Kim Yeon-kyung, the hero of the Tokyo Olympics women's volleyball match between Korea and Japan, became the first Olympic athlete to score 30 points or more in four games.

Kim Yeon-kyung, the main gun of the Korean women's volleyball team, led the set score 3-2 by scoring 30 points in the match against Japan in the group A group 4 match of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which ended yesterday (31st) at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) highlighted on its website that Korea's national team captain Kim Yeon-kyung led the team to the quarterfinals by taking the lead in a huge win over Japan.

Next, it was introduced that Kim Yeon-kyung scored more than 30 points four times in a single Olympics in cumulative number of times, which is the first case in history.

Kim Yeon-kyung scored 34 points against Serbia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where she first stepped onto the Olympic stage, and 32 points against China.

In the London competition, he scored 207 points to become the top scorer, and was selected as the women's volleyball MVP, which is unusual for a fourth-place team player.

Kim Yeon-kyung also scored 31 points in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro match against Japan.

Russia's Ekaterina Gamova scored 30 points on three occasions, the second most after Kim Yeon-kyung at the Olympics.

In the Tokyo Olympics, Kim Yeon-kyung is tied for third place in this division with 78 points, including 68 points for attacking, 8 points for blocking, and 2 points for serving in four games.

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