OK Financial Group Song Myeong-geun joins the team with ’77’ after 2 years
Song Myeong-geun (30), the core power of OK Financial Group, returns after two years of military service.
On the 6th, OK Financial Group said, “Song Myeong-geun was discharged after completing his full-time reserve service on the 5th. From the 6th he joined the team in earnest.” Song Myeong-geun is highly likely to make a comeback at the Ansan Samsung Firefighting on the 8th.
Even before he was discharged, Song Myung-geun used his vacation period to train with his teammates. He also reduced his weight from 95 kg to 88 kg.
An official from OK Financial Group said, “After being discharged from the military, I maintained my physical condition through personal training consistently enough to be able to put all my effort into it immediately.” Regardless of whether the set was won or lost, the match was played in ‘unconditional 3 sets’, and OK Financial Group won with a set score of 2-1 (25-23 25-23 32-24), and Song Myung-geun scored the most of both teams with 18 points. The attack success rate was 31% and the receiving efficiency was 71%.The attack power has not yet increased as much as before due to breathing problems with the setter, but it is interpreted that the receiving sense is still the same.
Song Myeong-geun, who made his professional debut in the 2013-14 season, is in his 8th season, with a career attack success rate of 52.8% and receive efficiency of 33%. In the 2014-15 season, when the team won its first championship, he was named the MVP of the championship, and in the 2015-16 season, he was selected as one of the best 7 players. Although suffering from injuries and sluggishness, Song Myung-geun always played as a key player for OK Financial Group. If Song Myeong-geun plays in the game on the 8th, it will be the first official V-League match in about two years since the Hyundai Capital match on February 12, 2021. Song Myung-geun said, “It’s been quite a while since I trained using my vacation, but when I played (unofficial) games in front of the fans, the tension increased.”
Of course, there were many twists and turns before returning. In February 2021, as the facts of past school violence became known, Song Myeong-geun lost his reason to stand on the court. Accordingly, Song Myeong-geun admitted his past mistakes and gave up participating in the remainder of the 2020-21 season of professional volleyball and asked for forgiveness from the victim. The victim also reached out a hand of reconciliation, saying, “I will support you in the future.” Song Myeong-geun said, “I made a big mistake during my school days. I admit all my mistakes. I was really wrong.”
Song Myeong-geun, who got a chance to stand on the court again, wears ’77’ instead of ‘1’, which was his trademark before enlisting. The current uniform number 1 owner is outside hitter Park Seung-soo, who won the Rookie of the Year award last season. Song Myeong-geun explained, “For Park Seung-soo, number 1 must be a meaningful number. Of course, number 1 belongs to Park Seung-soo,” and explained, “I chose number 77, which has two lucky 7s.” 안전놀이터
In terms of power, Song Myeong-geun’s return is expected to be a great boost to OK Financial Group. If he recovers his game sense, Song Myeong-geun can still play as a top-notch outside hitter in the V-League. Song Myung-geun said, “I remembered how hard I tried to survive in the professional world while watching volleyball outside,” and “I also felt that I could play volleyball happily only when I became a good person outside the stadium.”