Woori Card’s Kim Ji-han “I want to be the MVP of the 3rd round”

“I’m looking forward to playing.”

Woori Card’s Kim Ji-han (24), who has been on a roll, led his team to victory once again.

Woori Card defeated Korean Air 3-1 (24-26 25-23 25-23 25-22) in straight sets in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division at Jangchung Gymnasium on July 7.

Kim finished with 19 points on a 53.33% attack percentage. He also added two blocks and one service ace.

Kim Ji-han’s performance helped first-place Woori Card (11-3, 30 points) extend its winning streak to three games. Second-place Korean Air (8W5L, 25 points), which was within two points, slipped to five points.

Speaking after the game, Kim Ji-han said, “I’m glad we won because we could have lost the top spot if we lost today. I think winning three in a row against a strong team like Korean Air will be good for us in the long run,” he smiled.

Korean Air is a powerhouse, having won the overall title for three consecutive seasons. However, this season, Woori Card has been stronger against Korean Air, winning all three games.

“There are six rounds in the season, and Korean Air is a strong team, so I think there’s a good chance we’ll meet in the postseason. I think it’s important for us to win now to give us confidence and help us in the future.”

In fact, before the start of the season, Woori Card was categorized as one of the bottom teams. However, they defied everyone’s expectations and have been fighting for the top spot since the beginning of the season.

“Honestly, I didn’t expect to be number one,” said Kim Ji-han, who confessed, “I was more motivated because I heard all the players say that we were an underdog in the off-season. I think that’s why we’re doing so well now.”

She’s even more excited now that her performance is improving. “I don’t feel nervous or pressured when I play, not only against Korean Air (where we won the best-of-three series) but also recently. Rather, I look forward to the game and think about how to make it fun. When I do that, the team and I seem to do well,” she smiled.

She has even noticed her own growth. “When I play, I can feel that I move better than before. I feel like I can have more fun because I realize my skills have improved,” he said.

Kim is also close friends with KEPCO’s Im Sung-jin. Im has also shown remarkable growth this season. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the second round of the men’s competition.

“Since Sung-jin was the MVP of the second round, I thought I should be the MVP of the third round. “Rather than being jealous, I think it’s a good stimulus when Sungjin shows good form,” he said. “It’s a good stimulus in a competitive relationship. I also thought, ‘I shouldn’t lose to Sungjin,'” he laughed.


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‘Mixed bag of 2nd place teams’ Hyundai E&C laughs, Korean Air cries

The second-ranked men’s and women’s teams had mixed fortunes as they chased the lead.

Hyundai E&C won its Dodram 2023-2024 V-League home match against Korea Expressway Corporation 3-1 (25-19 17-25 25-17 25-16) at Suwon Gymnasium on Sunday.

After reaching the 10-win plateau for the second time this season after Heungkuk Life, Hyundai E&C (32 points) remained firmly in second place, closing to within one point of the leaders.

The team struggled on the day, with Yang Hyo-jin scoring just seven points and committing four errors, but another middle blocker, Lee Da-hyun, shined. Lee finished with 11 points, including a block at every critical juncture to stop the opposing offense.

The offense was led by “Ssangpo” Moma and Jeong Ji-yoon. The duo tore apart the DOT’s defense with 19 and 14 points, respectively, to lead their team to victory.

Wipawi, who returned to the country after a brief absence for personal reasons, paced the offense with 10 points. Wipawi had recently returned to his home country of Thailand following the death of his father.

Unable to stop the height of Hyundai E&C, the Roadrunners’ offense was largely led by Vukiric with a team-high 22 points, but the rest of the team was unable to pick up the slack. With their fourth straight loss, the Roadrunners remain in sixth place in the league with 12 points.

While Hyundai E&C continued to chase down leader Heungkuk Life in the women’s competition, second-ranked Korean Air dropped a crucial point against leader Woori Card in the men’s competition.

Woori Card came from behind to win 3-1 (24-26 25-23 25-23 25-22) in a big match against Korean Air at Jangchung Gymnasium.

It’s been a week since the two teams met. Woori Card followed up its 3-0 shutout win against Korean Air on March 30 with another victory to take another step towards the title. Woori Card has now won all three games against Korean Air this season.

Woori Card was paced by Jupo Matei with 25 points, while Kim Ji-han split the offense with 19 points and Han Sung-jung (11 points) and Lee Sang-hyun (10 points) also chipped in with double-digit scoring performances.

Korean Air, on the other hand, tried to fill the void left by the return of foreign player Lincoln to the lineup, but was unable to stop Woori Card’s surge. Korean Air had a one-man show with Lim Dong-hyuk scoring 29 points, but couldn’t get the win.


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Despite losing all three games against Woori Card, the captain remained smiling

Korean Air coach Tommi Tilikainen had a smile on his face after a season-opening loss to Woori Card. Thanks to the successful return of ace Jung Ji-seok.

