The film "Winning the Championship", which tells the struggle of several generations of Chinese women's volleyball team, "exploded" the film market in the National Day file. This National Day holiday, the Chinese women's seated volleyball team stationed at the Shanghai Disabled Culture and Sports Promotion Center, inspired by the spirit of "hard work, never give up" women's volleyball team, actively prepares for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Their goal is to win the championship. .
The main difference between the disabled seated volleyball and the able-bodied indoor volleyball is that the hip cannot leave the ground when hitting the ball. Since women's seated volleyball became an official event at the Athens Paralympic Games in 2004, the Chinese women's seated volleyball team has won three consecutive championships at the Athens Paralympics, Beijing Paralympics and London Paralympics. However, at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, the Chinese team, facing the alternation of the old and the new, was defeated by the American team and won a silver medal. "We want to win back next time" became the voice of the players.
Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics originally scheduled to be held in 2020 have been postponed, disrupting the training plan of the Chinese women's sitting volleyball national team. In May of this year, the team members returned to the training base for closed training until the opening of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Xu Huimin, the coach of the Chinese women's sitting volleyball national team, told reporters that given that the players usually have their own lives and jobs, under normal circumstances, training sessions will only start a few months before important events such as the Paralympic Games. However, the women's sitting volleyball has high expectations, so the team members put aside their work and time with their families, and came to Shanghai for more than a year of long-term training.
At the training site, the players have the upper limbs to control the ball flexibly, the lower limbs to move quickly, strong serve, fast offense, and tacit cooperation. Some team members also take the initiative to practice, and some team members learn from each other while warming up.
Xu Yixiao is the main player in the team. She was a professional volleyball player and started sitting volleyball career after being disabled due to injury. "The skills of sitting volleyball are completely different from those of professional volleyball. When I first started contacting sitting volleyball, I even felt that I couldn't move at all. Then I started to learn the basic skills." Xu Yixiao said, "To some extent. Said that sitting volleyball for the disabled is more difficult than indoor volleyball for the able-bodied."
For this training camp, Xu Yixiao gave up this year's title examination. "Training is boring. Now that I have decided to come, I have to sit down and play seriously." She said bluntly, "Everyone is passionate about training. We are just rushing to win the Olympic Games in Tokyo. We will do our best!"
The training intensity is high, and the epidemic prevention is also strong. Each dormitory is equipped with a thermometer, disinfectant, hand sanitizer, and nutrition to ensure that the team members can smoothly train from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 5 every day.
In Xu Huimin's view, the players are in surprisingly good form. "In order to realize the dream of an Olympic champion, everyone's hearts are united. The atmosphere in the team is very good. No one has ever asked for leave because of poor physical fitness. Some old players are even better than the last Paralympic Games. This is the power of faith. , This is the spirit of the women's volleyball team." Xu Huimin said.