Women’s volleyball Heungkuk Life Insurance regained first place with 8 games left this season.
As Heungkuk Life Insurance looks to win its first championship in four seasons, ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung has revealed her thoughts on her cautious retirement.
This is reporter Cho Seong-heum.
Heungkuk Life Insurance players and fans cheer as Nia Reid, a foreign player of Pepper Savings Bank, leaves the court.
Heungkuk Life Insurance recaptured the first place in 106 days, given to Hyundai E&C on November 1 of last year, at the beginning of the season.
<Kim Yeon-Kyung / Heungkuk Life Insurance> “I couldn’t take the first place for a long time, but in the 5th round, I was able to rise to the top spot for the first time
. It has deep meaning.
Coach Daekyung Kim is leading the team as an ‘acting manager’, but it is unclear when a new manager will be appointed.
In a difficult team situation, Kim Yeon-kyung took center stage on both sides of the offense and defense, including 1st in attack success rate, 5th in scoring, and 6th in receiving.
Kim Hae-ran led the team with a solid defense, ranking 3rd in the dig and 4th in defense.
The battle for first place between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Hyundai E&C, which has eight games left this season, is expected to be more intense. 안전놀이터
The key is whether Hyundai E&C, which is losing consecutively due to a line injury to its main player and sluggishness of new foreigner Montaño, will rebound.
As Heungkuk Life Insurance’s chances of winning only four seasons increased, the story of retirement again flowed from the mouth of 36-year-old Kim Yeon-kyung.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who will become a free agent for the first time after her season, revealed that she “hasn’t decided anything yet,” but that she “want to let her down when she’s at a high level.”
Volleyball fans are interested in who will be the owner of the championship cup and whether Kim Yeon-kyung will clap and leave.