South Korean volleyball, which received an embarrassing level of report card, apologized to fans and took out the “change of coach” card.
The Korea Volleyball Association said in an apology under the name of Chairman Oh Han-nam on the 8th, “I am very sorry for the recent poor performance of the national volleyball team at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.” I would like to apologize to the people and volleyball fans who supported me,” he said.
“I will consider the direction of the national team’s operation and draw a new picture for participation in the 2028 LA Olympics and the 2032 Brisbane Olympics,” he said.
The Korean men’s and women’s volleyball teams’ participation in the Paris Olympics was virtually eliminated. With no longer being able to sit idly by, he took out the card of replacing the coach.
Lim Do-heon’s term as coach of the men’s national team has expired after the Hangzhou Asian Games. She has decided to break up with Cesar, the coach of the women’s national team, as it has become virtually difficult to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The chairman of the men’s and women’s performance improvement committee has offered to resign to take responsibility for poor performance.
“V-League” is a hit, but Korean volleyball’s international performance is disastrous. 스포츠토토
South Korea’s men’s volleyball, ranked 27th in the world, suffered a shocking defeat to India, ranked 70th in the world, at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Pakistan, which is ranked at the top 50, also humiliated the team by being shut out. The men’s volleyball team, which finished seventh at the Asian Games, was humiliated for the first time in 61 years since the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games.
Women’s volleyball, which used to be the semi-final myth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, did not survive in the Asian Games.
After veterans such as Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Yang Hyo-jin (34, Hyundai Engineering & Construction) retired from the national team, the national team naturally carried out a generational change, which is going through a painful process. After Cesar, who assisted his predecessor Stefano Lavarini as a coach, took the helm, the national team had a disastrous 1 win and 28 losses in international competitions. In the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL), it has been in the quagmire of 27 consecutive losses.
At the Asian Championships, she finished sixth, the lowest ever, and lost seven consecutive games in the qualifying tournament for the Paris Olympics. It was no different at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which he regarded as an opportunity to recover his honor. South Korea, which advanced to the quarterfinals with one loss to Vietnam in the preliminary round, suffered a shutout loss to China on the 4th. He defeated Taiwan 3-0 in the fifth-place match, but was humiliated for the first time in 17 years since the 2006 Doha Asian Games (5th). It is the second no-medal in history.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who broadcasted the Vietnam match as a KBS commentator, also seemed shocked and couldn’t speak during the broadcast. Kim Yeon-kyung diagnosed, “The Korean volleyball is in a slump,” and added, “I feel that there are not six main players (in the national team). I think it would have been good if I had fixed it to some extent and focused on giving opportunities and improving my condition regardless of my performance,” he said.
Amid the shock, the Korea Volleyball Association plans to hold a public hearing next month involving the media, experts and fans, saying, “We will establish and implement a mid- to long-term development plan to help Korean volleyball be reborn through bone-cutting reform.”