The South Korean national table tennis team will have seasoned support as it seeks to improve its performance ahead of the 2024 World Team Championships in Busan and the Paris Olympics.The Korea Table Tennis Association (KTA) announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Yoo Nam-gyu, head coach of the Korea Exchange, and Choi Young-il, head coach of the Korea Horse Racing Association, as head of the national team’s training program.Yoo and Choi will be in charge of communicating between the KTA and the national team so that the team can focus on training.They will also assist women’s national team coach Oh Kwang-heon and men’s national team coach Joo Se-hyuk to help the national teams get the best out of their performances.The introduction of the head coaches, which was not previously in place, is aimed at solidifying Korea’s upward trajectory by performing well at the World Championships, which will be held at home next February.Korean table tennis had a rebound year in 2023.Shin Yubin (Korean Air) and Jeon Jeon-hee (Mirae Asset Securities) won their first gold medals in 21 years at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and the men’s team finished runner-up to China at the Chengdu Mixed Team World Cup in China last week, defeating powerhouses like Japan, Sweden, and Germany.
The table tennis federation hopes to continue this good momentum at the World Championships in Busan. Furthermore, the team hopes to end the humiliation of a second consecutive no-medal finish by winning a medal at the Paris Olympics in July .Yoo and Choi have left their mark on the national team as coaches. Yoo has been a consistent medal winner, winning gold in doubles at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, bronze in the team event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, silver in the team event at the 2012 London Olympics, and silver in the team event at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Choi is credited with stabilizing women’s table tennis in the midst of a generational transition by leading the national team at key events such as the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 2003 and 2004 World Championships.” Coach Joo Se-hyuk and Oh Kwang-heon are doing a great job and the team atmosphere is good,” said Yoo Seung-min, announcing the appointment at the ongoing National Men’s and Women’s Championships in Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do. “The reason for the new position is to help the team further strengthen its performance in addition to the current good trend.” “If the national team needs me, I will carry the ball,” Yoo said, adding, “We need to work together as we are desperate for results.” “I will support and help the team to focus solely on 온라인카지노 training by doing things that are difficult for the coach to do himself,” Choi said.