‘World Class’ Kim Yeon-kyung won the first MVP in her life at the V-League All-Star Game, which returned after 14 years. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I’m getting older, so I have stamina,” and she laughed, saying, “I think it would be nice if the time for the All-Star Game next year is reduced.”
In the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League All-Star Game held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 29th, Kim Yeon-kyung received a total of 19 votes as a result of the reporters’ vote and won the MVP in the women’s division. OK Savings Bank’s ‘King’ Leo won the men’s division with 15 votes.
In an interview after the game, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It was good to be able to communicate with many fans up close by participating in the All-Star Game after a long time.” Although Kim Yeon-kyung emerged as the top star of her V-League with her debut, her V-League All-Star Game was the most recent stage in the 2008-2009 season. He moved to the Japanese, Turkish and Chinese leagues. She returned to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2020-2021 season, but the All-Star Game could not be held due to Corona 19.
Kim Yeon-kyung laughed, “I thought Kim Hee-jin (IBK Industrial Bank) would win the MVP because he did a lot of ceremonies.” “(After the announcement) I asked, ‘Am I right?’
Even before the start of the All-Star Game, she vowed “I will not do anything”, but on the day of her arrival, she communicated with fans more diligently than anyone else. Kim Yeon-kyung laughed, “I wonder if KOVO divided the teams based on age and made us (M Star Team) do anything,” and smiled, “The fans made us (online voting) 1st, so we couldn’t (hardly) not do it. I worked hard because I heard good cheers.”
He also said that he took a photo of the first four cuts of his life at the All-Star Game event. He said, “I told the person who took the picture for the first time, ‘This is the first time I’m taking a picture,'” and added, “It’s awkward, but everyone has set poses for the calyx, V, and heart, so I had fun taking the picture.”
He also joked about Lee Da-hyun, a junior member of the Z-Star team who won the All-Star Game Ceremony Award for two consecutive years. He said, “I didn’t like Lee Da-hyun’s expression when he danced.” Then, he laughed, “Before entering the interview, he asked Lee Da-hyun, ‘I’m unlucky, why are you doing that?’, and he said that it’s good to dance with your self-esteem raised with that coolness.”
In response to the question, “What would it be like to appear in the next All-Star game again?”, he smiled and said, “It was very difficult to do it once,” and said, “As a player, it would be nice if the time was reduced.” He said, “The stamina of the M-star team and the Z-star team is definitely different. The Z’s are still taking pictures and playing in the locker room, but we’ve been left behind and everyone has gone home.” 안전놀이터
He was also prepared for his performance in the regular league, which immediately entered the 5th round. He said, “I am grateful for the All-Star Game MVP, but I think it would be better if I received an MVP in terms of skills like the regular league or championship match.”
Meanwhile, in line with the MZ trend, the men’s team was formed around 1995 and the women’s team was formed around 1996, respectively. In the women’s division, M-stars were joined by leading figures from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Hee-jin, and Yang Hyo-jin, and the Z-stars were Kang So-hui, Lee Da-hyun, and Lee Joo-ah, who played an active part in the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL). The men’s division included M-Star Leo Shin Young-seok, Han Seon-soon, and Z-Star Ikbairi Heo Soo-bong and Lee Sang-hyun.
A total of 4 sets (15 points each), 1st and 2nd sets (women’s) and 3rd and 4th sets (men’s) were held, and the M-Star team won with a set score of 2:2 and a total score of 53:52.