One thing that makes this year's Vixtorm squad stand out — quite literally — is their height. Among the active setters in the KOVO, Vixtorm’s Kim Myeong-gwan is the tallest, standing at 1.95 meters (6.4 feet) tall.
Opposite spiker Park Chul-woo joined the struggling Suwon Kepco Vixtorm this season with one goal in mind: Victory. “We have to win,” Park said. “I came here to win.”
Step on to the Daejeon Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Bluefangs' training court and you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped outside of Korea. Newly appointed head coach Ko Hui-jin prowls the sidelines of the court, calling English names.
The coronavirus pandemic effectively silenced the world of sports. By mid-March, professional leagues around the world had ground to a halt. Now they’re starting up again, but the stadiums are still eerily empty.
Korean volleyball icon Kim Yeon-koung is considering a return to the domestic league, a source close to the player said Tuesday, amid uncertainty in international markets caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.