In Hyundai E&C, Lee Da-hyun (21), who relies on Yang Hyo-jin (33), the ‘best middle blocker in active life’, exchanges advice with middle blockers of his age when he wears the Taegeuk mark.
Although Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Su-ji (above Heungkuk Life Insurance), and Yang Hyo-jin’s retirement from the national team are experiencing quite painful growing pains, the ‘young’ Korean women’s volleyball team is moving forward little by little.
Lee Da-hyun is also a key middle blocker who will be responsible for the future of Korean women’s volleyball.
Lee Da-hyun, who is in charge of the center of the Korean women’s volleyball team along with Park Eun-jin (23), Jeong Ho-young (21, KGC Ginseng Corporation), and Lee Joo-ah (22, Heungkuk Life Insurance), participated in the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations Cup (VNL) I left for Turkiye on the 22nd.
Lee Da-hyun, who met with reporters at Incheon International Airport right before departure, said, “Last year, I only felt the limit at VNL. I couldn’t overcome the gap between the seniors and the difference in skill with the volleyball powerhouses.” ’ Coach Han Yu-mi and senior Kim Yeon-kyung (who joined the national team as an advisor) helped me a lot, so I gained the confidence to say, ‘Let’s try it once’.”
Lee Da-hyun is a player who has solidified his position in the V-League, and the Hyundai E&C middle blocker team guarded by Yang Hyo-jin and Lee Da-hyun is evaluated as the best in the league.
Lee Da-hyun said, “In the V-League, senior Yang Hyo-jin gives advice right during the game. She can relieve the mental burden.”
Even at VNL in 2021, when he was first selected and participated in the adult national team, Lee Da-hyun lived with Yang Hyo-jin. At that time, the Korean national team recorded 3 wins and 12 losses.
However, as Yang Hyo-jin announced her retirement from the national team, Lee Da-hyun played with her peers in the 2022 VNL.
Korea lost all 12 matches in the VNL last year.
Lee Da-hyun recalled, “I really lost too many times. My performance was not good, so I felt sorry for the team and fans.”
For Lee Da-hyun, who is in her early 20s, failure is also a driving force.
Lee Da-hyun said, “I had a lot of conversations with middle blockers of my age while preparing for this tournament. It was helpful to each other,” and said, “Our middle blockers will move better than last year.”
Of course, he knows he can’t beat the world’s strongest players the same way he did in the V-League.
Lee Da-hyun said, “In the V-League, attacks that would have resulted in goals are often blocked by the opponent’s defense in international competitions. “He also gave me advice,” he introduced.
“Japan and Thailand are performing well despite their relatively short stature. We tried to increase our ‘speed’ to fight against teams that are taller than us in terms of height and strength. We want to see how well our preparations will work in this VNL.” “he said.
Lee Da-hyun is a ‘academic player’.
I have a good understanding of the FIVB World Ranking System, which gives ranking points based on wins, losses and set wins.
She won as many victories and sets as possible in the VNL. She raised the Korean women’s volleyball ranking, which had dropped to 23rd as of the 23rd, and had to finish in second place in the World Qualifying Group C match to be held in Poland in September to qualify for the Paris Olympics. also know that there is
Korea will compete with Italy (2nd), USA (4th), Poland (10th), Germany (13th), Thailand (15th), Colombia (19th), and Slovenia (25th) in the world qualifiers for the Paris Olympics. .
Lee Da-hyun said,스포츠토토 “I watched and cheered my seniors to fourth place at the 2012 London Olympics and 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Participating in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream.” It’s important. I’ll do my best to make my dream of participating in the Olympics come true.”