‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung was selected as the most outstanding female volleyball player in the global village.
This media, affiliated with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), ranked 12 men and women from around the world who showed outstanding skills in international competitions such as the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and released them on the 10th.
Before the announcement of the male and female 1st place yesterday (16th), Volleyball World.com wrote ‘1988’ as a hint for female 1st place, implying on Instagram that Kim Yeon-kyung, born that year, is the main character.
Volleyball World.com said, “2021 was a landmark year for Kim Yeon-kyung.” “Last year, Kim Yeon-kyung led the Korean women’s volleyball team to the Olympic finals for the third time in a row, making it to the semifinals for the second time after the 2012 London Games, where she played for 17 years. retired,” he said.
He continued, “2021 is also the year in which Kim Yeon-kyung’s YouTube subscribers and Instagram followers reached more than 1 million.”
Volleyball World.com also explained in detail that Kim Yeon-kyung led Heungkuk Life Insurance to the runners-up in the V-League in the 2020-2021 season, and also scored 196 points in the Volleyball Nations League, and explained in detail that the highlight was the Tokyo Olympics.
The media introduced that the Korean national team, encouraged by Kim Yeon-kyung’s fantastic performance, outperformed expectations at the Olympics, and became the first athlete to score 30 points or more in one game four times at the Olympics.
Volleyball World.com, which also detailed Kim Yeon-kyung’s retirement from the national team immediately after the Olympics and her performance in Shanghai, China, said that Kim Yeon-kyung became the first volleyball player to surpass 1 million YouTube subscribers.
In addition, he added the fact that he was the most talked about player on social media last year.
It was praised for being number one in the world in both skill and popularity.
Coach Giovanni praised Kim Yeon-kyung as “a player with 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.”