Jenny Lang Ping led China to second place at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014
Beijing, China, February 23, 2015 - China coach Jenny Lang Ping has brought her players together for a training camp ahead of a busy season for the runners-up at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014.
Speaking to Xinhua News Agency, Lang Ping said: "We will have a busy calendar this year with a lot of tournaments to play between May and September, so our training sessions over the next two months are of great importance to us. We are going to make good use of the time and improve ourselves physically and technically."
China were runners-up at last year's World Championship, losing the final to the United States team. They will look to develop on their strong performances in Italy ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.
"Our young players have great potential, but we have a lot of work to do," Lang Ping added. "We will have the Asian Championships, the World Grand Prix events and some international invitationals to play, but the [FIVB Volleyball Women's] World Cup will be the most important for us this year. I would like to give our young players opportunities to play in the lead-up to the World Cup and then take the best of them to Japan."
England 6-Russia )
England defeated New Zealand 49-46 to level up the three-match Series at 1-1 heading into the deciding match on Wednesday morning.