Korean Air Jinjiwi “Complete defeat at Suntory, I was greedy… Building new experiences”
Men’s professional volleyball Korean Air’s middle blocker Jin Ji-wi (30) looked back and learned a lot while playing full-time at the 2023 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship. Regarding the match against Suntory Sunbirds (Japan), which failed to advance to the semifinals, he said, “I was too greedy.”
On the 19th토스카지노 (local time), Korean Air, led by head coach Tommy Tillikainen, defeated Bayanghongor, Mongolia 3-1 (25-21 22) in the last match of Group E of the quarterfinals of the tournament held at the ISA Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain. -25 25-16 25-19).
Korean Air, which failed to advance to the semifinals after being completely defeated by Japan’s Suntory the previous day, recorded 1 win and 2 losses (3 points) with a victory that day, confirming 3rd place in Group E of the quarterfinals. Korean Air will play a match against Kuwait Sporting Club (Kuwait), which is ranked 4th in Group F, for 5th to 8th places on the 20th.
On this day, Jin Ji-wi kept the full-time court and was in charge of the center of Korean Air.
Through the Asia Quarter in the middle of the first set, he also blocked Bayar Shaihan’s quick attack, which is scheduled to play for OK Financial Group in the upcoming season.
Jin Ji-wi played an active part with 13 points (attack success rate 57%), taking responsibility for 5 out of 11 team blocking by himself.
After the game, Jin Ji-wi showed confidence, saying, “I’d be lying if I said there was no physical burden, but it’s not as difficult as I thought. I can play 5 more games.” He added, “Although I am in my 30s, playing and playing games is a matter of mind. I can play enough.”
The 0-3 defeat to Suntory the previous day must have come as a great shock to the Korean Air team. Jin Ji-wi said, “In the game against Suntory, I and the entire team were very greedy. Today, the game went well because I let go of my greed.”
Participating in the first Asian Club Championship is a meaningful event for Jin Ji-wi. He explained, “In the V-League, one foreign player plays, but here, up to two mercenary players can play, so there are many things to see when playing, so it is very different. It is a new experience.”
Aspiring from Hong Kong, Jinjiwi’s home country, also participates in this event.
When asked about how he felt about meeting his hometown players after a long time, he said, “I haven’t been to Hong Kong since I joined Korean Air in the 2019-20 season.” He may seem like an old man, but we had a lot of fun talking about the old days,” he laughed.