It was to the point of being surprised to hear the age of the new command tower. Heungkuk Life Insurance Libero Kim Hae-ran (39, 168 cm) is old enough to be in Korean age, but he is still running around the court and firmly guarding the team’s defensive line.
Kim Hae-ran is a libero representing the V-League. After joining Korea Expressway Corporation in 2002, he spent the unemployment league and has been steadily active since the first year of the V-League in 2005. He has been in charge of the defense of Heungkuk Life Insurance since the 2017-2018 season after going through KGC Ginseng Corporation.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won a set score of 3 to 0 (25-19, 25-17, 28-26) in a home game against Korea Expressway Corporation in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V League Women’s Division held at Incheon Samsan World Gymnasium on the 23rd. Kim Hae-ran perfectly completed all 6 receives on the day, and Digg succeeded in 25 out of 27, leading the team to victory.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who harvested 3 points, recorded 23 wins, 7 losses and 69 points, solidifying its first place. The gap with second place Hyundai E&C (62 points) widened to 7, leading the competition for the lead.
This day’s match was the V-League debut of coach Marcello Abondanza (53, Italy), who newly took the baton of Heungkuk Life Insurance. After arriving in Korea on the 18th and signing a contract with Heungkuk Life Insurance, coach Abondanza completed the visa issuance and registration process on the 22nd, and was in charge of the game from that day.
Coach Abondanza reunited at Heungkuk Life Insurance with Kim Yeon-kyung (35), the “Volleyball Empress” who ate one pot rice in the past in the Turkiye League. The two won the championship and runner-up twice in Turkiye Fenerbahce for four seasons from the 2013-2014 season, and won the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Cup together.
After the game, coach Abondanza was asked about the performance of Kim Yeon-kyung, whom he met again in the V-League. He applauded Kim Yeon-kyung’s performance, but praised him by citing another outstanding player. 먹튀검증
Director Abondanza was impressed with Kim Hae-ran’s performance that day. He emphasized, “Obviously the best player in the world, but volleyball is a team game. He cannot lead the game alone.” He continued, “Kim Yeon-kyung showed a good figure today, but Libero Kim Hae-ran was also really good. This is the harmony and advantage of Heungkuk Life Insurance.” .
Kim Yeon-kyung also raised her thumb, saying, “(Kim) Haeran unnie did a difficult dig at an important moment today.” He continued, “The director also told Haeran that she looks like she is 30 years old.”
Kim Hae-ran is proving his health this season by ranking 3rd in digs (5.491 per set), 9th in receiving (46.14%), and 3rd overall in defense (7.693 per set). It remains to be seen whether he will continue to play a steady role for Heungkuk Life Insurance’s championship for the rest of the season, having properly taken the stamp of director Abondanza.