Digg and Kim Hae-ran, who were fascinated by childbirth, childcare, and hardships, said, “I always thought it was the last time..”
35 matches, 133 sets. This is the time 39-year-old Kim Hae-ran (Heungkuk Life Insurance) spent on the court last season. He appeared in 5 more games than in the 2017-18 season (30 games), when he played the most games, and last season was the first time he played more than 120 sets. Veteran Kim Hae-ran, who had to deal with childbirth, childcare, and a knee injury, had a brilliant season by leading the team to the regular season championship with excellent individual results such as second place in digs (5.609 per set) and second place in defense (7.797 per set).
But Kim Hae-ran was not satisfied. Because the team failed to win the championship. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which won the regular season championship, was caught by Korea Expressway Corporation in the championship match. While everyone on the team was shedding tears of regret, Hae-ran Kim also shed hot tears. Kim Hae-ran, who said, “I was so sad about the ending that all I could do was cry,” said, “I feel like I had a nightmare. “It’s a season I don’t want to think about,” he said, looking back on last season.
Putting her regrets behind her, Kim Hae-ran prepares for the new season again. In an interview with the club, Kim Hae-ran said, “I think we need to be a little more nervous following our last runner-up finish. “I think I need to prepare better (for the new season),” he said, scolding himself. As we face a difficult season, he said, “Coach Abondanza takes special care of my physical strength. He was in good shape last year because he took a lot of care, but the ending was disappointing. “This season, I want to take better care of my body than last year and have a good season,” he said.
Kim Hae-ran, who won Heungkuk Life Insurance with a fascinating dig even at an unlucky age. KOVO토토사이트
Currently, Hae-ran Kim is in Japan, the training ground of Heungkuk Life Insurance. Heungkuk Life Insurance will conduct field training in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan from the 14th to the 20th. Overseas training resumed 5 years after COVID-19. Hae-ran Kim said, “I feel good because it’s been a long time since I trained overseas, but I’m also nervous because I have to train.”
But the situation is different from five years ago. He now has a son waiting for him at home. He said, “I regret being away from my son for a week and miss him,” but added, “It’s okay because I think I will realize the importance of motherhood after being away from my son for so long.”
Kim Hae-ran, who announced retirement in April 2020, returned to the court at the start of the 2021-22 season after giving birth to a son in December of that year. He took a year off due to childbirth and childcare. Afterwards, Kim Hae-ran spent a hectic time juggling training, games, and raising children. Hae-ran Kim said, “After exercising, he has to take care of his children. He also feels sorry for not being able to spend much time with his baby. “After practice, he tries to run home quickly,” he said, expressing his frustration.
The path to becoming a ‘mother athlete’ is so difficult. Many athletes consider retirement because they want to combine sports and raising children. Wouldn’t Kim Hae-ran, who is walking this path first, be able to give some advice to juniors who are worried? In response, Kim Hae-ran said, “I haven’t had a deep conversation with the players yet,” but added, “I would like to say that this (childcare) life right now is really good for the players who are trying to quit. “I’m really happy and happy, but I wish I would think more deeply.”
However, Kim Hae-ran spends each day fiercely and earnestly. This is especially true as disaster approaches. He said, “I always have the mindset that it is my last, so every day is precious. “I try to do my best every day because this day will never come back,” he said. Hae-ran Kim said, “Last season ended unfortunately, so our goal is to win the championship this year. “My goal is to play every game with my juniors without getting sick,” he said, strengthening his resolve for the new season.