The women’s volleyball team is aiming for another leap this year after overcoming last year’s sluggishness. We will challenge for a fourth consecutive medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will start in September.
This is Reporter Yoo Byung-min.
Korean women’s volleyball, which gave a big impression with the myth of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics quarterfinals, suffered a harsh transition last year in the process of changing generations after the retirement of the so-called ‘golden generation’ such as Kim Yeon-kyung and Yang Hyo-jin.
In the Volleyball Nations League, a national competition, they lost all 12 matches, and in the World Championship, they were eliminated from the group stage with 1 win and 4 losses, dropping their world ranking to 23rd.
The national team, which was convened earlier this month after the domestic league, is sweating in hopes of restoring its honor.안전놀이터
[Park Jung-ah/Captain of the women’s volleyball team: The players asked us to work hard on the first day we met, and we talked a lot about working hard so that we could show a better image.
] As much as that, I’m aiming for a medal for the fourth consecutive time in Hangzhou this year.
Kim Yeon-kyung serves as an advisor and advisor to her national team, giving strength to her juniors.
[Kim Yeon-kyung/Women’s volleyball team advisor: The Asian Games are a competition that all citizens are interested in. There may be pressure on the players, but I hope they bring a good medal color with a sense of responsibility.]
The national team will start a new leap forward by participating in this year’s Volleyball Nations League, which opens at the end of this month.