Chinanews client, Beijing, September 2nd (Reporter Wang Yu) The moment of farewell has finally come.

On September 1, Chinese volleyball hero Lang Ping announced through his personal social media platform that he would step down as the head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

The "Langping Era" of the Chinese women's volleyball team came to an end.

  A generation of legends turned around, leaving a distinctive mark of the times.

For Chinese sports, Lang Ping not only means glory, but also synonymous with dedication and inheritance.

In accompanying the Chinese women's volleyball team through the ups and downs, her consistent persistence and tenacity are a kind of spirit, a bridge, and even a monument.

Data map: Lang Ping is on the sidelines to guide.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

Iron hammer, creating an era

  Looking back on the history of China's sports development, there is rarely a sport or a spirit that has become popular and has become an enduring melody of the times for 40 years, and the Chinese women's volleyball team has done it.

In the 1980s, the women's volleyball girls won five consecutive championships with imposing vigor and created a new chapter in China's "Three Big Balls".

  In 1978, Yuan Weimin, the coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team at the time, brought the 18-year-old Lang Ping into the national team. This opened a new chapter in the legend of Chinese women's volleyball team.

As the core of that epoch-making team, Lang Ping has gradually grown from a young player to a mainstay, and is moving forward on the road to the top.

  The 1982 World Championships in Peru, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the 1985 World Cup in Japan... Lang Ping won the best player of the three competitions one after another.

The famous commentator Song Shixiong described her domineering on the court with "China's'iron man's head', one hammer and one thunder".

Iron Hammer, together with his teammates, created the golden age of Chinese sports.

On September 25, 1982, the Chinese women's volleyball team greeted the audience at the award ceremony of the 9th World Women's Volleyball Championship.

Source of pictures from Xinhua News Agency: Xinhuanet

  In 1986, Lang Ping helped the Chinese team win the World Championship again as an assistant coach, achieving five consecutive women's volleyball championships.

Later, Lang Ping went to study in the United States. After returning from school, she restarted her playing career and returned to the World Championship finals with the Chinese women's volleyball team in 1990. That was the true end of her career.

  At that time, the curtain of China's reform and opening up began, and the Oriental Dragon was embracing the world with open arms. The Chinese women's volleyball team became the epitome of the country's rise, inspiring a generation of Chinese people to work hard and forge ahead.

Lang Ping also sighed: "The women's volleyball team is a banner. The momentum of the women's volleyball team has revitalized an era. She is a symbol of the 1980s."

  Starting from five consecutive championships, as China’s sports are becoming more dazzling and entering the center of the world sports arena, the Chinese women’s volleyball team has become the pride and spiritual motivation of the Chinese people. It is even more inspiring and inspiring generations of Chinese people to work hard.

On November 16, 1981, the Chinese Women's Volleyball Team at the 3rd Women's Volleyball World Cup Awards Ceremony.

Source of pictures from Xinhua News Agency: Xinhuanet

The coach of two dans, to be a "paving stone"

  The reason why Chinese sports can endure the baptism and tempering of time and always stand among the world's strongest sports is inseparable from the hard work of the coaches for decades.

Among them, there are Bole who has the insight and knowledge of the bead, the master who conducts on the spot, and the elders who are like fathers and mothers.

  In competitive sports, no one is a winning general.

Even the Chinese women's volleyball team fell into a trough around the 1990s due to the alternation of new and old and backward technical and tactical play.

Lang Ping resolutely put aside his new stable life and became the team's head coach for the first time. Since then, the Chinese women's volleyball team has embarked on a difficult and firm road to revival.

  When Lang Ping talked about why he left behind his achievements overseas and returned to teach in China, he said that he was moved by a sentence in the telegram of the Chinese Volleyball Association-Lang Ping, the motherland really needs you!

"As a person, we are actually very small, but when someone says to you on behalf of the country:'The motherland needs you', can you still remain indifferent?"

