Short left-handed Apposite Shin Ho-jin is the MVP
OK Financial Group, the youngest member of the men’s professional volleyball ‘7th team’, created a sensation in the 2014-2015 season, the second year of its founding, and destroyed the ‘prestigious’ Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which was trying to win 8 consecutive losses in the championship match. The following year, OK Financial Group, which defeated Hyundai Capital and achieved two consecutive victories in the championship, quickly leaped into a ’emerging prestigious business’.
They made brilliant achievements in the first three years of their founding, but after that, a long downhill road awaited them. During the seven seasons from the 2016-2017 season to the 2022-2023 season, there was only one advance to spring volleyball. OK Financial Group, who broke up with coach Kim Se-jin, who was the founding command tower, after the 2018-2019 season, left the baton to coach Seok Jin-wook, who assisted coach Kim as head coach, but Seok also resigned after the 2022-2023 season.
OK Financial Group, which ended the ‘Kim Se-jin-Seok Jin-wook system’ that had lasted for 10 years, chose Ogino massage director from Japan. With the recruitment of coach Ogino, who served as a player and manager at the prestigious Suntory Sunbirds in Japan, OK Financial Group sought to improve its constitution, and coach Ogino, who took office in June, changed the team in just two months and won the 2023 KOVO Cup championship trophy. , predicting a blast in the upcoming V-League.
OK Financial Group defeated Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 3-1 (25-23 22-25 25-23 25-20) with Shin Ho-jin and Cha Ji-hwan’s ‘ssangpo’ in the final of the 2023 Gumi-Bodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament held at Park Chung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk on the 13th. ) won. OK Financial Group, which reached the finals of the KOVO Cup in 2015, 2019, and 2021 and finished runner-up, won the first KOVO Cup championship with the victory on this day.
In this KOVO Cup, national team players were selected to prepare for the Asian Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games. Last season, only libero Lee Sang-wook was selected for the national team at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which was at the bottom, and there is not a single member from OK Financial Group. In the final, where the two teams with the least power gap due to the selection of the national team faced each other, it was stamina that divided the game.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance suffered significant physical deterioration as they played three days in a row from the last match of the group stage (11th), semi-final (12th), and final. OK Financial Group, which had one day between the last match of the group stage (10th) and the semi-final (12th), had a relatively physical advantage.
The 3rd set was the watershed of the match after giving and receiving one set at the end of the close battle, repeating one-by-one in the 1st and 2nd sets. By the end of the set, the two teams were tied 23-23, and the game was very close. 토토 At the decisive moment, it was OK Financial Group that was one step ahead in concentration. OK Financial Group, which won the set point with Shin Shin-jin’s quick open, successfully kicked off opponent Kim Jung-ho’s back attack with defense, and then Cha Ji-hwan won the set. OK Financial Group, riding on the momentum, ran away with a large score early from the beginning of the 4th set and confirmed the championship.
Shin Ho-jin, a left-handed apositive spiker from the first overall in the 2022-2023 rookie draft, swept 27 out of 31 votes as a result of the reporters’ vote and was selected as the MVP of this tournament. Shin Ho-jin, who set a new record for the most individual points since his professional debut by posting 31 points, including 6 blockings, in the semifinal against Panasonic (Japan) the previous day, raised 34 points with high speed and elasticity that covered his short stature of 187cm, breaking his own record by one day. renewed in ten thousand His attack success rate was a whopping 72.34%, a level that Samsung fire blockers couldn’t even block.