Korean Air fell 1-3 (26-24, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25) to visiting Woori Card in the third round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on Sunday.

Korean Air, whose previous match was a shutout loss to Woori Card a week earlier, suffered a setback this time around and failed to accumulate any points, falling to 8-5 (25 points). More importantly, Korean Air’s three-game losing streak against Woori Card widened the gap to 11-3 (30 points).

In general, it was a close match, but after the 20th point, Urikhardt was outclassed in terms of decisiveness. They were unable to overcome URICAD’s Matej Kok in clutch situations, including the third set, which was lost due to a series of unforced errors while chasing. Lim Dong-hyuk led both teams with 28 points, but his lack of consistency in each set left a lot to be desired.

Korean Air had its own excuses. It wasn’t until the first game of the third round that Jeong Ji-seok returned from a back injury that sidelined him for the entire season until his call-up to the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games squad. However, there were no major changes to the lineup as another mainstay, Lincoln Williams, pulled out the day before with back pain. But Tilikainen made no excuses.

After the game, coach Tilikainen said: “It’s true that we weren’t at 100%, but that’s no excuse. We needed to score at key moments and it was disappointing that we didn’t. Anyway, we need to be stronger as a team. We need to be more fearless in our play. If you make a mistake, you have to shake it off and get ready for the next one. It’s my job to get the players to shake off their fears and overcome them.”

There was some disappointing news. According to Tilikainen, Lincoln will not be available for the match against KB Insurance in three days’ time. However, Tilikainen’s worries were eased by the presence of Jeong Ji-seok, who made his return to the team and looked good in both offense and defense.

Jung started to come into his own in the third set, scoring eight points with a 46.15% attack success rate and 23.08% attack efficiency. He also had two effective blocks and a 45.83% reception efficiency, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from him when he’s 100%.

Coach Tilikainen said, “The positive thing is that Josip came back and played well. “It was good to see him come in and play today,” Tilikainen said. “Just having him back and playing was good enough for me. Now we have to work hard to make him better through training.”

Despite the three-game winless start, Tilikainen says the season is still long. “We still have three more games on our card. It could be more (in terms of the postseason). So I’m not going to tell you how we’re going to do it.”


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GS coach Cha Sang-hyun “Yoon Shin-i is still in high school. Considering her age, she is playing her role perfectly….I am also considering changing the starting setter.”

“(Lee) Yoon Shin-i is doing a perfect job right now”

These were the words of GS Caltex’s head coach, Cha Sang-hyun, after the women’s professional volleyball team lost their away match against IBK IBK in the third round of the 2023 V-League with a set score of 1-3 (24-26 28-26 21-25 20-25) at Hwaseong Gymnasium 바카라사이트 on Saturday.

Before the match, Cha expressed both concern and hope for the ups and downs of his star setter, Kim Ji-won. “I expected her to be shaky. This is her first time playing full-time. Even if she was on the national team, she wasn’t a starter. “I’m hoping that the difference between when I’m playing well and when I’m playing badly will be small because I have less experience,” he said. Of course, volleyball is a sport where you don’t get better in one dramatic moment. I will wait for the gap to get smaller and smaller.”

Kim Ji-won was shaky again on the day, with little use of her fastball, and her double-winged tosses were read before they were fired, allowing the opposing blockers to easily catch up to the attackers. After dropping the first set in a deuce and falling behind midway through the second set, Cha turned to Lee Yoon-shin, the fourth-ranked rookie of the season, to take command on the court.

Although Cha did not give her any specific orders, Lee Yoon-shin frequently utilized the middle blockers of Jung Dae-young and Han Su-ji as soon as she entered the court. The tosses from both wings were sometimes short, forcing Gisele Silva, Kang So-hwi, and Yoo Seo-yeon to get into the paint, but given that they were rookies who had just started their professional careers, they had the guts to do their job without trembling even though they were playing ‘firefighter’.

After the game, Cha lamented, “(Kim) Ji-won needs to find stability soon, so that the whole team can be revitalized…” and added, “In my experience, 70% of the entire offense is about two-blocking. Attackers feel overwhelmed when they have to deal with two-blocking almost every time.” “Whether it’s a reception or not, the opposing middle blockers rarely prepare for our fastbreaks, so we used (Lee) Yoon Shin-yi.”

When asked if Yoon’s double-winged toss was a little unnerving, Cha smiled and said, “She’s still in her third year of high school. If the toss is a little short or something like that, the senior sisters have to hit her well to hide it,” he said, adding, “I didn’t ask her to play more fastballs in the second set. I didn’t ask her to play more fastballs in the second set because I didn’t want her to be swayed by my orders, but she went in and played a lot of fastballs.”

