Kim Yeon Koung is the captain of the South Korean Olympic volleyball team and a true fan of BTS!
In an interview with Volleyball World where she discussed her Olympic career and personal interests, Kim stated that her favorite idol group was BTS.
I’m quite old so I don’t have favorite celebrities, but I could say that I know some big celebrities in my country. But for my favorite Korean idol group, it would have to be BTS.
— Kim Yeon Koung
During warm-ups earlier this week, BTS’s “Permission to Dance” played throughout the arena and Kim was seen dancing along!
요즘 내 상태를 보여주는 영상…
BTS 그리고 김연경
애들노래에 스파이크 날리는 킴 너무 좋아요 pic.twitter.com/sh2wPEYzg0
— 꽃슈게트 (@tbrpxm) August 1, 2021
Earlier today, MBC News released a video of the Olympic team practicing for their semi-final match against Brazil. They reported that “Kim Yeon Koung turned on BTS’s music on her cell phone to lighten the mood and to ease their nerves!”
MBC reports that at the Olympics women’s volleyball team practice ahead of their semifinal match against Brazil, Kim Yeon Koung turned on @BTS_twt’s music on her cell phone to lighten the mood and the players were seen swaying to the beat of the song. pic.twitter.com/j1kr68jIN9
— bora ⛱ (slow) (@modooborahae) August 5, 2021
ARMYs welcome her with open arms, and some even expressed desires to see her with the members on Run BTS!
I hope @BTS_twt will invite Kim Yeon Koung (volleyball player) on RUN BTS too. I've seen her on a lot of korean variety show and she's really funny! I think they're gonna enjoy playing volleyball as well 😂
— ᴮᴱᴄᴀᴛʜ⁷ ♡ (@jooniejamss) April 28, 2021
Things/People I would love to see on Run BTS:
– Park Seri, golfer
– Kim Yeon Koung, volleyball player
– Kim Yuna, figure skater
– up and coming fashion designers in Korea to do something like Project Runway
— bora ⛱ (slow) (@modooborahae) August 2, 2021
Kim Yeon Koung and the South Korean Olympic team will play against Brazil on August 6 for a spot in the finals. Fans everywhere are wishing them the best of luck!