Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung joined the national team as an ‘advisor’ rather than a player. She is sweating with her juniors at the athletes’ village ahead of the Asian Games in September.
Reporter Choi Jong-hyeok met.
Three Olympics and four Asian Games, Kim Yeon-kyung was always on the court.
But now she’s beside her, hitting the ball for her juniors and looking ‘hawk-eyed’ off the court.
After the Tokyo Olympics and veterans retired, women’s volleyball suffered a slump in international competitions.
The solution to the pain of generational change was Kim Yeon-kyung.토토사이트
There are many requests that I shouldn’t play for the national team again, but
[Kim Yeon-kyung/Women’s volleyball team advisor: I hear a lot of questions about that, but rather than wanting to play, how can I help more now… ]
says the mission is elsewhere.
[Kim Yeon-kyung/Women’s volleyball team advisor: On the international stage, we talk a lot about the direction and opinions of how we can get better if we do more… ]
Also, while the captain is a comfortable person who can laugh just by hearing the name,
[Jungah Park/Captain of the women’s volleyball team: The title is hehehe. What title should I call… We call each other ‘Yeonkyung unnie’, but is it okay to call it that in front of many cameras… ]
He is an idol and a strong supporter for young players.
[Kim Yeon-kyung/Women’s volleyball team advisor: There are kids who call themselves ‘commissioner’, and they call them ‘advisor’ and ‘sister’, and call them ‘advisor’ and call them whatever they want… There are things I can say to myself that I can’t tell my coach or coach… ]
Kim Yeon-kyung, who brought Korean volleyball to the top of Asia in 20 years, dreams of taking another leap with her juniors.