‘Departure in tears’ Yasmin “It’s sad to leave like this, but it’s full of good memories”
Foreign player Yasmin Bedart, who led Hyundai E&C to the top for two seasons, left Korea in tears.
Yasmin left for Los Angeles, USA with her mother on Korean Air Flight KE017, which departed from Incheon International Airport at 2:30 pm on the 10th.
Hyundai E&C colleagues had a last farewell on the 8th, two days before, as there was a game against Korea Expressway Corporation in Gimcheon at 7:00 pm on the same day. Yasmin had to go through a difficult breakup while crying profusely.
At Incheon International Airport on the 10th, when Yasmin was leaving for the United States, Park Won-cheol, deputy general manager of Hyundai E&C, and Choi Yoon-ji, an interpreter who had been with him for the first season, came to the airport and spent the last moments together.
Yasmin, who met with a reporter right after checking in, said, “It’s so sad to leave Korea like this. I really never expected that the season would end like this. I think it can happen in life, but it’s really sad.” It was an expression full of regret.
When asked about her current physical condition, Yasmin said, “I feel much better than when I was in the hospital. I feel that I am getting better step by step. I can walk now and live a normal life.”
When asked if the other parts, such as the shoulders and knees, were okay, Yasmin smiled broadly, saying, “The other parts are fine. Didn’t you rest a lot during that time (smile)? There’s no problem because I definitely rested.”
Yasmin’s performance commanded the V-League court for two seasons. Kang Sub and Kang Spike were unmatched by anyone. Even though she returns to the US, the Korean stage wants Yasmin again. He asked Yasmin about participating in the tryout.
Yasmin, who stared at the airport floor for a while, said, “It’s still hard to say. I’ve been running like crazy for two years. I’ve had a hard time. Now I want to spend time calmly resetting. I want to organize my thoughts. Right now, it’s time. I think I need a little bit of this. There is still time until the end of the month, so I will make a decision after fully considering it.”
When asked what was the most memorable thing during his two years in Korea, Yasmin said, “There were so many different things during the two years토토사이트. More than anything else, I think the emotions I shared with my teammates in various situations during the game will be the most memorable. Training room The moment I laughed and chatted with my co-workers in “” is also deeply rooted in my heart. I leave with only good memories.”
When asked a question that turned the atmosphere around, saying, “You seem to have a lot of presents,” Yasmin nodded and smiled. “Everyone gave me a lot of presents. Thank you very much. The breakup was really, really difficult,” shed tears again after a smile. . In addition to the gifts sent by the players, several players prepared personal gifts, and after the time of parting, Yang Hyo-jin sneaked in and delivered the gifts prepared separately. At the airport on the day of departure, a gift from the owner of Hyundai E&C, Yoon Young-joon, was also delivered.
Yasmin is best friends with Catbell (Korea Expressway Corporation). However, during the season, there was no confrontation between Catbell and the net. Yasmin commented, “Since Catbell came to Korea, I’m sorry I couldn’t meet her because I was in the hospital. But she wished me a speedy recovery. I was always grateful. We decided to meet in Los Angeles this summer.”
When asked to say hello to Korean fans, Yasmin said, “(crying) Thank you for continuing to support me over the past two years. Your kind messages and support made my time in Korea valuable. Hyundai E&C is the champion. I ask for your continued support so that I can rise.”
When asked if she would continue watching the Hyundai E&C game, Yasmin suddenly burst into laughter and said, “Actually, I calculated the time, but it’s not difficult to watch the weekend game. It starts at 4:00 PM Korean time, so it’s 11:00 PM in Los Angeles. But it’s 7:00 PM. The game has to wake up at 2:00 a.m. But I will definitely wake up and watch the championship game,” he smiled.
The last farewell time that came after a while. Yasmin headed to the immigration checkpoint with her mother and her dog ‘Ziggy’. Vice-captain Park Won-cheol and interpreter Choi Yoon-ji, who came out to see them off, also poured out the tears they had been holding back and promised the next meeting.
Yasmin scored 674 points in 30 games in the 2021-2022 season, and 359 points in 13 games in the 2022-2023 season. During Yasmin’s time, there was no striker in the V-League that could beat him.
Hyundai E&C terminated the contract with Yasmin under an agreement while registering Montaño as a substitute player, but they are willing to work together if Yasmin submits an application for a tryout.
Yasmin left a strong impression. The afterglow of his departure seems to linger for a long time.