The South Korean women’s volleyball team has departed for the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifiers, but apogee spiker Lee Sun-woo (Jung Kwan-jang) is reportedly delayed.
“We checked on 스포츠토토 Lee’s condition and found out that he has been suffering from enteritis symptoms for two to three days, so the doctor diagnosed him as unable to board the plane,” said a representative of the team on Thursday.
Lee is currently recovering from his symptoms and will decide whether or not to join the team depending on the results of his medical examination on the 16th. If he is cleared to play, he will join the team around the 17th, when South Korea plays its first game.
In addition to the Olympics, Lee is also expected to compete at the Hangzhou Asian Games in September as the team’s only apogee spiker.
The previously announced roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games included Kim Da-eun (Heungkuk Life), Lee Han-bi (Pepper Savings Bank), and Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai E&C), but Jeong Ji-yoon withdrew due to a right ankle injury and Kim Da-eun due to a shoulder injury. Lee Han-bi and Kwon Min-ji (GS Caltex), who are currently on the Olympic qualifying roster, are reportedly in good physical condition, so the reason for their exclusion from the Asian Games roster is not clear.
According to the Korean Volleyball Association, Kim Yeon-yeon (Hyundai E&C), Lee Sun-woo, and Park Eun-jin (Jung Kwan-jang) have been added to the roster for the upcoming Asian Games in September as replacements for missing players. However, Lee Sun-woo was spotted with his shoulder taped, raising questions about his injury and physical condition.
In response, a club official said, “There is no major problem with (Lee)’s shoulder, and the only part that showed abnormal symptoms was enteritis.”
Meanwhile, the Korean women’s volleyball team, which traveled to Łódź, Poland, will play its first match of the Olympic qualifying tournament against Italy at 3:45 a.m. KST on July 17.