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Incheon, Korea, April 5, 2017 – Hyundai Capital Sky Walkers produced a comeback 3-2 win over Korea Air Jumbos in the home-and-away five final matches to capture the 2016-17 Korea Men’s Volleyball League Final Championship on Tuesday.

The final championship between Sky Walkers and Jumbos was held between March 25 and April 3 in Incheon and Cheonan, homes of Jumbos and Sky Walkers respectively.

Both teams were tightly matched, with Sky Walkers achieving a record of 447 points and Jumbos collecting an aggregate of 433 points.

In the first match on March 25, Jumbos delighted home fans at Incheon with a convincing 27-25, 27-25, 25-22 win over Sky Walkers.

The second encounter on March 27 in Incheon saw SkyWalkers avenge the loss to pull off a dramatic 3-2 (17-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 15-12) win over the host side.

The third match took place in Cheonan on March 29. Hosts Sky Walkers suffered their second loss to their rivals in hard-fought four sets 25-12, 23-25, 22-25, 18-25.

Sky Walkers found their touch in the fourth match at Cheonan on April, overpowering Jumbos in closely-contested battle 26-24, 30-28, 25-19 for a 2-2 advantage.

The final clash on April 3 was held in Incheon, Sky Walkers produced a fantastics comeback 3-1 (24-26, 27-25, 25-22, 25-20) win for the eventual 3-2 match victory.

Moon Sung-min led Sky Walkers with 23 points and Croatia import Danijel Galic and Shin Young-Suk contributed 17 and 13points respectively.

The 41-year-old Choi Tae-woong, head coach of Sky Walker, has steered the team to victory this time, thanks largely to his intention to utilise “Speed Volleyball” for his team. Choi was the youngest head coach in the championship.


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