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‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung, both teams’ most ’17 points’ in the opening match of the Chinese league

Cheering Kim Yeon-kyung

‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (Shanghai Bright) cheers during the match against Liaoning Huajun in the 2021-2022 Chinese Women’s Volleyball Super League held at Jiangmen Sports Center in Guangdong Province, China on the 27th. [중국여자배구 슈퍼리그 홈페이지 캡처. 재배포 및 DB 금지]

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Kyung-yun = ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (33, Shanghai Bright) scored 17 points in the opening game of the Chinese league for the first time in four years and showed no change.

Kim Yeon-kyung played an active part in the 2021-2022 Chinese Women’s Volleyball Super League match against Liaoning Huajun at Jiangmen Sports Center in Guangdong Province, China on the 27th.

Kim Yeon-kyung, who started on the left, scored 5 points in the first set, 5 points in the second set, and 7 points in the third set, setting the record for the most points for both teams.

Kim Yeon-kyung encouraging
Kim Yeon-kyung encouraging

‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (Shanghai Bright) encourages fellow players during the 2021-2022 Chinese Women’s Volleyball Super League Super League match against Liaoning Huajun at Jiangmen Sports Center in Guangdong Province, China on the 27th. [중국여자배구 슈퍼리그 홈페이지 캡처. 재배포 및 DB금지]

The Shanghai team even called Yeon-Kyung Kim to the bench to give him a break. Kim Yeon-kyung was replaced by Jordan Larson (USA) when the score gap widened to 22-16 in the third set.

Shanghai defeated Liaoning with a set score of 3-0 (25-23 25-17 25-17) with Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance.

It is the first time in four years since the 2017-2018 season that Kim Yeon-kyung has stepped into the Chinese league. At that time, Kim Yeon-kyung led Shanghai to first place in the regular season and runner-up in the championship game.

Meanwhile, the Chinese women’s volleyball Super League this season is limited to one foreign player.

Shanghai has Larsen, who, along with Kim Yeon-kyung, won the MVP award at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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