There was a clear harvest that could not be covered even with the final 7th place and the comments hurting the pride of the opposing team player. It was the growth and re-examination of the players.
The 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Men’s Club Volleyball Championship ended on the 21st local time. The 16 participating teams accepted the final report card of this tournament through the results of the match on the 21st. The honor of winning went to Suntory Sunbirds (Japan). In the final, they defeated Jakarta Bayangkara (Indonesia) with a set score of 3-1 (28-26, 25-23, 23-25, 25-17) and reached the top.먹튀검증
In the 7th and 8th place match, Korean Air defeated Bayanghongor (Mongolia) with a set score of 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18) and finished 7th. It was not a satisfactory result, but as coach Tommy Tilikhainen emphasized, this tournament was a good opportunity for the players to gain various experiences. In particular, there are three players who have revealed their value and potential through this competition. <The Spike> looked back on the performance of the five players.
① Lim Dong-hyuk (OP)
Lim Dong-hyuk was the only apogee in Korean Air’s roster participating in this tournament. This is because Apogee Lincoln Williams, who he played with, did not participate in the tournament. Of course, Lim Dong-hyuk’s burden was bound to be great. There were also many concerns about whether Lim Dong-hyuk would be able to digest the tight competition schedule alone without Lincoln’s help.
However, Lim Dong-hyuk steadfastly did his part despite the hellish series of matches. He consistently scored double-digit points and played the role of the main gun, and showed an even performance in every game, proving that there was no physical problem without Lincoln. Dong-Hyeok Lim showed off his skills without hesitation even in the face-to-face confrontation with opponents such as Saver Kazemi (Iran, Kuwait Sporting Club), Dmitri Mushalski (Russia, Suntory Sunbirds), and Matthew Aubrey (Australia, Canberra Heat). was However, his ability to respond flexibly when the course was read by his opponent’s blocker seemed to need a little more development.
Jinjiwi had to go through a long rehabilitation period after suffering a major injury in February 2021 when his left Achilles tendon was ruptured. Even after his return, he did not receive many opportunities due to lack of sense and skill in the field, and Korean Air’s strong middle blocker base. He only played 2 matches and 8 sets in the last 2022-2023 season.
In this tournament, where Kim Kyu-min was excluded from the roster, he and Kim Min-jae acted as the main middle blocker throughout the tournament, striding on the court to their heart’s content. He also complied with his overall performance. In particular, in the upper round Group E match against Bayanghongor, he caught 5 blockings and won a decision victory over Bayarsaihan (expected to graduate from Inha University/OK Financial Group), who is walking a similar path. However, it was regrettable that the ups and downs were severe in the serve. His good serve was intimidating, but he wasn’t very effective because he made too many mistakes. This is a part that needs to be supplemented in order to have many opportunities to participate in the upcoming V-League.