China News Agency, Beijing, September 23. On September 23, Beijing time, the Chinese women's volleyball team submitted a list of 14 participating athletes to the FIVB and the World Championships Organizing Committee, with Olympic champion Yuan Xinyue serving as the captain.
Cai Bin, head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team, said in an interview that the women's volleyball world championship has a long schedule and strong opponents. The Chinese women's volleyball team will prepare for difficulties and go all out to strive for good results.
The 2022 World Women's Volleyball Championship will be held from September 23 to October 15.
The tournament was jointly held by the Netherlands and Poland, and a total of 24 teams qualified for the main competition.
The Chinese women's volleyball team sent 16 players to the Netherlands, but Ni Feifei, a freelancer, was unable to recover due to a hand injury. Unfortunately, he missed the list of 14. Another player who was not selected was Yu Jiarui.
The 14-member Chinese women's volleyball team includes three Rio Olympic champions, Ding Xia, Yuan Xinyue and Gong Xiangyu.
Captain Yuan Xinyue is the only player who has participated in the World Championships in 2014 and 2018, and won the silver and bronze medals with the team respectively.
This World Championships will be Yuan Xinyue's third consecutive battle.
Ding Xia, Gong Xiangyu, Li Yingying, Wang Mengjie and Yang Hanyu all won bronze medals in the last World Championships, and they will compete in the World Championships for the second time in a row.
Eight players, Wang Yuanyuan, Diao Linyu, Wang Yunli, Jin Ye, Wang Yizhu, Gao Yi, Chen Peiyan and Wang Weiyi, will compete in the World Championships for the first time.
This is also the first time that Cai Bin has led the team to participate in the World Championships.
He introduced that in the position of the Chinese women's volleyball setter, veteran Ding Xia will play a role in stabilizing the military's morale. Since the free man Ni Feifan still has some hand injuries, it will have a certain impact on her technical performance. Therefore, the coaching staff In the end, two young players, Ni Feifan and Yu Jiarui, were selected as the backup players for this World Championship.
The Chinese women's volleyball team in the World Championships is in Group D, with opponents in the same group including Brazil, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, and the Czech Republic.
Cai Bin said that in the first stage of the group stage, the team will strive to play its own role in every game and better grasp the rhythm of the game.
The match with the Japanese women's volleyball team must go all out to win, and the match with the Brazilian women's volleyball team will definitely fight against their opponents.
The Chinese women's volleyball team arrived in the Netherlands on the afternoon of September 18, Beijing time.
Cai Bin said that the Chinese women's volleyball players are in good overall condition at present, and everyone is actively preparing for the upcoming competition.
"The women's volleyball world championship has a long schedule and strong opponents. We will prepare for difficulties and carry forward the spirit of the women's volleyball team. With the goal of striving for good results and glory for the country, we will go all out to meet every game."
On September 25th, Beijing time, the Chinese women's volleyball team will face their first opponent, Argentina.