In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Chinas mens basketball team broke out of the death team despite losing successively to the United States and Spain. Ten years later, as a participant in the Olympic Games, Wang Shipeng told the Beijing News that confidence and cohesion are the key to the teams progress to the top eight. Now, although he has said goodbye to the basketball game, Shipeng Wangs basketball road continues, he aims at the youth training, hoping to develop a group of children like him.
Shipeng Wang: the first admission to the US team. When more than 10000 people sang the National Anthem together, the feeling was really shocking. As a player, standing on the doorway of the Olympic Games, I am filled with pride. I have told many people that this match is the most memorable one in my career. Its not about how wonderful the competition is, but the atmosphere, the environment and the enthusiasm. When the 12 of us stand side by side, you can not say that we are singing the national anthem, but we are singing the national anthem.
Beijing News: do you have a special feeling to play with the American dream team?
Shipeng Wang: since 2006, we have been preparing for the Olympic Games. Everyone is full of expectation for the Olympic Games. Put it this way, for a basketball player like us, it will be a success to have an Olympic game in this lifetime. Coupled with the enthusiasm of the fans, we can quickly enter the state of any opponent and give us strength without fear. Therefore, no matter who the opponent is, it will not cause our psychological fluctuations.
Beijing News: compared with the loss to the United States team, overtime loss to Spains game is even more regrettable.
Shipeng Wang: I remember very well that game. In fact, there is no such thing as a pity. It is through these two games that they have given us confidence. After all, we can play like this with the United States and Spain, and we can give the fans a satisfactory answer.
Beijing News: apart from confidence, what is the key to Chinas defeat of Germany in the latter match?
Shipeng Wang: I think its a cohesiveness. The whole team has paid a lot for it. Not only during the Olympic Games, but also in the preparation of the whole Olympic cycle. I had a serious injury to my knee during the Olympic Games, like Dayao (Yao Ming), which was a continuous injury in the past few years, but every time he was ready, he told us that even if he interrupted his leg, he had to fight for the country.
Beijing News: so confidence and cohesion have shaped the strongest Chinese team in the last 20 years?
Shipeng Wang: whether it is our team or the present team, we cant use the results to be the best who is not strong, our goal is the same, for Chinese basketball to pay the same thing.
The two Olympic Games are fighting injuries
Beijing News: in addition to the Beijing Olympic Games, you also participated in the London Olympic Games. How to evaluate the personal experience of the two Olympic Games?
Shipeng Wang: I have been struggling with injuries in these two Olympic Games. Before the London Olympic Games, I sprained my waist, so I almost slept on the ground for one Olympic Games. The waist is injured, dare not sleep soft bed, can sleep on the ground only. To put it this way, I am on the floor at other times except for the competition field, training ground, restaurant and physiotherapy room. The game is usually two hours in advance to prepare activities, I was 2.5 hours early to use a hot ointment to knead the muscles on the waist, and then to the warm-up training.
Beijing News: before the Beijing Olympics, in 2006 World Championships, you shot Slovenia with three points. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the ball missed?
Shipeng Wang: This is not a very impressive game in my personal basketball career. I never thought that if that ball was not put in, I was never afraid to play the ball. When the ball came to my hands, I dared to dare to play, and I was not afraid to throw the ball.
But it was that game that really taught me how to play basketball and how to prepare a team for the game. It was in that game that I knew how the professional players should train and rest with Dayao, Dazhi (Wang Zhizhi) and Yi Jianlian.
Beijing News: in the twinkling of an eye, retirement has been two years ago. How did it choose to retire at the age of 33?
Shipeng Wang: I thought I should give the club young players some position. When I was in the team, I also compressed a lot of their playing time and influenced the development of some young players, so they chose to retire.
Beijing News: in your state, you can go to other teams for a few more years.
Shipeng Wang: playing basketball is sure, but the same reason, if I go to other teams, it will also affect the development of young players in other teams and compress their time of appearance.
Beijing News: do you think the Chinese basketball world has the same kind of swinging force and ability as you?
