The effect of Kim Yeon-kyung, who makes expeditions home… “Cheering fits right in my ears”
The cloud crowd that Kim Yeon-kyung (35) brings in every game was a strong supporter of the Heungkuk Life Insurance team.
In an interview ahead of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Postseason Media Day held at Nurikkum Square in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul on the 20th, Kim Mi-yeon (30) said, “It was the first time I felt the sound of cheering in my ears during a home game. I think there is a greater synergy effect when I hear them shouting, and I feel like I am playing at home even when I go to away games. Thanks to that, I think I have a lot of goosebumps experiences.”
This season, Heungkuk Life Insurance saw the effect of Kim Yeon-kyung, who returned after two years. While the average number of spectators in the V-League women’s division was 2,500, Heungkuk Life Insurance boasted an overwhelming number of average home spectators alone of 4,539. In the women’s division, which sold out 19 times, the 17th was the Heungkuk Life Insurance match, and the Hyundai E&C match on the 19th카지노, when the first place in the regular league was already confirmed, showed dignity with 6,110 people, the most spectators this season, among men and women’s divisions.
Opponent teams always had to fight under the burden of the heat of Heungkuk Life Insurance fans, whether home or away. A recent home match against KGC Ginseng Corporation and an away match against IBK Industrial Bank are representative examples. Ginseng Corporation, which was desperate for spring volleyball, brought a mood by making a deuce with 4 consecutive points at the end of the second set. At the end of the seesaw game, it went to 27-27, but Kim Yeon-kyung succeeded in scoring through the blocking walls, and Samsan Gymnasium fell into a crucible of enthusiasm. Soon after, Kim Yeon-kyung, who finished the set by blocking Elisabeth’s (KGC Ginseng Corporation) back attack, ran around the stadium and raised the atmosphere. Here, KGC Ginseng Corporation was completely overwhelmed and eventually had to accept a shutout defeat.
The IBK Industrial Bank match was also played on weekday evenings, and despite the distance from Incheon to Hwaseong, many away fans visited and created an atmosphere comparable to home. On this day, Heungkuk Life Insurance also won a shutout victory and confirmed 1st place in the regular league for the first time in 4 years.
Fans’ enthusiastic support is one of Heungkuk Life Insurance’s strengths, which will work in their favor in the women’s championship match to be held on the 29th. The team is also aware of this. Captain Kim Mi-yeon expressed the feelings of the team, saying, “It’s a great honor to play in front of so many spectators. It’s honestly not easy to be able to show my game in front of so many people. I’m really grateful and honored.”
At the media day that followed, Kim Mi-yeon said, “I think it will be physically difficult because Gimcheon (where the Korea Expressway Corporation’s home stadium is located) has a distance. I want to face Hyundai E&C, which has a relatively short distance, in the championship game. I want to do it. I will do it with the cheerleaders according to our cheering song, not the dance the fans imagine,” he said, expressing his promise to win.