Man Bok Park passed away in Peru

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 27, 2019 - Man Bok Park, the legendary Koren coach who led the national women's team of Peru to a silver medal in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, passed away on Thursday.

Friday 27 de September del 2019 07:00 AM

Park, 83, died while in an Intensive Care Unit of a local medical center in Lima, Perú his adopted country where he was a revered personality.

He was appointed as coach of the Peruvian National Team in 1974 and as technical director took the female teams to privilege positions in the world of volleyball.

The achievements include the second place in the junior world championship in 1981, the silver medal at the world championship in 1982 and the silver at the Seoul Olympics where Peru lost to the Soviet Union in the final match.

"Man Bok Park was one of the most renowned coaches in volleyball and he never lost his passion for the game," said Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA. "He left his mark in Peru where he reached the category of an icon. Our condolences to Peruvian volleyball and his family."


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