As both the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams and the men’s team player, he forged a love affair with the Shaanxi Seated Volleyball team

As both the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams and the men’s team player, he forged a love affair with the Shaanxi Seated Volleyball team

2021-10-29 17:11:02Source: Xi’an News Network

Huang Chunji is guiding the players in the game. (Photo by Xie Wei, an all-media reporter of Xi’an Newspaper)

Xi’an News Network News On October 28, the 11th National Paralympic Games and the 8th Special Olympics Seated Volleyball Competition came to an end. In this competition, the 43-year-old Huang Chunji’s identity is very special. He is both the head coach of the Shaanxi men’s and women’s team and an athlete of the men’s team. Although the game is over, he hopes to continue coaching for Shaanxi.

Who is Huang Chunji:

Former National Seated Men’s Volleyball Team Captain

Huang Chunji was born in an ordinary worker’s family in Shanghai in 1978. He lost his right leg forever in a car accident when he was 6 years old. Although life crippled him physically, he lived a wonderful life with his love for sports.

In July 1999, Huang Chunji had just graduated from a university in Shanghai and became acquainted with sitting volleyball. Because one year later, the Fifth National Paralympic Games will be held in Shanghai. The Shanghai Sports Delegation was recruiting athletes from across the city. Huang Chunji went to register and was selected as a seated volleyball player. After 22 years, his life was closely linked to sitting volleyball.

After the 2000 Shanghai Paralympic Games, Huang Chunji was selected to the Chinese men’s seated volleyball team and served as captain from 2006 to 2008. Wearing a national team jersey, he has participated in two Asian Paralympic Games, one Paralympic Games and one seated volleyball world championship. After the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, at the age of 30, he retired from the national team and returned to his unit Shanghai-level sports school to engage in sitting volleyball training full-time, as a member and assistant coach of the Shanghai men’s sitting volleyball team.

“For me personally, from 2000 to 2008, the career of athletes was on the rise.” Huang Chunji said. At the Beijing Paralympic Games, the Chinese men’s seated volleyball team, which entered the Paralympic finals for the first time, was the best in the world. Won the fifth place in the top events, the best result in history.

Invited to come to Shaanxi:

Be both an athlete and a head coach

“Because Shanghai started early in sitting volleyball, and has been among the best in many years of competition. After the end of the 10th National Paralympic Games and the 7th Special Olympics in September 2019, the Shaanxi Provincial Disabled Sports Management Center Contacted the Shanghai Disabled Sports Culture Promotion Center and hoped that Shanghai would provide technical support for Shaanxi to form a seated volleyball team. Therefore, I was invited to serve as the head coach of the Shaanxi men’s and women’s seated volleyball team.” Huang Chunji said, from a personal perspective Starting off, he prefers to select players from Shaanxi, but because the seated volleyball event in Shaanxi was blank at the time, in order to prepare well for this Paralympic Games, he selected players from across the country in early 2020. There are 8 men’s and women’s teams in this competition. Only the women’s team has two athletes from Shaanxi. Among them, 20-year-old Hu Huizi has participated in the Tokyo Paralympics and is also the only national player.

Sitting volleyball is a team game, which emphasizes coordination and cooperation among players, not a quick event. Due to the epidemic and some team members ask for leave, it is very difficult for the entire team to gather together. On September 26, 2021, the last female team member arrived on the team. The originally planned one-year team training time is less than two months, so it needs to be improved in a short time. The level of sitting volleyball is indeed very difficult. As the host team, he feels a lot of pressure.

After the game:

Let more people know about sitting volleyball

At 2:30 pm on October 28, in the volleyball training room of Xigong University Soaring Gymnasium, Huang Chunji “feeds the ball” to the women’s team No. 6 Yang Qin over and over again, and supervises the serious training of the women’s team members.

“Strategic contempt of opponents, tactically, we must pay attention to opponents, and strive to win a good ranking for Shaanxi.” Huang Chunji said that as a coach, he drives the emotions of the players, and as an athlete, he uses experience to keep the team as excited as possible in the game. . “Winning or losing is only a result. The most important thing is to control the process. Winning or losing is not something you think, but a game.” Seated volleyball is a sport that pays more attention to teamwork, because the Shaanxi team’s seated volleyball players come from all over the country. , In order to increase the team members’ tacit understanding, he will organize the team members to play games together to increase the integration and intimacy of everyone.

In the sitting volleyball competition of the Paralympic Games, the Shaanxi men’s team won the sixth place and the Shaanxi women’s team won the fourth place. “Although the pre-match indicators have been completed, but Shaanxi has not won a medal, this is also a pity.” Huang Chunji said with emotion after the game.

“If Shaanxi continues to develop sitting volleyball and hope you stay, will you?” Huang Chunji replied without hesitation: “Yes!” He hopes that through reporters’ reports, more people will understand Shaanxi’s sitting volleyball and attract more Shaanxi disabled people to participate in this project. Huang Chunji said, “My parents feel that I can get out of a different life by participating in sports for the disabled. They are very pleased and support me. The essence of the Paralympic Games is not the result of the competition, but the promotion of the disabled Confidence in life, through the use of disabled athletes to show the vitality of life, so that more disabled people muster the courage to live.”■Xi’an Newspaper Industry Reporter Li Dongfeng

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