Filipino fans make Korea star Kim Yeon-koung feel at home
BIÑAN, Laguna—Kim Yeon-koung is no stranger to receiving admiration as she is practically the face of Korean women’s volleyball.
She has won numerous trophies for both club and country, but the Fenerbahce spiker was surprised with the praise she received in the Philippines.
“I didn’t expect that there’s so many people supporting me here in the Philippines and when I came here I’m really surprised that a lot of people are supporting me,” said Kim, who also guest starred in some Korean shows.
Kim’s favorite moment came when a little boy gave her flowers after they beat China for the bronze medal, 25-11, 25-18, 25-20, in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship.
“I saw him before the game and he was like giving this bouquet of flowers to me and I was like ‘after the game, after the game,’” said Kim who had seven points in the game.
“He then came to me and he was so cute and my heart was just so thankful.”
And even off the floor, Kim would be showered with praise as fans screamed “K-Y-K!” upon the mere sight of her and even members of the organizing staff couldn’t help but take pictures with her.
“Thank you so much for the Filipino fans, when I play here it feels like I’m playing at home. It was great playing here.”
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