Xinhua News Agency, Fuzhou, October 29 (reporters Lin Chao and Wu Jianfeng) the Volleyball Management Center of the State General Administration of Sport announced on the 29th that Wu Sheng, the current head coach of Zhejiang men’s volleyball team, took over Shen Fulin, the Meritorious veteran, as the head coach of the new national men’s volleyball team, prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games cycle.
At the beginning of this year, Chinese men’s volleyball team was defeated by Iran team in 0:3 in the final of Asian men’s volleyball qualifier of Tokyo Olympic Games 202020. since the Beijing Olympic Games entered the top eight as the host, it has been out of the Olympic Games for three consecutive times.
Lai Yawen, the deputy director of Volleyball Management Center of the State General Administration of Sport, said that in recent years, with the continuous advancement of the professionalization of the world men’s volleyball team, the performance of Chinese men’s volleyball team has declined to some extent. Although the Tokyo Olympic Games has not started yet, the national men’s volleyball team needs to enter the preparation work of the Paris Olympic cycle in advance, hurry up to strengthen the training and running-in of the team, enhance cohesion and improve the level of technical and tactical ability as soon as possible.
“Wu Sheng has rich experience in coaching and strict management team. He has a good understanding of the development trend of volleyball at home and abroad and is confident to lead the Chinese men’s volleyball team to sleep on the brushwood and taste Gall, and revive its glory.” lai ya wen said.
Wu Sheng, 53 years old this year, was once a Chinese men’s volleyball player and started his coaching career in 1993. In 2014, Wu Sheng coached Zhejiang Women’s volleyball team and won the first National Women Volleyball League matches championship. In the just-ended 2020 National Men’s Volleyball Championships, Wu Sheng coached Zhejiang men’s volleyball team and won the second place.
Wu Sheng said that compared with the top Asian teams, the physical condition of Chinese men’s volleyball players is not bad, but there is still a gap in basic skills. “(The new national men’s volleyball team) strive for significant improvement in basic skills, basic skills, etc. We should seriously study the technical and tactical styles suitable for us, give full play to our own advantages according to our own characteristics, strengthen physical fitness, learn from each other to make up for our weaknesses, and form our own technical and tactical styles.”
At the same time, the list of the new national men’s volleyball team athletes was announced. 25 athletes from Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and other places were selected. The training time will be announced separately.
When talking about the goal of the new national men’s volleyball team, Li Quanqiang, the director of volleyball Sports Management Center of the State General Administration of Sport, said, “we should have strong competitive strength in Asia and achieve good results. To be qualified for the Paris Olympic Games.” (The End)