The Korean women’s volleyball team, which is experiencing growing pains due to a generational change, has pledged to rebound.
The Korean women’s volleyball team, who wrote a semifinal legend on the stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, after that, key players such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Yang Hyo-jin, and Kim Su-ji returned the Taegeuk mark and carried out a generational change.
The Korean women’s volleyball team stretches before training at the Jincheon National Training Center on the 16th. [Photo = Reporter Song Dae-seong]토토사이트
The command tower also faced the wind of change as coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, who had assisted coach Stefano Lavarini, took over the baton.
However, the growing pains were greater than expected. In the 2022 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL), he received a disastrous report card of 12 losses.
Korea was the first to record a total loss in VNL, which was launched in 2018 and celebrated its 4th inning. In addition, in 12 games, they failed to play a full set game even once, and ended the tournament with a score of ‘0’.
In the following world championships, he only recorded 1 win and 4 losses. The world ranking has fallen from 14th to 23rd.
But this year, I am determined not to repeat the same mistake. It is a promise to make a rebound by using failure as a stepping stone.
The representative players convened at the Jincheon National Training Center on the 24th of last month are not wasting their time in preparation for the upcoming VNL.
The will of the players was also felt in the training session revealed on the 16th. The players who started training with stretching showed smiles, but soon digested training with serious expressions.
As head coach Cesar delayed joining the national team due to his team’s schedule, coach Han Yu-mi and advisor Kim Yeon-kyung led the players.
Coach Han communicated with coach Cesar through video calls and messages and shared training contents, concentrating his efforts on minimizing the gap in the command tower.
Kim Yeon-kyung spared no support for the national team through various methods, such as hitting the ball to his juniors.
The national team will depart for Turkey on the 22nd, where the first week will be held to participate in the VNL.
From May 30th to June 4th, Turkiye, Thailand, Italy, Poland, USA, Serbia and Canada will face each other in Turkiye. The second week will be held in Brasilia and the third week in Suwon.
Han Yoo-mi, coach of the Korean women’s volleyball team. [Photo = Korea Volleyball Association]
Unlike last year, when we were all defeated, we are determined to win at least three games.
A coach said, “I didn’t work together last year, so I didn’t know how the training was internally, but when I heard from the players and staff, they said that we seemed to be better prepared than last year.” Even if you don’t have to talk about it, you try to work hard on your own. You can see the will.
He added, “Personally, my goal is to win at least one win every week at VNL.
Captain Park Jung-ah also said, “I showed a bad performance in the international competition last year. I said I would show a gradual improvement, but I will show better performance this year.”