Park Jung-ah (30), a 187cm tall outside hitter who started her professional life as a founding member of IBK Industrial Bank, which was founded in 2010, is nicknamed ‘Clutch Park’. This is because she often scores decisive points in situations where the team is in crisis or in a ‘clutch’ situation, the moment when the game is decided, with her tall RBI and offensive power at the forefront. The aspect of Clutch Park is displayed not only in the V-League, but also in the national team uniform. His representative example is his performance against Japan in the group stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
If I had to come up with another nickname, wouldn’t it be ‘Champ Park’? All eight seasons except for the 2011-2012 season, the V-League debut season, the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 seasons in which the postseason itself was not held due to Corona 19, and the 2020-2021 season that ended with GS Caltex winning the championship I went up to the championship match (hereafter referred to as the championship match). During the 12 seasons of his professional career, he has won the championship 8 times, including this season, out of the 10 seasons in which spring volleyball was held, so the probability reaches 80%. This means that a team with Park Jung-ah has a very high probability of advancing to at least the championship. Of the seven championship matches played before this season, it was four times that they won the championship, so the probability reached 57.14%. If there is a team that needs to advance and win the championship, they can recruit Park Jung-ah, who will qualify as a free agent (FA) after this season. Of course, what about the ransom? It’s very expensive…
This season’s championship game has a point that differentiates it from the other seven championships in Park Jung-ah’s ‘champion history’. It is the first championship game he has faced since turning 30. Park Jung-ah’s last championship match before this season was the 2018-2019 season. Born in 1993, Park Jung-ah was only in her mid-twenties, twenty-seven in Korean age at that time. Since then,’Spring Volleyball’ itself has not been held for two seasons due to Corona 19, and in the 2020-2021 season, road construction has not been able to rise to spring volleyball itself. As the three seasons passed, the first digit of Park Jung-ah’s age changed from ‘2’ to ‘3’.
It was the first championship match in the 30s after finishing the playoff against Hyundai E&C with 2 wins. However, before it even started, deterioration came. A cold virus hit the road construction team, and Park Jung-ah could not escape it and had to suffer from a severe cold. Was it the aftermath? In the first game, the attack success rate was 23.81% and the score was only 10 points. In Game 2, he couldn’t even start in the first set. His offensive success rate was high at 55.16%메이저사이트, but he only scored 10 points. Due to the decline in Ace’s scoring ability, the road construction gave the first and second games to Heungkuk Life Insurance 1-3, 0-3.
There were five cases in which a team won both the first and second games in the 17 women’s championships held before this season. All five teams lifted the championship cup. Heungkuk Life Insurance had a 100% chance of winning, and the road construction team had a 0% chance of winning.
In the ‘100% chance of winning’ obtained by Heungkuk Life Insurance, there are three championship matches in which Park Jung-ah played. In the 2012-2013 season, 2014-2015 season championship, where she played for IBK Industrial Bank, and the 20127-2018 season championship, where she played for Expressway Corporation, Park Jeong-ah had a ‘happy ending’ of winning after her team’s 1st and 2nd consecutive wins. has led
Now, Park Jung-ah is about to break her odds of 100%, which she has contributed three times. In the 3rd and 4th games after the cold was over, his performance increased dramatically. In the third game, he scored 24 points, the most among both teams, leading the Korea Expressway Corporation to a 3-1 victory.
The 4th game was greeted after a day off. Park Jung-ah tried to keep a smile on her face throughout the game, but her facial expression distorted at every moment, whether it was when she moved to the back of the court to serve or when she got up after scoring a goal by attacking while falling. There was also the appearance of his legs staggering. Unlike the past, it was a scene where you can feel the age of being in your 30s.
The decline in physical strength was noticeable, but the appearance of Clutch Park was not lost. In particular, after falling to the bench for a while due to poor physical strength in the 4th set, and then being put back in at 16-20, he produced a clutch box-like scene. In a situation where the match was headed for the 5th set due to a deep defeat, Park Jung-ah led the victory 25-23 by scoring 3 points like Altoran.
Park Jung-ah, who entered the interview room as a distinguished player after the game, said, “I’m going to die of hardship. I was at least conscious until the 2nd set, but I can’t even remember how I did it from the 3rd set,” he said, pointing to Catbell who came in next to him and saying, “I won because Catbell played well.”
Is there a difference between the 7 championships you played in your 20s and the first championship you played in your 30s? Park Jung-ah said, “It is true that it was difficult even in my 20s. It’s my first championship match in my 30s, so there’s something more difficult. But it’s not just me, my colleagues and Heungkuk Life Insurance players are all having a hard time. I can’t give you an excuse.”
Game 5 will be held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon. After winning her last game 3, Park Jung-ah confessed that she lost her spirits at Incheon. With 2 wins after 2 losses, the momentum has passed to the road construction, but the atmosphere is likely to flow back to the Baek Middle Ages due to the enthusiasm of Incheon home fans. Park Jung-ah said, “If you go to Incheon, the enthusiastic support of Heungkuk Life Insurance fans is really loud.” To be honest, even when we lost the 1st and 2nd games, the team atmosphere wasn’t bad. Let’s just have fun. I told them to do it with a smile, and I think good results come out. I will do the same for the 5th round. Let’s not be angry, let’s talk to each other not to be angry.”