Japanese volleyball star Ishii Yuki announces retirement

Photo via Facebook/ 久光スプリングス

Japanese volleyball star Yuki Ishii yesterday announced her retirement from the game and made known that the V-League Final Stage on April 8 will be her last competition.

The official Facebook page of the Hisamitsu Springs volleyball team reported yesterday that Ishii will retire on June 30, and the final stage for her will be held on April 8. The 31 year old’s Japanese fans commented on the post to wish her luck and hailed her performances for club and country. The netizens said…

“Thank you for your hard work!”

“Been rooting for her since she was 15 years old. Let’s win the final competition and end your career beautifully!”

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“Thank you for your hard work. I am going to miss you!”

“It will be sad, but I will continue to support your future activities after retiring. Thank you for your hard work, thank you very much.”

Ishii is one of the stars of the Japanese women’s national volleyball team and her club side Hisamitsu Springs. She joined the national team in 2017 and took part in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

In 2018, Ishii Yuki helped the Japanese women’s national volleyball team win the silver medal at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship held in Japan. She was also a key player in the team that won the gold medal at the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship held in Seoul, South Korea.

Ishii is known for her powerful attacks and impressive jump serves. She has also been praised for her strong defence and ability to read the game. Her performance on the court has earned her several individual awards, including the Best Outside Hitter award at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup held in Japan.

Ishii also gained a lot of followers on social media due to her cheerful personality and positive attitude. Check out her Instagram account HERE.

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