Park Ji-hyun (23, 183cm) announced a dance performance in Japan.
Hana One Q Cheongna Gymnasium on the 27th. 12 WKBL rising stars, led by Asan Woori Bank coach Jeon Joo-won, gathered together for the first time. They will participate in the WKBL X WJBL All-Star Korea-Japan exchange held at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan on the 29th. It is scheduled to face off against W League All-Star United, which is composed of players from WJBL.
The WKBL Rising Stars are composed of young people under 7 years of age, and from Woori Bank, Na Yoon-jung and Park Ji-hyun will participate. Park Ji-hyun said, “I am so grateful to be able to participate in this event. I was a little surprised that the list was announced mainly for young players. I am looking forward to it because it is a different lineup than usual.”
Park Ji-hyun, who was selected for the adult national team since her days at Soongui Girls’ High School, was always the youngest in the national team. Even now, in his 6th year as a professional, he belongs to the young axis. However, in the Rising Star team, along with Lee So-hee, Na Yoon-jung and Lee Hye-mi (Shinhan Bank) are the next seniors.
“It’s an event match, so there’s no need to feel a lot of pressure, but I was always the youngest in the national team. So my sisters always took care of me. But now, among the younger players, I am the oldest. I hope it will be a time to lead well and have a lot of conversations with young players, and make good memories even though it is a short time.” Jihyun Park says:
Although it is an event game, many top players in Japan participate in the W-League All-Star. Lamu Tokashiki, Yuki Miyazawa, Himawari Akaho and others are the main players of the silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Regarding this, Park Ji-hyun said, “I was surprised. I’m going with the name WKBL Rising Star, and I think both Japanese and Korean fans will be interested in watching it. That’s why it makes no sense to go without responsibility. It’s an event game, but I’ll do my best in my role while enjoying it.”
Meanwhile, Park Ji-hyun performs a dance performance in front of Japanese fans. At the She W League All-Star 2022-2023 in Ariake, which will be held on the 30th, she will perform the “Fighting Gotta Go” dance by Seok-soon Boo along with Yunjeong Na.크크크벳
Park Ji-hyun said, “I don’t know why I dance (laughs). (B) Yunjeong unni is really good, but she has many friends who dance better than me among the younger players. She seems to have to work hard to be like her sister. It’s embarrassing for her, but I’ll do my best to dance,” she laughed.