As the first world competition in the Paris Olympic Games cycle, China women’s volleyball team finished sixth, and once again missed the championship. Fortunately, our ultimate goal is not this year’s World Championships, but the Olympic Games two years later. Therefore, this World Championships can be regarded as an opportunity to train and test the team, discover and cultivate some players through competitions, and lay a solid foundation for the women’s volleyball team to return to the peak in the future! Through this World Women’s Volleyball Championship, four players have played their own value, and they can also lock in a place to stay in the women’s volleyball lineup, while three players may not be able to re-enter the women’s volleyball national team in the future through this World Championship.
First of all, let’s take a look at the four outstanding players. Li Yingying, as the core of the team, will not be mentioned. They are Wang Yun, Diao Linyu, Wang Mengjie and Yang Hanyu! Although Diao Linyu is a veteran in this national team, this world championship is the first one she participated in. Diao Linyu’s performance is also obvious to all, and she completely pushed Ding Xia to the bench. In the future, with the latter gradually fading out of the national team, Diao Linyu is definitely the first choice for the second pass position. Wang Yun’s words can be regarded as the biggest discovery of China women’s volleyball team. After that, even if Zhu Ting and Zhang Changning come back, she can still lock in the position of the fourth main attack of women’s volleyball team.
Last year’s Tokyo Olympic Games had a great influence on Wang Mengjie, and she was almost retired by fans. Fortunately, she persisted in the end, and seized the opportunity again at this year’s World Championships, becoming the first free agent of the women’s volleyball team again! Although young Yang Hanyu didn’t get as many opportunities as the previous three players in the World Championships, she was basically replaced when the team was in the most difficult time. However, even though there are few opportunities, Yang Hanyu has grasped them well, at least during his playing time, and has a very good performance. Coupled with the lack of strength and performance of Wang Yuanyuan, the starting assistant attacker, Yang Hanyu is likely to replace Wang Yuanyuan in future competitions, and become a candidate for the main assistant attacker of the women’s volleyball team.
After this World Championships, the three players who are likely to leave the national women’s volleyball team, perhaps including the aforementioned Wang Yuanyuan, can only "abuse vegetables". Once she meets an opponent who is stronger than herself, it is difficult to play. The other two players are Jin Ye, a major player, and Wang Weiyi, a free agent. These two players have one thing in common: they are not young. Jin Ye, 26, and Wang Weiyi, 27, can’t be used as future training objects of the team. Besides, they didn’t play very well in this World Championships, and their strength is far from the level of playing the World Series. They should leave their positions to younger and more potential players!