From the eve of the All-Star Game, the players representing the V-League caught the attention of the fans by presenting various attractions.
On the 28th, at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon, a pre-event was held a day before the ‘Dodram 2022-23 V-League All-Star Game’.
In this All-Star Game, reflecting the trend of the MZ generation, the men’s division was divided into M-stars for players born before 1995 and Z-stars for players born after. Starting from 1996, the women’s division was included in the M-Star before and the Z-Star after that.
In the men’s M-Star category, players such as Han Seon-seon (Korean Air) and Shin Young-seok (KEPCO) still show off their top-notch skills in the V-League.
Z-stars, who are called the future of Korean volleyball, such as Lim Dong-hyuk (Korean Air), Lim Seong-jin (Korea Electric Power), Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), and Park Gyeong-min (Hyundai Capital), endured, challenge the stronghold of their seniors.
In the women’s division, Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), Kim Su-ji, Kim Hee-jin (IBK Industrial Bank of Korea), Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C), Park Jeong-ah (Korea Expressway Corporation), and Lee So-young (KGC Ginseng Corporation), who wrote the 2020 Tokyo Olympics semifinal legend, are M-Star. breathe again
Z-Star, which consists of rookie Choi Hyo-seo (KGC Ginseng Corporation), Lee Da-hyun, Kim Da-in (Hyundai E&C), Kang So-hui, and Kwon Min-ji (GS Caltex), goes to the court with ambition.
At the pre-event, more than 2,400 fans visited the stadium and showed keen interest, reminiscent of the main game. 안전놀이터
All-star players brought out various irregular tactics from practice matches to keep their hands and feet in sync, making the stadium a sea of laughter.
Z-star apositive spiker Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) came out as a setter and showed off a series of quick toss to Kim Min-jae (Korean Air). Libero Park Kyung-min showed off a sharp serve that he hadn’t shown before.
Seniors did not stand still. M-star Kwak Seung-seok (Korean Air) passed the ball to Lee So-young during his serve and retired to the bench.
Lim Dong-hyeok directed a heart-warming scene in which he ran right after knocking Lee So-young down with a strong spike and apologized. It was an all-star game, so you could see it.
In the women’s practice game, the spectacle continued. Park Kyung-min played the court with Z-star players in the women’s division to strengthen the defense.
Command towers also added to the fun. Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, who leads the men’s Z-star, engaged in a witty war of nerves with the referee, who repeatedly requested a video review and refused to do so.
Hyundai E&C’s coach Kang Seong-hyeong kept denying Kim Yeon-kyung’s replacement sign and made her stay on the court. In the end, Kim Yeon-kyung was replaced by Park Jung-ah with 5 minutes left until the end of the practice game, and she was able to come to the bench.