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2009 FIVB Women's Grand Champions Cup
Tokyo - Fukuoka, Japan
10 - 15 November 2009

 KOR / Korea - Team Composition

Team manager SHIN, Hyun-Sam
Head coach RYU, Hoa-Suk
Assistant coach PARK, Gi-Ju
Doctor SONG, Jae-Chul
Therapist / trainer SHIN, Dong-In
Journalist KWON, Oh-Sang
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Yoo-Mi Han HAN Yoo-mi 5/02/1982 180 65 307 297 Korea Ginseng Corp.
  2   Hye Seon Yeum YEUM HYE SEON 3/02/1991 176 66 262 247 Korea Ginseng Corporation
  3 Eun-Mi Si SI Eun-mi 3/07/1990 176 67 287 282 GS Caltex
  C 4   Sa Nee Kim Kim Sa Nee 21/06/1981 180 75 302 292 Heungkuk Life Insurance Co.
  5 Hae Ran Kim KIM HAE RAN 16/03/1984 168 60 270 250 Heungkuk Life
  6   Hyun-Mi Oh OH Hyun-mi 15/03/1986 175 62 270 265 GS Caltex
  7 Hye-Suk Yoon YOON Hye-suk 19/06/1983 174 60 293 283 Hyundai
  8   Hyejin Kim Kim Hyejin 17/02/1989 180 62 284 274 Heungkuk Life Insurance
  9 Hea-Won La LA Hea-won 28/06/1986 184 73 302 294 GS Caltex
  10   Yeon Koung Kim KIM YEON KOUNG 26/02/1988 192 73 310 300 Heungkuk Life
  11 Jung-Hee Ji JI Jung-hee 18/03/1985 180 65 305 296 KT&G
  12   Youn Joo Hwang HWANG YOUN JOO 13/08/1986 177 64 285 265 Hyundai Construction
  13 Jeongah Park PARK JEONGAH 26/03/1993 187 75 291 276 Korea Expressway Corporation
  14   Hyo Jin Yang YANG HYO JIN 14/12/1989 190 70 298 283 Hyundai E&C
  15 Se Young Kim Kim Seyoung 4/06/1981 190 72 294 284 Heungkuk Life
  16   Songyi Han HAN SONGYI 5/09/1984 186 65 288 273 Korea Ginseng Corporation
  17 Bo-Lam Lee LEE Bo-lam 8/08/1988 185 75 283 274 Korea Highway Corp.
  18   Myungok Yim YIM MYUNGOK 5/05/1986 175 62 273 253 Korea Expressway Corporation
  19 Heejin Kim KIM HEEJIN 29/04/1991 185 80 305 290 IBK
  20   Jiyoung Oh OH JIYOUNG 11/07/1988 170 61 267 252 GS Caltex
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Korean Women’s National Team hopes to end one of its worst years in recent memory by finishing the final international event on the Volleyball calendar on a high note.

A solitary victory over Puerto Rico was the only consolation for the Korean team at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix as it flopped to a 1-8 record and last place in its first appearance at that tournament since 2006.

Though the team qualified for the 2010 World Championship by winning all three of its matches at the Asian Qualification Tournament in Chinese Taipei, it finished fourth at the 2009 Asian Championship after an agonizing defeat to Japan that disappointed many Korean Volleyball fans.

Head coach Lee Sung-Hee has resigned and been replaced by the experienced tactician Ryu Hoa-Suk, who guided the team to silver at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, Korea.

Along with coach Ryu, some familiar faces are back with the Korean team. Long-time national team setter Kim Sa-Nee has returned and will lead the squad as team captain. Wing spiker Hwang Youn-Joo and Han Song-Yi have both recovered from injury and are back in the lineup.

On the other end of the age spectrum, high school girl Park Jeong-Ah (185cm, born in 1993) has received her first national-team call-up. She joins fellow teenager Kim Hee-Jin (186cm, born in 1991), who joined the national team earlier this year.

The girls will join forces with Kim Youn-Koung, who transferred this autumn to JT Marvelous of Japan.

Coach profile

Ryu Hoa-Suk was born on August 3, 1952 in Jeollanam Province, Korea. Ryu, a graduate of Myongji University, is married and has two sons.

Ryu took over the Korean National Women’s Team earlier this year for the second time. We believe he will train the players in the best manner possible and inspire the team on to victory.

In 2002, he coached the Women’s team to sixth place at the 2002 World Championship in Germany and to second place at the Busan Asian Games, where Korea met China, the top ranked team in the world at the time, in the gold medal match.

Ryu is also a successful club coach, guiding Hyundai to the Korean Super League title in his first season (1999-2000), and in the process dethroning former champions LG, who had won the league 10 straight years previously.

Hyundai also went on to win the title again the following season.

Coaching career:

   - Head coach of Korea Women's national team in 2001 and 2002

   - Head coach of Korea Jr. Women's national team in 1998

   - Head coach of SK Women's Club team in Korea from 1996 to 1997

   - Head coach of Hyundai Women's club team in Korea from 1999 to 2006

   - Head coach of Suwon City women's club team in Korea from 2008 to date 




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