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 KOR / - Team Composition
Team manager KIM, HYUNG-SIL
Head coach LEE, JUNG-CHUL
Assistant coach SHIN, DONG-YEOUN
Therapist / trainer HAN, JEONG-HO
Journalist KIM, EUN-HEE
  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
3   Sooji Han Han Sooji 01.02.1989 182 72 285 275 GS Caltex
C 4 Sa Nee Kim Kim Sa Nee 21.06.1981 180 75 302 292 Heungkuk Life Insurance Co.
L 5   Hae Ran Kim KIM Haeran 16.03.1984 168 60 270 250 Heungkuk Life
8 Min-Chong Chun CHUN Min-chong 12.08.1985 180 67 300 287 Hungkuk Life Insurance Co.
9   Hea-Won La LA Hea-won 28.06.1986 184 73 302 294 GS Caltex
11 Yoo-Mi Han HAN Yoo-mi 05.02.1982 180 65 307 297 Korea Ginseng Corp.
12   Hyo-Sook Lim LIM Hyo-sook 26.04.1982 177 75 278 270 Korea Highway Corp.
14 Hyo Jin Yang YANG Hyojin 14.12.1989 190 72 340 338 Hyundai E&C
15   Se Young Kim Kim Seyoung 04.06.1981 190 72 294 284 Heungkuk Life
16 Yoo Na Bae Bae Yoona 30.11.1989 182 68 285 275 Korea Expressway Corporation
18   Myungok Yim Yim Myungok 05.05.1986 175 62 273 253 Korea Expressway Corporation
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

The Korea Women's National Team has been characterized by its quick combination play and mental power, but for the last few years the team has been trying to add power and height to follow the worldwide trend in Women's Volleyball.

The results from the last major international tournaments were not satisfactory for Korean Volleyball and its fans.

They finished eighth at 2007 FIVB World Cup, fourth at 2007 Asian Championship, fifth in 2006 Asian Games and 13th at 2006 FIVB World Championship.

For this reason, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan are hoped to be the turning point towards Korea's resurrection.

Head Coach Jung-Chul Lee took control in 2007 and is now working hard with his players to book a ticket to Beijing.

With more than 10 years of coaching experience in both junior and senior international Women's Volleyball in Korea, the Head Coach is training the Koreans well and the team showed progress at the 14th Asian Women's Volleyball Championship and 2007 World Cup.

Veteran setter Sa-Nee Kim leads the squad. Younger players Youn-Kyoung Kim,  Yoo-Na Bae and Youn-Joo Hwang will play a part, while newcomers Hyo-Jin Yang and Hyo-Sook Lim are this year making their debut on the international stage.


Jung-Chul Lee has been Head Coach of the Korea Women's National Team since 2007.

They finished eighth at the 2007 FIVB World Cup and took fourth place at the 2007 Asian Championships in his first season in charge.

Before this he was assistant coach of the Women's National Team in 2005, a role he also held in 1998. In that year, he was involved in the team finishing ninth at the 1998 FIVB World Championship and second at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.

Lee has held various positions in Club Volleyball in Korea. Between 1994 and 1997, he was assistant coach of the GS Caltex Women's Team, who finished first place three years running in the Korea Super League winter season.

From 1999 to 2001, he was assistant coach of Hyundai Construction Women's Volleyball Team, who finished first in successive years in the Korea Super League.

Lee, born March 27, 1960, then took over as Head Coach of Heungkuk Insurance Women's Team for two years before becoming Head Coach of the Korea Women's Junior National Team in 2004, leading them to third place at the 2004 Asian Junior Women's Championship.