The men’s water polo team is preparing for the Asian Games in Hungary, where water polo is the national sport.
The Korea Swimming Federation announced on the 18th that “16 members of the water polo team left for Hungary for three weeks of overseas training.”
The national team, led by leaders Jin Man-geun and Kim Ki-woo and composed of captain Dae-yong Kwon (28, Gyeonggi Provincial Office) and 13 others, will hold a joint training session with professional teams in the Hungarian water polo league based in Tutterbanya and Cegled, Hungary, for a week. Afterwards, he plans to return home on March 14 after spending a total of three weeks in Gödölö, including special training with the Hungarian under-18 national team leader. In particular, the Chegled VSE team is a team that ranked 4th in the Hungarian water polo league in the 2022-2023 season, and expects to experience various game strategies and tactics, such as attack and defense patterns that cannot be encountered in Korea. 온라인카지노
Kwon Dae-yong, who played an active part in the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games and the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championships, and was in charge of the captain for the 8th year of the national team, said, “It is the first time I have had an off-battery training opportunity where I can focus entirely on training rather than participating in international competitions, so I am tactically I look forward to learning a lot and gaining a lot of experience through various practice games, so that the overall team’s goal-making ability will improve.” Swimming Federation President Jeong Chang-hoon, who personally sent the national team off at the airport, encouraged the athletes, saying, “Due to the nature of the sport, water polo is inevitably improved as experience accumulates, so we will spare no support to provide more opportunities for overseas training in the future.” did.
The national team’s goal this year is to reach the podium at the Asian Games in Hangzhou for the first time in 33 years. The best record of Korean water polo in the Asian Games was the silver medal won at the 1986 Seoul Games. Since then, he has not been on the podium for 33 years, the last time he won a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 1990. The 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2019 Gwangju World Aquatics Championships were the first and last to participate in the Olympics and World Aquatics Championships as a host country.