‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung, who returned the Taegeuk mark, joined the women’s volleyball team as an advisor.
Her, Kim Yeon-kyung’s mission is to help her juniors hit the spikes to their heart’s content.
The Korean women’s volleyball team entered the Jincheon National Training Center on the 24th and started training ahead of the 2023 International Volleyball Federation Volleyball Nations League (VNL), which kicks off next month.
On this day, Kim Yeon-kyung took on the role of a bridge between foreign staff and players, including coach Cesar Hernandez of the women’s volleyball team.
Kim Yeon-kyung told the reporters, “Since I came to Jincheon, I felt really excited and was happy to see the players. I am happy to be playing with the Taegeuk mark after a long time.” She also revealed her determination that “she will help out a lot by acting as a helper with communication and other things.”
This year, VNL will be held in Antalya, Turkey, Brasilia, Brazil, Suwon, Korea, Nagoya, Japan, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, Thailand for three weeks from the 30th of next month to July 2nd.
Kim Yeon-kyung will also train with her national team, which will depart for Turkey on the 21st of next month.
Coach Hernandez plans to enter the country and join the Jincheon Athletes’ Village as soon as the schedule for her team, Turkiye Vakif Bank, is over.
This year, Korean women’s volleyball will start with the VNL, the world qualifiers for the Paris Olympics in September, and the Asian Games in Hangzhou at the end of September. In order to advance to the Paris Olympics, there is no competition that can be played in vain.
Park Jung-ah, who was in charge of the national team captain, said, “There are many important matches, so I will prepare hard and bring good results. 스포츠토토