There were many difficult moments, but Kim Yeon-kyung “Thanks to director Kwon Soon-chan, we won first place, thank you”  

Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance) lifted the thrilling regular season championship trophy after 15 years in the V-League. He recalled the resignation of former coach Kwon Soon-chan as a “tough moment” and said, “I am very grateful to Director Kwon.”  

Heungkuk Life Insurance won with a set score of 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-16) in an away game against IBK Industrial Bank of the 2022-23 Dodram V League Women’s Division held at Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 15th.  

Heungkuk Life Insurance recorded 79 points, beat Hyundai Engineering & Construction (70 points) in second place regardless of the remaining games메이저사이트, and confirmed the final 1st place in the regular season. Heungkuk Life Insurance is the 6th regular season championship, the most in the women’s division in 4 years since the 2018-19 season.  

Kim Yeon-kyung enjoyed the joy of standing at the top of the V-League regular season for the first time in 15 years since the 2007-08 season. In this game, Kim Yeon-kyung scored 23 points (4 blocks), the most among both teams.  

After the 2007-08 season, it was difficult to achieve the first place in the regular season in 15 years. 

Kim Yeon-kyung recalled many of his grateful faces. He gave credit to the team, saying, “There were a lot of difficult and difficult moments, but the players came together well and overcame it well. So thank you.” He went on to express his gratitude to the club staff. Also, the presence of veteran libero Kim Hae-ran was reassuring. He added, “(Kim Hae-ran) was able to overcome difficult moments because his sister was holding on.”

And he did not forget the name of former coach Kwon Soon-chan. 

Heungkuk Life Insurance suddenly fired manager Kwon Soon-chan in early January, when he was fiercely pursuing Hyundai E&C. The club announced that it was “a difference in direction”. At the time, Kim Yeon-kyung responded furiously, saying, “I’m so ashamed. I don’t want this to happen again.”  

Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Before the opening, I had many doubts about whether I could rise to first place. I did well in the KOVO Cup and the beginning of the regular season, but I thought there would definitely be a hurdle, but I managed the points well by securing second place. Still, I did not expect to win the championship.” Then, “I sincerely thank coach Kwon Soon-chan. (Thanks to coach) the team went well from the off-season. The coach made (the team) well, so there were such good results. I was able to overcome difficult moments because my sister was holding on.”   

Kim Yeon-kyung is aiming for a unified victory. He said, “(With the confirmation of first place), we only need to prepare one team to face the championship. I hope to prepare well and produce good results until the championship.”  

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