Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2021: The head coach of China’s defending Olympic women’s volleyball champions, Jenny Lang Ping, said she was excited about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics upon her arrival on Monday in Tokyo, Xinhua News reports.
Lang's side was among the third batch of China's Olympic delegation, which arrived in the Japanese capital four days before the start of the postponed Tokyo Games set for July 23.
"We are pretty excited to arrive here, as we have waited for the Olympics for five years. It's really a long time," Lang told reporters at the Narita International Airport.
"Our Olympic campaign is eventually unfolding. I hope my team can showcase the best level to strive for glory for our motherland," she added.
Lang, who made Olympic history by winning gold as both a player and a coach, has shed light on her team's goal of contending for a medal in Tokyo.
"The Olympic Games are different from the leagues, and every match is quite tough. We will spare no effort and work hard game after game," she commented.
China’s captain and Rio 2016 MVP, Zhu Ting, will carry the flag at the opening ceremony along with taekwondo champion Zhao Shuai.