It seems that the hearts of volleyball fans have been knocked down. It is because of the retirement story of Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance).
Kim Yeon-kyung scored 19 points, the most in her team, in a home game against Pepper Savings Bank in the Dodram 2022-23 V League Women’s Division held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 15th, leading Heungkuk Life Insurance to a set score of 3-0 victory. With this victory, Heungkuk Life Insurance recorded 63 points and took the lead for the first time this season.
Even for her joy of recapturing her first place, Kim Yeon-kyung couldn’t help but smile for a while. She is because of her retirement rumors that have recently emerged in the volleyball world.
She opened her mouth. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It would be a lie if I said I had no intention of retiring at all.” plan to do,” he said.
She hasn’t decided to retire definitively, but she admits she’s thinking about it. This alone is bound to come as a shock to the fans.
I am worried because of my small age. She is about to qualify for her first free agency since her debut in 2005, but as she is heading into her mid-to-late 30s and has been playing volleyball for a long time, she thinks it’s time to step down.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I am 36 years old at our age. It is true that I have been a volleyball player for a long time.” will be laid”
But hasty conclusions were wary. Kim Yeon-kyung emphasized, “Nothing has been decided yet,” and “there are problems to talk about with the club, and thoughts are not clearly organized.”
She said, however, that her retirement concerns were not related to the recent internal disaster of Heungkuk Life Insurance. Heungkuk Life Insurance was controversial last month when the club’s involvement in the appointment of players was revealed in the process of hardening manager Kwon Soon-chan. 스포츠토토
He said, “I don’t think that’s the case with the recent club. There has never been a fuss while playing volleyball,” and then said, “Involuntarily, it became like a retirement press conference. Nothing has been decided yet,” and left the interview room with a smile.
Kim Yeon-kyung is a box office card in name and reality. It drives cloud spectators not only at the home stadium but also at away games. Thanks to Kim Yeon-kyung’s effect, women’s volleyball this season is showing signs that it will be possible to surpass 300,000 spectators for the first time in history. As of the 16th, after playing 98 games, 239,423 people visited the stadium. That’s an average of 2443 intuition. Since there are 27 games left, the pace is mathematically enough to break through 300,000 spectators.
In the midst of this, Kim Yeon-kyung’s retirement preview remarks come as a shock to fans. It is bad news for women’s volleyball. All eyes are on Kim Yeon-kyung. It will be interesting to see what decision he will make.