Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung postponed all decisions about her future after Heungkuk Life’s championship was confirmed. There are many words coming out, but for now, I will focus only on the game and do my part.
Kim Yeon-kyung participated in the 2022-2023 Dodram V League Women’s Round 5 match against Korea Expressway Corporation held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on the 24th and led her team’s set score to a 3-0 complete victory.
Kim Yeon-kyung was responsible for scoring 18 points, the second most in her team, and played a role as a solver for her. Heungkuk Life Insurance ran 3 consecutive wins amid Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance, beating second place Hyundai E&C by 7 points and further increasing the chances of winning the regular league.
The game on this day drew attention from volleyball fans in many ways.
Heungkuk Life Insurance eliminated the vacancy in the command tower that had lasted for over a month and started anew with Italian master coach Marcello Abondanza.
On the 18th, head coach Abon Danza won his debut match, which he played four days after entering Korea, and started his V-League career in a good mood.
Another was an issue related to Kim Yeon-kyung’s retirement. While there are observations that he will take off his uniform at the end of this season, attention was focused on whether Kim Yeon-kyung would make a clear stance.
Although she turned 35 this year, Kim Yeon-kyung’s skills are still top-class in the V-League. He ranks 5th in league scoring and 1st in attack success rate (46.30%), as well as excellent leadership both on and off the court.
It is also Kim Yeon-kyung who leads the V-League box office. The match against Korea Expressway Corporation on the 23rd was also a weekday evening game, but more than 5,000 spectators visited Samsan Gymnasium. There is no choice but to be curious about the timing of the retirement of the Korean volleyball icon.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who usually expresses her thoughts without hesitation no matter what question she receives, respectfully avoided an immediate answer to the rumor of retirement, saying, “I hope there will be no more talk.”
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Now, my goal is to finish well with the new coach. I want the team to focus and focus on winning,” emphasizing that he will focus on preparing for the game for the time being.
He also explained that he needed to think a little more about whether or not to challenge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission.
While the Korean Olympic Committee is scheduled to select a domestic candidate for the IOC Athletes Commission in March next year, Jin Jong-oh, the “emperor of shooting,” recently openly announced his intention to take on the challenge.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Of course I knew that Jin Jong-oh was on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. We are reviewing it,” he said. 스포츠토토
Currently, Seung-min Yoo, the 2004 Athens Olympics men’s singles gold medalist, president of the Korea Table Tennis Association, serves as an IOC Athletes’ Commissioner, and as his term ends at the Paris Olympics next year, prospective candidates for the Korean Athletes’ Commission who will run for election following him are being discussed inside and outside the sports world. is becoming
In addition to Jin Jong-oh and Kim Yeon-kyung, Park In-bi, the gold medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics women’s individual golf competition, is also considered as a target to jump into the competition for Korean candidates.
He added, “We have not yet confirmed the championship. The future is more important. Unfortunately, the final match of the regular league is against Hyundai E&C, so I think it would be better to confirm first place before that.”