(Tokyo Olympics) Turned and left, Lang Ping "hope everyone is well"

  China News Agency, Tokyo, August 2nd, title: Turning and leaving, Lang Ping "hope everyone is well"

  China News Agency reporter Xing Chong

  "I hope everyone is well."

  This is the last word Lang Ping left to the Chinese women's volleyball girls on the court.

After the matchup with the Argentine team on the 2nd, she hugged each team member and then turned and left.

This may also be the last word she left on the court as the head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

On the afternoon of August 2, Beijing time, the Chinese women's volleyball team ushered in a contest with the Argentine women's volleyball team.

The Chinese women's volleyball team, who missed the group two rounds in advance, still went all out in the game and finally won the opponent 3:0 (25:15, 25:22, 25:19).

So far, the Chinese women's volleyball team ended the Tokyo Olympic journey with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses in the group stage.

The picture shows the head coach Lang Ping hugging the Chinese women's volleyball team after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  At the end of this campaign, the Chinese women's volleyball team bid farewell to the Tokyo Olympics.

Walking out of the Ariake Gymnasium, it rained again in the night sky.

This country, which has witnessed the Chinese women's volleyball team winning five championships and reaching the top, is no longer a blessed place for Chinese girls tonight.

  In 1981, the Chinese women's volleyball team won the World Series championship for the first time in the World Cup in Japan. Lang Ping joined the team as a team member.

40 years later, when she changed her identity and came to the land of Dongying again, she regretted that she failed to witness the top of the team she loved again.

  When the team was eliminated early, it was a foregone conclusion, Lang Ping wept bitterly, rarely crying.

"As the head coach, I have the main responsibility. I want to apologize to the fans all over the country and say sorry. The Olympic team did not play well."

  Lang Ping revealed that she wanted to rest.

  From April 2013 to August 2021, Lang Ping coached the Chinese team for more than eight years.

In the three top-level events of the Olympics, World Cup and World Championships, she led the team six times, winning three golds, one silver and one bronze. Except for the Tokyo Olympics, she ranked in the top three in the other five competitions.

  From taking over from the bottom of the Chinese women's volleyball team to leading the team to the highest podium of the Rio Olympics, Lang Ping has accomplished the task of head coach best.

Lang Ping had already retired after the Rio Olympics. The injuries accumulated during the athlete period have been plagued by her. No matter her age or body, Lang Ping is no longer suitable for high-intensity work.

  However, Lang Ping finally insisted on an extremely long Olympic cycle.

She underwent hip surgery in 2017 and soon led the team to prepare for the Olympics.

Lang Ping, who was on the training court, wore a thick protective gear around his waist, and his body was a little swayed when he walked.

  "I love this career, but I am really tired, and it is time to rest. We have many excellent young coaches and should be allowed to lead the new Chinese women's volleyball team forward."

  Lang Ping said that the past eight years have been very exciting.

"I watched the Chinese women's volleyball team grow. We won the Olympics, World Cup and other championships. We are very complete, except for this year's regrets. But it is better to have regrets, so that young people have more dreams and are eager to pursue the next goal. "

On the afternoon of August 2, Beijing time, the Chinese women's volleyball team ushered in a contest with the Argentine women's volleyball team.

The Chinese women's volleyball team, who missed the group two rounds in advance, still went all out in the game and finally won the opponent 3:0 (25:15, 25:22, 25:19).

So far, the Chinese women's volleyball team ended the Tokyo Olympic journey with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses in the group stage.

The picture shows the head coach Lang Ping hugging the Chinese women's volleyball team after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  After playing the last game, the women's volleyball girls were also crying on the court, passing by the mixed mining area, everyone was blushing.

This curtain call, or the farewell of many people's careers.

Although it is only three years away from the Paris Olympics, many people may not be able to stand on the Olympic arena anymore.

  For example, the 34-year-old veteran Yan Ni was originally injured and covered with tape on her arms and shoulders. In the year since the Olympics have been postponed, it has been quite difficult for her to persevere.

When embracing Lang Ping, Yan Ni secretly wiped her tears. This should be the last time she stood in the Olympic arena.

  In the mixed mining area, Lang Ping finally said that there is a beginning and an end. This is the law of nature, and this is true for athletes.

"I hope you all have a good life, I wish you all the best, continue to work hard."

  After speaking, Lang Ping turned and left.

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