Yumi Han joins the national team as a coach, and Yeongyeong Kim joins the national team as an advisor.
(Jincheon = Yonhap News) Reporter Hong Gyu-bin = Han Yu-mi and Kim Yeon-kyung, who created the legend of the semifinals in 36 years at the 2012 London Olympics, put the Taegeuk mark again.
It is not an overturn of national team retirement.It is to support and shoot juniors in the national team ahead of a major international competition this year.
Starting with the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) on the 30th of this month, the national team is ahead of the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, the 2024 Paris Olympic World Qualifier, and the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Accordingly, the two seniors who jointly won the silver medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and the semifinals at the 2012 London Olympics visited the national athlete’s village as a coach and advisor, respectively.
Even after the London Olympics, Kim Yeon-kyung led the gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the semifinals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Han Yu-mi and Kim Yeon-kyung worked hard to raise the sense of the game for their juniors in an open training held at the Jincheon National Training Center in Chungbuk on the 16th.
Knowing the hardships of building a body right after finishing the V-League, he helped his juniors train with delicate advice.
Han Yu-mi threw the ball to Moon Jeong-won and Shin Yeon-kyung in turn to help them practice receiving, and Kim Yeon-kyung gave setter Kim Da-in advice on the toss position.
During the entire receiving training, two people stood on the posts on either side of the net and put spikes in turn.
When middle blocker Lee Da-hyun missed the receive, Kim Yeon-kyung instilled a good fighting spirit with a roaring spirit.
“The atmosphere of the national team is good,” they said, was not self-praise.Thanks to the coaching of the two, the day’s training was full of energy.
Kim Yeon-kyung told the reporters before training, “As many young players came in, the team’s energy improved.”
The national team left a shabby record of all defeats and draws in the VNL last year.In 2022, the international competition record was only 1 win 16 losses (VNL 12 losses, World Championship 1 win 4 losses).
In particular, the presence of the two shined even more as the national team coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez could not join the training due to the Turkiye League schedule.
Captain Park Jung-ah said, “I can’t train directly with the coach, but coach Han Yu-mi and advisor Kim Yeon-kyung are telling me a lot.”
Coach Han Yu-mi also said, “I communicate with the coach every day.” “When the coach watches the practice game video and gives detailed instructions such as ‘I want to use a lot of pipes’ and ‘I want the setter toss length to be long’, I immediately reflect them in training.” he explained.
He said, “The players and staff who were in the national team last year said, ‘It definitely seems to be getting better than last year.