The Korean Handball Association announced on Thursday that the national women’s handball team, which will compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Hangzhou Asian Games, moved into the Jincheon Athletes’ Village on March 18 and began training for the first time in 2023.
The team includes many members from the last Asian Championships. Park Sae-young (Samcheok City Hall), Osara (Gyeongnam Development Corporation), Jung Jin-hee (Seoul Metropolitan Government, goalkeeper), Shin Eun-joo (Incheon Metropolitan Government, left wing), Cho Soo-yeon (Seoul Metropolitan Government, left back), 먹튀검증 Lee Im-kyung (Busan Facilities Corporation, center back), and Jeong Ji-in (Omron, Japan), Kang Eun-seo (Samcheok City Hall, right back), Song Ji-young (Seoul Metropolitan Government, right wing), Kang Eun-hye (SK Sugar Gliders), Kim Bo-eun (Samcheok City Hall), and Kim Sora (Gyeongnam Development Corporation, pivot).
Park Jo-eun (Gwangju City Corporation, goalkeeper), who played in the 2022-2023 SK Handball Korea League that concluded on July 7, Kim Min-seo (Samcheok City Hall, center back), who was named both Rookie of the Year and MVP, Yoon Ye-jin (Seoul City Hall, left wing), and Jeon Jeon-yeon (Samcheok City Hall, right wing), who were named to the Best 7. Kim Sun-hwa, Kim Hee-jin (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), and Shin Shin-mi (Busan Facilities Corporation), who have all played a role in the offense, will also be training with the national team for the first time this year.
The call-up will also mark the first meeting with the newly appointed foreign head coach. Swedish head coach Henrik Signell and two coaches will arrive to meet the Korean players for the first time and continue training. Training will take place at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village from May 18 to June 20. It will be the first step in the team’s preparations for the Olympic Asian Qualifier in Japan on August 17 and the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.