In a competition that gave her pain last year, she is aiming for an opportunity this time.
May, which volleyball fans have been waiting for, has dawned. After the 5th game of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Korea Expressway Corporation and Heungkuk Life Insurance Championship held on April 6, volleyball fans could not watch the volleyball game of domestic players.
But now, you can watch the volleyball game and cheer passionately. This is because the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) will be held from the 30th.
In this VNL, the Korean national team will start with Ankara (Turkey), pass through Brasilia (Brazil), and finish the qualifying schedule in Suwon (Korea). Since Korea suffered the humiliation of losing all 12 games in the last 2022 VNL, it is committed to recovering its pride in this VNL.
This 2023 VNL is a must-have tournament for the Korean national team. In the 2024 Paris Olympic qualifiers, which will be held in September, the top two teams in each group will take the Olympic ticket. If South Korea finishes in second place in Group C, it can take an Olympic ticket, but looking at the list of other countries in Group C, such as Poland, Italy and the United States, it is not easy.
If no Asian team gets an Olympic ticket in the Olympic qualifiers, one ticket goes to the Asian country with the highest world ranking. This is because it is the basic spirit of the Olympics that more than one country from each continent participates.
As of May 2nd, the Korean national team is ranked 23rd in the world rankings. China (5th), Japan (6th), and Thailand (15th) are located higher than Korea, so this is also close to impossible.
If so, you should bet everything on the last method. The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) distributes 12 tickets, one for the host country, a total of six tickets for the top two teams in each group in the Olympic qualifying round, and one ticket for the African team (no African country participates in the Olympic qualifying round. Basic spirit of the Olympics) According to this, one piece will go to the country with the highest world ranking among African countries).
Then there are 4 tickets left. Chapter 4 will be taken in order of highest world ranking based on the 2024 VNL qualifying round. This is why this VNL is so important. VNL is the event with the third highest number of ranking points (Olympics (50), World Championships (45), VNL (40), World Cup (35), Continental Championships (35), Challenger) Cup (20), continental volleyball federation competitions (10) in order).크크크벳
Until the 2024 Paris Olympics participation team is confirmed, Korea can participate in competitions where ranking points are given until the 2023 VNL, 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers, 2023 Asian Championships, and 2024 VNL qualifying rounds.
There are never many opportunities. If the same results as last year come out and the world ranking falls further, there is a high possibility that the women’s national team will not be able to see the game at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Korean volleyball fans remember the excitement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That’s why I’m eagerly hoping for the national team’s performance at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Fans are interested in whether the 2023 VNL will be able to raise the world rankings with good results along with the recovery of last year’s pride.