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  • China Roster of 14


    S: Yao Di, Wang Na
    OP: Gong Xiangyu
    OH: Zhang Changning (also OP), Chen Liyi, Li Jing, Song Meili
    MB: Zhang Xiaoya, Zheng Yixin (also OP), Yang Zhou, Xu Jiujing, Wang Yuanyuan
    L: Wang Mengjie, Shan Danna

    i may not be the tallest,
    the fastest, or the strongest,
    but at least i can do one thing better than anyone else,
    to be me...

  • Chen You-quan created the "history" again.
    no words to say

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • Why Gong is nt playing?
    With Zhang C.N are the best players in this squad...


    At first I thought so, complained why the coach did not field Gong Xiangyu...


    but later on I just realized that ALL the EIGHT participating teams would proceed into the knockout QFs, regardless the outcomes of the pool matches, for instance the young KOR team holds the current tournament record for losing 0-3 three times in pool matches, yet they still played in the QF, also with 0-3 lost to THA, eventually becoming the only team not winning even a single set.


    The POOL Standings (sorted by pool match results):


    Pool A: THA, VIE, TPE, IRI


    Pool B: JPN, CHN, KAZ, KOR


    The QF played with following pairings: 1A vs 4B; 1B vs 4A; 2A vs 3B, and 3A vs 2B


    ... then I noted that the pool matches were not that important.. team could still use some matches for various testing purposes or simply kept the true strength under veil... only the KO stages do really matter!


    The semifinals will play: CHN vs THA and JPN vs KAZ on 19/SEP


    SMM 5TH AVC CUP FOR WOMEN, VINH PHUC VIETNAM – Asian Volleyball - Schedule & Results
    http://asianvolleyball.net/smm…ietnam/#WomensAVC-results


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  • Bao Zhuang won Chen You-quan.
    Bao Zhuang is a good (assistant) coach.

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • Bao Zhuang won Chen You-quan.
    Bao Zhuang is a good (assistant) coach.


    I think I can agree with you that CHN's designated coach for the 2016 AVC, Chen You-quan, is not so good, fortunately there's still the usual face assisting in the second liner, Bao Zhuang.


    In the SF the THA's regular/core NT was able to match the CHN's mixed team very well, at some point in G4 I even thought they would earn that match.


    AND without the inclusion of both Zhang Chang-ning and Gong Xiang-yu, the team would have not survived the SF, thus Chen was quite right that he needed both of them in the 2016 AVC.


    "The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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  • The “SMM” 5th AVC Cup for Women 2016
    Host: Vietnam -- Tournament dates: 14-20 September 2016


    Results and Final Standings


    Final: China beat Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-19 25-19 25-13)


    3rd place: Thailand beat Japan 3-0 (25-22 25-16 25-17 )


    5th place: Chinese Taipei beat Iran 3-1 (25-21 25-21 23-25 25-22)


    7th place: Vietnam beat South Korea 3-2 (25-17 25-27 23-25 25-18 15-8 )


    AVC Cup at AVC


    2016 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship (Wiki)


    It came out that the Chinese coach, Chen You-quan, had his acumen indeed. Unlike in the semifinals against Thailand, in the final against Kazakhstan he fielded the best line-up he had from the outset: Zhang Changning (OPP also OH), Gong Xiangyu (OPP also OH), Yao Di (S), Wang Mengjie (L), Li Jing (OH), Yang Zhou (MB), and Zheng Yixin (MB). Practically the team only played these seven players in the entire match, couldn't recall seeing any other faces, the rest were just benched, and Kazakhstan team just couldn't match the Chinese pulsating dynamics. It's quite an easy final for the champ. KAZ was rather fortunate to play in the final; THA indeed deserved more to be there.


    - AVC to conclude the last day matches


    "The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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