Chinese NT 2018

  • Yang Fangxu's situation is a sensitive and complicated topic and it’s not only because of An jiajie. To put things in context, Yang was a rising star previous her injury and she was in the same league of Zhu, Yuan and Zhang. Besides Zhu, Yang was talented enough that Guidetti had also an eye on her.


    Before joining the Chinese NT, she also had a bright future academically and her parents refused categorically to let her daughter invest in sport. But the local head hunters and her coaches kept insisting that with her talent, her future will be much brighter if her daughter chooses a sportive career. Her parents accepted finally with reluctance to let her daughter to play volleyball.


    If the Chinese NT lets Yang down now, this could send a wrong signal to other players and it will be hard in the future for the Chinese NT to convince other young talented players (who have other options in their pocket) to join the Chinese NT. Because they would probably think that a sportive career is too demanding and too risky, and it’s better for them to choose a safer bet for their future. Also, solidarity is very important among the NT players. You don't let a comrade down because of her hardship.


    Given the popularity of Zhu, Yuan and Zhang, probably Yang Fangxu is feeling unfair because of her situation. But she needs to accept her fate and she should start to think about her new career. She will probably stay with the Chinese NT for a while. But I doubt she will be part of 2020 OG roster

  • There is really nothing she could do if her injury prevents her from reaching her potential. CNT has already given her everything to make sure she comes back to her form but this hasn't happened. She is very fortunate to have loving coaches and teammates to support her all these years. A lot of other players didn't get that same love and retired very early from the sport.


    Her situation happens a lot in sport so not sure why this would prevent others from playing the sport. She has been treated the best of all players. Career ending injuries happens and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Chinese Women's Volleyball spirit is the gold standard for Chinese sports so not sure why one player would cause that to change in anyway.

  • Yang Fang-xu had one good match against Brazil in WGP 2016 leading her to gold in Rio. That's quite over achievement for me. She was a good sub, nothing more though. Sorry for her fans but she already had the olympics gold. So what's u can ask more?

  • Back as in to fully participate and play or to provide assistance in coaching the young middle blockers?


    Either way, her experience and skills are very much needed. I hope she has recovered well and no more playing in useless competitions that could further injure her.

  • Her situation happens a lot in sport so not sure why this would prevent others from playing the sport. She has been treated the best of all players. Career ending injuries happens and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Chinese Women's Volleyball spirit is the gold standard for Chinese sports so not sure why one player would cause that to change in anyway.

    The new generation of players are very different. They are not like the players from the generation of 90’s who had only few options for their future. Imagine that you’re bloody rich like Hui Ruoqi’s family and your only child is also very successful academically. How the local head hunters or the Chines NT can convince you to let your only child to choose a sportive career if you learn from the sensational medias that a young and talented player who had sacrificed her promising academic future “was kicked” out of the Chinese NT because of her injury?


    Everybody here agree that the Chinese NT needs to find better option than Yang FangXu. But you like or not, the public perception is also very important. I’m pretty sure Lang Ping understands by far better than us about Yang’s situation. If she’s still with the Chinese NT, it’s because there is a reason.


  • The new generation of players are very different. They are not like the players from the generation of 90’s who had only few options for their future. Imagine that you’re bloody rich like Hui Ruoqi’s family and your only child is also very successful academically. How the local head hunters or the Chines NT can convince you to let your only child to choose a sportive career if you learn from the sensational medias that a young and talented player who had sacrificed her promising academic future “was kicked” out of the Chinese NT because of her injury?


    Everybody here agree that the Chinese NT needs to find better option than Yang FangXu. But you like or not, the public perception is also very important. I’m pretty sure Lang Ping understands by far better than us about Yang’s situation. If she’s still with the Chinese NT, it’s because there is a reason.


    Every athlete will have to sacrifice something to be the best in the game. It is universal for everyone in every country. Not sure why it is different for China just because of a new era. Hui Ruoqi chose to be an athlete on her free will and she earned her masters degree along with it. It is unfortunate her heart problems ended her career. Public perception is still the same for Chinese Women's Volleyball. I don't get why one player will change that perception.


    Yang is still with the team because Lang Ping sees potential her but her physical condition is preventing her from even playing. She sat out last year and this year has not played many minutes. From fans perspective, it is time to let her go if she can't recover. This won't change the perception of Chinese Women's Volleyball in anyway. I think you are just being too sentimental.

  • Back as in to fully participate and play or to provide assistance in coaching the young middle blockers?


    Either way, her experience and skills are very much needed. I hope she has recovered well and no more playing in useless competitions that could further injure her.

    I only saw pictures and a clip of her being in practice uniform with the rest of the team. Not sure if she is fully recovered but it is good to see her back. I think still she is the best MB for China even with her injuries. So hopefully she can play more years and not retired because of injuries.

