Advice I can give as a volleyball empress “You have to overcome difficult times to become a good player”
“In difficult times, you have to overcome tension to become a good player.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which went through a rebuilding process last season, stayed in 6th place in the team rankings. Only the new team Pepper Savings Bank was below.
But this season is cruising. They are in second place in the league with 32 points (11 wins and 3 losses). Of course, they played two more matches, but they have the same number of points as leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction (32 points, 12 wins). It has already exceeded last season’s points (31 points) and wins (10 wins).
At the center is Kim Yeon-kyung, the ‘Volleyball Empress’. As a starter in all 14 games, he scored 256 points, an attack success rate of 44.83%, a receiving efficiency of 47.19%, and 3.642 digs per set. She ranks 2nd in attack success rate, 5th in receiving efficiency, 6th in scoring, 8th in dig, and 9th in defense.
In particular, in the match against Korea Expressway Corporation held on the 13th, after returning to the V-League, he recorded double-digit scores in one set (2 sets, 10 points) and the most points in one game (28 points), contributing to the team’s 3-2 double victory. It became. At the time, Kim Jong-min, head of the Korea Expressway Corporation, said, “If Kim Yeon-kyung is 100%, we can’t win.”
But there is a burden. The team, which stayed at the bottom last season, is competing for the championship in the top ranks in one season, so the players as well as the head coach are under a lot of pressure. Heungkuk Life coach Kwon Soon-chan said, “I think the players feel a lot of pressure as well. Last season we were a bottom-tier team. Then, he did very well this season and the points are coming out well, and the people around him are cheering for him with gratitude, but the players have a lot of pressure.”
Then, what do you think of Kim Yeon-kyung? Kim Yeon-kyung said, “There is nothing I talk about to the players. What I talked about recently was, ‘Read my book once. However, I think he will become a good player if he can overcome this experience well. I hope the juniors endure well.”
Among the Heungkuk Life Insurance players, if we were to choose a player with the most burden, we would definitely talk about setter Kim Da-sol. Since he has little experience playing a full-time season, it is true that he is still inexperienced in game management and toss.
Kim Yeon-kyung also said, “It is still ambiguous to say that breathing is perfect. He has a lot of tension at critical moments, difficult moments. But he has to overcome the tension. Volleyball is a team sport. I hope we can help each other and get through it,” she hoped. 안전놀이터
Kim Yeon-kyung played in China before coming to Heungkuk Life Insurance, and during the off-season, she did personal training in the US and filmed entertainment programs at the same time. Although he retired from the national team, he had a busy off-season nonetheless.
He said, “I played in the Chinese league, but I was quarantined with Corona 19 and couldn’t do any leisure activities or life. After that, he spent a lot of time personally filming variety shows and going to the United States for field training as the league schedule was over.”
At the same time, he said, “After he returned to Heungkuk Life Insurance, time seems to pass faster. 2022 is not far away, so I hope the finish isn’t bad.”
Do you have a wish for 2023?
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “2022 years pass like this. I never thought 2023 would come so soon. He hasn’t decided on his New Year’s resolution yet. If we only talk about volleyball, I hope there will be good results as a team. Also, I hope everyone is healthy.”