Team profile


    Korea won bronze medals at the 1967 and 1974 FIVB World Championship events, but have not been back on the podium since. After missing out on qualification in 2014, the team returns this year for their 12th appearance overall.

    Korea have participated in all but two of the Olympic Games, absent only from Moscow 1980 and Barcelona 1992. They defeated Hungary 3-1 to win bronze in Montreal in 1976, and have also come close to a medal on two occasions, losing bronze medal matches, both in straight-sets, to North Korea at Munich 1972 and Japan at London 2012.
    Korea won bronze medals in the first two editions of the FIVB World Cup (1973, 1977), as well as at the 1997 FIVB World Grand Prix. They ranked 12th in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year.
    On a continental level, Korea have twice truck gold at the Asian Games; at Hiroshima 1994 and most recently Incheon 2014, after beating China 3-0 in the final. Korea also have seven silvers and nine bronze medals from the Asian Championship. In their latest appearance in 2017, Korea finished as bronze medallists after a 3-0 win over China in the third-place playoff.


    Haewon Cha

    Haewon Cha

    Cha Haewon began as an assistant coach with his country's U-20 women's national team in 1999. He took responsibility for the senior team in 2013 and led Korea to third place at the Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship later the same year. Also head coach of Korea Expressway Corporation Women's Volleyball Club from 1998 to 2002 and Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders Women's Volleyball Club from 2011 to 2013, he returns to lead Korea in the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. "I feel a great responsibilty as head coach and will do my best to make Korea's women's team better than ever before.


    • Team Manager Jiho Youm
    • Assistant coach Kim Sunghyun
    • Second Assistant Coach Hwang Jungwook
    • Doctor Lee Hwansung