“Seeing (Kim) Min-jae ranked second, it seems that people who like volleyball picked him for his skills. If the second place was Lim Seong-jin, he would have acknowledged (being chosen for his looks)…”
Shin Young-seok (37, KEPCO) said confidently. The reason he was selected as an All-Star was because of his skills, not his looks.
Shin Young-seok said, “At first, I thought it was a coincidence, but seeing that many fans like it for 3 consecutive years, I don’t think that’s the case.” He said, “I’m also worried about how to finish my career and how to repay (for the love of the fans). (For now) I’ll try to move forward by showing that I won’t give up until the end like I’ve always done.”
Reflecting the trend of the MZ generation, this All-Star game will compete against each other by forming teams of male M-Stars and Z-Stars born before and after 1995, and female M-Stars and Z-Stars born before and after 1996.
For Shin Young-seok, it is already three consecutive seasons and the 11th All-Star in his career. In the V-League men’s division, Yeo Oh-hyun (45, Hyundai Capital) in the 13th, Lee Seon-gyu (42, retired) in the 12th, and Han Seon-seon (38, Korean Air) tied for 4th with Moon Seong-min (37, Hyundai Capital). This season, he is also showing top-notch activity as a middle blocker, including No. 1 in blocking and No. 1 in fast attack.
On this day, Shin Young-seok, who acted as the M-star representative, and Kim Min-jae (20, Korean Air), who acted as the Z-star face, played a tense battle of nerves and drew laughter. In the previous mini-game, when Shin Young-seok first provoked, “I will step on (Z-CEO juniors)”, Kim Min-jae also said, “I will step on it, but it is not easy.
Even after the pre-all-star game, the nervous battle continued with laughter. Kim Min-jae missed the first place with the most votes in the men’s division with a difference of about 500 votes. In response, Kim Min-jae joked, “It’s unfortunate, but I still have a lot of days to play, so (Shin) Young-seok will yield to his older brother.”
In response to the question, “Would your appearance have a positive effect on being selected as an All-Star for three consecutive years?” Shin Young-seok said, “I would have recognized it if the second place was Lim Seong-jin, but (Kim) Min-jae came in second place, so people who like volleyball have good skills. It seems that he was chosen as a ,” he replied, making it a sea of laughter. 안전놀이터
We did not forget to say good things to each other. Shin Young-seok said, “All-Star is not what I want to be. It is a position that volleyball fans recognize when I show a good figure in my position. I also climbed slowly like stepping on the stairs.” I don’t think it was when I was there. I think it will come up after I retire in about three years.”
Kim Min-jae also said, “As everyone acknowledges and agrees, he is the best among middle blockers, so I think he has become an all-star. I also watch a lot of (Shin) Young-seok hyung’s videos. There are a lot of things to learn from watching, and I’m looking forward to it because I think I’ll stick to it tomorrow.”