Still hot 42-year-old Jeong Dae-young “I want to be a great mother and a great player to my daughter”

Posted Posted onJune 14, 2023 Comments0

42 years old this year. The twilight of volleyball player Jeong Dae-young (GS Caltex) is still hot. He made a miracle history by winning the unprecedented ‘reverse sweep’, and took on a new challenge with a free agent transfer토토사이트.

Dae-Young Chung has been asked countless times how he has been able to maintain his skills and continue his career as a player. Every time he would bring up his daughter’s name first. From around the age of five he wanted to be an unabashed mother to his daughter, who said she wanted to be a volleyball player. That daughter became a middle school volleyball player. Her height has grown rapidly in just one year, and there is not much difference even side by side with her mother, who is 185 cm tall. The phrase ‘Isn’t this really a mother and daughter playing on the same court’ doesn’t sound like a joke anymore. Daeyoung Jeong and his daughter Bomin Kim (13), who returned to GS Caltex after the 2022-2023 season, met at the GS Caltex Clubhouse in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do.

Miracle-like reverse sweep
It has been 24 years since Jung Dae-young joined Hyundai E&C, an unemployment volleyball team in 1999, and has won four championships since the launch of the V-League. The most memorable moment among them was the victory of Korea Expressway Corporation last season. Jeong Dae-young’s road construction won the 3rd, 4th, and 5th games after losing 0-2 to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the last championship match. Jeong Dae-young said, “I came to the championship match, but it doesn’t end without winning a single game. Even if I lose, I came out with the mindset to try like crazy.” That’s how I won game 3 and won game 4. He even won the 5th game of the Incheon Expedition, which made the opponents feel intimidated with an overwhelming shout. Jeong Dae-young laughed, saying, “The road construction is (Gyeongbuk) Gimcheon is the home, so the distance is usually very long, so in that respect, it seems that there was an advantage to physical strength than Heungkuk Life Insurance.”

It has been 13 years since Bomin was born. Jung Dae-young is still on the court. Bomin, who wanted to become a volleyball player since he was 5 years old, is now a middle school volleyball player (first grader at Jecheon Middle School).

At first he thought he was joking. Since he was still young, he knew that his dreams would naturally change. It wasn’t. When asked about her future hopes at the daycare center, Bomin always answered, ‘Becoming a wonderful volleyball player like her mother’.

Bomin-yang said, “Since I was young, I have watched volleyball so often, and the movement of the players looked so cool. He seems to have told his mom and dad that he wanted to play volleyball almost every day.” He said that receiving the opponent’s spikes and blocking them was especially cool. These are the games her mother was good at.

Bo Min-yang hopes to be an outside hitter, but currently plays as a middle blocker due to team circumstances. He is in the same position as his mother. Ms. Bomin laughed, saying, “She looked very easy when she saw her mother do it, but when she actually tried it, it was so difficult.”

Jung Dae-young did not stop her daughter from wanting to become a volleyball player. During the road construction days, coach Kim Jong-min joked, “It’s because you were comfortable playing volleyball when you were a student.”

Jeong Dae-young graduated from Chungbuk Girls’ Middle School and Yangbaek Women’s Sang. She met good leaders. “When she was in middle school, she never exercised for more than two hours,” says Daeyoung Jeong. She only worked hard on the basics,” she said. Even when she was in high school, she took classes in the morning, and her training was only in the afternoon. She had no early morning or night training. Jeong Dae-young’s teachers emphasized her basic skills instead of pushing young players too hard. Because of her belief that her daughter, Bomin, would be able to grow up like that, she allowed her to exercise without much hesitation.

Miss Bomin, who was 170cm until last year, grew 6cm in one year. He is now in his first year of middle school and is already 176 cm tall. Daeyoung Jeong waved his hand when he said that he would not have to worry about his height. The taller the volleyball player, the better, so her mother’s mind is that she needs to get over 180cm quickly to feel a little relieved.

