“He is a player recognized by everyone.”
Korea Expressway Corporation Libero Im Myung-ok, who is called “Cherry (the best libero),” wrote a meaningful record in the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance in the third round of the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Women’s Division held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 13th. It is her 500 regular league appearances. This is a first in women’s history.
In the men’s division, Yeo Oh-hyeon (Hyundai Capital, 587 matches), Ha Hyun-yong (Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, 547 matches), and Park Cheol-woo (KEPCO, 505 matches) played more than 500 matches.
Im Myung-ok, who has been on the V-League stage since his first year as a pro in 2005. He originally started his pro career as an outside hitter, but since the 2007-08 season, he has taken on the libero position, which was the best choice for Im Myung-ok. He gave strength to the team with a stable defense enough to earn the nickname ‘Cherry’. He recently won the best 7 in the libero category for three consecutive seasons, and ranked first in receiving, dig, and defense overall for three consecutive seasons. In the 2020-21 season, he recorded 5,000 accurate receives for the first time in V-League history. Currently, Im Myung-ok is the only player in the women’s team who has exceeded 5,000 accurate receives.
Also, Lim Myung-ok is steady without any major injuries. So, ahead of this season, the Korea Expressway Corporation gave Lim Myung-ok a huge sum of 350 million won. Lim Myung-ok shared the first combined championship with Korea Expressway Corporation.
Lim Myung-ok has played 500 professional games in her career, recording a receiving efficiency of 52.9% and a digg of 5.06 per set. She is still the same this season. He has a receiving efficiency of 59.93%, which is almost 60%, and is also 메이저놀이터 averaging 5.019 digs per set. He ranks first in efficiency, third in defense, and fourth in dig. He is not pushed behind even among young players. He stands out more.
Lim Myung-ok played the best role in the game with Heungkuk Life Insurance. He caught 23 digs with an efficiency of 58%. If the team hadn’t lost 2-3, it would have been a performance that could have been selected as the MVP of the day.
Expressway Corporation manager Kim Jong-min said of Im Myung-ok, “He works hard during training and is a talented player. That’s why he was able to play 500 games,” he raised his thumbs up.
“I think it might go a little longer. He is a conscientious player and takes good care of his body. everyone acknowledged I hope he endures well without injury,” he added.
Im Myung-ok, who built a monumental tower of 500 games in 19 professional seasons. He is 37 years old in Korea and is increasingly looking at Bulguk, but his volleyball is still in progress.