Lucky are the teams who get China in the first round.
It comes out that such perceived luck is vaporware indeed... just ask those DOM BEL and KOR too, they certainly will tell us it's just a fake news
I also have high hopes for Li Yingying at VNL. With Lang Ping as coach, I expect Li to surprise other teams. Yang Han-yu could be another breakout, hope she is training well.
INDEED. Li Yingying has brilliant appearances in her first two matches! Needless to say she has great potential to become a star in the CNT... I'll say she's actually a star in making/waiting indeed. I won't be quite surprise if she makes it to the Tokyo2020. And Zhang CN with her said kidney issue as per Tomen's info may experience great challenge to retain her core spot. I hope Zhang will fully recover as shown by Yang FX's impressive appearance in the first two matches (instead of going to the path of Hu RQ), having some extra more talents are ever greatly welcomed for the CNT.
Folks may see from this 43-min footage of the CCTV Sport interviewing Lang Ping (CN only, no Engsub) that the CNT coaching team already identified the great potential power of the starlet, Li YY -- fast forward to 08:38
Well, it's self-apparent that the steady influx of those high-calibre new blood ensures a very bright future for the China's National Team for long long time to come!
Somehow the Chinese women's volleyball may be going into the same path as their nearly impeccable table tennis teams to attain the very high-level position in sustainable fashion as shown all this long! Therefore it will remain to be a mighty team to much of the ENVY as well as ADMIRATION by many
just notice on how mean are those diligent posters at this board in judging the CNT in relative to other strong teams... HAHA