Lee Da-hyun “It’s true that I was shaken after failing in the Asian semifinals… I will get up with a long breath.”

Middle blocker Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) of the Korean women’s volleyball team said, “We will overcome the crisis with a long breath.”

The Korean women’s volleyball team, including Lee Da-hyun, will depart for Poland through Incheon Airport on the 14th and participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers to be held in Łódź, Poland from the 16th to the 24th. After completing the preliminaries, they will immediately move to Hangzhou to compete in the Asian Games finals.

Korea placed 6th in the previously concluded Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships due to disappointing results, including a loss to Vietnam, and failed to reach the semifinals as its goal.

Korea, which has failed to change its mood, is expected to have a difficult match in the upcoming Paris Olympic preliminaries and the Hangzhou Asian Games in terms of objective strength.

In an interview with ‘News 1’ before leaving the country, Lee Da-hyun said, “I went to the Asian Championships with the purpose of regaining my self-esteem, but the results were different from what I wanted, and honestly, the players were very shaken. As bad situations repeated, it was difficult and lost their senses. “He confessed.

He continued by explaining, “But I couldn’t just sit there. I tried to recover mentally by shaking off the bad things as quickly as possible and focusing on my goals for the remaining competitions.”

Lee Da-hyun (right) is cheering after scoring in the match between Korea and China in the third match of the third week of the ‘2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball National League (VNL)’ held at Seosuwon Chilbo Gymnasium in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 1st. (Korea) Provided by Volleyball Association) 2023.7.1/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Min Kyung-seok

After finishing the Asian Championships, the national team entered the Jincheon Athletes’ Village again and trained for about five days before leaving the country. After the Paris Olympic preliminaries, they will not return to Korea and will move directly to Hangzhou.

Lee Da-hyun said, “It was true that the atmosphere was down during the five days of training after the Asian Championships. However, the players all tried to brighten it up by smiling a lot. Even if the atmosphere was down, we were the ones to lose. Fortunately, we won 1-2. “The morale has gone up a lot since yesterday,” he said about the team atmosphere.

Lee Da-hyun also tried to generate energy at the airport that day by cheerfully greeting fans who came to support her and exchanging jokes with her colleagues.토토사이트

However, realistically, a rebound is not easy. After retiring from Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), Korea has recorded all losses in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) for two consecutive years. Even at the Paris Olympics, Korea is classified as the weakest player in Group C of the preliminaries, and even a bronze medal in the Asian Games is not optimistic.

Lee Da-hyun said about this, “It is true that it is difficult to keep losing games. Players need to win to create synergy, but without that, they get tired,” but added, “But in times like this, it is important to be ‘steady’. I don’t think it will happen right away. Instead of doing that, we need to acknowledge the current situation (where our power is weakened) and take a long look at the situation before getting up. I want to create the team color step by step without being impatient.”

Meanwhile, Lee Da-hyun also expressed her determination for the Asian Games to be held after the Paris Olympic qualifiers. He said, “The priority goal is a medal. Also, we unfortunately lost to Vietnam at the Asian Championships, but this time, our goal is to take courage and completely defeat Vietnam from the first game.”

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