“It was very difficult, but I think I overcame it because (Kim) Haeran unnie held up well.”
After Kim Yeon-kyung (35) achieved first place in the V-League regular season for the first time in her personal career in 15 years, her Heungkuk Life Insurance revealed her special feelings to her eldest sister Kim Hae-ran (39).
Heungkuk Life Insurance won a shutout victory over IBK Industrial Bank with a set score of 3-0 (25-15 25-13 25-16) in the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Round 6 away match held at Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Hwaseong City on the 15th.
With a record of 26 wins and 9 losses and 79 points, regardless of the results of the remaining games, they secured first place in the regular league and went directly to the championship match. Heungkuk Life Insurance is aiming for the 5th championship after the 2018-2019 season with the 6th regular league first place in its career.
Both Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran, who were interviewed after the game, were delighted with their first place in the regular league and said several times먹튀검증, “I have had many difficult days this season, but I am grateful to the players who endured well.”
This season, the Heungkuk Life Insurance team experienced an unprecedented situation in which the manager, who is leading the second place in the regular season, is hardened in the middle. The reason was that the direction was different in a situation where there was no disagreement with the players and they were competing fiercely for first place. When coach Kwon Sun-chan was sacked, head coach Lee Young-soo also voluntarily resigned after playing only one game as acting manager. Kim Ki-joong, the head coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, who had been nominated, also expressed his appreciation for the burdensome public opinion, and coach Kim Dae-gyeong took care of the situation.
At the time, Kim Yeon-kyung, along with Kim Hae-ran, refuted the club’s claim, saying, “It’s so surprising that I wonder if there really is a team like this. It’s embarrassing and unfortunate. I hope this doesn’t happen again.” Even at this time, Kim Hae-ran, on behalf of Kim Yeon-kyung, honestly conveyed the team’s upper-level intervention in the game operation and the resulting atmosphere of the team, and tied the arms.
Even Kim Yeon-kyung could not forget the appearance of the eldest sister who was proud of injustice. Kim Yeon-kyung expressed her gratitude to former director Kwon Soon-chan, saying, “It was very difficult at the time, but I was able to overcome difficult moments thanks to Haeran’s unnie’s perseverance.”
As such, at Heungkuk Life Insurance, Kim Hae-ran’s contribution on and off the field is indescribable. After joining Heungkuk Life Insurance in 2017, as the team’s eldest sister and main libero, she led the team’s first combined championship since the Kim Yeon-kyung era. Even after returning from retirement for the reason of his children’s plan, he showed a healthy skill and became a model for female professional players regardless of the sport. Kim Yeon-kyung also showed respect for her, saying, “When I look at her sister, I can only say that she is amazing. It is difficult for her to be faithful to her job while raising children. This is her mother’s power.”
Her mother power has been strong all season. She showed league-level performance on the field, ranking second in defense and second in dig with a receiving efficiency of 45.90%, and outside, she emphasized, “No matter what happens, we must not be shaken,” and became a strong support.
And behind such ‘Haeran sister’ was the dedication of the family. Kim Hae-ran said, “My family helps my daughter and daughter-in-law work hard so that they can exercise hard. My son (Cho) Ha-yul also knows that my mother is going to play volleyball, so she sends me happily without looking for me. So I am always grateful to my family. It’s just my heart,” he said, expressing his heartfelt feelings.