Beijing, May 5 (Reporter Xing Rui) The 31 Women's World Volleyball League opened yesterday. The Chinese women's volleyball team today welcomed the first opponent of the Brazilian team in Nagoya, Japan, which is also the first time that the Chinese women's volleyball team has appeared in an international competition this year. In the end, the Chinese team beat the opponent 2023:3 and achieved a good start.
Compared with the lineup at last year's World Championships, the main framework of the Chinese women's volleyball team has not changed much. In terms of tactical play, the Chinese team has improved its offensive speed under the premise of ensuring stability and aggressiveness, and the team's comprehensiveness and one-pass system have also been greatly improved. Overall, the Chinese women's volleyball team, which has not appeared for a long time, gives people a refreshing feeling.
Facing the Brazilian team, head coach Cai Bin sent Li Yingying and Wang Yunbi in the starting main attacking position, deputy attack Yuan Xinyue partnered Wang Yuanyuan, received Gong Xiangyu, second setter Diao Linyu, libero Wang Mengjie.
The starting lineup of the Chinese women's volleyball team
In the first game, the Chinese team had a high pass rate and took the lead first, but the Brazilian women's volleyball team chased the score to 16 draws when they were behind. After that, the Chinese women's volleyball team scored 3 consecutive points, opened the gap again, and won the first game 25:23.
In the second game, the Brazilian women's volleyball team began to fight serve, and the Chinese team has been lagging behind. In the middle of the game, the Chinese women's volleyball team once tied the score, but was finally pulled back by the opponent 22:25.
In the third game, the Chinese women's volleyball team adjusted its state and led by a score of 12:7. At the end of the game, the Brazilian women's volleyball team made mistakes again, and the Chinese team won 25:20 to exceed the score.
In the fourth game, Brazil started with full firepower. Trailing at 7:10, Cai Bin requested a timeout. Since then, the Chinese women's volleyball team has been clinging to the score, but missed the opportunity to equalize the score, losing the fourth game at 20:25.
In the tiebreaker, the scores of the two sides alternately rose. In the end, the Chinese women's volleyball team withstood the pressure and ended the whole match at 15:12.
Data map: Li Yingying smashes the ball.
In the first half of the year, the Chinese women's volleyball team successively conducted closed training in Beilun in Ningbo and Zhangzhou, Fujian. During the training period, the Chinese women's volleyball team took the overall tactical cooperation as the focus of training, and made up for and targeted improvement according to the problems exposed by the team in last year's international competition. Coach Cai Bin previously said that the overall performance of the team is satisfactory, and the team's running-in and cooperation are constantly improving.
This year's Women's World Volleyball League is not only a "touchstone" for the Chinese women's volleyball team to test the training results, but also an important practical training opportunity for the team before the Paris Olympic qualification match.
Image source: China Women's Volleyball Official Weibo
After the match against Brazil, the Chinese women's volleyball team will play against Germany, the Netherlands and Japan respectively. In addition to this competition, the Chinese team will also participate in the competition in Hong Kong, China and South Korea.
Last year, in the Women's World Volleyball League, the Chinese team ended up ranking sixth. This year, the more mature Chinese women's volleyball team will attack for better results. (End)