‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35) is said to be considering retirement at the end of this season. However, both her club and her agency are in the position that nothing has been decided.
According to the volleyball world on the 9th, a voice came out saying that Heungkuk Life Insurance Kim Yeon-kyung could end her career as a player by ending her V-League 2022-2023 season. An official from the volleyball world said, “Kim Yeon-kyung will become a free agent (FA) after this season, but I know that he started his career as a player at Heungkuk Life Insurance and thinks that it is honorable to retire when he is at the top as a player.” I know that Life Insurance is also considering opening a retirement tour in consideration of Kim Yeon-kyung’s status and dedicated activities so far.”
However, both the Heungkuk Life Insurance team and Kim Yeon-kyung’s agency drew a line saying, “Nothing has been decided.” Shin Yong-jun, general manager of Heungkuk Life Insurance, said, “I am a free agent after this season, but we have not talked about what we will do in the future. ” Former general manager Kim Yeo-il also said, “I haven’t been the general manager for a long time,” and said, “I don’t know anything.” 안전놀이터
An official at Ryan At also said, “I heard rumors like that, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”
Kim Yeon-kyung, who joined Heungkuk Life Insurance with the first pick in the first round in the 2005-2006 season rookie draft, led the regular league championship three times and the championship match championship three times until the 2008-2009 season. Since 2009, she has been active in the Japanese, Turkish and Chinese leagues, reigning as the ‘Volleyball Empress’.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who returned to Heungkuk Life Insurance after 11 years in the 2020-2021 season, but moved the stage to Shanghai, China the next season, returned to the domestic stage after two seasons and is currently leading the team. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which Kim Yeon-kyung joined, has no difference in points from first place Hyundai E&C as of the 9th, and is in second place behind the number of wins, putting the championship in sight.
Kim Yeon-kyung is the best sports star in Korea. She led the revitalization of Korean volleyball, and as a national representative, she also led Korean women’s volleyball to the Olympic finals three times in a row after the 2012 London Olympics. It is widely believed that without Kim Yeon-kyung, she would not have had the myth of making the semifinals twice, such as the 2012 London Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.