06. 05. 2019

CHN W: Zhu Ting returning to play in China, Larson following her footsteps?

Source: ivolleymagazine.it, sports.sina.com.cn; Photo: clubworldchampionships.2018.women.fivb.com

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Italian and Chinese media speculate that the Women’s Volleyball superstar Zhu Ting will return to play in her home country after three years.


 

IVolley Magazine and Sina reported that there are very good chances for the Chinese outside hitter Zhu Ting to return to play in her home country after spending the last three seasons abroad. The destination is supposed to be the Henan, a club whose colors she defended for three years before leaving for Turkey.

At the end of the Rio Olympic cycle and after winning the gold medal with China national team and MVP award, Zhu Ting accepted the offer to join the Turkish side VakıfBank. It was the transfer that was arranged with the consent of the Chinese Volleyball Federation. As it was assessed, Zhu Ting will make significant progress playing in a top-level club like VakıfBank and competing in the strong competition such as the Turkish Championship and, especially, the CEV Champions League. It turned out to be a smart decision knowing that a 24-year-old outside hitter won several MVP awards – once in the Champions League, two times in the FIVB Club World Championship and Turkish Championship and once in the Turkish Cup. So, based on the agreements signed when coming to Turkey, Zhu Ting will return to China to better prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Another big name from the Turkish volleyball might play in the Chinese top division next season – Jordan Larson. The American outside hitter, one-time FIVB World Championship winner, will likely leave Eczacıbaşı VitrA after five seasons, during which she earned the CEV Champions League and FIVB Club World Championship MVP award, once each. According to iVolley Magazine, a 32-year-old player will join Shanghai.

 

See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.

 

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1 Comments about "CHN W: Zhu Ting returning to play in China, Larson following her footsteps?"

07.05.2019 | 00:59 |   Cjango [unregistered]

From one of Zhu's Instagram reader's comments, Zhu might be joining Tianjin Bohai Bank. Li Yingying is their star and has just won the Asian Championship beating Thailand. Many regard Li to be the 2nd best Chinese player behind Zhu Ting. This would make the team too strong.

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