With Kim Ji-won’s ups and downs, Cha is also considering switching her starting setter to Lee Yoon-shin. “I’m thinking about using (Lee) Yoon Shin-yi as a starter first. Today’s loss didn’t change our ranking, so it’s still a good situation. I will discuss with the coaching staff and consider whether to change the starting setter.”

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Getting out of last place isn’t easy

“We’re going in the right direction, so hopefully we can prove it with results in the third round.”

Pepper Savings Bank women’s volleyball head coach Joe Trinzi’s (pictured) resolve was shattered in the first game. Pepper Savings Bank lost 0-3 in straight sets against Heungkuk Life in the first match of the third round of the 2023-2024 V-League Women’s Division 현금홀덤사이트 at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Friday.

Coach Trinzi pinned her hopes on the fact that the team played a close full-set match (2-3 loss) against Heungkuk Life in the last match of the second round on the 1st. However, it was a different story, and they were helplessly defeated by Heungkuk Life, who raised the tension. Their attacking success rate plummeted to 29.03% and they committed 22 errors, more than Heungkuk Life (11).

“I’m disappointed with the finish,” Trinzi said after the game, “There were parts of the game where we had the plays we wanted, but we couldn’t carry them through to the end.” The pregame confidence and expectations were gone.

The ‘youngest’ Pepper Savings Bank, who are hoping to escape the bottom of the table for the first time in their third season of existence, are already at the bottom of the table. With a six-game winless streak (6-2 L-11 D), they remain the only team that hasn’t won more than 10 points so far.

It was a good start for Pepper Savings Bank, which bolstered its roster with the signings of proven foreign player Yasmin Bedardt and free agent local ace Park Jung-ah. Newly minted head coach Trinzi secured a 2-1 win over Korea Expressway Corporation in the second game of the season. It was a change of pace from their inaugural season in 2021-2022, when they won after six games, and 2022-2023, when they won after 18 games, but adding more wins is still not easy.

“There are a lot of reasons why it was different from the last game, but we didn’t execute our basic volleyball skills, serving, receiving, and other skills on the court,” Trinzi said, adding, “That’s the reality of our situation. “This is the reality of the season, but it’s something we need to improve on quickly.

“There are certain things that I predicted when I took over the team, and a lot of things are not what I expected. For now, it’s more important to improve each player than the team as a whole,” he said.

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50 Days of Victory…Bjorna Shot It

Men’s professional volleyball team KB Insurance snapped a 12-game losing streak with a win over OK Financial Group.

KB Insurance swept OK Financial Group 3-0 (25-20 25-23 25-17) in straight sets in their 2023-2024 V-League home match at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on Saturday. 온라인카지노 KB Insurance won its first game of the season against KEPCO on Oct. 17, ending a grueling 12-game losing streak after a whopping 50 days. The team also avoided an ignominious 13-game losing streak, which would have been the longest in franchise history.

Andres “Gunslinger” Villena scored a game-high 28 points, while Hong Sang-hyuk (11), Liu Hong-min (7), Kim Hong-jung (7), and Kim Hae-min (7) contributed in equal measure, especially Kim Hong-jung, who had five points from blocked shots alone. With 10 points (2W12L), KB Insurance has begun to chase down sixth-placed Hyundai Capital (10 points – 2W11L) to get out of last place.

In a close first set, the momentum quickly shifted in KB’s favor. At 15-15, KB Insurance scored four consecutive points on Liu Hongmin’s serve to pull away from OK Financial Group. The players’ desperation to end the long losing streak was evident.

In particular, Bijena overcame the danger of losing with a ‘flying dig’ at 18-15 when her opponent Leo’s back attack bounced off the hands of blocker Kim Hong-jung. Soon after, Hong Sang-hyuk’s attack failed, but Kim Hong-jung again blocked the opponent’s open shot and finally added a point.

With a comfortable first set lead, KB Insurance continued its focus in the second set. At 23-23, KB Insurance made set point when Kim Hong-jung blocked OK Financial Group’s Song Hee-chae’s quick opener, but Bijena’s back-attack after receiving Leo’s attack well ended the second set. With the victory in hand, KB Insurance ended the match without much change in the third set.

OK Financial Group, which suffered back-to-back losses, remained in fourth place with 22 points (8W6L).

In the women’s division, IBK Corporate Bank defeated GS Caltex in straight sets 3-1 (26-24 26-28 25-21 25-20), led by Brittany Abercrombie’s 42-point performance at home.

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How does Greenland, which is not even an IOC member, qualify for the Handball World Championship?

