Forced march of ‘Clutch Park’… Even in the off-season, he wears the captain’s armband and runs without rest
Park Jung-ah (30, Pepper Savings Bank) runs without rest.
Park Jung-ah’s forced march has been in progress for quite some time. During the regular season, he is pouring sweat for his team and for the national team during the off-season. After leading the national team to advance to the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics held in the summer of 2021, they digested the 2021-22 regular season. Then, he took over the captain’s armband from Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), who announced his retirement from the national team, and digested a tight schedule until the 2022 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and World Women’s Championship.토스카지노
In the end, Park Jung-ah, who suffered from her shingles because of her stamina, could not play in the opening game of 2022-23. Park Jung-ah, who was sluggish at the beginning of the season, regained her ‘clutch park’ reputation by the end of the season. She showed great success in every critical situation and led the road construction team to victory.
Park Jung-ah experienced the limits of her stamina in the championship match against Heungkuk Life Insurance. Right after winning the championship, he said, “I hoped the ball would not come to me in the 5th set of the 5th game.” He gave a high five to the coaching staff on the bench after scoring after a long rally in Game 4 of the Champions League, and even said, “I almost fell because my leg gave out, so I did it (to buy time). It’s hard, I’m going to die.” Expressway construction director Kim Jong-min also said, “Jung-a is very tired. Looking at the steps, she stumbles and stumbles.”
Park Jung-ah (third from left) is resting on the bench looking tired from the 2022-23 championship match against Heungkuk Life Insurance. Photo = KOVO
After leading Korea Expressway Corporation to win its second championship game early last month, Park Jung-ah received the best treatment in the women’s division and transferred to Pepper Savings Bank (up to 775 million won per year, 3-year contract). After a short break, he responded to the call of the national team again at the end of April.
He said, “I was a little sick, so I took care of my fatigue by resting. Now I’m getting better.” “he said.
The team is always sincere. Even during the regular season, Park Jung-ah would ask Kim Yeon-kyung about the national team. Park Jung-ah said, “I always feel the weight of the national team captain’s armband. My shoulders are heavy.”
At the end of this month, Korea will start the VNL qualifying schedule, starting with Turquoise and continuing with Brazil and Seoul. After that, in September and October, major competitions such as the Paris Olympics qualifiers and the Hangzhou Asian Games have to be held one after another.
National team captain Park Jung-ah answers questions from reporters at the Jincheon National Training Center on the afternoon of the 16th. Photo = Yonhap News
Last year, as Kim Yeon-kyung, Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C), and Kim Su-ji (Heungkuk Life Insurance) returned the Taegeuk mark, the national team was sluggish with 1 win and 16 losses in international competitions (VNL 12, World Championship 1 win and 4 losses). The world ranking fell from 14th to 23rd.
Park Jung-ah said, “Last year, both offense and defense were lacking. There are players who are new to the national team, so I wasn’t used to playing volleyball in the off-season.” I will try my best,” he said.
Park Jung-ah’s off-season schedule is tight this year as well. Park Jung-ah will join the new team, Pepper Savings Bank, and greet his teammates only after the end of VNL.