Challenge to become the shortest ‘Blo Queen’ “If you shape your hands well, your grades will improve.”

Choi Jeong-min, No. 1 in women’s blocking in professional volleyball, had
67 last season → 62 in the first half of this year. ‘Block Queen’ Yang Hyo-jin, who is 180cm tall and is the shortest among the all-time blocking No. 1,“has pretty hands” “The goal is to maintain the top ranking until the end of the season.”

Choi Jeong-min (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea), the top player in blocking in the women’s professional volleyball division, stood in front of the camera with both arms wide open in a blocking position at the Yongin City club gym in Gyeonggi Province on the 25th. As a result of fan voting, Choi Jeong-min was selected as an All-Star by ranking second among middle blockers in the women’s division with 27,345 votes, second only to Yang Hyo-jin of Hyundai Engineering & Construction (29,649 votes).

To be good at blocking in volleyball, you need to be tall. Until last season, the average height of the top blocking player in the professional volleyball V-League women’s division was 188.7cm. However, IBK Industrial Bank Choi Jeong-min (21, middle blocker), who ranked first in the first half of this season (0.873 per set), is only 180 cm tall. If Choi Jeong-min maintains his leading position until the end of the season, the shortest ‘Block Queen’ in V-League history will be born. Choi Jeong-min is a four-year professional who ranked 9th in blocking (0.540 per set) last season, when he first started as a regular.

Choi Jeong-min, whom we met on the 25th at the IBK Industrial Bank gym in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, said, “Last season, I caught 67 in 6 rounds, but this season I caught 62 in 3 rounds. He smiled and said, “I set a goal of 80 before the season started, but I will have to think about a new goal.” At the same time, he said, “Rather than wanting to maintain first place, my goal is to maintain the top ranking until the end of the season.”

Choi Jeong-min played as a wing striker not only during his school days but also in the early days of joining IBK Industrial Bank of Korea. Thanks to this, he has good footwork and can hit the blocking wall even if the opponent uses a ‘quick attack’. Choi Jeong-min’s sergeant (standing jump) is also 64cm, ranking second in the team after foreign player Abercrombie (70cm). He even has the athletic ability to respond to the ‘high attack’ of foreign players.

The remaining task was ‘hand shape’. Kim Ho-cheol, director of IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, said to Choi Jeong-min, “All you have to do is put your hand in. Then, everything that goes up is out,” he ordered. If you attempt to block with your hands open, the probability of conceding a point due to a touch-out increases, but if you fold your hands clearly, you can induce the opponent to commit a mistake even if you fail to block. Choi Jeong-min has now become a player who is praised by Yang Hyo-jin (34, Hyundai Engineering & Construction), who has ranked first in blocking twelve times, for having “pretty hands.”

Before the start of this season, IBK Industrial Bank of Korea was evaluated as a team with a weakness in blocking. This is because starting middle blocker Kim Su-ji (36) qualified as a free agent (FA) and transferred to Heungkuk Life Insurance, and Kim Hee-jin (32) also left the team due to injury. However, thanks to Choi Jeong-min’s performance, IBK Industrial Bank turned the season around by ranking 4th in blocking per set (2.225). Among the 7 teams in the women’s division, they made it to the middle of the rankings. Considering only the most recent 3rd round, IBK Industrial Bank of Korea (2,280 units) is in second place following the traditional ‘blocking master’, Hyundai Engineering & Construction (2,500 units). 바카라사이트 백링크

As blocking improved, team performance also improved. IBK Industrial Bank, which finished the first round in 6th place, second from behind, gained 14 points (5 wins, 1 loss) in the 3rd round, leaping up to 4th place, which is the Maginot line to advance to the postseason. Jeongmin Choi said, “I was motivated by external concerns. “As much as he prepared hard, he was confident that he could do it,” he said. “I think we have only shown 70 to 80 percent of our team’s strength yet. “It will go up further in the future,” he said. The last time IBK Industrial Bank of Korea took the ‘Spring Volleyball’ stage was in the 2020-2021 season (3rd place).

The player Choi Jeong-min considers as his ‘role model’ is Bae Yuna (34, Korea Expressway Corporation), a fellow middle blocker and ‘volleyball genius’ senior at Hanbom High School (formerly Suwon Jeonsan Girls’ High School). Choi Jeong-min said, “Even though Yuna is not tall (182cm), she is good at both attacking and blocking. “She wants to be a player like Yuna and be of help to the team,” he said. 카지노사이트

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