The burden of the ranking fight was put down for a while. Fans and players became one and enjoyed the festival to the fullest.
The Dodram 2022-2023 V-League All-Star Game was held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the afternoon of the 29th. With 6466 spectators in attendance, in the match, the M-Star, who had a reputation for excellence, won with a total score of 53-52 (15-10, 10-15, 15-12, 13-15) over the Z-Star, who had a passion for victory by one point. all.
This All-Star Game was more special by reflecting the trend of the MZ generation. Men’s and women’s players born before and after in 1995 and 1996, respectively, formed M-Star and Z-Star teams. Instead of the mixed sets of men and women this year, a total of 4 sets of 15 points per set were played, and the women’s players digested the first two sets first.
The players put down the pressure of the ranking fight for a while and enjoyed the festival to their heart’s content. In particular, after the last game of the 4th round on the 27th, even though the players only had one day, the signs of contemplation to provide various fan services stood out.
In the ceremony, a combination that was not usually seen,
the players of both teams appeared one by one in the order in which their names were called at the pre-event held prior to the start of the dumb game. While some players greeted calmly, there were others who left a strong impression with dance, such as Ahmed Iqbairi (registered name Ikbairi, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) and Shin Young-seok (KEPCO).
From the 1st and 2nd sets, the atmosphere heated up. Every time a goal was scored at the beginning of the first set, many players, whether M-Star or Z-Star, danced to the music. Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai E&C), who showed off various choreography, won the Women’s Ceremony Award for two consecutive years.
In the second half of the second set, the players turned into referees, and the referees turned into players. Kim Hee-jin (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea) appeared in the referee’s seat and overturned the decision, while the line referee who received the ball helped Z-Star score the final goal. It was a sight that could not be seen except on a special day called the All-Star Game.
In the 3rd and 4th sets, the male players stepped on the court. Compared to the 1st and 2nd sets, they mostly focused on performance rather than dancing, but M-Star Tommy Tilikhainen (Korean Air) and Z-Star Choi Tae-woong (Hyundai Capital), who were the commanders of both teams, actively stepped forward and created humorous scenes. Director Choi said, “The dance performed by Shin Young-seok is inappropriate for young audiences to see (?)” and requested a video review.
The MVP of the ‘Star of the Stars’ was Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) in the women’s division and Leonardo Leyva Martinez (registered name Leo, OK Financial Group) in the men’s division. The two players scored 5 and 7 points respectively, and in the case of Kim Yeon-kyung, she won her first All-Star MVP award after her V-League debut.
“I don’t know why I am MVP,” said Kim Yeon-kyung, who laughed and said, “I tried to follow the trend. I ask for your support and interest for the rest of the season.”
The serve was Elisabeth-Ikbairi… The best libero was Choi Hyo-seo.
Meanwhile, in the finals of the serve contest held after the second set, Elisabeth Ine Barga (registered name Elisabeth, KGC Ginseng Corporation) in the women’s division and Ikhbairi in the men’s division took the top spot. In the second period, she put an 89km/h serve into the court and beat Kang So-hui (GS Caltex, 83km/h).
Ikbairi, who competed with Leo and Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), confirmed the championship with a speed of 117km per hour in the first serve. In the second period, he used a faster serve (118 km per hour), but the ball fell outside the line. The record (123km/h) set by Seongmin Moon (Hyundai Capital) in the 2016-2017 season has not been broken this year either.
In the Best Libero Contest, which was newly established this year, ‘rookie’ Choi Hyo-seo (KGC Ginseng Corporation) became the first winner. It is an event game in which the player who receives the serve of the player he/she selects and puts the most into the basket in front of the net wins for 30 seconds. Among the 5 participants, he was the only one who put 2 balls into the basket.
Choi Hyo-seo, who did not expect to win, smiled, saying, “I didn’t know I put in two. It seems like I just did it. I’m very nervous, but it’s fun to play with my sisters in the All-Star Game.” Lee Sang-wook (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) and Park Gyeong-min (Hyundai Capital) recorded one each, and Jeong Min-soo (KB Insurance) and Kim Hae-ran (Heungkuk Life Insurance) swallowed regret as they failed to succeed in even one. 메이저사이트
The All-Star Game ended safely… Round 5 started on the 31st.
The All -Star Game, which was held in Incheon for the first time since the launch of the V-League, was literally ‘successful’. More than 2,000 spectators entered the pre-event on the 28th (Sat) to watch the players’ mini-games and sub-contest preliminaries, and a large number of spectators also gathered on the 29th when the main match was held.
Some responded that it was refreshing to fill the schedule of the first day as a pre-event, and there were many opinions that it was good to see the players for more time. However, some suggested that it would be better to split the men’s and women’s divisions into an All-Star Game. In fact, Shin Young-seok, who participated in the pre-event on the 28th, said, “If the all-star game was to be held for two days, it would have been better to split the men’s and women’s divisions.”
Players who spent the last weekend of January playing the All-Star Game immediately return to their teams to prepare for the 5th round. KGC Ginseng Corporation – Korea Expressway Corporation (Daejeon) for women and Woori Card – KB Insurance (Jangchung) for men announce the start of the 5th round.
In the women’s division, which has been compressed into a two-part battle between Hyundai E&C and Heungkuk Life Insurance, the 3rd place Korea Expressway Corporation and 6th place IBK Industrial Bank compete for spring volleyball tickets. The competition for the men’s ranking, where Korean Air’s solo system is solid, is also expected to be fierce as the outline has not been clearly revealed.