Kim Da-in went through the ordeal of the ‘AG disaster’…still a steadfast leader

Even in situations where he is mentally and physically tired, he protects the court with a brighter energy than anyone else. This is the story of Kim Da-in (25), the starting setter for Hyundai Engineering & Construction in women’s professional volleyball. 

Dain Kim participated in the first round away game against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) in the 2023-24 Dodram V League Women’s Division held at the Hwaseong General Indoor Stadium on the 21st, and with an accurate toss and appropriate attack distribution, his team Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s set score was 3-. 1 led to victory. In the Heungkuk Life Insurance match held at home (Suwon Indoor Gymnasium) on the 18th, Hyundai Engineering & Construction lost after a close full set, but on this day, they managed to avoid consecutive losses and reorganized their battle line. It was their 2nd win (1 loss) this season. 

Hyundai Engineering & Construction is currently not at 100% power. National team striker Jeong Ji-yoon suffered a right ankle ligament injury during training last August. Starting outside hitter (left) Go Ye-rim also underwent surgery on both knees and is undergoing rehabilitation treatment. Hwang Min-kyung, who was the team captain until last season, transferred to Industrial Bank of Korea. 

Kim Da-in, the ‘commander on the court’, created a variety of attacks even in this situation. While using the main gun Moma Basoko (registered name Moma) the most, they distributed the attack share by utilizing Wipawi Sitong (registered name Wipawi), who was recruited through the Asia Quarter, starting middle blocker (center) Yang Hyo-jin, and transfer left left Kim Joo-hyang. . In the Pepper Savings Bank game on the 15th and the Heungkuk Life Insurance game on the 18th, four players recorded double-digit attack shares. 

In the IBK match on the 21st, I had good chemistry with Wipawi. In the previous two games, Wipawi, who focused on defense-oriented play such as receiving serves, scored the most points (21) since his V-League debut in the game against Industrial Bank of Korea. His attack success rate was 56.25%. 

After the game, Wipawi said, “Kim Da-in tosses at a height that is comfortable for attack. We were matching each other during training, so it was a big help.” Wipawi then expressed his gratitude to Kim Da-in, saying, “She was worried that I would be lonely. We are also actively communicating.” 

Dain Kim went through hardships all summer. She is the starting setter for the women’s national volleyball team, and although she competed in international competitions, it did not stop her from performing poorly. She said South Korea has lost all 12 of its matches in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and all 7 of its qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics. At the subsequent Hangzhou Asian Games (AG), they were eliminated in the quarterfinals and failed to win a medal. 

Criticism poured in on the women’s national team for her lethargic performance. Kim Da-in, her starting setter, also had to bow her head. In this situation, she has not been able to rest properly and has joined her team and is currently completing her V-League schedule. Kang Seong-hyung, manager of Hyundai Construction, said, “Kim Da-in and her existing players have not been able to work well together. Above all, I am worried that the players who have competed in international competitions will suffer from a decline in stamina.” 

At a time when even her mentality can be shaken, Kim Da-in is showing a more courageous side. He shouts “fighting” loudest among Hyundai Engineering & Construction players and makes a lot of gestures. Whenever he succeeds in an attack, he approaches the player who scored and makes eye contact. 

Dain Kim, who was first in the sets category last season 토스카지노(11.021 per set), is aiming for his second consecutive win in this category this season. He also performed well this season, scoring 9.615 in three games. Kim Da-in, who went through his growing pains, appears to have become stronger. 

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