According to Volleyball World.com, which is affiliated with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) on the 16th, the rankings of 12 male and female players from around the world who showed outstanding skills in various international competitions including last year’s Olympics were ranked and released from the 10th.
Regarding Kim Yeon-kyung, who was selected as the top female player, Volleyball World.com said, “2021 was a landmark year for Kim. He put it on the river and retired from the Korean national team where he played for 17 years.”
He added, “2021 is also the year when Kim Yeon-kyung’s YouTube subscribers and Instagram followers reached more than 1 million.”
In addition, Volleyball World.com added that Kim Yeon-kyung led Heungkuk Life Insurance to the runners-up in the 2020-2021 professional volleyball V-League, and also scored 196 points in the Volleyball Nations League, adding that the highlight was the Tokyo Olympics.
Italian-born Turkish volleyball coach Giovanni Guidetti praised, “Kim Yeon-kyung has the body of a Russian player, the strength of an American player, the skill of a Japanese player and the agility of a Brazilian player.”
It is known that they want to sign Yeon-Kyung Kim to ‘success’ in American professional volleyball, which will start in March and play for two months. The European league, which is in full swing, is one of Kim’s options.
Women’s volleyball around the world is paying attention to the trajectory of ‘world class’ Kim Yeon-kyung, while she is unable to participate in the Korean professional volleyball V-League this season due to regulations.