Men’s professional volleyball Woori Card’s middle blocker Kim Wan-jong gave himself 100 points, saying, “I entered an empty seat, but I wanted that seat to be my seat.”
Woori Card beat Korean Air with a set score of 3-2 (22-25 26-24 25-22 22-25 21-19) in the 2022-23 Dodram V-League Men’s Round 4 home game held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 14th.
Woori Card, which ended its two-game losing streak and reached 12 wins and 9 losses (32 points), pursued the 3rd place OK Financial Group (33 points) with a difference of one point. In addition, this season against Korean Air, they won a valuable victory after two consecutive losses.
In particular, Woori Card was more impressed by the results despite the crisis in which manager Shin Young-cheol, middle blocker Lee Sang-hyun, and setter Han Tae-joon were diagnosed with a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
The beneficiary of the opportunity amidst the chaos was Kim Wan-jong. Kim Wan-jong, who was put in place of Lee 스포츠토토Sang-hyeon, made a splash on the day, recording 13 points and an 81.82% attack success rate.
Kim Wan-jong, who had his first interview after joining the pros, said with a puzzled expression, “I am both awkward and happy. I think I have been filial to my parents.”
He continued, “Before entering the game, I promised myself that I would work hard so that (Lee) Sang-hyun’s vacant seat could become my seat. If you give me a score today, 100 points,” he expressed satisfaction.
Kim Wan-jong did not waver even in an urgent moment, such as succeeding in the decisive serve in the 5th set, which was the match. He said, “I didn’t think he would make a mistake. He only focused on the attack method,” and his eyes twinkled.
In particular, Kim Wan-jong showed ‘good breathing’ with setter Hwang Seung-bin several times, and about this, “We talked a lot from the time of practice. Today, we talked a lot about ‘don’t go far and come to me’, there was,” he said.
In addition, Kim Wan-jong plays in various roles, such as outside heater and one-point server, in addition to middle blocker. Kim Wan-jong said of himself, “As he plays multiple positions, his understanding of various positions increases and he is well connected.”
Lastly, Kim Wan-jong expressed his strong aspirations, saying, “I felt envious when I saw other players leave records like ‘how many times’. I also want to leave my name on the record.”