Kim Yeon-kyung, who mentioned retirement after rising to No. 1… Willingness to win? really determined?
Volleyball Empress Kim Yeon-kyung (35) mentioned the possibility of retirement. With her evaluation that it revealed her strong will to lead her team, Heungkuk Life Insurance to victory, there are mixed reviews that she has already decided to retire.메이저놀이터
Kim Yeon-kyung and her team, the professional volleyball women’s division Heungkuk Life Insurance, won a complete victory at the home game before the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division Pepper Savings Bank held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 15th. As a result, Heungkuk Life Insurance, which recorded 21 wins, 7 losses and 63 points, surpassed Hyundai E&C (61 points) and rose to the top of the league.
It is the first time in 106 days since November 1 last year that Heungkuk Life Insurance has risen to the top of the league. 1st place in the regular league can go directly to the championship match.
On this day, Kim Yeon-kyung, who led Heungkuk Life Insurance to first place by posting 19 points, the most in her team, made a shocking remark in an interview after the game that she was thinking about her question about her retirement rumor. She mentioned that Kim Yeon-kyung is already coordinating her retirement with the club. At the same time, she nailed the timing of her retirement announcement to Kim Yeon-kyung during her season.
It is unexpected that the timing of her announcement was set during the season. If she is a professional player who has reached the level of Kim Yeon-kyung, it is common for her to announce her retirement early and touring each stadium to tour her retirement.
Because of this, it is interpreted that she expressed her will to win the championship and retire with honor rather than her actual retirement being imminent. She said that Kim Yeon-kyung said that she wants to retire when she is at the top this time, also because of her will to win. In addition, it seems that she is also meaning to comfort Heungkuk Life Insurance teammates by saying that she must win the championship match without being satisfied with being ranked first in the league.
As Kim Yeon-kyung, winning is desperate. Kim Yeon-kyung, who played for Heungkuk Life Insurance before challenging her overseas stage, is aiming to reach the top of the domestic stage 14 years after winning the 2008-2009 season at Heungkuk Life Insurance.
She can’t rule out the possibility that she will announce her honorable retirement if Kim Yeon-kyung puts her win, which she aimed for this year, in the nick of time.
For volleyball fans who want to see more of Kim Yeon-kyung playing on her court, an ironic situation may develop that does not want Heungkuk Life Insurance to become champion.
The fact that when Kim Yeon-kyung finishes this season, she will become a free agent (FA) is also a variable. The possibility of Kim Yeon-kyung negotiating with other clubs and taking on new challenges is open. This, too, is directly related to winning this season. Kim Yeon-kyung, who is thirsty for the championship, may choose another team in the championship in lieu of her retirement.
Kim Yeon-kyung’s retirement directly affects the popularity of volleyball. When Kim Yeon-kyung returned to the professional volleyball women’s division this season, she continued to fill cases at every stadium visited by Heungkuk Life Insurance.
Even after Kim Yeon-kyung leaves, it is difficult to guarantee that women’s volleyball will maintain its current popularity. It is true that there is still no superstar to replace her Kim Yeon-kyung. She was given the task of finding a successor to Kim Yeon-kyung in the volleyball world.