According to the schedule, Chinas womens basketball team will meet the three opponents of the same group - the British, Spanish and South Korean teams on the 6th, 8th and 9th. As long as the Chinese team gets the top three in the group, it can ensure that it can advance to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Lose home advantage and disrupt the pace of preparation
Since the beginning of January, the Chinese womens basketball team has been preparing for the battle in the training base of the General Administration of sports of the peoples Republic of China. Even during the new year, the team only rested for two and a half days, i.e. the first half of the Lunar New Year and the first half of the lunar new year. The rest of the time is to recover, look for state and train.
According to the plan, the original Chinese womens basketball match will be arranged in Foshan, Guangdong Province. The Chinese womens basketball team also plans to go to Guangdong at the end of January, adjust one week in advance, and then arrange teams or mens teams with similar characteristics to their opponents for warm-up matches.
However, due to the epidemic situation, 10 days before the start of the game, after full communication with China Basketball Association, Guangdong and Foshan as well as British, Korean and Spanish Basketball associations, FIBA decided to change the venue of the game and go to Belgrade, Serbia.
In this regard, the plan, training and schedule rhythm of Chinese womens basketball team were all disrupted, and after losing the advantage of home court, more uncertainties followed.
Xu Limin, the head coach, said frankly, in China, the competition time and place are favorable, which can show a strong home advantage. However, the venue of the competition suddenly changes. From booking air tickets to going through formalities for going abroad, plus the time difference and some uncertain factors after arriving at the competition, the difficulty for the team to achieve the goal of Olympic Games is greatly increased.
However, the training state of the players has not been affected, and they still maintain a positive attitude. Li Meng said, we are slowly entering the competition state. Every day, whether it is targeted training or personal technical problems, we are improving every day and preparing for the competition every day.
In addition, the whole team shall strictly protect according to the requirements during the domestic training period, wash hands and disinfect before going to the canteen to eat at the end of each training, wear masks when going out, and keep the three oclock rule of the training ground, canteen and dormitory.
Find your own training ground and warm up with the local champions
The Chinese womens basketball team has gone to Belgrade on February 1 to adapt to the road as soon as possible.
The good news for the domestic fans is that all three matches of the Chinese womens basketball team in Belgrade are arranged at 12:00 local time, that is, 19:00 Beijing time.
Only in terms of training schedule, the Chinese team failed to win training opportunities from the Organizing Committee for the same period of time, so the team could only find its own venue to train in a local community basketball hall. Although the conditions are limited, it can meet the training time of the Chinese team.
Xu Limin said in an interview with CCTV that at present, the team is in a good state of adaptation, and at this stage of training, it is mainly to avoid injuries to the players.
After arriving in Serbia, the teams condition, mental outlook and preparation atmosphere are still good. In terms of training arrangement, there is a reasonable arrangement in terms of time and rhythm. Everyones physical condition is still good, and now it is to avoid injuries.
The Chinese womens basketball team also arranged a teaching match for the champion team of the local womens Basketball League. Xu Limin hoped that the team could find the feeling of the match through the teaching match and be ready for the first match against the British team.
The purpose is to find out our problems before the game and adapt to the pace of the game. The other side is the champion of the club on Serbia side, and there are two foreign aid, which is better for us to face the British game.
In fact, although the British team is only ranked 19th in the world at present, far lower than the Chinese womens basketball team ranked 8th in the world, they specially recruited a WNBA player to strengthen the team for this game. In addition, the British team itself is the top four team in Europe, and the strength cannot be underestimated.
In the words of Xu Limin, it is more difficult for the UK to play, according to the characteristics of the opponents and the actual situation of each team, the team is now taking targeted training. Its tough, but its harder to start
Anticipating the most difficult situation, the last war to defeat South Korea
In addition to the British team, the other two womens basketball teams are Spain and South Korea.
Spain ranked third in the world, and its strength is obviously stronger than that of China. Although South Korea ranked eighteenth in the world, they beat Chinas womens basketball team by 1 point in the second stage of the Olympic trials.
Many difficulties, Xu Limin said when summing up his opponents, we Chinese womens basketball team cant hide in the past. We should face it, overcome it and defeat it.
According to the schedule of this final trial, the four teams of the group make a single cycle in the group, and finally the three teams win the Olympic qualification. Then the most difficult situation is expected. If the Chinese womens basketball team loses to the British team and the Spanish team on the 6th and 8th respectively, it must win the Korean team before it can finally rush into the Tokyo Olympic Games.
We need to prepare according to the most difficult situation. If we lose the first and second games, we need to beat South Korea in the third game. We need to think clearly and make plans in advance for all possibilities.
No matter which opponent they are facing, Chinese womens basketball team is looking forward to playing the real level and fighting spirit. Especially in the current domestic stage of fighting against the epidemic, they hope to show the style of Chinese womens basketball team and cheer for Wuhan.
Although we cant show it at home and in front of the fans all over the country this time, no matter where we are, we will still play the spirit of the Chinese womens basketball team and show it to the fans. We hope that we can drive everyone to cheer on Wuhan, said Shao Ting, the team leader. Xu Limin also said, the Chinese womens basketball team and the National Peoples Congress walk together side by side to overcome the epidemic and pass through the third window of the Olympic Games. All of us are very confident. Source: surging news Author: Yu Bo editor in charge: Wang Hongyu Fei nb12517
Although we cant show it at home and in front of the fans all over the country this time, no matter where we are, we will still play the spirit of the Chinese womens basketball team and show it to the fans. We hope that we can drive everyone to cheer on Wuhan, said Shao Ting, the team leader.
Xu Limin also said, the Chinese womens basketball team and the National Peoples Congress walk together side by side to overcome the epidemic and pass through the third window of the Olympic Games. All of us are very confident.