The Korean men’s volleyball team also faced the wind of a generational change. The list of players who will participate in Asian competitions in July has been officially announced.
The Korea Volleyball Association (Chairman Oh Han-nam) announced the list of the Korean men’s volleyball national team on the 1st through its official SNS account.
The national team players led by coach Lim Do-heon are about to compete in the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Tournament to be held in Taiwan from July 8 to 15.
Hwang Taek-eui (KB Insurance) and Kim Myeong-gwan (Hyundai Capital) will play in the setter team, and Park Gyeong-min (Hyundai Capital) and Oh Jae-seong (Woori Card) will play in the libero. The middle blockers were Kim Kyu-min, Kim Min-jae (Korean Air), Kim Jun-woo (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance), Park Jun-hyeok, Lee Sang-hyeon (Wori Card), and the apositive spikers were Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) and Lim Dong-hyeok (Korean Air). ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Outside heaters were Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), Na Gyeong-bok (KB Insurance), Lim Seong-jin (Korea Electric Power Corporation), Jeong Han-yong (Korean Air), and Hwang Kyung-min (KB Insurance).
Compared to the selection composition of the 2022 national team, changes for a generational change can be seen everywhere, such as the removal of Han Seon-jin (Korean Air), the founder of the setter, and the introduction of Kim Myung-gwan. In the middle blocker, the name of Shin Young-seok (KEPCO) was omitted. Kim Jun-woo, who won the Rookie of the Year award, filled a spot, and in the libero, Jung Min-soo (KB Insurance) was omitted and Oh Jae-seong was put in. In particular, young players such as Lim Dong-hyuk, Park Gyeong-min, Lim Seong-jin, and Kim Ji-han, who were tied to the ’99s, were all summoned.
Meanwhile, the men’s volleyball team was convened at the Jincheon National Training Center from the 1st and started training for the AVC Cup. The Korean national team was in Group B along with Thailand and Saudi Arabia at the tournament, which featured a total of 17 teams.