Lang Ping smashed the ball in the 9th World Women's Volleyball Championship against the US team.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Guan Tianyi Picture source: Xinhuanet

  When Lang Ping's name is once again closely linked with the Chinese women's volleyball team, it is already 2013.

At that time, the team did not pick up, and morale fell to a trough.

Dragging his scarred legs, Lang Ping finally took over the Chinese women's volleyball team's commanding position and once again chose to be closely tied to this glorious division.

  Lang Ping said: "Why can't I make some sacrifices when the Chinese women's volleyball team needs people most? In this situation, I am going to be a paving stone." This time, she brought more scientific training methods and advanced concepts. Let the team return to the highest podium of the Olympic Games after a lapse of 12 years.

  Wearing a national team jersey, she is the "iron hammer" that makes her opponents fearful and the world's strongest attacker.

As the coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team, she boldly reforms and innovates, and commands a calm and calm command.

But in life, Lang Ping's injuries can no longer bear to count.

In 1995, Lang Ping returned from the United States as the head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Guan Tianyi Picture source: Xinhuanet

  Lang Ping’s daughter once said, "Mom, you are all good above the neck, and nothing below the neck." She also once asked herself "Can I hold on anymore?" But Lang Ping still chose to lead the Chinese women's volleyball team to the Tokyo Olympics. Finish.

Now that the old coach retires, it also leaves a beautiful melody about selfless dedication for Chinese sports.

Exchanges between China and the West to build a bridge

  In a sense, the influence of the word "Langping" is no longer limited to the Chinese sports arena.

As a flag of the world volleyball, whether as a player or as a team coach, Lang Ping builds a bridge between Chinese and Western sports with his international influence.

  Having served as a teacher for more than 20 years, Lang Ping's teaching experience has spread to three continents: Asia, Europe, and the United States.

In 2005, Lang Ping became the head coach of the US Women's Volleyball Team.

In just three years, under the guidance of her training method of "the combination of Chinese and Western", the American women's volleyball team returned to the top of the world's top volleyball team.

  From repeated defeats in 2005, to the third place in the 2007 World Cup, to the second time in the history of the Beijing Olympics that he reached the Olympic finals.

The American media praised Lang Ping for saying that she was once China's "gold medal", but now that China has integrated into the world, she is regarded as the pride of world volleyball.

On June 24, 2005, Lang Ping (second from left), the head coach of the US Women's Volleyball Team, coached the players in the first match of the World Women's Volleyball Grand Prix in Ningbo Beilun Division.

Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Yu photo source: Xinhuanet

  As the first foreign coach in the history of the Japanese women's volleyball team, the Turkish coach Ferro was selected as the team assistant when Lang Ping was the coach of the Turkish Telecom Club.

Later, Lang Ping returned to China as the coach of Evergrande Women's Volleyball Team, and Filo followed from a long distance.

He said more than once that he has benefited a lot from the days he studied under Lang Ping.

  The Italian Gudetti, who led the Turkish women's volleyball team to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics, even claimed to be Lang Ping's "closed disciple". Once an unknown volleyball coach, Lang Ping's words and deeds became a guiding light for his volleyball coaching career. .

  After the Rio Olympics, under Lang Ping's recommendation, Zhu Ting joined Wakif Bank. The team coach was Goodetti.

In the European arena, Zhu Ting quickly grew into the world's number one main attacker, and Goodty also fulfilled her promise: "I will do my best to give you a better Zhu Ting."

  The history of the Chinese women's volleyball team is a history of hard work, hard work, and a genetic heritage of openness, tolerance, and mutual learning.

Whether it is Lang Ping going abroad to coach and lead foreign teams to create history, or recommending Zhu Ting to go to Europe to play and achieve a new legend.

"Going out" not only makes the Chinese women's volleyball team more resounding, but also makes the world more aware of Chinese sports.

