Kim Yeon-kyung, will ‘Coronation’ be completed… Heungkuk Life Insurance’s first championship challenge in 14 years

Volleyball Empress Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance) is about to have a perfect coronation ceremony. Kim Yeon-kyung is aiming for the championship trophy in 14 years as a member of Heungkuk Life Insurance since the 2008-09 season.

Heungkuk Life Insurance will have an away game against Korea Expressway Corporation in the third round of the 2022-23 Dodram V-League Women’s Championship (3 out of 5 matches) at the Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium at 7 pm on the 2nd.

Heungkuk Life Insurance took a step closer to winning the championship by winning both the first and second rounds of the championship match held at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon, a hometown. If Heungkuk Life Insurance adds one win, it will rise to the top for the 5th time in 4 years after the 2018-19 season.

The probability of winning the team that won the first and second games in the previous women’s championship is 100%. There were 5 victorious teams in the 1st and 2nd games, and they all won trophies.

Kim Yeon-kyung, who left for China after the 2020-21 season, returns to her home team after a year and challenges the unified championship. In the 2020-21 season, Kim Yeon-kyung unfortunately finished second in the regular league and had to be satisfied with the runner-up after losing to GS Caltex in the championship game.

But this season is different. Even in a turbulent team atmosphere, such as the sudden resignation of the manager in early January and only two acting managers, Kim Yeon-kyung encouraged her teammates and took center stage.

Heungkuk Life Insurance found a sense of stability at the end of the season when world-renowned coach Marcello Abondanza (Italy) took the baton, and is showing a strong back-and-forth.

Kim Yeon-kyung, who won her first championship by sweeping the 2005-06 debut season, the unprecedented rookie award, regular league MVP, and championship MVP, is aiming for the 4th championship of her V-League career.

Kim Yeon-kyung had no relationship with winning the V-League after the 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2008-09 seasons. Kim Yeon-kyung headed overseas in 2009 and lifted trophies several times in Japan, Turkey, and China.

In particular, Kim Yeon-kyung had experience working with coach Abondanza while playing for Turkiye Fenerbahce. Kim Yeon-kyung and coach Abondanza have been together for four seasons since the 2013-14 season, winning the league twice and the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Cup together.

On the other hand, the road construction, whose players are in poor condition due to a cold, is also aiming for a counterattack from home. 스포츠토토

The road construction team reached the top for the first time in the 2017-18 season, and this time, it is challenging to win the championship for the first time in 5 years. The atmosphere was down by giving away both the first and second games, but I am determined not to hand over the championship trophy to Heungkuk Life Insurance helplessly in Gimcheon, my hometown.

Returning to the home stadium, the key to the road construction is how well the key players, such as Park Jung-ah, Bae Yu-na, and Lim Ok-ok, who were not in 100% physical condition, recovered.

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