Kim Yeon-kyung, who presented 1st place in the regular league, “It feels good to give the team a good result”
‘World Class’ Kim Yeon-kyung put Heungkuk Life Insurance at the top of the V-League Women’s Regular League. As a member of Heungkuk Life Insurance, Kim Yeon-kyung, who led the team to the top of the league after 15 years after the 2007-2008 season, said, “There were a lot of difficult things this season, but I am happy and proud that I overcame it with my colleagues and had good results.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance won 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-16)토토사이트in a confrontation with IBK Industrial Bank of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 15th. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who recorded 79 points (26 wins, 9 losses), secured first place in the regular league by beating second place Hyundai E&C regardless of the remaining games.
Kim Yeon-kyung poured 23 points, the highest score in the game, and stood at the forefront of confirming the first place. In an interview with a distinguished player after the game, he said, “It’s really good to finish in first place in the regular league.” I want to say thank you (to her colleagues).”
Heungkuk Life Insurance had a difficult time, such as playing the season as an acting manager system for a while as former manager Kwon Soon-chan was hardened due to a conflict with the club’s top line. At that time, senior players in the team, Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran, took the lead in representing the players and leading the team.
Kim Hae-ran also said, “There were difficult days in the middle, but we have come this far by enduring each other well.” It must have been very difficult, but he endured well and pulled me along.” Kim Yeon-kyung also responded, saying, “I had a harder time than anyone else in that situation, but I think the players overcame it well without being shaken because my sister was holding on well.”
He also expressed his gratitude to former director Kwon. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I want to say thank you sincerely.” “It was a good situation from the off-season to the second half of the season. The director did a good job, so there was this result.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which ranked 6th last season, took first place in the regular league with the addition of Kim Yeon-kyung. Kim Yeon-kyung not only showed off her ‘world class’ skills, but also served as a mental support when the team was shaken due to the manager’s hardship. When asked about the ‘Kim Yeon-kyung effect’, Kim Yeon-kyung laughed and said, “It would be a lie if I had no influence.” I was able to do it because the players did well together,” he said.
On this day, Heungkuk Life Insurance, who had only 1 point left (2 sets obtained) to 1st place on its own, got off to a good start by winning by 10 points from the 1st set. While Yelena and Kim Yeon-kyung’s twins scored 8 and 7 points, IBK Industrial Bank, whose ‘Spring Volleyball’ was already frustrated, destroyed itself with 8 rooms.
With only one set left to 1st place in the regular league, Kim Yeon-kyung unleashed a fierce attack. Kim Yeon-kyung scored the most points in the team with 9 points (attack success rate 50%), including 3 blocks in the 2nd set, and took the win early. When Yelena succeeded in the spike that confirmed first place in the regular league, fans cheered for a long time in the Heungkuk Life Insurance stands. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who had the chance to win, won the third set without any change. Heungkuk Life’s first place in the regular league is the first time in five years. In the 2018-2019 season, Heungkuk Life Insurance achieved a combined championship.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who was mainly active overseas, played a total of 6 seasons in the V-League including this season, all of which made a record of reaching the championship. He won three of the preceding five championships (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009). In the most recent 2020-2021 season, after running in first place throughout the season, the team at the end of the season was shaken by the’twin sisters’ incident and finished second and runner-up in the league. Kim Yeon-kyung, who returned after playing an active part in China in the 2021-2022 season, achieved first place in the league and then challenged the integrated championship.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who won a direct ticket to the championship match, aims for the 5th championship and 4th combined championship. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It is true that we have an advantage. I have time to spare, and only one team needs to prepare,” he said. “I hope that it will lead to good results by preparing well.” She added, “I hope (the playoffs) go all the way to Game 3.”