In 2017, Lang Ping performed postoperative rehabilitation training in Los Angeles.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Shuo

Sportsman, inherit a spirit

  Whether standing on the court to overcome difficulties, or holding a tactical board to advise the team, as Lang Ping said, "As long as you wear a jersey with China, you are going to fight on behalf of the motherland. It is our duty and our mission to win glory for the country. The goal is to raise the national flag and play the national anthem."

  The spirit of competitive sports is not never never lose, but never admit defeat.

When talking about a failed experience, Zhu Ting said that Lang Ping said that he could not play the national anthem but had to raise the national flag, even if it was the third place, he had to work hard.

The spirit of the women's volleyball team is not only when they win, but always exists.

Sometimes I do my best knowing I can't win the championship.

  As a team project, the Chinese women's volleyball team can stand on the highest podium many times, relying on the collective spirit of teamwork.

"The women's volleyball team climbed from a low point back then, there is not much experience worth learning, but in times of difficulty, everyone can always unite together, think together and work hard."

On December 14, 2008, Lang Ping (right), the head coach of the Turkish Telecommunications Club team, guided the players during the suspension of the game.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng Jinfa Photo source: Xinhuanet

  When he was awarded the title of "Reform Pioneer" on the occasion of celebrating the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, the sentence before Lang Ping's name was-"An outstanding representative who inherits the spirit of the women's volleyball team".

Therefore, Lang Ping is not only a true portrayal of the spirit of the women's volleyball team, but also promotes the new women's volleyball players through actions and carries them forward.

  In fact, looking back on the struggle of the Chinese women’s volleyball team in the past 40 years, it is not difficult to find that it is "the supremacy of the motherland, unity and cooperation, tenacious struggle, and never say defeat" that has become the firm belief throughout the careers of generations of women's volleyball coaches and players. The Chinese women's volleyball team can lay a solid foundation to maintain world-class standards.

The legend ends and a monument stands

  On August 2, after defeating the Argentina team, the Chinese women's volleyball team missed the top eight of the Tokyo Olympics with a score of 2 wins and 3 losses, ending the Olympic journey.

The girls of the Chinese women's volleyball team bowed deeply to Lang Ping, who led them through the two Olympic cycles. The latter hugged and bid farewell to the players one by one.

Talking about the spirit of the women's volleyball team in a speech, Lang Ping said that no matter what kind of innovation and reform in technology, we all need a spirit of sincere cooperation, never giving up, persistence, and perseverance. It applies to all walks of life.

"The Chinese women's volleyball championship is the spirit of teamwork. The so-called teamwork means that winning is for everyone, and losing is also for everyone." Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Huisi

  "I hope everyone is well." This is the last word Lang Ping left to the Chinese women's volleyball girls on the court.

In the silent farewell and reluctant remembrance, it was announced that Lang Ping's time to leave the front line of the volleyball arena has officially arrived.

  From 1978 to 2021, Lang Ping accompanied the Chinese women's volleyball team for 43 years.

Even if they were mentally prepared, the legend ended, and the story of mutual accomplishment came to the end, perhaps because of years of inertia, parting always seemed unprepared.

  From the bottom to the top, some people say that the Chinese women's volleyball team coached by Lang Ping has a different temperament.

In the long farewell essay, Lang Ping said that he promised to do a good job every day, to do his best, to do his best, and to have no shame in his heart.

Looking back on her volleyball career for so many years, she felt "very satisfied and happy".

At the Tokyo Olympics, 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 team members bowing to Lang Ping after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  "The past eight years have been very exciting. I watched the growth of the Chinese women's volleyball team. Together we won the Olympics, the World Cup and other championships. We are very complete. Of course, this Olympics has some regrets, but it is better to have regrets, which can make young people have more dreams. Desire to pursue the next goal."

  From then on, there will be no more "iron hammers" for attacking the city; there will be no more "managers" on the sidelines of the game; but outside the arena, there will be an extra bunch that always pays attention to the advancement of the Chinese women's volleyball team. Kind eyes.

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