“(Women’s game) the net was low, so the serve went in well. But it was received well. It seems that female players are better at receiving than men.”
Leo (OK Financial Group), who won the All-Star Game MVP, expressed his admiration again.
Leo participated as an M-star in the Dodram 2022-2023 season V-League All-Star game held at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium on the 29th and received the men’s MVP.
The match consisted of sets 1 and 2 for women and sets 3 and 4 for men. Winning or losing was not an important game, with the referee or coach accepting a receive that bounced outside and intentional misjudgments rampant. Leo and Ikbairi (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) were put into the women’s game, and Lee Go-eun (Pepper Savings Bank) and Choi Hyo-seo (KGC Ginseng Corporation) were put into the men’s game.
In particular, Leo drew attention by appearing as a one-point server during the second set. Leo threw the ball up and hit it into the opponent’s court, but Lee Joo-ah (Heungkuk Life Insurance) calmly picked up the ball.
Leo, who we met after the game, said, “It wasn’t a very hard hit,” but laughed, saying, “I was surprised that the female players received better than 메이저놀이터 I thought. They received better receiving than the male players.”
In the match that unfolded as a confrontation between the MZ generations, Leo competed as an M star. Regarding Ikbairi, who performed a celebration full of excitement, Leo laughed, saying, “I’m still a young player. I do that often during regular season games.” He added, “Z-Star has a lot of good talent. In terms of experience, we had a bit of an edge.” Regarding the difference between the women’s and men’s divisions, he said, “I’m a serious type, but I like to show off showmanship like female players in the All-Star game.”
On this day, Leo led M-Star to victory with the most points (7 points) in the men’s division and was selected as the MVP. In the reporters’ vote, it was first with 15 votes, ahead of second place Shin Young-seok (KEPCO, 11 votes).
However, in the sub contest, he was defeated by Ikbairi and Kim Ji-han (Woori Card), finishing in third place. When he heard the word ‘sub contest’, he immediately understood it without the help of an interpreter, and expressed his deep regret by saying, “I-ssi~”. He explained, “I really wanted to win. These days, my serve condition was good. However, I think my body was a bit heavy as I put on more weight to prepare for the second half.” The serve king on this day was taken by Ikbairi, who showed off a strong serve of 117 km.
“I gained a lot in Korea, but I think I’m missing one trophy. MVP in the All-Star Game and 1st place in the sub contest are good, but I want to add one more trophy in Korea before I retire. It won’t be easy, but I’ll prepare strongly and try to achieve my goal. would.”