Incheon’s foreign command tower holding tight, combined victory ‘in front of the nose’

Another special record is just around the corner. 

On the 3rd, Korean Air beat Hyundai Capital with a set score of 3-2 (23-25, 13-25, 25-22, 25- 17, 15-11).

It is Korean Air that has kept the honor of the ‘defending champion’. In addition, they completed the ‘Air Dynasty’ by winning the cup competition this season, achieving first place in the regular league, and winning the championship match. From the 2020-21 season to the present, it is a feat of winning the integrated championship for three consecutive seasons. From winning the championship in the 2017-18 season to another star, ‘V4’ was completed.

According to the statistics of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO), the team that won both the first and second games has a 100% chance of winning the championship. Korean Air did not break this statistic and faithfully kept it. 

Runner-up team Hyundai Capital had to be satisfied with the championship stage after 4 seasons. The recapture of the throne was postponed for another season, but they showed an excellent rebound from last season to runner-up this season. The runner-up trophy was in the hands of captain Jeon Kwang-in, who was unable to participate due to injury.

Director Choi Tae-woong, who expressed his determination, “I hope the Korean sun will rise in Korea,” did not come true in the end. 

Korean Air coach Tommy Tillikainen, the youngest coach in the men’s division and the only foreign coach, wrote a new history as a foreign coach following his predecessor Roberto Santili (2020-21). 

The first championship win was achieved first (2017-18 season) by former coach Park Ki-won, who led the club from 2016 to 2020. And from the 2020-21 season when a foreign manager entered, the history of consecutive integrated championships was made.

Heungkuk Life Insurance and Korea Expressway Corporation, which are playing the women’s championship, also have a similar picture. However, Heungkuk Life Insurance could not grab a 100% win rate at once. The road construction counterattacked and opened the way back to Incheon. Game 4 once again became the stage of fate.

It has been about two months since Italian coach Marcello Abondanza, who is currently in charge of Heungkuk Life Insurance, entered Korea. After the hardship of former manager Kwon Soon-chan in January, he was welcomed by the head coach, who had been vacant for about 50 days. Since then, he has been guiding Heungkuk Life Insurance with his own color.

Already, the 1st place in the regular league was achieved early by relying on ‘Kim Yeon-kyung’s power’. And now, we are challenging the record of the first unified victory in the women’s division, which is a new history.  메이저사이트

For Heungkuk Life Insurance, former manager Mamoru Bandaira (Japan), who was acting manager at the time of the 2010-11 season, took the helm as the first official foreign manager. However, he failed to achieve his first combined victory as a foreigner and resigned due to family matters. 

As the second foreign coach in the women’s division, the third foreign coach in the men’s and women’s divisions, and as a coach who is based in Incheon alongside Korean Air, he left a single step until ‘V5’, which renews the number of championship wins in the women’s division. . 

Of course, the current road construction is not an easy opponent to look at. No one knows what will happen in the end. In the women’s division, the ‘Korean sun’ may rather rise. 

Among the splendid coronation ceremony of ‘Emperor’ Kim Yeon-kyung and the possibility of a second surprise in the road construction, can director Abondanza open the ‘Era of Incheon Champions’ alongside Korean Air director Tilikhainen?

The fourth round of the women’s championship match, which has yet to close the season, will continue at 7 p.m. at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium. 

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