Data map: 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, defeated their opponent 3:0 in the game.

The picture shows the Chinese women's volleyball team warming up before the game, Lang Ping is on the sidelines.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  Chinanews client, Beijing, September 1st (Reporter Xing Rui) On the first day of September, world volleyball star Lang Ping officially announced that he will step down as the head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

Although there has been news about Lang Ping's departure after the Tokyo Olympics, when this day really comes, the fans still have too much emotion and reluctance.

  The first stop after leaving the Chinese women's volleyball team, Lang Ping went to Suzhou to visit the grave of his mother who died of illness.

A year ago, in order to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, Lang Ping had no chance to wait in front of his seriously ill mother day and night.

When her father died that year, Lang Ping was leading the team to prepare for the 2014 World Championships, and in the end he did not see the old man for the last time.

  Because of not letting go of his love for volleyball, but also because of his sense of mission and responsibility for the Chinese women's volleyball team, Lang Ping once held the commander in charge twice.

She took office for the first time in 1995. After leading the team to win an Olympic silver medal, she turned and left. Since taking office for the second time in 2013, Lang Ping has sacrificed the warm time with his family and gave up the peaceful retirement life of the years. The team worked hard and brought a completely new change to the Chinese women's volleyball team.

Data map: Tokyo Olympics, the picture shows Lang Ping guiding on the sidelines.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  Eight years ago, when the Chinese women's volleyball team was in an embarrassing situation where the Chinese women's volleyball team was in an awkward position, Lang Ping had thought about it, and finally dragged her bruised legs back to the glorious collective that she had struggled with when she was young.

Regardless of the rewards, Lang Ping gave the once-low Chinese women's volleyball team a new life.

  Except for the Tokyo Olympics, Lang Ping’s tenure did not let the medals of the world’s three major tournaments fall beside him: two World Cup gold medals, one Olympic gold medal, one World Championship silver medal and one World Championship bronze medal. These heavy honors are all against Lang Ping. The best return with the women's volleyball girls.

  After the defeat in Tokyo, Lang Ping's coaching career failed to draw a successful end, and she left the team that had dedicated her half life with regret.

This ending seems a bit lonely and bleak, but one failure does not deny Lang Ping's contribution and the team's day-to-day efforts.

  When bidding farewell to the Chinese women's volleyball team, Lang Ping described his volleyball career with "very satisfied and happy": "This road is not smooth, but because I love it, all the hardships and pains are worth it, success or failure. The ups and downs are all things that must be experienced in this process, all are gains, all are wealth. Looking back on so many years of volleyball career, I feel very satisfied and very happy."

Data map: On July 29th, the Tokyo Olympic Games women's volleyball group match continued. The Chinese team lost to the Russian Olympic team 2:3 and lost three consecutive group matches.

As the champion of the last Olympic Games, the Chinese women's volleyball team faces the embarrassing situation that the group may not be able to qualify.

The picture shows the women's volleyball coach Lang Ping directing from the sidelines.

  From legendary player to meritorious coach, Lang Ping has long been a phenomenal presence in Chinese volleyball.

In addition to medals, she also brought advanced volleyball concepts and a scientific training system to the Chinese women's volleyball team. She also discovered and cultivated Zhu Ting, the world-renowned main attacker.

After retiring, Zhu Ting may become Lang Ping's most reassuring person.

  Just a few days ago, during a live broadcast connection, Lang Ping was still worried about Zhu Ting’s hand injury: “I don’t know how she will fight during the National Games. It's tough."

  The relationship between Lang Ping and Zhu Ting's mutual mentorship has always been a good story in the sports world.

For Zhuting, Lang Ping is not only her teacher, but also her Bole; in Lang Ping's eyes, this girl who is about the same age as her daughter is like her own child.

Data map: 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 3:0.

The picture shows Lang Ping guiding on the sidelines.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  When Zhu Ting first entered the national team, Lang Ping saw in her the shadow of her youth: "This kid is too much like me. I was also very thin and soft when I was a kid." In order to supplement Zhu Ting's nutrition, Lang Ping would pay for it out of his own pocket She buys protein powder; asks her to eat more vegetables when she eats; fastens her clothes before going out...

  With the help and training of Lang Ping, Zhu Ting did not disappoint her teacher's expectations.

From the fledgling teenager to the "MVP harvester", from the Chinese women's volleyball team to the "ZHUper" praised by foreign media, every honor of the Chinese women's volleyball team in the past few years has been closely related to Zhu Ting.

  Now with Lang Ping's retirement, the "Langting Prosperity" in the fans' mouths is about to come to an end.

After the last group match of the Chinese women's volleyball team at the Tokyo Olympics, Lang Ping and the girls hugged and bid farewell one by one, perhaps because of reluctance to part, Zhu Ting was the last one to walk to Lang Ping, and the two hugged each other tightly.

The singing "Sunshine Always After Wind and Rain" sounded at the scene, but in Tokyo, the Chinese women's volleyball team who had experienced wind and rain failed to see the most dazzling sunshine.

Data map: On August 2, local time, in the Tokyo Olympic Women's Volleyball group match, the Chinese women's volleyball team beat the Argentine women's volleyball team 3:0.

But the Chinese team still missed the qualifying group.

After the game, "Sunshine Always After the Storm" sounded on the court, and the team members bowed to Lang Ping.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  I still remember that in previous games, no matter what difficulties they encountered, the girls always looked at Lang Ping on the coach's bench.

In the future, there will no longer be a figure of Lang Ping's careful guidance on the sidelines, no more timeouts for substitutions at critical moments, and no more confident expressions called Eagle Eyes challenge.

  End of the trip to Tokyo, bid farewell to coach Lang Ping, Zhu Ting and the Chinese women's volleyball team stood at a new starting point.

This time, although Lang Ping is not at the helm, the Chinese women's volleyball team will not stop.

While she has been fighting for the Chinese women's volleyball team for half a lifetime, the spirit of the women's volleyball team has been passed on from generation to generation.

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