‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (35, Heungkuk Life Insurance) was selected as the best star in the V-League.
Kim Yeon-kyung won the regular league MVP at the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Seoul on the 10th.
Kim Yeon-kyung was named MVP by unanimous vote out of 31 votes from the press. To the extent that she did not deviate even one vote, it means that she had no opponents at all.
Kim Yeon-kyung became the second unanimous MVP award winner after Lee Jae-young in the 2018-2019 season. He has won MVP for three consecutive seasons, starting with the 2005-2006 season. In the 2020-2021 season, when he returned to Korea, he won the MVP award. This is the fifth award in his personal career. Kim Yeon-kyung is also the most awarded winner in V-League history.
Kim Yeon-kyung was named in the Best 7 and won two awards at the awards ceremony.
Kim Yeon-kyung returned to Korea two years after the 2020-2021 season and played a big role.
This season, he participated in 34 regular league games, digested 129 sets, and scored 669 points. This is a record that corresponds to the 5th place overall and the 1st place among domestic players. Kim Yeon-kyung also recorded a receiving efficiency of 47%, and was ranked 8th and 10th overall with 479 digs, respectively. She showed her best performance throughout the offense and defense, leading Heungkuk Life Insurance to No. 1 in the regular league.
Kim Yeon-kyung played a big role in the championship match, recording 120 points in 5 games, but Heungkuk Life Insurance suffered 3 consecutive losses even after winning the 1st and 2nd games and stayed in the runner-up. He couldn’t laugh at the last game of the season, but at the awards ceremony, he stood tall as the best star of the season in recognition of his performance in the regular league.
Outside of the game, Kim Yeon-kyung had a great impact on the V-League. This season, the women’s division recorded a total of 347,267 spectators in 133 games. Heungkuk Life Insurance mobilized 99,405 spectators in 21 games. It was an average of 4734 per game.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who came to the podium, said, “Thank you for unanimously choosing me as the MVP. I am personally honored. It would have been nice if I had even received the MVP in the championship game, but it’s a pity,” he said. “A lot of things happened this season. There were difficult things, but I am grateful to my colleagues, staff, and everyone in the club who worked hard together.”
Kim Yeon-kyung, who suffered from a manager change during the season, said, “It was difficult. He thought about whether he would be able to hold on until the end of the season, but seeing me at the awards ceremony after the season ended, it seems like time has passed. I think I overcame this moment well because I was with my colleagues.” 토스카지노
He continued, “I came this far thanks to the fans. Thank you. If you continue to support me, I will show you a good image.”
Kim Yeon-kyung suggested extending her active life after the last championship match. On this day, he said, “It’s a time to decide whether or not to continue my career as a player, but if I do, I will work hard so that I can continue to show a good figure at the top.” I will decide with a team that has it.”
Kim Yeon-kyung, who became a free agent at the end of this season, began negotiations with Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 9th. As he has revealed his will to extend his active service, he is expected to see Kim Yeon-kyung appearing on the V-League stage and awards ceremony next season.