“Because the painful experience is also an experience.”
The Korean women’s volleyball team, suffering from growing pains for a generational change, left the country to compete in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) of the International Volleyball Federation, the first international competition in 2023.안전놀이터
On the 22nd, 16 players, including national team coach and staff member Han Yu-mi and captain Park Jung-ah (Korea Expressway Corporation), left the departure hall of Incheon International Airport to board a flight to Turkey.
Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), who joined the national team as an advisor, left the country separately. Kim Yeon-kyung returns home during the first week of VNL, in line with her Heungkuk life training schedule.
After arriving in Istanbul, Turkey, the national team will move to Antalya, where the first week of the VNL will be held.
Coach Cesar Gonzalez, who also serves as the coach of the Turkish women’s professional volleyball Vakifbank, will join the national team in Turkiye.
The Korean national team will play its first game against Turkiye on June 1st, then face Canada (2nd), USA (3rd) and Thailand (4th) in turn.
Afterwards, they moved to Brasilia, Brazil, to meet Brazil (June 15), Japan (16), Croatia (17) and Germany (19).
Week 3 will be held in Suwon, South Korea.
Korea will play Bulgaria on June 27, Dominican Republic on June 29, China on July 1, and Poland on July 2 to close the VNL qualifying schedule.
The Finals Tournament will be held July 13-17 in Arlington, Texas, USA.
Han Yoo-mi, Korean women’s volleyball team coach
(Yeongjong-do = Yonhap News) Reporter Han Nam-jik = Korean women’s volleyball team coach Han Yu-mi is at Incheon International Airport on the 22nd before leaving for Turkey to compete in the first international competition of 2023, the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) of the International Volleyball Federation. is interviewing reporters.
In last year’s VNL, Korea lost all 12 games and did not get a point.
The gap between Kim Yeon-kyung, Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai Engineering & Construction), and Kim Su-ji (Heungkuk Life Insurance), who announced their retirement from the national team after leading Korea to the semifinals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, was too great.
In 2022, the Korean women’s volleyball team only had 1 win and 16 losses (12 wins and 4 losses at the VNL and 1 win and 4 losses at the world championships) in international competitions, and the FIVB world ranking fell to 23rd.
Coach Han Yu-mi, whom we met before departure, said, “Our players want to win more than anyone else. We will do our best in every game.” I’m ready. I hope to return to Suwon after winning one win each in Turkiye and Brazil.”
Korean women’s volleyball team captain Park Jung-ah
(Yeongjongdo = Yonhap News) Reporter Han Nam-jik = Korean women’s volleyball team captain Park Jeong-ah at Incheon International Airport on the 22nd before leaving for Turkey to compete in the first international competition of 2023, the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) of the International Volleyball Federation. are being interviewed in
Park Jung-ah, who wore the armband as captain of the national team this year as well as last year, said, “I want to come back with a smile after the first and second weeks of VNL.” “I couldn’t do it. However, the painful experience is also an experience. I gained experience last year, so I will be able to show a better performance this year.”
Coach Gonzalez emphasized to coach Han Yu-mi the teamwork between the setter and striker, the quick movement of the wing striker and middle blocker, and the aggressive serve.
One coach said, “There are players who were first selected for the national team, but most of them are playing as a starting player in their team. I have a high understanding of volleyball, so I completed the domestic convocation training efficiently.” The players are also well aware of the importance of the Taegeuk mark. I want to play a good match in Turkey and Brazil and meet Korean fans in Suwon.”
Although the results of recent international competitions have plummeted, there are still many fans who support Korean women’s volleyball.
On this day, dozens of fans visited Incheon International Airport to cheer for the players participating in the VNL.