The volleyball world is agitated as ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung reveals that she is contemplating retiring from active duty.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won a set score 3-0 in the match against Pepper Savings Bank in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Incheon Samsan Gymnasium on the 15th.
Kim Yeon-kyung led the victory by raising 19 points, the most in the team, and Heungkuk Life Insurance pulled down Hyundai E&C and rose to first place in 106 days after November 1, 2022. With this, Heungkuk Life Insurance is looking forward to winning the regular season for the first time in four years.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who mentioned retirement after rising to No. 1 in Heungkuk Life Insurance
However, Heungkuk Life Insurance’s rise to No. 1 was buried in Kim Yeon-kyung’s remarks about ‘retirement concerns’. Kim Yeon-kyung said at a press conference after the game, ‘There are rumors that she is retiring’, she said, “It would be a lie if I said I had no idea at all.”
“It is true that I am 36 years old in Korean age and have played volleyball for a long time,” he said.
However, he added, “I haven’t sorted out my thoughts yet,” adding, “It feels like a retirement press conference, but it’s not yet. I’ll tell you during the season.” 먹튀검증
Kim Yeon-kyung, who started her professional career by joining Heungkuk Life Insurance in 2005, conquered the V-League and started her career in Japan in 2009, playing in the Turkish and Chinese leagues and making a name for herself as a world-class outside hitter.
While playing for the national team for 17 years, she opened the golden age of Korean women’s volleyball, leading the ‘four-final myth’ of the 2012 London Olympics and 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She announced her retirement from the national team after the Tokyo Olympics, but she is reuniting with volleyball fans as she returns to her Heungkuk Life Insurance this season after living abroad.