“Without today, there is no tomorrow. Let’s do our best now.”
The South Korean men’s volleyball team, coached by Lim Do-heon, will take on India at 7 p.m. local time on Feb. 20 at the Hangzhou Linping Sports Center in their first Group C match. The Koreans, who are in Group C alongside India and Cambodia, will advance to the round of 12 if they finish second in their group.
The quarterfinals will be played on Nov. 22, followed by a rest day on Nov. 23, the quarterfinals on Nov. 24, the semifinals on Nov. 25, and the final on Nov. 26.
Lim Do-heon-ho has struggled in recent international competitions. He finished third at the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Cup and fifth at the Asian Championships. He is also ranked 27th in the FIVB rankings, behind Japan (5th), Iran (11th), and Qatar (17th). Even if Japan and other teams enter the tournament without a full roster due to qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, they will be a formidable opponent.
Head coach Lim Do-heon has used different setters in each of his previous two tournaments. He used Hwang Taek-ui (Armed Forces Athletic Corps) at the AVC Challenger Cup, Kim Myung-kwan (Hyundai Capital) at the Asian Championships, and Hwang Seung-bin (KB Insurance) at the Asian Championships.
However, they were unable to achieve satisfactory results.
In the end, coach Lim Do-heon chose Han. Han is not in top form. Even at the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament in the off-season, he only played as a substitute to control his condition. In fact, she’s still not 100%.
Still, there is a big difference between having a player and not having a player. That’s why coach Lim Do-heon called him up. This will be Han’s fourth appearance at the Asian Games. He won bronze in Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014, and silver in Jakarta-Palembang 2018. Only no gold. Given his age, this is his last chance.
Speaking to MK Sports, Lim said, “In a big event like the Asian Games, the experience of a veteran and a seasoned game management is more important than ever. I hope Han can bring out the best in our team as he joined us for this tournament ahead of the Asian Games.”
In a written interview with MK Sports, Han said, “Thank you for calling me. I really want to win a gold medal.” “I’m not in perfect shape, but I don’t think there will be any problems. The first thing is to find the feeling of the game.”
Han is the No. 1 setter for South Korea. She led Korean Air to its second consecutive V-League title and first trip in franchise history, and last season she was named the first regular season MVP by a setter and the seventh combined regular season and championship MVP in history.
“I want to relieve the pressure a little bit, and I think my teammates will feel it more than me,” Han said, adding, “I don’t want them to be in a situation where they can’t play their best because of the pressure.”
He added, “‘If there is no today, there is no tomorrow. Let’s do our best now,'” she said.카지노사이트
Since men’s volleyball became an official sport in 1958, the only time Korea did not finish in the top three was in Jakarta in 1962 (5th place). In other words, from Bangkok 1966 to Jakarta-Palembang 2018, Korea has finished in the top three in all 14 editions. He finished first three times, second eight times, third four times, and fifth once.
Can Han fulfill the team’s dream as they look to win gold for the first time in 17 years since Doha 2006?