‘Cupping fighting spirit’… ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung’s fighting spirit that no one can stop [Yoo Jin-hyung’s on-site 1mm]

  • December 13, 2022

There was a clear red cupping mark on his right shoulder. Still hit and hit again.

All volleyball players play with injuries big and small. If it is not a fatal injury to the extent that you cannot play, you will go to the reference court. ‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung is the same.

If you look at the recent Heungkuk Life Insurance match, you can often see Kim Yeon-kyung’s cupping mark on her right shoulder. Even during matches, she can often be seen touching her right shoulder as if it were uncomfortable.

According to papers researching cupping, cupping stimulates the area around the treated tissue to dilate small blood vessels to increase blood flow, and also causes local irritation and damage to create new blood vessels and new cells, resulting in a therapeutic effect. .

Simply put, it is a treatment method that promotes blood and lymph circulation to relieve inflammation and pain to promote recovery. Cupping therapy, which is effective in releasing tight muscles, is used by many sports players.

In the past, Kim Yeon-kyung showed her ‘fighting spirit’ during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and won a gold medal after 20 years of crossing the Great Wall of China. And now that she is a veteran, she receives cupping treatment because her recovery is slower than before. In the case of veterans, the speed of recovery from fatigue is slow, and physical strength is consumed as quickly as that. The V-League is a league where many games must be played in a short period of time, and it is physically demanding compared to other leagues. Veteran players like Kim Yeon-kyung should take care of their physical strength as rounds go by and be careful of injuries.

However, no one can stop Kim Yeon-kyung’s fighting spirit. Even at the moment when she needs to take a break, she overwhelms her court with her overflowing fighting spirit when she is in the middle of a battle. She clearly showed why she is called the “Volleyball Empress” even in the professional volleyball Dodram 2022-2023 V League Women’s Division match between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Pepper Savings Bank held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on the 10th. 토토

With a set score of 1-1, in the 3rd set, Heungkuk Life’s attack was noticeably dull. On the other hand, Pepper Savings Bank accumulated points with relentless defense and attacks by Nia Read and Lee Han-bi. At the moment of crisis to give a set, Kim Yeon-kyung awakened his colleagues’ desire to compete with a time-lag attack that caught them off guard. And in the 24-23 set point situation, Kim Hae-ran made two consecutive digs with Nia Reed’s spikes, and Kim Yeon-kyung took a thrilling 3 set 25-23 by putting a ball that was difficult to receive from the net into the opponent’s court. Kim Yeon-kyung, who won the third match, roared with an uppercut ceremony as if she had won the match, completely changing the atmosphere of the match. In the end, Heungkuk Life Insurance won with a set score of 3-1 (25-14 19-25 25-23 25-13) with Kim Yeon-kyung, who scored 19 points and an attack success rate of 62.07%.

Kim Yeon-kyung is the world’s best female volleyball player selected by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball World in 2021. At 34, she has become a veteran who needs to take care of her stamina, but she is showing the game to see why she is still called the best in the world.

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