Chinanews client, Beijing, September 1 (Xingchen Liu) On September 1, the head coach of Chinese women's volleyball team Lang Ping posted a long post on his personal social media, announcing his stepping down as head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

  "Today is the first day I left as the head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team. The task is finally completed. My first stop is to go to Suzhou to visit the grave of my mother who died of illness a year ago." Lang Ping said more She is calm and dedicated most of her life to the Chinese women's volleyball team. This time she can finally rest.

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

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  In 1973, 13-year-old Lang Ping entered the volleyball class of the Youth Sports School of Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium to practice volleyball. It took only 5 years for her to be selected for the national training team. Yuan Weimin, the head coach of the Chinese women’s volleyball team at the time, made her 18-year-old Lang Ping took it to a broader stage, and the name "Iron Hammer" has since become famous in the world volleyball arena.

  In the 1980s, the Chinese women's volleyball team, which won the world championship five times in a row, is a precious memory that a generation is proud of.

From his birth to the fullest, Lang Ping's soaring career is also the epitome of the strong rise of Chinese women's volleyball team.

  At the end of the autumn of 1981, the people of the whole country stood in front of black-and-white TV sets and radios. The Chinese women's volleyball team defeated host Japan. Lang Ping detained the World Cup championship for the team, which was the first world championship title of China's three major goals.

The spirit of women's volleyball, which interprets the spirit of sports to the extreme, has become the most unique existence in the Chinese sports arena.

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 Lang Ping guiding on the sidelines.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  After collecting all the honors, Lang Ping chose to retire in 1985.

From putting on the national team jersey to fading out of the game for the first time, although it was only a short time of 7 years, the "iron hammer" that came to fruition led the never-say-defeated Chinese women's volleyball team, engraving that dazzling era.

  After retiring, Lang Ping quickly completed the gorgeous turn from player to celebrity coach.

In 1995, she took charge of the national team Shuai Yin for the first time. At that time, the Chinese women's volleyball team was in a trough and lost the aura of the Asian hegemon.

Facing the upcoming Atlanta Olympic Games, the pressure on Lang Ping's shoulders can be imagined.

  But in only one year, Lang Ping created a legend.

In 1996, the Chinese women's volleyball team rebounded strongly and won a heavy silver medal.

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 Lang Ping guiding on the sidelines.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  After that, she also served as the head coach of the US women's volleyball team, but when the Chinese women's volleyball team experienced the glory of the Athens Olympics, in the 2012 Olympics, after the pain of losing the Japanese team, it fell to the bottom again.

At the crossroads of destiny, the Chinese women's volleyball team, which bears the countless expectations of the Chinese people, urgently needs a leader who can see far away.

  No one is more suitable than Lang Ping, and the platoon management center also graciously invited him to come out, but the injuries and illnesses she had accumulated over the years caused her to fall into contradictions and hesitation.

The pressure of coaching the Chinese women's volleyball team is very impressive. Lang Ping, who is more than half a hundred years old, is no longer a young man on the battlefield. She does not know whether her body can handle high-intensity work anymore.

  Dragging his bruised legs, Lang Ping finally accepted the command of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

This is not an easy decision. Choosing to return does not mean that those hidden worries will disappear. It is just that as a member of the Chinese women's volleyball family, Lang Ping is willing to take this risk and responsibility for this glorious collective.

Lang Ping was watching the progress of the game on the sidelines.

Photo by Tang Yanjun

  After returning to the leadership of the women's volleyball team, Lang Ping devoted all his energy to this team.

She took training, watched videos, and made analysis. Not only was it a common occurrence on weekends, she even fainted on the training ground.

When Lang Ping's father passed away, she was leading a team to conduct a closed training camp in Beilun, Ningbo, and could not see the last side.

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

  In the 2015 World Cup, the Chinese women's volleyball team returned to the top of the world after 11 years.

The famous "iron hammer" at the time has finally become a veritable "golden head".

  The Rio Olympics quarter-finals reversed the host Brazilian women's volleyball team and defeated the powerful Serbian women's volleyball team in the final. Under the leadership of Lang Ping, the Chinese women's volleyball team returned to the top of the world after a lapse of 12 years.

On August 2, local time, in the Tokyo Olympics 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

  After the Rio Olympics cycle ended, Lang Ping did not complete the contract renewal with the platoon management center in the first time. She had to put treatment in the first place because of the worsening leg injury.

In the year after winning the Olympic champion, surgery and rehabilitation became the focus of Lang Ping's life.

  Rao is so, Lang Ping eventually chose to accompany the Chinese women's volleyball team to Tokyo.

At that time, Lang Ping said that she would plan the development direction of the team, complete the team formation, and assist the coaching team in completing training and competition tasks.

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  The five-year preparation cycle is a great test for Lang Ping and for the Chinese women's volleyball team.

But competitive sports is cruel after all. In the Tokyo Olympics that ended before, the Chinese women's volleyball team failed to break through the "death group". After the final battle with Argentina, the women's volleyball girls formed a circle to Langping. Bow deeply.

Lang Ping hugged each girl and said goodbye.

  Looking back on his coaching experience in the past eight years, Lang Ping said that he promised to do every day, to do his best, to do his best, and to have no shame in his heart.

  "I believe that in the future, all athletes and coaches will work harder for the development of Chinese volleyball. I believe that the spirit of women's volleyball will be passed on from generation to generation." This time, Lang Ping really turned and left, and she left a fortune for the Chinese women's volleyball team. Priceless fortune.

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