Lim vows to win AG gold for first time in 17 years “We will use our strengths that our opponents don’t have, and we will be careful in every match for gold”
“We will utilize our strengths that our opponents don’t have.”
The South Korean men’s volleyball team, coached by Lim Do-heon, will attempt to win their first Asian Games gold medal in 17 years, since the 2006 Doha Games.
Lim’s men’s volleyball team will open Group C play against India at the Linping Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time. He is in Group C with India and Cambodia. The top two finishers in the group will advance to the round of 12.
South Korea’s goal is to win the title. Since the sport’s inception in 1958, South Korea has been a consistent medalist. After a fifth-place finish at the 1962 Jakarta Games, they have finished on the podium on all 14 occasions from Bangkok 1966 to Jakarta-Palembang 2018. South Korea has finished first three times, second eight times, third four times, and fifth once.
The national team is led by Lim Do-heon. Hwang Taek-ui (Armed Forces Athletic Corps), Jeong Ji-seok, Kim Kyu-min, and Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air), Na Kyung-bok (Ministry of National Defense), Jeon Kwang-in, and Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) are the stars of the V-League, while Kim Jun-woo (Samsung Fire), Kim Min-jae (Korean Air), and Park Kyung-min (Hyundai Capital) will represent the V-League.
Everyone is sweating to restore Korea’s honor and popularity.
Korea arrived in Hangzhou on the 16th. Since then, they’ve been acclimatizing and preparing for the tournament. The players are in good shape.
Speaking to MK Sports, head coach Lim Do-heon said, “I have been working really hard with the players since the end of April to prepare for the Asian Games. We have been working together as a team and doing our best for this tournament, so we are determined to play each game carefully to win the gold medal.”
The stakes are higher than ever. South Korea underperformed in the two international tournaments prior to the Asian Games. They finished third in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenger Cup after a shocking loss to Bahrain and barely beat Indonesia at the Asian Championships before falling to China in the quarterfinals. They finished fifth.
In fact, there was more anxiety than excitement at this tournament. Japan, Qatar, China, and Iran are all formidable opponents. Of course, Japan and Iran will be competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers right after the Asian Games, so they will have to make changes to their rosters.
“I think these teams are strong and can be competitive on the world stage,” says Lim, “but we will focus on what we can do best. “We will focus on what we can do best, which is to customize our strategy for each opponent and run an efficient game.
“In a big tournament like the Asian Games, it is very important to manage the injuries and physical condition of the players. We have been keeping a close eye on each player’s physical condition since we convened in Jincheon. It will be very hot and humid in Hangzhou, but with proper management, we will ensure that our athletes can compete under normal conditions.”
Veteran setter Han (Korean Air) joins the squad ahead of the tournament. Han has competed in three consecutive Asian Games – Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014, and Jakarta-Palembang 2018. Having Han on the team will be a huge boost for the players.카지노
“In a big event like the Asian Games, veteran experience and seasoned game management are more important than ever,” said Lim, adding, “I hope he can bring out the best in our team since he joined us for this event.”
“As I said before, we want to utilize our own strengths that the other team doesn’t have and play what we do best,” Lim concluded. “If we can show the things we have been focusing on and preparing well on the court, I think we will have a good performance in this tournament.”