Shipeng Wang: cant say yes or no, this is not what we say, but needs young players to fight and practice. When we retire, the opportunities before them are equal and need them to strive for it. They try not to become who they are, but to be themselves.
Shipeng Wang retired to youth training in 2016. This version of the picture /Osports
Assists many times dream of the new 7 Olympic Games
Beijing News: what are your main jobs after retirement?
Wang Shipeng: After I retired, I mainly worked in youth training, and the League set up a firewood camp to let more children into the stadium. Now with these more than 10 year old children, they are very energetic and sunny. They are very happy to watch them training every day.
After this generation of people retire, we can not get away from basketball in our whole life. I dream of a scene in countless times. My own child, also in my No. 7 shirt, standing in the light of the Olympic Games, singing the national anthem, I looked at his back in the stands. Therefore, I also hope that through efforts, I can cultivate a group of children like me.
Beijing News: you chose to play basketball with Yi Jianlian and be a coach. Why didnt you choose to be a coach like Dazhi, Du Feng and Li Nan?
Shipeng Wang: after returning from the national team that year, we have seen that the basketball team of the national team has a very strong break. When we go to the United States and Europe, we also see that the strength of a countrys basketball strength is not how much their professional players are, but what their basketball bases are. When we reach a certain number of players below Pyramid, the selection of spire will be much easier.
Everyones division of labor is different, it is impossible for everyone to focus on the top of the tower, the following work must be done, so we chose to do the youth.
Beijing News: what do you think is the key point of doing well in youth training?
Shipeng Wang: I think its a coach. Wang Fei has been doing the youth training for many years. He told me a sentence that we only teach children the right things on the court. Its very simple to say. Its hard to do it. So, we work with a lot of high-level youth organizations in the United States and Europe, and they practice what their children of the same age do, and we practice what we do at home. In addition to coach selection, we are in sync with Europe in the training system and teaching courses. After playing for so many years, I also found that the European basketball system is more suitable for our development.
Beijing News: will you let your children play basketball?
Shipeng Wang: Yes, I will consciously train him to take the career path.
Shipeng Wangs story
Chinese mens basketball team in the Beijing Olympic Games
Two thousand and nine
Two thousand and ten
Asian Games champion
Two thousand and eleven
Two thousand and twelve
London Olympic Games
Match with Australia
Throw in 7 Notes and three points
Two thousand and thirteen
Two thousand and fourteen
Decommissioning, throwing into the youth training, born son
Question and answer to the same question
Beijing News: what is the most impressive thing about the Beijing Olympic Games?
Shipeng Wang: in the first match with the US team, Wukesong fans sang the national anthem.
Beijing News: are there any objects related to the Beijing Olympic Games? Shipeng Wang: the mascot. Beijing News: about the Beijing Olympic Games, do you have any regrets for yourself? Shipeng Wang: theres no regret. The Olympic Games were not only a result, but also gained confidence. Beijing News: looking back at the 2008 Olympic Games, what is your biggest change in the past 10 years? Shipeng Wang: it is mainly mental changes, and the understanding of basketball is more profound. Beijing News: what are the expectations for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games? Wang Shipeng: The expectation is the same as that in 2008. I hope you can give a satisfactory answer to all those who like us at home. Thematic interview / news Beijing News reporter Xiao Wanli source: Beijing News Editor: MA BI Le _NS4800
Beijing News: are there any objects related to the Beijing Olympic Games?
Shipeng Wang: the mascot.
Beijing News: about the Beijing Olympic Games, do you have any regrets for yourself?
Shipeng Wang: theres no regret. The Olympic Games were not only a result, but also gained confidence.
Beijing News: looking back at the 2008 Olympic Games, what is your biggest change in the past 10 years?
Shipeng Wang: it is mainly mental changes, and the understanding of basketball is more profound.
Beijing News: what are the expectations for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games?
Wang Shipeng: The expectation is the same as that in 2008. I hope you can give a satisfactory answer to all those who like us at home.