Outside hitter Ji-Seok Jeong joins men’s volleyball roster

The roster of the men’s volleyball team that will compete in the Asian Games and other international competitions has been officially announced.

“We are pleased to announce the 2023 Korean Men’s National Volleyball Team, which will participate in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games and various international competitions this year,” the Korea Volleyball Association (KVA) said on Wednesday.

A total of 17 players have been selected for the men’s volleyball team, led by head coach Lim Do-heon. Of these, the existing squad, which was announced on the official SNS on the 2nd of this month, has already convened and trained at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village for the 2023 AVC Cup.

According to the finalized roster, Hwang Taek-ui (KB Insurance) and Kim Myung-kwan (Hyundai Capital) will be the setters. The liberos will be Park Kyu-min (Hyundai Capital) and Oh Jae-sung (Woori Card), while the middle blockers will be Kim Kyu-min, Kim Min-jae (Korean Air), Kim Jun-woo (Samsung Fire), Park Jun-hyuk and Lee Sang-hyun (Woori Card), and the outside hitters will be Heo Su-bong (Hyundai Capital) and Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air).

As for the Outside Heater, Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), Na Kyung-bok (KB Insurance), Lim Sung-jin (KEPCO), Jeong Jung-yong (Korean Air), and Hwang Kyung-min (KB Insurance) were previously announced, with only Jeong Ji-seok (Korean Air) joining the roster.

In September 2021, Jeong was previously 메이저놀이터 investigated by law enforcement agencies for alleged dating violence, illegal filming, and vandalism following a complaint from his ex-girlfriend.

The illegal filming allegations were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. After reaching a settlement with his ex-girlfriend, he submitted a dismissal and agreement to the police and was fined 5 million won by the Korea Volleyball Organization (KOVO) and suspended by his club for the remainder of the second round of the regular season. However, the property damage charge was sent to the prosecutor’s office against the complainant’s will.

In May of last year, the Korea Sports Council held a review committee on the exclusion from national team training and suspended Jeong Ji-seok from national team training for one year for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

As a result, Jeong will be eligible to join the men’s national volleyball team once his suspension ends this year.

After winning their third consecutive V-League title in the 22-23 season, Korean Air’s squad participated in the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, which kicked off on Thursday, and finished in seventh place. The Korean Air players, who have just returned home, will join the Jincheon Athletes’ Village this week.

Meanwhile, the Korean men’s national volleyball team will continue to compete in international events, starting with the 2023 AVC Challenger in Taipei, Taiwan, in early July and ending with the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.