The Korean men’s volleyball team, led by coach Lim Do-heon (51), has begun a full-fledged generational change ahead of its first international competition in 2023.
The Korean Volleyball Association announced the list of national teams to compete in the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Men’s Volleyball Tournament to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from July 8 to 15. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Hwang Taek-eui, Kim Myeong-gwan (Lee Sang-setter), Park Gyeong-min and Oh Jae-seong (Lee Sang-seo Libero), Kim Kyu-min, Kim Min-jae, Kim Jun-woo, Park Jun-hyuk, Lee Sang-hyeon (Lee Sang-middle blocker), Lim Dong-hyuk, Heo Subong (Lee Sang-apposite spiker), Kim Ji-han, Na Kyung-bok, Lim Seong-jin, Jeong Han-yong , Hwang Kyung-min (above outside heater), and a total of 16 people.
It has also changed dramatically from last year’s International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Challenger Cup roster. Most notable is the absence of setter Han Seon-seon (38) and middle blocker Shin Young-seok (37), who have seemed familiar for decades. In the meantime, Korean men’s volleyball has suffered from a headache because it has not been able to find a successor for the setter and middle blocker positions. However, as the skills of young players grew, the generational change also caught fire. Hwang Taek-eui, who was mainly active as a one-point server in the national team, is expected to step up to the world stage as a main setter in earnest.
The middle blockers were all changed, and Kim Ji-han and Jeong Han-yong were named outside hitters instead of veteran Kwak Seung-seok and Jeon Kwang-in, who left due to an injury at the end of the season. The national team was convened at the Jincheon National Training Center on the 1st and started training.
A total of 17 countries participated in this tournament, and Korea was in Group B along with Thailand and Saudi Arabia.