From the first ‘Pangpang’ of tears to the retirement announcement…Kim Yu-ri “Concentrate on resting for the time being”

Kim Yuri (middle blocker) of GS Caltex has put an end to her career as a professional player.

On the 16th, Kim Yu-ri started greeting, “Hello, I am volleyball player Kim Yu-ri,” through her personal SNS account on the 16th, and said, “I think you would have been very surprised to suddenly announce the retirement like this. Looking at it, there were a lot of good things and a lot of hard things, but I think the reason I was able to come this far is because of the fans’ support.”

In addition, “I am so grateful to my family, who have been a great source of strength just by being by my side whenever I had a hurdle when I wanted to quit. Don’t be surprised and say hello.”

This is not the first time she has come out of his retirement. Kim Yu-ri joined Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2nd place in the 1st round of the 2010-11 season.

After leaving the club once, he worked part-time at a convenience store and played an active part in the unemployment team (Daegu City Sports Association, Yangsan City Hall). After being contacted by his fellow players, he returned to IBK Industrial Bank and transferred to GS Caltex through Hyundai Engineering & Construction, where he was in charge of the midfield.

Kim Yu-ri’s ‘tear interview’ is considered one of the best scenes in the women’s volleyball game. In February of the 2020-21 season, she scored 9 points (attack success rate 64.29%, 8 points in a quick attack) against Heungkuk Life Insurance, her home team and her debut team, and made a big contribution to her team’s complete victory. She was also selected as her first fanfang player after her debut, and shed hot tears along with her peers while conducting interviews.

Since then, he appeared on the court as a replacement from time to time, but this season he devoted himself to rehabilitation due to a knee injury. However, he could not overcome the injury and left the court after about 10 years of playing career. 

An official from the club,토토사이트 who spoke on the phone on the 17th, said, “Kim Yu-ri tried hard to recover from his injury during the season, but it didn’t work out, so he had difficulties. During the season (about retirement after the season, etc.) said.

In addition, he said, “I have not yet thought about other paths (careers) in the future because I have continuously focused on volleyball, and I have expressed my intention to focus on rest for now. 

On the other hand, fellow players such as Lee So-young (KGC Ginseng Corporation), team captain Han Su-ji, Lee Hyun (Pepper Savings Bank), and Kim Yeon-gyeon (Hyundai E&C) gathered on Kim Yu-ri’s social media account to share the news of her retirement. 

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