The thing that upsets me most about Chinese collapse is that we will remember two legendary names with a bitter taste: Lang Ping and Yan Ni. Both has given so much to Chinese NT and has been legendary names but retiring with such a bad tournament is really a pity. I consider Yan Ni's position similar to Eda's position in Turkish NT and everyone will be very sad after Eda retires but at least she is having a great tournament and people will remember her being such a great player. On the other hand, Yan Ni is far from her true self and I hope she can redeem herself in last two matches. I think the worst thing for an aging player is that she retires and no one misses her.
I don't like that Lang Ping is using Zhu's injury as an excuse, I think she is better than that! and she should own the failure. China is blessed to have 3 top level OHs in their roster whereas most of the other teams in this tournament don't even have two in their roster. So if Zhu is really injured, use other two as starter. How can she justify the terrible form of libero, setters and MBs and Gong. They all are not injured right? Clearly they, as a team, are not on their peak shape right now and this is 100% coach's responsibility.