The South Korean women’s handball team faced Greenland in the second round of the group stage at this year’s World Championship.South Korea defeated Greenland 27-16 in the group stage of the 26th World Women’s Handball Championship in Stavanger, Norway, on Sunday (Feb. 2).Greenland is an opponent that Korea has rarely faced, regardless of the sport.Greenland is an island in the Arctic Ocean with a population of about 56,000. It has an area of more than 2.16 million square kilometers.It covers more than 2.16 million square kilometers, more than 20 times the size of South Korea, making it the largest island in the world.Now an autonomous part of Denmark, the country’s self-government was established in 2009 with broad autonomy except for foreign affairs and defense.Thanks to Denmark’s influence as a handball powerhouse, Greenland joined the International Handball Federation (IHF) in 1998 and returned to the Women’s World Championship in 2001 after a 22-year absence.

Greenland uses Danish currency but is geographically closer to North America than Europe, so the 2001 and this year’s World Championship regional qualifiers were competed against countries from the Americas.At this year’s North American and Caribbean Regional Qualifier in June, Greenland defeated the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba to win the title and qualify for the World Championships.Greenland has never won a World Championship match in its seven previous appearances, including a 12-27 loss to South Korea in 2001.According to an article on the IHF website, Greenland has about 2 percent of its population of 56,000, or about 1,200 handball players, and the Greenland team for the tournament is made up of players who play in the Danish lower leagues or Greenland’s national league.In addition, about 200 people traveled from Norway, about 3,000 kilometers away, to support the team.Even though they lost the game against South Korea by 11 goals, the Greenlanders celebrated as if they had won the game when Josephine 무료슬롯게임 Jakobsgaard was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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Jung wins FIS Cup alpine ski giant slalom in China

Chung Dong-hyun (Haiyuan Resort) swept to a four-peat at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cup China.The Korean won the men’s alpine giant slalom at Wanlong Resort in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China, on Sunday with a combined time of 1 minute, 29.62 seconds in the first and second runs.Jung has won four races at the same venue since late November, including two wins in the slalom and giant slalom.Wakatsuki Hayata (JPN) is second in the event with a time of 1:30.05.Jung, a gold medalist at the 2017 Winter Asian Games, is the highest ranked South Korean athlete in alpine skiing at both the Winter Olympics and World Cup.At the Winter Olympics, he finished 21st in the men’s slalom in Beijing last year and 14th in the FIS World Cup in Zagreb in 2017.The FIS Cup, where Jung has four wins, 카지노사이트킹 is the next level up from the World Cup and Continental Cup.

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Junior men’s hockey team travels to Malaysia to compete in World Cup

The South Korean men’s national junior hockey team departed for the International Ice Hockey Federation (FIH) Junior World Cup today.This year’s FIH Junior Men’s World Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 5 to 16.The national team, led by head coach Jang Young-seo (Sunchunhyang University), has been training since mid-November.The 16-nation tournament pits Korea in a group with India, Canada and Spain.Korea’s previous best finish at the tournament, which features players under 21, was fourth place in 1989.The women’s senior national team also departed for a training camp in Japan on the same day.The women’s team, coached by Han Jin-soo (Pyeongtaek City Hall), will train in Nagoya, Japan, for 13 days and play practice matches against the Japanese national team.The women’s 온라인카지노 team is preparing for the final qualifying tournament for the Paris Olympics in January 2024.

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Taekwondo’s Seo Gun-woo wins men’s 80kg at GP Final to earn Olympic ticket

Seo Gun-woo (Korea Taekwondo) became the first Korean athlete to win the men’s 80kg title at the 2023 World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Grand Prix Final, earning an automatic berth to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.Seo defeated Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Seif Eisa of Egypt by a round robin score of 2-1 (4-12, 15-2, 22-13) in the men’s 80 kg final on Wednesday (March 3) in Manchester, England.The men’s 80-kilogram category is one of Korea’s weaker divisions, and no Korean has ever won gold at a World Grand Prix Final.Seo had to settle for a silver medal in last year’s final after falling 1-2 to Simone Alessio (ITA), the strongest man in the weight class and Olympic No. 1, but a year later he was back on the top step of the podium.Seo met Alessio in the quarterfinals and avenged last year’s defeat with a 2-1 (15-16, 15-11, 17-4) round robin victory.

Seo had beaten Alessio 2-1 in the first round of the Grand Prix in June, and the win was a confidence booster.In the quarterfinals, he defeated Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Salih Elsharabati of Jordan with a 2-1 round robin score to reach the final.Seo, ranked No. 9 in the world, earned 100 world ranking points and will be ranked No. 4 in the Olympic rankings next month.As a result, Seo earned an automatic berth to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which is awarded to the top five ranked athletes in each weight class.This is the first time South Korea has qualified for the men’s 80 kilograms at the Olympics.South Korea hasn’t qualified in that weight class since Sydney 2000, when taekwondo became an Olympic sport.Seo didn’t make much of a name for himself until early last year, when he won the Muju World Grand Prix Challenger in June.He made waves when he defeated Alessio to win the third edition of the Grand Prix in October, and he 스포츠토토존 has made a splash at every international tournament this year.

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