“Both players are good. It will get better and better.”
In 2023, 25-year-old Lim Seong-jin and 23-year-old Jang Ji-won are at the center of the KEPCO court. Lim Seong-jin, who has been the main player in most games except for the second round this season, is stably receiving target hits. Here, while playing his role in the attack, he is gradually being reborn as the main outside hitter.
Jang Ji-won, who wore the KEPCO uniform through a trade in the off-season, started as a starter from the first game and has been active as a starting libero without missing a single game.
The performance of the two was also shown in the record. Seongjin Lim ranked 10th in receiving (34.79% efficiency) and 3rd in quick open (62.62% success rate), and Jiwon Jang ranked 5th in receiving (41.44% efficiency in receiving) and 6th in dig (2.022 per set).
In the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Men’s Round 4 Korean Air match held at Suwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 20th, both players started the game and kept the receiving line.
Im Seong-jin endured the most target hits on the team. He received a whopping 48 target hits and delivered 21 accurately to the setter, recording an efficiency of 37.5%. He also had good offense. He was clearly responsible for his left wing, scoring 13 points, including 1 block, and an attack success rate of 54.55%. 스포츠토토
Jang Ji-won showed off a dig that didn’t spare his body and kicked the ball up. He kicked 18 digs, the most of both teams, and made 14 of them. Receive also did its job, accurately delivering 7 out of 19 attempts.
Unfortunately, his performance did not lead to victory. The set score was 2-3 (22-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-15, 16-18) and I was satisfied with winning one point.
Although defeated, the chief praised him. KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min said to Lim Seong-jin, “The offense and serve have improved a lot. He’s a player who needs to be good. He has a burden to receive, but he has held up well. As he continues to get into the start and gains confidence, he will get better.”
“Jang Ji-won is also a young libero, but he is doing well. It is true that he excels at dig.”
He gave the thumbs up, saying, “They are players with very good basic skills,” but there was also a sense of regret. Director Kwon said, “Sungjin and Jiwon are both fragile. If he makes one mistake he has to falter in a row. However, it is natural for him to make mistakes while playing the game. He tells a lot of good stories and doesn’t burden me.”
The head coach, who expressed his anticipation, saying, “It will be better than it is now because it is getting better than the beginning,” emphasized the role of the two players, saying, “Our team will survive more only when two people survive.”