Korean Air, the V-League champion, marked the final 7th place at the ‘2023 Asian Club Volleyball Championship’, which ended in Manama, Bahrain on the 21st.
The ranking of Korean Air, which has won the V-League for three consecutive seasons, is not something to be proud of. However, it was not possible to compete as a whole in this competition. Active top setter Han player and starting middle blocker (center) Kim Gyu-min did not play in the game for rehabilitation, and foreign player Lincoln could not join the team due to the non-issuance of the International Transfer Agreement (ITC).
While playing 7 games in 8 days, the strength of not being perfect was evident. Due to a blow to Jakarta Bayankar (Indonesia), the last game of the group stage, they were unable to overcome the disadvantage of losing one in the quarterfinals. In the first match of the quarterfinals, Suntory Sunbirds (Japan), led by Dmitri Mushalski, who is considered the world’s best middle blocker (center), suffered a 0-3 complete loss, and in the 5th and 6th place advances, the Iranian national team, Opposite Spiker (light) We lost because we couldn’t stop one Ber Kazemi (Kuwait Sporting Club).스포츠토토
Nonetheless, there were clear results. Setter Jeong Jin-hyeok, outside hitter (left) Lee Jun, and middle blocker Jin Ji-wi, who seldom got a chance in the V-League, were given plenty of playing time to test their potential. Lim Dong-hyuk, who took on the role of the main gun instead of Lincoln, also showed off his attacking instincts. Born in 2005, Kang Seung-il, the youngest member of the team, made his professional debut.