“Mom not ashamed”… The eldest sister Kim Hae-ran’s promise

Kim Hae-ran (39, Heungkuk Life Insurance) is the best libero in women’s volleyball. She joined Korea Expressway Corporation as the 5th pick in the 2nd round of the 2002 rookie draft. She went through the Super League (unemployed) days and also in the V-League launched in 2005, she is firmly holding her top spot. Her digs are unrivaled, especially when it comes to kicking off her opponent’s attacks. In the V-League, she came in first place ten times. Her career record is also overwhelmingly 1st with 10,625 (462 games). Her defensive ability is the best ever, to the extent that her opposing manager once instructed her to “don’t hit toward Kim Hae-ran.” 바카라

She was a member of Heungkuk Life Insurance, and after contributing greatly to the combined championship in the 2018-2019 season, she announced her retirement at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Since her marriage, desperate to have children of hers, she has withdrawn into herself. After her birth (Jo Ha-yul) in December 2020, she became eager to play volleyball again. But her prime is past. Her return to the court was a formidable challenge. At the time of her troubles, the support of her family was a great strength. Four months after giving birth, she hurriedly signed a contract with Heungkuk Life Insurance. However, she only played 16 games in the 2021-2022 season due to a knee injury.

This season, in the 18th season of the V-League, the immortal Kim Hae-ran was revived. Based on her fighting spirit and her innate sense of defense, she is supporting the rise of Heungkuk Life Insurance. Unlike her last season, her systematic training worked to shape her body. She played all 22 games and ranked 3rd in the dig and 8th in receiving. She is also showing off her strength by being selected as an All-Star 15 times this season, the most ever in the V-League.

In a phone call with Sports Donga on the 17th, Kim Hae-ran said, “It was a great help to do a lot of physical training while preparing for the season.” Instead, I focused on the eyes (gaze). I defend while predicting where the ball that falls between blocking will go,” he explained the driving force behind the resurrection. Colleague Kim Yeon-kyung (35) admired, saying, “It’s never easy to do your job faithfully while raising children, but ‘mom power’ is definitely right.” Thanks to the veterans’ performance, second place Heungkuk Life Insurance (51 points) is closely chasing leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction (56 points).

An unexpected situation occurred in Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was going well. The team is reeling from the sudden dismissal of the manager and the aftermath. He, who usually doesn’t laugh much, can’t laugh any more these days. But he didn’t hide behind. He pointed out the wrong things, such as exposing the club’s involvement in the players. Because of the responsibility of his eldest sister. It’s hard for him to get his mind right, but he worried about his swaying juniors first. I also became more confident when I thought of the fans who generously supported me. Kim Hae-ran said, “Anyway, as a player, you have to overcome this situation. He emphasized, “We have to put our minds together and do it together.”

There is one more thing. It’s family. I am always grateful to my mother and her husband who help me with childcare. Especially in front of her son, she wants to be an ‘unashamed and proud mother’. He said, “Now my son seems to know that I play volleyball. He says ‘Volleyball Bread’ when he goes outside.” I will work harder so that my son can proudly say, ‘My mother is a volleyball player!’”