Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung was named the best player of 2021 by Volleyball World, recognizing her role in leading Korea to a fourth-place finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and her efforts in both the Korean and Chinese leagues.
Kim Yeon-koung returned to Korea on Monday after rounding off her second Chinese Volleyball Super League season with Shanghai Bright Ubest finishing in third place.
The competition for second place in the women's V League is heating up between GS Caltex Seoul Kixx and Korea Expressway Corporation Hi-pass, while the Pepper Savings Bank AI Peppers are still struggling at the bottom of the standings.
Kim Yeon-koung rounded off her second Chinese Volleyball Super League season with Shanghai Bright Ubest finishing the 2021-22 season in third place. Kim is now a free agent internationally, but will not be able to play in Korea's V League next season
The competition for third place in the V League standings is firing up as GS Caltex Seoul Kixx defeated Incheon Heungkuk Pink Spiders 3-1 on Sunday to cut their winless streak and step up to third place.
Another difficult year off the pitch didn't stop Korea's sports stars from giving it their all. From the Tokyo Olympics to the stand out performances of big names like Son Heung-min, Ji So-yun and Ko Jin-young, 2021 was still a year to remember.
Cho Song-hwa, the Hwaseong Industrial Bank of Korea Altos player that walked out on the club after an argument with the former head coach, will not be able to play for the rest of the 2021-22 V League.
Suwon Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate are the team to beat, prevailing over Industrial Bank of Korea Altos in straight sets on Sunday to extend their winning streak to five straight matches.
Kim Hee-jin of Industrial Bank of Korea Altos became the All-Star of the 2021-22 V League season on Sunday, receiving the most votes ever recorded for one person.
Korea Expressway Corporation Hi-pass took a 3-1 victory over Seoul GS Caltex Kixx on Sunday to take the No. 2 spot on the V League table and extend their winning streak to eight matches.