08. 07. 2020

CHN W: Lang Ping retires after Tokyo Olympics!

Source: sports.cctv.com; Photo: fivb.com

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One of the synonyms for the women’s volleyball in the world in the last few decades, Lang Ping, will no longer work as a coach after the Tokyo Olympics!

 

According to CCTV, Lang Ping will retire at the end of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

As it’s known from earlier, the Summer Games in the Japanese capital were postponed for one year, which also changed the plan of the China National Team head coach. Originally, Lang Ping was to retire after commanding her country’s squad at the Tokyo Olympics this year but when they were postponed, she had to renew a contract and postpone her initial plan to retire this summer, as well.

The reason for Lang Ping’s decision to retire is that her body and health aren’t as good as before. The other reason is that she wants to spend more time with her daughter Lydia Bai, who lives in the USA (played volleyball at Stanford University 2010-2013), more.

Lang Ping has been at the helm of the China National Team for 10 years in two mandates (1995 - 1998 and 2013 - present), leading them to win the 2016 Rio Olympics (the first person in volleyball history to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games both as a player /1984 Los Angeles/ and a head coach) and two FIVB World Cups (2015 and 2019).

 

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