 World Championship and gold at the 1978 Asian Games. After retiring as a player, Park spent nearly 20 years as a coach in Italy. He led Perugia Sirio to the women's championship in 1987 and Forli Volley to the men's second league title in 1990. In 2002, he coached the Iran men's team to silver at the Asian Games. In 2003, the team beat Japan for the first time in its history and finished third at the Asian Championship in China. In 2007, he returned to Korea and became coach of LIG Insurance men's volleyball team.


 

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