World-class Chinese women’s volleyball prospects, excluding Asian Games

Nie Feifan (22-Jiangsu) has been withdrawn from the Chinese women’s volleyball team for the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games.

Head coach Cai Bin, 57, announced the roster on Sept. 18. China will play India on Oct. 1 and North Korea on Oct. 2 in the first and second matches of Group A Women’s Volleyball at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Nie Feifan is a next-generation libero who was named Best 7 at the 2019 FIVB Under-20 World Championship and the 2021-22 Chinese Women’s Volleyball League.

Nie Feifan. Photo: Jiangsu Zhongtian Women’s Volleyball Team official website
Chinese portal Wang Yi (English: Netease) lamented Nie Feifan’s omission from the women’s volleyball team for the Hangzhou Asian Games in its sports content, calling it “an unexpected exclusion of a talented youngster.”

In the 2023 season, Tsai Bin was recognized for her leadership of the Chinese national team, which won a gold medal in women’s volleyball at the 31st FISU Summer World University Games (Universiade) and a runner-up finish in the FIVB Nations League.아톰카지노

China is currently in second place in Group A of the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers after back-to-back wins over Ukraine on Sept. 16 and Mexico on Sept. 17. Nie Feifan was included in the roster, but did not get a chance to play.

“Nie Feifan is highly touted as a future star,” Wang Yi said. I don’t understand why they didn’t take him to the Olympic qualifiers, but not the Hangzhou Asian Games.”

Coach Cai Bin reportedly realized after the Ukraine-Mexico match that Nie Feifan was not an immediate contributor to the Chinese women’s volleyball team.

“As a long-term plan to qualify for the Paris Olympics, the team should have used the Hangzhou Asian Games as an opportunity to develop promising players like Nie Feifan,” Wang Yi said.

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