Overview

Team profile

Korea

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has competed in the Olympic Games eight times, but has not featured since the Sydney 2000 Games. The country’s best Olympic performance was fifth place at Los Angeles 1984.
In the 2014 FIVB World Championship, Korea did not progress beyond the first round and finished in seventeenth place overall. They missed out on qualification from their pool by two points, with their solitary win coming against bottom side Tunisia. This performance did not come close to matching their best World Championship finish of fourth in 1978, when they lost 3-1 to Cuba in the bronze medal match.
They have enjoyed success on the continental stage, winning four gold medals in the Asian Championship and three in the Asian Games.
Last year Korea finished sixth in World League Group 2 after pool play, with a 5-4 record, which led to them failing to make the Final Four.

Coach

Kim Hochul

Kim Hochul

Kim Hochul replaced Kim Nam Sung as head coach of Korea's men's National Team last year. As a setter, he competed for the National Team from 1975 to 1986, winning the gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 1979 Universiade in Mexico. Kim was named MVP four times during the 1980’s; once in the Korea Super League in 1986, followed by another three times when competing for Maxicono Parma in the Italian League.  After retiring from active duty, Kim Hochul took up coaching and worked mostly in Italy, before returning to Korea to coach Hyundai Capital from 2005 to 2012; where he led the club to two V-league titles. The 62-year-old previously served as head coach of Korea's men's National Team in 2006 and 2009.

Staff

  • Team Manager Chung Jaekyun
  • Assistant coach Im Dohun
  • Second Assistant Coach Lee Youngtaik
  • Doctor Shim Beomsoo

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
France
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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