‘Come back after 2 years’ Song Myeong-geun “I was so nervous… but I’m grateful to my colleagues”
Song Myeong-geun (30, OK Financial Group) returned to the court.
Song Myeong-geun, who made a name for himself as a top-notch native striker in men’s professional volleyball, played as a starting member in a home game against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the professional volleyball Dodram 2022-23 V-League Men’s Division held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 8th.
The result was 12 points and an attack success rate of 76.92%. 77% of the number rounded to the nearest decimal point was the same number as Song Myeong-keun’s new uniform number, number 77.
Thanks to Song Myeong-keun’s strength in the attack and Leo and Cha Ji-hwan’s strong performance as the main strikers, OK Financial Group won a complete victory over Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance by a set score of 3-0 (25-21 25-16 25-20).
This match was very meaningful to Song Myeong-geun. Song Myeong-geun was clearly nervous before the game. He could be seen trying to find his composure.
Song Myung-geun went through a major crisis in his career. In February 2021, when the controversy over school violence arose, he admitted his past wrongdoing and gave up playing that season. After finding the victim and sincerely asking for forgiveness, he began his military service as a full-time reserve. He was discharged on the 5th after completing 18 months of service and returned to play.
It was about two years after the Hyundai Capital match on February 12, 2021 that Song Myung-geun played an official match in the V-League. He changed his uniform number to number 77, having worn number 1 in the past. Number 1 belonged to Park Seung-soo, a junior on his team. Instead, Song Myeong-geun went to the game wearing a ’77’ uniform with two lucky numbers ‘7’ attached to catch his heart anew.
There was no problem with the sense of the game, which I was concerned about. He was also in good shape. It was a big help for him to take a vacation before being discharged, participate in team training, and participate in unofficial matches.
Of course, 12 points is an unsatisfactory record compared to his days before his hiatus. However, considering his two-year hiatus, it wasn’t bad. His attack success rate was as high as 76.92%, and he also scored two serves, which was enough to receive a passing score.
Song Myeong-geun calmly expressed his feelings, saying, “It’s been a while since I prepared for the game, so I was very nervous, but my teammates did a great job.”
He also recalled the moment when he scored his first goal after returning as his serve ace in the 7-7 tie in the first set. Song Myeong-geun said, “The moment he scored his first goal, he remembered the process of trying to build his body for two years,” and said, “It was possible because his teammates helped him to do well.” 메이저놀이터
Unfortunately, the final point that determines the team’s victory also belongs to Song Myeong-geun. He said, “When the receive came up, the setter (Kwak) Myung-woo sent a sign to prepare.” I was grateful that my colleagues supported me a lot and congratulated me.”
Coincidentally, Song Myeong-geun was surprised when he said that he recorded a 77% attack success rate, the same as the new uniform number that day. In response to the joking question, “Isn’t it deliberately matching the number and attack success rate?”
Song Myeong-geun, who fulfilled his military service as a full-time reserve after stopping his playing career, acknowledged that the time away from the court helped him grow as a person.
Song Myeong-geun said, “Since I am a full-time reservist, I was able to spend a lot of time with my family, so it was a happy time.” He said that he wanted to play volleyball happily in the future with the feeling that he had grown one year older since his military service was over.”
Ahead of his return, Song Myung-geun, who said that losing weight from 95 to 96 kg during the military service to 87 to 88 kg was the most difficult, saying, “I will do my best to help the competing team rise higher.”