  • Every athlete will have to sacrifice something to be the best in the game. It is universal for everyone in every country. Not sure why it is different for China just because of a new era. Hui Ruoqi chose to be an athlete on her free will and she earned her masters degree along with it. It is unfortunate her heart problems ended her career. Public perception is still the same for Chinese Women's Volleyball. I don't get why one player will change that perception.


    Yang is still with the team because Lang Ping sees potential her but her physical condition is preventing her from even playing. She sat out last year and this year has not played many minutes. From fans perspective, it is time to let her go if she can't recover. This won't change the perception of Chinese Women's Volleyball in anyway. I think you are just being too sentimental.

    OK from fans perspective, since fans always wish their favorite team to have the best players and to win every games. But what about the perceptive of parents who care the future of their child? What assurance you can offer to them? How are you going to convince them to let their talented kid to pursuit his or her sportive career when other options also offering to them?


    Sacrifice for something better, Yes. But sacrifice for something inferior or for uncertainty, No.

  • So WHAT SHOULD CNT do to her? Should they give her a permanent spot on the team? So many great players have come and gone. That's the way it works. If she doesn't fit the team why shouldnt they try another one?

    Of course not!! This is why I said Yang’s situation is a sensitive and complicated topic. I think the CNT should develop some sort of career reorientation program for this kind of situation which will become more and more frequent. This also will help headhunters to convince parents that the future of their kid is still protected even if a bad luck happens to their child. For now, I think someone needs to help Yang to accept her reality and also help her to reorient her future. I’m pretty sure she’s still very useful in CNT, but not as a player.

  • I think Lang Ping for sure knows that Yang Fangxu is not a national team prospect anymore, though there must be a logical reason for her to let Yang continue to take part in training. Maybe a possible reason they have her there still is so that Gong Xiangyu doesn't relax and get too comfortable now that she is looking like their starting opposite. Gong still needs to put in work in the gym and train to be more consistent. Even though Yang isn't the same player anymore, she still can share some knowledge and experience with left handed Li Yingying if she does moves to opposite. All I know is that, China should start exploring other possible opposite options since Zeng Chunlei is only getting older and Gong Xiangyu still has to show stability.

  • About BRICS Games 2018:

    Due to lack of Russia and Brazil, China U21 is the strongest. It has won India by 3-0.

    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.

  • OK from fans perspective, since fans always wish their favorite team to have the best players and to win every games. But what about the perceptive of parents who care the future of their child? What assurance you can offer to them? How are you going to convince them to let their talented kid to pursuit his or her sportive career when other options also offering to them?


    Sacrifice for something better, Yes. But sacrifice for something inferior or for uncertainty, No.

    Both players and parents already know they will have to sacrifice to become an athlete. That is already a given. What makes Yang Fangxu's situation any different? Nobody forced her to become an athlete. In the end it's still up to the parents and the children can quit if they don't like it. If there are better options, they will take them.


    Nobody will know who Hui Ruoqi will be if she were a regular person. Now she is famous, and have opportunities in both sports world and entertainment industry. Yang Fangxu is very fortunate to have been treated so well all these years with her injuries. The spots she plays is weak so she is lucky in that as well. Not so much for Yang Junjing, who got injured playing a meaningless tournament, and missed out on an Olympic Gold. Her MB position has too many replacements so she is pretty much done.


    Back in the old days, athletes just played to make a meal. Now with economy booming, becoming world champions and Olympics champions mean instant millionaire. This era, athletes have more opportunities for education, jobs, etc. What more could you ask for? Yang Fangxu is already getting the special treatment. What more can be done for her if she can't even play? No other country would do that for an athlete. At least I have not seen it. So I can't see in any way Yang Fangxu's situation would tarnish Chinese Women's Volleyball reputation.

  • A good news for the Chinese women's volleyball team. Its member, Liu Xiaotong, has been admitted as the graduate student of Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the most prestigious schools in China. (Sohu Sports 2018-07-17)


    Congratulations to Liu, I am happy for her :) Be successful in both sports and study!


    "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

  • reliable?


    Where did they found it?

    Yeah accurate, just MINUS Wang Yuanyuan, she's nowhere to be seen in Beilun training center, Ningbo. For sure Wang YY won't participate in the Asian Games. Not quite sure about the later WCH, but most Chinese sport media mentioned the choices will be picked from the current 16 names.


    "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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  • http://www.volleymasters.ch/en…s/chn%20china/team_roster

    The wide roster of Montreax 2018:

    S - Yao Di, Diao Lin-yu, Sun Hai-ping

    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zeng Chun-lei, Yang Fang-xu, Wu Han

    OH - Li Ying-ying, Duan Fang, Liu Xiao-tong, Zhang Chang-ning, Liu Yan-han

    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Gao Yi, Wang Yuan-yuan, Hu Ming-yuan, Yang Han-yu

    L - Lin Li, Wang Meng-jie, Meng Zi-xuan


    I think Zhang Yi-chan is better than Liu Yan-han now but Liu Yan-han is in and she is out.

    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.