The Korean men’s volleyball team won no medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games for the first time in 61 years since the 1962 Jakarta Games. They lost 2-3 against India in the first round of the preliminary round, and failed to advance to the top round in the round of 12 after a 0-3 shutdown defeat by Pakistan. 안전놀이터
Since then, he has ranked seventh, catching Bahrain, Thailand and Indonesia, but this was the worst performance by Korean men’s volleyball at the Asian Games. Lim Do-hun stepped down as the national team coach after the tournament.
Shin Young-seok, who met at KEPCO’s practice gym in Uiwang, Gyeonggi-do, on the 10th, said, “There is always a lot to say about the national team. I’ve been saying for five years that a predicted disaster will come. He said he was late then, but eventually, the disaster occurred after repeating the same appearance this year. I hope volleyball players will think again,” he said.
“In fact, I wanted to go to the Asian Games, too. I thought this was the last time. Coach Lim Do-heon’s idea was to join from the Asian Championship and work together before going to the Asian Games. But I couldn’t even jump then. “I thought it would be more harmful to the team if I had gone,” he said. “I saw the people disappointed, and I watched it, and I felt heavy. Not only the players, but everyone should think again,” he said.
This season, for the first time in V-League history, an Asian quarter player will play on the court. The position of domestic players will be narrowed. There is talk of increasing the number of Asian quarters to two next season.
Shin Young-seok said, “If the Asian quarter becomes two, it is now infinite competition. Players with good physicality and athletic abilities will come at a low price. We should try not to be complacent in our current position but to do better so that we don’t get pushed back,” he said emphatically.
The Japanese men’s volleyball team’s qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics will be a great stimulus for Korean players.
“Japan has won a ticket to the Olympics, and our players must have felt a lot. Mussolsky said, “The winning team in the Korean league is at the bottom when it comes to the Japanese league,” but it should be taken as a reality. “Korea is a volleyball powerhouse” is an old saying. The level of Asian countries has risen a lot. If you do the same thing, you lose.”
We must leave behind the disappointing past and run again for a new tomorrow. Shin Young-seok is ready to dedicate himself to KEPCO’s V1.
Shin Young-seok said, “My ankle was bad during the playoffs last season. I put a strain on the team. I was able to build my body well because the coach gave me enough time to rehabilitate,” he said. “Ryohei came to the Asian quarter, reinforcing our lack of receptions and defenses. In addition, Kim Dong-young, who specializes in serving, and Lee Si-mon, who has good receiving, will soon join. No matter who enters, there will be no vacancy,” he said confidently.
Finally, Shin Young-seok said, “My goal is to win the championship, but I have to go to the dream stage first. How to get there is important. Don’t you say “DTD” when you see teams that do well in the beginning and then collapse. You have to be careful. We almost took the path of DTD last season. I was lucky, but I will be more careful among the players because of such pain. He also strengthened his determination, saying, “I will lead my younger brothers well with good synergy with (Park) Chul-woo.”