After the ‘Hangzhou disaster,’ South Korean volleyball fired its head coach and announced a reform plan.
On the 9th, the Korean Volleyball Association issued an apology letter signed by President Oh Han-nam, saying, “We are very sorry for our poor performance in recent international competitions such as the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG),” and bowed down to apologize to the public and volleyball fans who supported us. The organization announced that it would part ways with men’s national team coach Lim Do-heon and women’s national team coach César González and select a new head coach.
“Coach Lim’s tenure with Hangzhou AG has come to an end, and in the case of women’s volleyball, we have agreed to terminate the contract of Coach Gonzalez as it has become virtually impossible to qualify for the Paris Olympics,” the federation explained. The two coaches were held accountable for their recent poor performance. The federation’s men’s and women’s performance commissioners also stepped down for the same reason.레고토토
“We want to paint a new picture for the 2028 Los Angeles and 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games,” the organization said, “and we will establish and implement a mid- to long-term development plan to rebuild Korean volleyball through a bone-crushing overhaul.” To this end, a public hearing will be held next month with volleyball experts, journalists and fans to gather opinions and set the direction.
In Hangzhou AG, Korean volleyball suffered a “disaster”. The men’s volleyball team struggled against the likes of India and Pakistan before the tournament had even officially started, failing to make it to the quarterfinals and suffering its first AG ‘no medal’ in 61 years. Women’s volleyball also suffered its second AG no-medal performance in 17 years and the first since Doha 2006.