Blocking No. 1 for 7 consecutive seasons, 4,000 points, Golden Tower… Shin Young-seok’s ‘No.’, how far?

December 22, 2023 | by

Shin Young-seok of KEPCOⓒMHN Sports Reporter Park Tae-sung

(MHN Sports Ansan, Reporter Kwon Soo-yeon) The coach can now aim for the “single-bulb dress code” again, and the team quickly escaped a losing streak to lay the groundwork for its entry into the upper ranks. He accumulated 27 points to stably rank fourth, and is even predicting a fight for third place.

On the 21st, KEPCO defeated OK Financial Group with a set score of 3-0 in the third round of the Dodram V-League in the 2023-24 season at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan.

Except that the team had more than 10 unforced errors in the first set, the situation went smoothly. Setters Kwak Myung-woo and Lee Min-kyu were sidelined, and Kang Jung-min was deployed as the third setter. Korea Electric Power Corp., which easily overwhelmed OK Financial Group, scored double-digit goals in a triangular formation consisting of Tice (17 Deuk), Seo Jae-deok (12 Deuk), and Lim Seong-jin (10 Deuk).

On the other hand, setter Ha Seung-woo, who evenly distributed ball to domestic players based on Tice’s possession, and veteran middle blocker Shin Young-seok, who scored five points in blocking alone, performed well. On the day, he outperformed his opponent 13-1 in blocking games.

“I had a painful memory of losing consecutive games, so I prepared more,” said Shin, who visited the interview room with Ha after the game. “I had a lot of worries as a senior member of the team. The same applies to today’s game. I also had a series of matches with Hyundai Capital, and I was worried that I might be further away from the lead. However, I think I had a chance today as Min-gyu was excluded from the opponent team.”

On this day, when asked what conditions are there for a good middle blocker, he said, “I learned a lot over my brothers’ shoulders.”

Korea Electric Power Corporation Shin Young-seok, KOVO

Shin Young-seok said, “The analysis is the most important thing,” adding, “I think the habits and habits of strikers, image training and preparation that can always come out of that situation. I’ve been playing for the national team since I was a junior in college, and what I saw over my shoulder helped me a lot.”

Another factor he points to is “experience.” “Experience cannot be ignored,” Shin said. “So, when I see players who changed their positions in the middle, I often see mistakes that should not be made.”

In fact, Park Cheol-woo, a former Apogit spy, even declared on off-season media day that he would transform into a middle blocker. However, the barrier to change of position was too high. “When (Park) Chul-woo played in the match against Korean Air, he apologized for not helping the team,” Shin said. “After the game, I told the coach again that I would retire as Right Park Chul-woo, and he accepted my offer. I tried hard during the off-season, but I think I changed my position a bit late. I have nothing more to say about “middle blocker Park Chul-woo.”

Korea Electric Power Corporation Shin Young-seok, KOVO

Shin, who marks the 15th anniversary of his professional debut, set an unprecedented record on the day. He thus set a new record of 4,000 points in total. Having scored 3,993 points until the previous day, he scored eight points on the day and set the relevant record (4001). He is the first middle blocker in men’s category.

As for the “golden tower” of 4,000 points, I used it as an opportunity to devote myself further. “I didn’t know when I scored 3,000 points, but I was surprised to hear that I scored 4,000 points,” he said. “My retirement is just around the corner, and I think it would be a good idea to set a lot of records. Personally, it’s more touching than the blocking record, and I think I’m showing what I’ve done so far.” 랭크카지노

Shin has maintained the No. 1 overall blocking position for seven consecutive seasons since the 2017-18 season. He has recorded 45 blocking points, 63 effective blocks, and an average of 0.73 percent per set in 17 games accumulated from the first to third rounds. He is the best among active middle blockers.

I’m 37 years old, not a little old as a player, but age doesn’t matter.

Shin’s uniform number this year is 23. In the previous season, he was 22, following the year.

When asked how many times he would increase his number, he smiled, saying “30 times” and said, “The coach told me to take good care of my body, so try until 45 times. Actually, the word “aging curve” is what makes me feel more stimulated and doesn’t get tired. I want to hear that word more every year,” he said.

Meanwhile, KEPCO will play its last game of the third round against Hyundai Capital at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on the 24th.


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