[의정부=이데일리 스타in 이석무 기자] Na Kyung-bok (27, Woori Card), a ‘native giant’, proved to be the ace of Korean men’s volleyball through the KOVO Cup.
Woori Card defeated OK Financial Group with a set score of 3-0 (25-23 28-26 25-21) in the men’s final of the 2021 Uijeongbu Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament held at Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 21st, the first time in five years since the 2016 tournament. won the championship.
In the final of the day, Na Kyung-bok led the team to win the Woori Card by recording the most 22 points and an attacking success rate of 62.07%. After scoring 87 points in three qualifying matches, he was responsible for 32 points in the finals alone, with a total of 141 points.
Of course, the MVP of the tournament was also Na Kyung-bok. He became the MVP hero by sweeping 30 out of 31 votes in the reporters vote, and 1 vote went to teammate Ha Seung-woo, a teammate.
Na Kyung-bok, who started his professional volleyball career splendidly by winning the Rookie of the Year 2015-16 season, was recognized as a leading star leading Korean men’s volleyball by winning the KOVO Cup MVP following the regular league MVP in the 2019-20 season.
Na Kyung-bok, who was born with qualities as a left striker, such as a tall 198 cm tall and excellent jumping ability, made absurd mistakes at every turning point in the early days of his professional debut. He was nicknamed ‘New Breast’ because of his swaying appearance in big games.
However, as the seasons went on and the experience gained, he became more mature both technically and mentally. He has established himself as a ‘mercenary-class giant’ by adding an eye to volleyball to his original outstanding talent. He also solidified his position as a main striker in the national team.
Na Kyung-bok said, “When I was under my seniority, I made a lot of mistakes at the moment when I had to score an important score. I had to focus more because everyone told me that.” He added, “Now, even if it doesn’t work out, I’m trying to play comfortably with the thought that I should try more.”
Although he has grown into a player representing Korea’s men’s volleyball, Na Kyung-bok lowered himself as a player who still lacked many things. “I know what I lack, and there are many seniors better than me,” he said.
This season has an important meaning for Na Kyung-bok. In the last two seasons, Na Kyung-bok has not been able to build a proper body and has entered the V-League season. The 2019-20 season suffered due to injuries, and the last 2020-21 season did not systematically prepare for the season due to joining the national team.
On the other hand, this year, during the off-season, I was able to fully focus on preparing for the V-League. He is also in good physical condition through systematic physical training.
Na Kyung-bok said, “I haven’t played a full season in the V-League so far, but I want to play all the games this season.
Of course, the desire to win the championship, which was unfortunately missed in last season’s championship game, is also great. The goal this season is, of course, to win the V-League.
Na Kyung-bok said, “I gained a lot of experience through advancing to the championship game last season, and that experience seems to have been helpful.