Korean women’s volleyball, which caused an all-time ‘box-office sensation’, goes on the international stage.
On the 10th, the Korea Volleyball Association announced a list of 16 players for the women’s national team to participate in the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL).
Park Jeong-ah (Korea Expressway Corporation), who led the women’s V-League championship this season, Kang So-hui (GS Caltex), Kim Da-eun and Kim Mi-yeon (Lee Sang-heungkuk Life Insurance), Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai E&C), and Pyo Seung-joo (IBK Industrial Bank) were outside heaters. go out Moon Ji-yoon (GS Caltex) is selected as an apogee spiker and takes charge of the offense.
Park Eun-jin and Jung Ho-young (hereinafter referred to as KGC Ginseng Corporation), Lee Da-hyeon (Hyundai E&C), and Joo-ah Lee (Heungkuk Life Insurance) were selected as middle blockers, and Kim Da-in (Hyundai E&C), Kim Ji-won (GS Caltex) and Yum Hye-seon (KGC Ginseng Corporation) were selected as the middle blockers. ) made up of Moon Jeong-won (Korea Expressway Corporation) and Shin Yeon-kyung (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea) were selected as libero.
The 3rd week of the tournament will be held in Suwon… America, Serbia, China, etc.
This year’s VNL will be held in Suwon, South Korea, Antalya, Turkey, Brasilia, Brazil, Nagoya, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, Thailand for 3 weeks from May 30th to July 2nd. open
A total of 16 countries participated in the game, changing groups every week. Korea played in Turkiye, Thailand, Italy, Poland, USA, Serbia, They are tied up with Canada and compete against each other.
In the second week of the tournament to be held in Brazil from June 13 to 18, they were placed in the same group as Brazil, Croatia, USA, Japan, Germany, Thailand and Serbia.
The third week of competition will be held in Korea. From June 27th to July 2nd at Chilbo Gymnasium in Seosuwon, South Korea will host the United States, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Serbia, Dominican Republic and China. The final tournament will be held July 13-17 in Arlington, Texas, USA.
In women’s volleyball, Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) returned to the V-League this season following the myth of the semifinals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 안전놀이터
The humiliation of being in last place after all 12 losses… Will this year be different?
However, as key players such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Su-ji, and Yang Hyo-jin returned the Taegeuk mark, the power of the national team was greatly weakened. Korea, which failed to change generations, suffered the humiliation of falling to the bottom after losing all 12 matches in the VNL last year.
Korea, eager to restore its reputation, made a drastic change in the selection of the national team. Moon Jeong-won was selected as the libero.
Moon Jung-won’s original position is an apposite spiker, and he has never played a libero role. However, Korea Expressway Corporation entrusted receiving to Moon Jeong-won this season in order to maximize Park Jung-ah’s offensive power, and ranked second in receiving efficiency (56.94%), showing stable defensive power comparable to Libero.
In addition, Park Jung-ah, ‘Clutch Park’, who became the national team’s ace following Kim Yeon-kyung, is showing a rising performance, and young players such as Jeong Ho-young, Kim Da-hyun, and Lee Ju-ah participated in last year’s VNL and gained experience, raising expectations in this tournament. .
Attention is focusing on whether women’s volleyball, which has reached a new heyday, will forget the pain of last year and show its presence on the international stage.