’38 years 363 days’ Iron Lady Han Chae-jin, WKBL’s oldest playoff participant

 Iron Lady Han Chae-jin wrote a new record for the oldest playoff appearance in WKBL history.

Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball playoff held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 11th, the first game between Asan Woori Bank and Incheon Shinhan Bank. Han Chae-jin, a veteran forward of Shinhan Bank, set the record for the oldest playoff appearance in WKBL history.

Han Chae-jin, born on March 13, 1984토토사이트, started on this day and took her playoff stage at the age of 38 years and 363 days. This is a record that surpasses the 38 years and 293 days old Woori Bank coach Lim Young-hee set in the third game of the playoff against Yongin Samsung Life Insurance on March 18, 2019 during her active career.

Han Chae-jin, who was nominated by Hyundai Hyperion in the 5th place in the first round at the 2003 WKBL New Player Selection, is continuing her career as a player for 20 years. She wasn’t flashy, but she’s more consistent than anyone else and she’s been on the court for a long time. She is nicknamed the ‘Iron Lady’ because of this. Her career regular season record was 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 597 games, averaging 28 minutes and 52 seconds.

This season, she recorded 4.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while playing an average of 26 minutes and 52 seconds in 26 regular league games. Coming between starting and benching, she helped Shinhan Bank advance to the playoffs. Even though she is 40 this year in Korean age, she still showed competitiveness in the league. She also set an example for her juniors for her thorough self-management.

Meanwhile, coach Lim Young-hee, who set the record for the oldest playoff appearance in WKBL history at the age of 38 years and 293 days in 2019, was pushed to second place in about four years. Third place was coach Jeon Joo-won of Woori Bank, who participated in the third round of the playoffs against Shinsegae on March 20, 2011 at the age of 38 years and 125 days.

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