The 2022-2023 season V-League men’s championship match ended with Korean Air’s victory celebration, which achieved three consecutive victories. Captain Han, who won the MVP award in the championship match, said, “I have a goal that has not been completed yet.”
Korean Air has neatly filled the first button toward the goal of winning the combined championship for four consecutive seasons.
On the 18th, Korean Air closed the free agent (FA) contract with apositive spiker Lim Dong-hyuk, middle blocker Cho Jae-young, and setter Yoo Kwang-woo to prevent a power leak.메이저사이트
Solved one of the most important tasks of the offseason in the challenge of winning the combined championship for 4 consecutive seasons. Korean Air achieved a treble (cup, championship, regular league championship) in three consecutive seasons until last season. All of them stood tall as one of the best teams in men’s volleyball history, both in the second history of the V-League. Since the 2016-2017 season, all but one season (2019-2020 season) have lifted championship trophies (5 regular league first place, 4 championship wins).
It is the result of building a solid team based on the harmony of the national team players, including the setter Han, and the outside heater Jung Ji-seok and Kwak Seung-seok duo. Above all, the main members have not changed much for quite a long time, so they boast teamwork like gears. This is the reason why they were able to maintain their solidity even in the process of the recent change of three command towers (Park Ki-won – Roberto Santili – Tommy Tillikainen).
Korean Air maintained its winning power with this FA contract. Up to 1.5 billion won for 3 years for Lim Dong-hyuk (350 million won annual salary, 150 million won for options), up to 1.218 billion won for 3 years for Cho Jae-young (300 million won annual salary, 106 million won for options), and 756 million won for Yoo Kwang-woo for 3 years A total of 3.474 billion won was spent to catch three players, including 10,000 won (annual salary of 170 million won, option of 82 million won).
Three is a puzzle of power that makes a difference to the rival team. Cho Jae-young is the main middle blocker. Lim Dong-hyeok is a backup with limited opportunities to play because of foreign player Lincoln Williams, but he is a national opponent who shows a high attack success rate (56.59%). Veteran Kwang-woo Yoo, a backup setter, is also a resource who played an active role as the best setter in the V-League during his heyday, and last season, he filled the gap left by a player’s injury.
First of all, with all internal free agents remaining, Korean Air’s high flight is highly likely to continue in the 2023-2024 season.