The two positions are not different. I can do well.”
On the 21st, the 2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Women’s Asia Quarter Draft was held at the Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong, Seoul. This is the first time that the Asian Quarter Draft has been held since the launch of the V-League in 2005.
Following IBK Industrial Bank of Korea in the first place, Hyundai E&C, led by director Kang Seong-hyung, exercised the right to nominate the second place. The name that Director Kang Seong-hyung called on the podium was Wipawi Sitong (24) from Thailand.
Wipawi is a player who can serve as both an outside hitter and an apositive spiker. Last season, he played an active part in the Thai and Vietnamese leagues. In particular, he was selected as the Best Opposite Spiker in the Thai League last season.
He is not a tall player at 174 cm. However, his strength is stable receiving, and his spike height is 288cm, so he has good elasticity compared to his height. That is why he was able to show off his strengths even in Apogee Spiker.
Manager Kang Seong-hyung said, 안전놀이터 “Our team needed an outside heater position. I don’t think he was a professional outside hitter, but I’m expected to show some sharp movements as well as attacks.”
Through a video interview, Wipawi said, “I am very excited about life in Korea. I want to get close to my teammates and quickly adapt to the V-League.”
It is possible to play both positions as an apposite and an outside heater, but coach Sung-Hyung Kang showed a willingness to use the outside heater as a medium.
Wipawi said, “Both positions are not different. He can do everything well,” he showed confidence.