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Wuhan, China, August 16, 2013 - Inspired by volleyball fans in Wuhan Sports Centre, China beat Argentina in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-16), maintaining a perfect record for Chinese Women Volleyball Team coached by Lang Ping after the splendid and glorious tournament in Hong Kong in the 2013 World Grand Prix.

The first set started with the Argentina dominating play at the net with strong spikes. Argentina led at the first technical timeout (8-7). After the first TTO, China strengthened their defensive prowess and Argentina had difficulty with China's effectively consecutive blocks. At the second technical timeout the score was 16-11. China controlled this set and closed it out 25-18.

In the second set China revealed more determination and managed to take the lead until 5-0. More unforced errors put Argentina on the passive position. With the score 5-0 against Argentina, it asked for the first timeout. However, from then on, China played more patiently, persistently and flexibly. With the drop spike by Busquets, Argentina made the point at 17-23. Despite this, the trend for China is doomed to win. With Xuli’s successful blocks, China won the second bet at 25-17.

Set three started with the Chinese powering attacks and blocks. They jumped out to a commanding 7-4 lead and kept their five-point lead to the second technical timeout. With Liu Dan's strong attack China closed out the set 25-16 and won the match.

Press Conference:

Lang Ping, head coach of China:" The lineup of Argentina has been changed and the pace for the first set is slower than I expected. We should improve our ability of judgement, feet moving and passing balls. Since training and competition are different, we would offer every team member opportunities."

Orduna Guillermo, head coach of Argentina: "China is a strong team and we can learn a lot and accumulate much more experience from it.

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