Women’s volleyball national team captain Park Jung-ah (30) belonged to the youngest axis on the team even two years ago.
The average age of the national team was 28.4 at the time when she made it to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, and Park Jung-ah was the fifth youngest among them.
However, as veterans such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Yang Hyo-jin, and Kim Su-ji returned the Taegeuk mark one after another, they became seniors and even wore the captain’s armband.
The average age of the national team participating in the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) is 25.8 years old, nearly 3 years younger than at the Tokyo Olympics.
Setter Yeom Hye-seon (32) is the oldest, with 5 in their 30s and 11 in their 20s.
There are 7 players born after 2000: Lee Joo-ah and Mun Ji-yoon (23 years old), Jeong Ho-young, Da-hyun Lee, Jeong Ji-yoon, Kim Da-eun and Kim Ji-won (22 years old).
As much as she was humiliated last year with 12 total losses and 0 points, Park Jung-ah has the responsibility to publicize a successful generational change by promoting her this year.
Park Jeong-ah met with reporters at the Jincheon National Training Center in Chungbuk on the 16th and said, “(Last year) my skills were lacking in all aspects of karate and defense.” It was difficult to do that,” he looked back.
Looking at the size of dozens of reporters, she said with a smile, “I think the armband is especially heavy today,” and Park Jung-ah said, “Still, the young friends are working hard and everyone is helping a lot.”
The presence of Han Yu-mi and Kim Yeon-kyung, who joined the national team as coaches and advisors, is also very helpful.
He said, “Her older sisters ask me the difficult parts first, so I can talk more easily and comfortably.”
Park Jung-ah couldn’t stand her laughter when Kim Yeon-kyung’s adviser title seemed awkward.
This year, starting with VNL, major international competitions such as the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships, the 2024 Paris Olympic World Qualifiers, and the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held one after another from September.토스카지노
This is why Park Jung-ah sets her sights beyond her VNL.
Park Jung-ah said, “All games are important, but the most important are the Olympic qualifiers and the Asian Games.”
On the 24th of last month, she said that even on the first day of enlistment, she said, ‘Let’s work hard so that she can show a better image later’, she said among the players.