I thought we would break up someday. If so, will this season be the end?
Volleyball Empress Kim Yeon-kyung left a message suggesting her retirement after the game against Pepper Savings Bank held at Incheon home on the 15th. Recently, rumors of Kim Yeon-kyung’s retirement are circulating, and Kim Yeon-kyung left an answer to her question.
At the time, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It would be a lie if she said she had no thoughts of retirement. She used to think she might as well come down when she was in the highest position. She is still talking to the club,” she said.
This year, Kim Yeon-kyung’s Korean age is 36 years old, and only 35 years old. Kim Yeon-kyung returned to her home team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, after a year of her Chinese League career. Despite internal controversies such as her sudden resignation of director Kwon Soon-chan, Kim Yeon-kyung is contributing to her rise to the top of Heungkuk Life Insurance by performing her down-to-earth performance.
Kim Yeon-kyung has appeared in 27 games this season and is recording 530 points, an attack success rate of 46.02%, a receiving efficiency of 47.36%, and 3.835 digs per set. Except for the 4th round IBK Industrial Bank match where he had symptoms of enteritis, all of them came out as starters. He is also named for most offense indicators, including he ranks 1st in attack success percentage, 5th in scoring, 6th in receiving, 9th in digg, and 10th in defense.
At 36, it is natural for her to show off her skills from her prime, but looking at Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance and presence on the court, Kim Yeon-kyung is still in her prime and feels like a player in her 20s. It seems that there is no domestic player who can catch up with Kim Yeon-kyung in both offense and defense.
In terms of box office performance, wherever Kim Yeon-kyung goes, it is always hot with fans cheering. He has sold out 14 times in the V-League all season. Among them, number 13 is the Heungkuk Life Insurance game where Kim Yeon-kyung belongs. Kim Yeon-kyung’s ticket power is so hot that there is a story that Heungkuk Life Insurance would have already brought Kim Yeon-kyung’s annual salary (700 million won) with spectator profits alone.
If you think that Kim Yeon-kyung is leaving, many volleyball fans have no choice but to be sad. Now, there are many fans who have fallen in love with volleyball after watching Kim Yeon-kyung, and many have been moved by Kim Yeon-kyung’s efforts for Korean volleyball so far. The legend of the 2012 London and 2020 Tokyo Olympics is a representative example.
If Kim Yeon-kyung leaves the V-League, a red flag will be turned on in the V-League as well as the women’s volleyball national team. The women’s volleyball team is already struggling in international competitions. The 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) was all defeated, and in the 2022 World Championship, he barely won one win.
Of course, the V-League is competitive. It is not easy to see the stadium fill up in games other than Heungkuk Life Insurance, which Kim Yeon-kyung already belongs to. Officials from the women’s club say in unison, “The number of spectators at other stadiums, except for the home stadium of Heungkuk Life Insurance, has mostly decreased compared to last season.”
Some say that Kim Yeon-kyung will challenge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission after retirement. Some overseas media also showed expectations for running for Kim Yeon-kyung, who made바카라 a mark in the world volleyball world. Of course, they have to go through a lot of steps to become one of the final candidates, beating several domestic competitors, and they have to walk a lot of stairs after that.
Everything is Kim Yeon-kyung’s choice. Even if he has made up his mind to retire to some extent now, he can change his mind at any time. It is Kim Yeon-kyung who gets the first free agent (FA) qualification after his debut after this season. He can exercise his FA rights that he has never exercised. So he can remain in Heungkuk Life Insurance, or he can continue his volleyball life in a new team.
Whatever the choice, fans will respect Kim Yeon-kyung’s choice. It is because the achievements he has written for Korean women’s volleyball so far are amazing compared to anything else. Kim Yeon-kyung has participated in countless international competitions, including three Olympic Games in London in 2012, Rio in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020, four Asian Games in Doha 2006, Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014, Jakarta-Palembang 2018, and three world championships, to demonstrate the strength of Korea. showed At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, he gave Korea a gold medal for the first time in about 20 years, and at the 2012 London Olympics, he was the top scorer and the best player.