With Lang Ping’s help, “EWVT” including former national player Feng Kun, Zhou Suhong, and Yang Hao will play against US National Team in Guangzhou at the beginning of February.
Yesterday afternoon, a special figure came to Hengda Hotel. Robert Palladino, officer of Consulate General of the United States Guangzhou, as the representative of US women’s volleyball team, attended the news conference. “Lang Ping is a real cultural ambassador. As an American, I feel confused, and I don’t know which team I should cheer for. Now there are two Americans in this team, and Lang Ping’s daughter is also studying in US.” Robert Palladino said that he didn’t know whether he should stand beside his idol Lang Ping or cheer for his own country.”
This dual meet between professional club and foreign national team makes a beginning in the volleyball history. With many years’ experience in coaching the US team, Lang Ping knows the opponent very well. “In 2008, I led the 2nd Team of US to take part in competition in China. We played against 8 teams including Tianjin, Jiangsu, Bayi, and Zhejiang, etc. At that time, we won five games. Now in this visiting team, three of them came to China in 2008 and they are all very experienced. Their coach is the commander in chief who led the US men’s volleyball team to win the championship. They have a very powerful lineup. I believe this game will be very wonderful.