Reporter Lee Jae-sang = Women’s professional volleyball Hyundai Construction’s middle blocker Lee Da-hyun (22) had a busier 2022 than anyone else. He played an active role as a key force in the team’s regular season, and captured the attention of fans with his splendid dance moves in the V-League All-Star Game. Lee Da-hyun, who also boarded the ‘Cesar’ with the Taegeuk mark, has grown further through the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL).
However, his most important V-League trophy has yet to be lifted.
Lee Da-hyun, who recently met ‘News 1’ at the Hyundai Construction Gymnasium in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, raised his voice without hesitation, saying, “First win” when asked about his New Year’s wishes in 2023.
◇ Lee Da-hyun, who has not yet experienced spring volleyball, “Gye-myeon’s wish is unconditional victory”
Lee Da-hyun, wearing a Hyundai E&C uniform in the 2nd place in the 1st round of the 2019-20 season, has not yet made a connection with the championship. In the first year of her debut, while the team was in first place in the regular league, the V-League ended early due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), so she could not lift the champion trophy.
Even in the last 2021-22 season, despite the tremendous performance of 28 wins and 3 losses, the corona crisis had to be satisfied with 1st place in the regular league again.
After emphasizing that “my biggest wish this year is winning the (league) championship,” Lee Da-hyun said, “I want to put a ‘star’ through winning the championship game along with winning the regular league.”
He said, “It was canceled twice because of the corona. That’s why I am more desperate to win.”
Lee Da-hyun, who is in his 4th professional season, has not yet experienced ‘spring volleyball’. This is because the season ended early after running first in both the 2019-20 season and the 2021-22 season, and the team stayed in 6th place in the 2020-21 season.
Lee Da-hyun emphasized, “I have not played spring volleyball yet, so I always think about it before going to bed.” Then, “I imagine a thrilling game in front of a full crowd. At the same time, I made up my mind to say, ‘Let’s do our best’,” he explained.
◇ An old man? Lee Da-hyun , a perfectionist who already thinks until after his retirement,
is young but takes care of himself thoroughly. He is in his early twenties, but his co-workers and older sisters say he is like an ‘old kid’.
For example, in order to get better at volleyball, he refrains from everyone’s favorite fatty foods such as chicken and manages his diet such as salads.
Lee Da-hyun smiled brightly, saying, “Everyone says that I look like an old man.
He dreams of being a perfectionist on the court. When a game doesn’t go well or he loses, he gets so angry that he can’t sleep. He explained that he would not be satisfied with his own play until the moment he retired.
Lee Da-hyun said, “(Kim) Yeon-kyung unnie also told me a similar story in the past, saying, ‘The moment you are satisfied that you did well, you slow down. It’s the same. I will continue to do so until I retire.” 바카라
Lee Da-hyun, a ‘planned person’, plans to enter university late this spring. Although he chose cyber university because of the V-League schedule, Lee Da-hyun expressed his anticipation.
After putting on a serious expression, saying, “Because volleyball isn’t something I’ll play for the rest of my life, I’m thinking about it even after retirement.”
Lee Da-hyun unusually chose ‘Psychology’ as her major. He said, “Athletes usually take a lot of physical education or sports-related classes, but I personally wanted to study sports psychology.
◇ “I want to play volleyball better in 2023”
Lee Da-hyun, who received the ‘Best 7 Middle Blocker’ award for the first time after his professional debut last year, is cruising this season as well. He has shown steady performance on the court, except for missing about two games early in the third round due to shoulder pain and the like.
Hyundai E&C was able to take the lead despite the absence of starting apogee spiker Yasmin Bedart due to a back injury because domestic players such as Lee Da-hyun, Yang Hyo-jin, Hwang Yeon-ju, Jeong Ji-yoon, and Hwang Min-kyung performed evenly.
In the 2022-23 season, despite the fact that speed attacks, moving attacks, blocking, and serving are all at the top, Lee Da-hyun is more disappointed than satisfied. “The only thing I’m satisfied with is the team performance,” he said.
“I want to be skilled on the court. Since I often go to matches, I can see the opponent’s attack little by little, but there are many things to pay attention to. I have to pay attention to effective blocking and read the opponent’s attack course. I keep trying to become more perfect.” added.
Lee Da-hyun, who had the best year of 2022, is still hungry for volleyball. With her team’s victory, she was selected for the women’s volleyball team this year and went to international competitions, promising that she would fill in the gaps with more experience.
He said, “This year, important competitions such as VNL, (Hangzhou) Asian Games, and Paris Olympic qualifiers are gathered.” “When I watched the video of the national team last year, all the plays were regrettable. If we are convened again this time, I will show a better performance. We will prepare well so that there can be synergistic effects.”