Chinanews client, Beijing, December 10th (Xingchen Liu) "You can say the word regret, don't say the word regret. Because you have done your best for this cause every day, and you have a clear conscience." Facing the camera, stepped down as the Chinese women's volleyball team The head coach Lang Ping said in the first interview. The choked voice is the story of the vicissitudes of Director Lang.

  This year, December 10th marks Lang Ping’s 61st birthday.

This time, Lang Ping can finally have more time to rest and enjoy the lives of ordinary people.

Data map: Lang Ping was on the sidelines when the Chinese women's volleyball team warmed up.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

  "Iron Hammer" wins major awards

  Lang Ping, born in 1960, entered the volleyball class of the Youth Sports School of the Beijing Workers' Gymnasium at the age of 13, and has since forged an indissoluble bond with volleyball.

  In 1981, she won the 3rd World Cup with the Chinese women's volleyball team. In 1982, she led the team to win the World Championships. In 1984, she helped the Chinese women's volleyball team achieve three consecutive championships and reached the highest podium in the Los Angeles Olympics...

  As a player, Lang Ping won numerous awards. His sharp attack and decisive smash made his reputation as an "iron hammer" spread.

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

Photo by Tang Yanjun

  Twice in the Chinese women's volleyball team

  In 1995, Lang Ping took charge of the Chinese team's coach for the first time, which led to the rapid rise of the Chinese women's volleyball team, which was at a trough.

World Cup third place, Atlanta Olympic silver medal, World Championship runner-up...

  From the countless brilliance of the athlete period to the return of the team after being transformed into a coach, everyone began to realize that Lang Ping was destined to be an indispensable leader of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

On November 6, the 4th China International Import Expo continued to be held at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai).

Former Chinese women's volleyball coach Lang Ping debuted at the China International Import Expo.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Yang Kejia

  Time came to the 2012 London Olympics. The Chinese women's volleyball team lost the Japanese team 2:3 and missed the semifinals.

As a guest commentator, Lang Ping couldn't hide his tears after the game.

As a witness to the glorious history of the Chinese women's volleyball team, how can you not be emotional when you see the girls bow their heads due to defeat?

  In 2013, when the team was in distress, Lang Ping won the Chinese women's volleyball team for the second time.

This time, she still has to make the Chinese women's volleyball team back to the top of the world through her own efforts.

  After taking office, Lang Ping put forward the "big national team" policy.

Zhu Ting, Zhang Changning, Yuan Xinyue and others entered the public eye successively, and the Chinese women's volleyball team completed the transition between new and old in a short period of time.

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

Image source: ICphoto

  With meticulous training and strict management, on the sidelines, Lang Ping always seems to be able to see the situation on the court at a glance, and his sharp and firm eyes always make the players full of fighting spirit and self-confidence.

  In the day-to-day training and competition, the Chinese women's volleyball team was marked with a distinctive "Langping mark", and a new golden generation was born quietly.

Women's volleyball coach Lang Ping (middle).

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Yu

  At the Rio Olympics, the Chinese women's volleyball team only achieved 2 wins and 3 losses in the group stage, qualifying with the fourth buzzer of the group.

And when the outside world is not optimistic about the prospects of the Chinese team's knockout, this "iron hammer" of the Chinese women's volleyball team once again made the world admire.

  In the quarter-finals, the Chinese women's volleyball team made a strong promotion after five rounds of hard work, facing the host Brazil, which occupied the "time, place, and people."

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 and won the Olympic championship again after 12 years.

Photo by China News Network reporter Tomita

  In the final against Serbia, when Hui Ruoqi used a probe to help the Chinese team score the last point, Lang Ping raised his arms and cheered. The women's volleyball girls cried with joy on the court. This scene was the same as when the Chinese women's volleyball team won the world championship for the first time in 1981. It was so similar.

  A trip to Tokyo, no regrets

  Going to Tokyo as the defending champion, the Chinese women's volleyball team has high hopes.

However, the later story did not proceed according to the expected script. Affected by Zhu Ting's wrist injury, the Chinese women's volleyball team regretted not qualifying for the group.

  When reality burst the dream bubble, Lang Pianping said to the camera, "As the head coach, I have to take the main responsibility." The scene of choking and weeping is heartbreaking.

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 victory over the Argentine women's volleyball team, Lang Ping hugged and bid farewell to all the players, watching the team he built by himself, ending his "last dance" in this way. It is not perfect, but there is no need to regret it.

  61 years old, she turned and left

  "Do your best, do your best, and have no shame in your heart." These three words are Lang Ping's summary of his coaching women's volleyball team. In the blessings sent by the players one after another, in the reluctance of the fans, everything is calm, Lang Ping and China The story of the women's volleyball team came to an end for the time being.

Image source: Screenshot of Weibo comment.

Image source: Screenshot of Weibo comment.

Image source: Screenshot of Weibo comment.

  "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. I hope that Chinese volleyball will remain youthful forever."

  Although it is still unclear who will be at the helm of the Chinese women's volleyball team, Lang Ping's endless expectations for the future of the team can still be seen between the lines.

With love, the 61-year-old Lang Ping turned and left, leaving endless wealth for the Chinese women's volleyball team.

The continuous training of talents and the never-ending fighting spirit will become the driving force for the Chinese women's volleyball team to regroup.

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

  Lang Ping once looked forward to a retirement life, "It is to live the life I really want." She said that she can walk around and take a good look at the world.

This time, Director Lang finally enjoyed a peaceful life away from the stadium.

  Director Lang, happy birthday!

I wish Mr. Lang all the best in the future!

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