The Korean women’s volleyball team, led by coach Cesar Hernandez, held a press conference and open training at the Jincheon National Training Center in Chungbuk on the afternoon of the 16th.

At the press conference held before the release of the training session, coach Han Yu-mi and national team captain Park Jung-ah interviewed the reporters, followed by Kim Yeon-kyung, who accepted the position of advisor after retiring from the national team, and responded to the reporters’ questions.

The national team안전놀이터 advisor Kim Yeon-kyung, who was moving for an interview with reporters, showed a different color from other players on the uniform mark. Other players and coaches had white marks, but Kim Yeon-kyung’s mark was sparkling gold.

She asked coach Han Yu-mi, who finished first, why only Kim Yeon-kyung’s mark was golden. Coach Han Yoo-mi explained, “Ah! There are three types of national team uniforms, but (Kim) Yeon-kyung’s uniform has all the marks in gold.”

She looked at the uniforms of the players interviewed and trained. Players wearing sleeveless uniforms and collarless uniforms had white marks, and Kim Yeon-kyung’s uniform had golden marks.

It was an incident that happened for a short while because only her advisor received special treatment, only Kim Yeon-kyung wore a different kind of uniform from her coaching staff and players that day.

Kim Yeon-kyung, who joined the national team as an advisor, said, “It’s nice to wear clothes with the national flag on it. It’s been a while since I came in like this and watched the players train, so I also had a lot of thoughts about the past and felt new.”

Next, to the players, “I plan to help them in the direction of how we can show better on the international stage, and to support the players as much as possible while playing.” He explained his role.

Regarding the titles of junior players, he said, “Call them what they want to be called, such as committee members, advisors, and older sisters. They confide to me what they cannot tell the coach or coaches. I am helping them in that area as well.”

▲ Advisor Kim Yeon-kyung shows a different golden mark from coach Han Yu-mi and captain Park Jung-ah.

▲Kim Yeon-kyung, who joined the national team as the first advisor, talked to many reporters and said this.

▲ Kim Yeon-kyung, an advisor who helps train the women’s boat team.

Regarding the reason for accepting the advisor, “As a person who is involved in volleyball, I wanted to help if Korean volleyball could develop further, and the association gave me a good suggestion. I intend to do it, and I want to help the players a lot.”

Meanwhile, the women’s volleyball team has been convened at Jincheon National Training Center since the 24th to train for the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL), which will be held from the 30th.

[Kim Yeon-kyung, who turned from a national team legend to an advisor, is preparing for training wearing a different uniform from her players.

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