Hangzhou, October 10 (Hu Fengsheng) On the evening of October 8, in the women's volleyball final of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Chinese women's volleyball team successfully defeated the Japanese women's volleyball team 10:7 to defend the championship.

Previously, due to poor performance in the qualification round leading to the Paris Olympics, winning the Asian Games was crucial for the Chinese women's volleyball team. First of all, the Chinese women's volleyball team needs to regain its confidence through this continental event; Second, teams need to quickly adjust to get back on track with the help of the Asian Games.

Cai Bin, the head coach of the women's volleyball team, said bluntly in an interview, "The goal of the Chinese women's volleyball team in the Hangzhou Asian Games is the gold medal. ”

Since the first match, the Chinese women's volleyball team has defeated India, North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan with the same score of 3:0, winning six consecutive victories.

On October 10, the women's volleyball final of the 7th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held in the gymnasium of Hangzhou Normal University (Cangqian Campus), and the Chinese team defeated the Japanese team 19-3 to win the gold medal. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun

The gratifying record, it seems that the Chinese women's volleyball team won easily, but after carefully watching the six games, there is no lack of tests in between.

The first is injury, and the women's volleyball team members are not in the best condition. In the group stage against the North Korean women's volleyball team, Chinese women's volleyball setter Diao Linyu injured her finger. Previously, the main attack Li Yingying also had a leg injury. Secondly, after the Olympic qualification competition, the Chinese women's volleyball team immediately went to the Hangzhou Asian Games venue, and there was not much rest time in between.

Again, the strength of the opponent should not be underestimated. In the match against South Korea, the opponent's high-quality serve once put a lot of pressure on the Chinese team, taking an 11-8 lead, forcing head coach Cai Bin to call a timeout. Since then, the women's volleyball team has relied on captain Yuan Xinyue to organize multiple effective attacks to recover the score.

The semi-final against Thailand was a real test.

In the first game, the two sides fell into a state of stalemate, 13:13, 18:18, 19:19, 20:20, the score was tied many times, and the Chinese women's volleyball team relied on calm and calm, and then scored 4 points in a row to win the opening victory. At the beginning of the second game, the Thai women's volleyball team once pulled the score to 5:13, taking an eight-point lead.

After the game, Li Yingying, the main player of the Chinese women's volleyball team, also admitted when she resumed with the media that it was a hard battle. "In the second game, when we were a lot behind, the best thing we did was not to give up and stand firm in the belief that we would win. In fact, at that time, we didn't go to see how bad we were, we just wanted to do our own actions and play every point well. ”

Playing every point well and not giving up when encountering difficulties may be a true portrayal of the current spirit of the women's volleyball team.

As women's volleyball player Wang Yuanyuan understands, the Chinese women's volleyball team has always been based on the whole, and everyone has her every strength. "The spirit of women's volleyball is not only inspiring for fans, as a practitioner of the current women's volleyball spirit, this spirit of not giving up when encountering difficulties has given me a deeper understanding." She said.

In the history of the Asian Games, the Chinese women's volleyball team has won the championship eight times. But competitive sports, there is never a sure chance to win, at any time it is a contest of technology, a contest of wills, a confrontation of spirits, and victory or defeat is possible.

But as head coach Cai Bin said at the press conference, the score went up and down, "but the women's volleyball team withstood the pressure, did not discourage, and achieved a stable play of its own strength." (End)