1502… Hyojin Yang, ‘Block Queen’

Hyundai E&C’s “Block Queen” Yang Hyo-jin (34, pictured) is one of the best middle blockers in women’s professional volleyball. With a height of 190 centimeters, a natural blocking sense, and good hand shape, Yang has everything a blocker should have, and she won 11 consecutive women’s blocking titles from 2009-2010 to 2019-2020, when she was in her third year as a pro. 현금홀덤사이트 In the 2021-2022 season, she again topped the blocking charts, giving her 12 career blocking titles. She became the first player in history to surpass 1,500 blocks in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

Yang Hyo-jin started the match against Jung Kwan-jang at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on April 16. Yang Hyo-jin, who had 1,499 career blocks before the match, recorded her 1,500th block in the second set when she intercepted a back attack by Jung Kwan-jang’s Mega in sets 1-3. She then added two more blocks to increase her career total to 1502. Led by Yang’s 18 points, including three blocks, on a 53.57% attack percentage, Hyundai E&C rallied from the first two sets to win the third set 3-2.

Yang’s blocking record is not only a women’s record, but also a men’s record. Dae-young Jung (GS Caltex) is the second all-time blocker in the women’s game, and she is eight years older than Yang. Yang has more playing time left in her career than Chung, so it’s impossible to overtake her. Shin Young-seok (KEPCO) holds the all-time record for blocks in the men’s game with 1186.

Despite being a middle blocker who only plays three positions, Yang is also the top scorer in both the men’s and women’s divisions with 7267 points. Yang’s proprietary openness and personal time difference is a “killer move” that has been unstoppable for 17 seasons.

Yang’s teammate Hwang Yeon-joo is second in the women’s competition with 5791 points, while Park Chul-woo (KEPCO) is first in the men’s competition with 6599 points. Both players have been playing backup roles this season, making it difficult for them to accumulate points. Yang Hyo-jin’s dominance in the scoring category is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.