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Wang takes over as volleyball national coach

2010-03-26 09:49 BJT

Former national assistant coach Wang Baoquan has replaced Cai Bin as the head coach of Chinese women's volleyball team. The 49-year-old Wang will lead the team to fight for the 2012 London Olympics.

Wang Baoquan, head coach of the Tianjin women's volleyball club, wins the best coach award for season 2009 to 2010 on March 21, 2010. [File photo: Xinhuanet]
Wang Baoquan, head coach of the Tianjin women's volleyball club, wins the best coach
 award for season 2009 to 2010 on March 21, 2010. [File photo: Xinhuanet]

Former national assistant coach Wang Baoquan was appointed as the head coach of the Chinese women’s volleyball team in Beijing on Thursday.

The 49-year-old Wang showed his determination to bring the team back to the top of the world.

Wang Baoquan of China head coach says, "I believe that with the hard trainings, the Chinese women's volleyball team will change a lot. I would like to devote myself to the rebuilding of a successful national team."

After one year and two days in charge, Cai stepped down following a series of disappointing results of the Athens Olympic champions and bronze medallists at the 2008 Beijing Games.

"Cai expressed his willingness to resign on February 18 and we have decided to accept his resignation after thorough consideration,”said Xu Li, vice president of the CVA."