Chinese women's volleyball team wastes no time preparing for Olympics
The Chinese women's national volleyball team has been training in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, since mid-February. Since the Tokyo Olympics is only four months away, coach Lang Ping said they have too much work to do but not enough time to do it.
Meanwhile, the global COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the schedule of international volleyball competitions. As a result, many players have not played in formal events for a long time. That's why some Chinese players worry if they will be ready for intense matches in Tokyo.
Moreover, though China are the defending Olympic champions, they are in the same pool as multiple tough opponents, including Italy and Turkey. That means the team must invest 100 percent of their efforts from the beginning.