Kim Yeon-kyung (35)’s decision was to extend her active duty. Next season, she will also play in the V-League. There is a decisive reason for Kim Yeon-kyung to change her mind.
Kim Yeon-kyung won the Women’s Regular League MVP at the 2022-2023 V-League Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Seoul on the 10th.
Kim Yeon-kyung was voted MVP with 31 votes out of 31 in the press vote. The unanimous agreement is the second in history after Lee Jae-young (former Heungkuk Life Insurance) in 2018-2019.
After winning the award, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I am thinking about whether or not to live as a player. If I do more in the future, I will show a better figure at the top. As a free agent, there are many options open. I will choose a team that can be less difficult and decide.” gave a hint
And at a press conference held after the awards ceremony, she told a more specific story. He said, “She is currently thinking of playing as a player. She is negotiating with her original club, Heungkuk Life Insurance, and is also talking with other clubs.”
Kim Yeon-kyung stunned the volleyball world by telling her story about her possible retirement in February of this year. This is because although she is in her mid-30s, she is doing very well as the country’s top outside hitter.
Her Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance is still top-notch. She ranked fifth overall with 669 points from her 34 games this season. She ranks first among domestic players. Her attack success rate is 45.76%, ranking first overall. Her time difference put her attack success rate at 61.29%, ranking first. Her defense is also solid enough to rank 8th in receiving efficiency (46.80%) and 10th in the dig (3.713 per set).
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which finished 6th in the regular league last season amid Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance, won its 6th championship this season. However, they lost to Korea Expressway Corporation and missed the unified championship. After winning 2-0 until the second leg, they lost by conceding three games. That’s why it was even more disappointing.
Then, after the championship match, he expressed his thoughts on extending his active service. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “There are things I’m worried about. A lot of people cheered me on today, and the fans want me to run more. Because of this, I am also talking with the club. I am thinking positively.”
This thought led to a decision. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It’s not just that I thought of retirement this season. I’ve been thinking a lot about the timing of retirement before that. When I heard the rumors, I answered, ‘I didn’t think about it’, but it went out loud. I was embarrassed.” After saying honestly, “Amidst such a process, when the talk of retirement came out, many people said, ‘Not yet.’ The same was true of my family. If there is a major injury, there are more things to consider retirement, but it’s still okay. I heard a lot of people saying that I was okay in the performance part, so I thought about various things and leaned toward extending my active career.”
Now, as Kim Yeon-kyung officially announced the extension of his active duty, I was curious about his future. Kim Yeon-kyung played six seasons in Korea,토스카지노 including his all-season, and earned FA (free agent) status for the first time.
FA negotiations started on the 9th. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “We are negotiating with multiple clubs, including Heungkuk Life Insurance, the original club,” and said, “I didn’t get as many calls as I thought.”