Overview

Team profile

Korea

The team arrive in Japan this year fresh from a break after withdrawing from the 2015 World Grand Prix. In the 2014 competition, they finished eighth in Group 1 with impressive wins over Thailand, Russia, Germany and Serbia. More recently they won the silver medal at the 2015 Asian Championships in Tianjin, China, in May. Korea have appeared at every edition of the World Cup but have recently failed to get close to a medal. They won a bronze medal in the first two World Cups in 1973 and 1977 but since then have a best finish of fourth in 1999, when they lost two more games than bronze medallists Brazil. In 2011 they registered victories over the three teams that would eventually finish below them, Argentina, Algeria and Kenya, to finish in ninth-place.

For a decade beginning in the late 1960s, Korea were a force to be reckoned with in any tournament. They lost in the semifinal at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, eventually being placed fourth, and took the bronze medal at Montreal 1976. They won bronze medals at the 1967 and 1974 World Championships, and were third in the 1973 and 1977 World Cups. Recently they have faded but remain one of the powerhouses of Asian volleyball, winning their second Asian Games title in 2014 on home soil in Incheon.

Coach

Lee Jungchul

Lee Jungchul

Lee Jung-Chul became Korea’s women’s volleyball coach again this year after previously leading the team from 2007 to 2008. He started quickly, helping Korea win silver at the 2015 Asian Championships. Lee first took a coaching role with Korea in 1998, when he was an assistant coach. He held that role again in 2005. The man from Bucheon has coached Korean women’s club side IBK Altos since 2010, leading them to the 2012/13 and 2014/15 V League titles. He coached several other clubs from 1992 to 2003. Lee started sporting a red tie at matches after a successful 2014/15 season in which he wore one. He derives a nickname from a poisonous snake due to his difficult training sessions.

Staff

  • Team Manager Shin Bomi
  • Assistant coach Lim Sunghan
  • Second Assistant Coach Kim Daekyung
  • Doctor Lee Hwansung/Kim Jongin
  • Physiotherapist Chang Junhyuk

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
China
11 10 1 6 4 0 0 0 1 30 30 7 4.285 900 658 1.367
2
Serbia
11 10 1 6 0 4 0 1 0 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3
USA
11 9 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 28 29 7 4.142 859 617 1.392
4
Russia
11 9 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5
Japan
11 7 4 6 0 1 2 2 0 22 27 14 1.928 922 779 1.183
6
Korea
11 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 4 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.036
7
Dominican Republic
11 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 4 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8
Argentina
11 4 7 3 0 1 1 1 5 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9
Cuba
11 4 7 1 2 1 0 1 6 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.844
10
Kenya
11 2 9 1 0 1 0 1 8 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11
Peru
11 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 6 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12
Algeria
11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

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