Her daughter Bomin, who became a volleyball player in the first grade of middle school, said, “What my mother used to do looked easy.”
Jeong Dae-young wants Miss Bo-min to exercise comfortably without being conscious of her mother. She is not without expectations from those around her, saying, ‘She has a mother, Daeyoung Jeong, and of course she will do well’. Bomin started playing volleyball in the 5th grade of elementary school. It wasn’t a very quick start. Little by little, she said, she was adjusting to the expectations of ‘her mother is Daeyoung Jeong’ and the pressure of having to play volleyball as well as her friends.

She said that Miss Bomin would like her to play volleyball until her mother wants to. Her retirement was entirely left to her mother’s choice.

Daeyoung Chung held a family meeting ahead of her last season. ‘Now it’s really the last,’ she said. However, Jung Dae-young said, “I think volleyball is more fun because she thinks it’s her last.”

As the team moved to FA, the responsibility increased. Jeong Dae-young said, “She is new to the team, but quitting after only one year doesn’t seem like the right thing to do.” It is expected that we will be able to see Jung Dae-young on the court at least until the next season.

Unlike road construction, which was full of veterans, GS Caltex is the youngest team in the league. Jung Dae-young laughed, saying, “I was going to eat with my juniors a few days ago, and I played a song I like to listen to and no one knew.” Daeyoung Jeong said, “She says a lot about thinking of her as her co-workers, not seniors and juniors,” she added. It means to get out of the strict hierarchical frame like when he was a rookie and to be together in a comfortable relationship.

Last season, GS Caltex ranked fifth. Height and experience were evaluated as weaknesses. This is why GS Caltex brought Dae-Young Jeong as an outside FA for the first time in 12 years. Jung Dae-young said, “I came back to the team to make a good result, of course,” and “no one thought that the road construction team would win last year. Many people say that Heungkuk Life Insurance is the strongest this year, but I want to break that expectation once.”

In an interview last year, Jung Dae-young said that he seemed to have reached ‘5 sets 14-14’ when he was asked to compare his volleyball life to a score. Jung Dae-young laughed and said, “Isn’t it that we’ve reached 15-14 now?” In volleyball, as long as the rally continues and the deuce continues, the game does not end. The same is true of Jung Dae-young’s volleyball life.

Expressway Corporation’s victory was called ‘Last Dance’. It was the last year of the contract for the five main players, including Dae-young Jeong, Jung-ah Park, and Yu-na Bae. Jeong Dae-young said, “Neither Jung-ah nor Yuna said anything, but they knew that if it wasn’t now, we couldn’t win again here. I was more greedy because I knew that all five free agents couldn’t stay.”

Jeong Dae-young, who finished 9 years of road construction with a miraculous victory, transferred to GS Caltex last month. His 2007-2008 season is the team with which he won his first professional championship. Jung Dae-young played for GS Caltex from 2007 to 2014 before transferring to Korea Expressway Corporation.

In the first win, Jeong Dae-young was a player close to a complete team. Even while playing as a middle blocker, he boasted as much offensive power as a wing striker, and his receiving was more stable than anyone else. In the championship match against Heungkuk Life Insurance, Jeong Dae-young scored an average of 18.5 points in 4 games. He made 15 back attacks, which were counted as 2 points at the time, and led the team to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory and was named MVP of the championship game. It was a time when he was at his peak as a player.

However, in 2010, he gave birth to his daughter, Bomin, and as he entered his 30s, his physical abilities naturally declined.

Unprecedented maternity leave, the responsibility that grabbed him
Jeong Dae-young said, “I thought of that time a lot for a few years after I returned after giving birth.” “There is definitely a side of me that I know, but it wasn’t that much. I was under a lot of stress alone, and I had a lot of thoughts about retirement.”

The reason Jeong Dae-yeong, who had been shaken, changed his mind was because of his sense of responsibility. GS Caltex gave Jeong Dae-young ‘maternity/parental leave’ in the form of voluntary withdrawal while waiting for his return after giving birth. It was unprecedented. Jeong Dae-young said, “If I can’t hold on here, I don’t think other players will be able to receive that in the future.” I also had a strong desire to show the real skills of her mother to Bomin, who is growing little by little.


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