Beijing time on the 27th, the International Volleyball Federation website announced the latest national team rankings, the Chinese women's volleyball team fell from the world's first to second, surpassed by the US women's volleyball team.

The Brazilian women's volleyball team still ranks third.

Data map: Chinese women's volleyball coach Lang Ping.

Image source: ICphoto

  In the World Women's Volleyball League on the evening of the 26th, Beijing time, the Japanese women's volleyball team defeated the Chinese women's volleyball team 3:0, and the Japanese women's volleyball team also rose to fifth place in the world ranking in this period.

  The World Women's Volleyball League is the first official international competition for the Chinese women's volleyball team after nearly 600 days.

In the opening game against South Korea, the Chinese team won by 3:1 after losing a game first.

The decline in the world ranking is obviously due to the loss of the second game.

  Losing a game will lose the number one in the world. Did the Chinese women's volleyball team have a heartbeat in the Olympic year?

Don't panic, for the Chinese women's volleyball team who is used to seeing big winds and waves, this is not even a small splash.

Wait for Xiaoxin to analyze a wave for you!

Screenshot of the World Volleyball Federation website.

  At the end of last year, the World Volleyball Federation announced the final 2020 world rankings, the Chinese women's volleyball team ranked first at the end of the year.

At that time, the US women's volleyball team ranked second, and the points gap between the two teams was only 9 points.

In this issue, the US women's volleyball team surpassed the Chinese women's volleyball team to top the list, with a gap of 11 points between the two teams.

  It can be seen that the two teams are not far apart in terms of points. It is normal for the ranking to alternate when one of the teams loses.

  And "why did the Chinese women's volleyball team lose" is another issue that has attracted much attention from fans.

Let us take a look at the starting list of the Chinese women's volleyball team against the Japanese team-Diao Linyu, Wang Yuanyuan, Li Yao, Liu Xiaotong, Zheng Yixin, Liu Yanhan, Wang Mengjie.

  Zhang Changning, who performed well against the South Korean team, was not in the starting lineup, and Zhu Ting, Yuan Xinyue, Li Yingying, etc. familiar to the fans did not appear.

Obviously, the Chinese team's current two games are focused on training new players.

On the other hand, the Japanese women's volleyball team almost sent their main players to play.

Data map: On August 23, 2016, in the Jakarta Asian Games Women's Volleyball Group match, Zhu Ting of the Chinese team was in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  After losing to the Japanese team, the head coach Lang Ping concluded: “Send substitutes to play, let them truly be the masters of this game, and see their ability to solve problems and resist pressure in adversity. It is very for them. An important exercise. It is impossible to win a game. All games are played by a group of players."

  In Lang Ping's view, losing the game at this stage is not necessarily a bad thing.

"It's a good thing to lose the game and see the gap between our bench lineup and the Japanese team through the game."

  The World Women's Volleyball League has a long schedule and will last for five weeks.

Before the start of the game, the Chinese women's volleyball team also updated the list of entries. On the basis of the first list, six generals Zhu Ting, Yuan Xinyue, Gong Xiangyu, Li Yingying, Ding Xia, and Yan Ni were added.

  For Lang Ping, there is a lot of room for selection in this competition.

At a time point less than two months before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, this is undoubtedly a good training opportunity.

Data map: At the 2019 Women's Volleyball World Cup awards ceremony, the Chinese women's volleyball team reached the highest podium in the World Cup and achieved the feat of ten championships in three major competitions.

Photo source by LEO: Visual China

  For the Olympic prospects of the Chinese women's volleyball team, fans do not have to worry too much.

Although the postponement of the Olympics has had a significant impact on the women's volleyball team's preparations, for now, their preparations are in order.

  Just entering 2020, the Chinese women's volleyball team began to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

From the beginning of the year, they started a closed training camp for up to 7 months.

Except for a short vacation adjustment in June, the girls never walked out of the training base for the rest of the time.

  They have to do eight or nine hours of technical physical training every day, and watch videos to learn at night.

Only half a day on Thursday and one day on Sunday can be rested and adjusted.

  This year, the Chinese women's volleyball team assembled again on January 6. After the first stage of training in Beijing, they moved to Zhangzhou on the sixth day of the new year, and then prepared for the match in Beilun.

Data map: In the 2016 Rio Olympic Women's Volleyball Final, the Chinese women's volleyball team defeated the Serbian women's volleyball team 3:1 (19:25, 25:17, 25:22, 25:23). After winning the Athens Olympics in 2004, it was 12 years later. Won the Olympic champion again.

Photo by Du Yang, a reporter from China News Service

  On May 1, the Chinese women's volleyball team competed with the Japanese women's volleyball team in a test match before the Tokyo Olympics.

The Chinese team ended the battle with a 3:0 straight game. The main players of the Chinese team showed a relatively good state in the game.

  For the Chinese women's volleyball team, achieving the Olympic title defense is the biggest goal this year, and they also have the strength and confidence to challenge this goal.

Prior to this, some small waves will not stop the women's volleyball girls from moving forward.

  I hope that at the Tokyo Olympics, they can raise the national flag and play the national anthem as they have done many times before!

(Author Wang Hao)

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