China women’s volleyball team player Liu Xiaotong (top left) celebrates with her teammates after their gold medal final win against Serbia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Photo: Xinhua
China women’s volleyball team player Liu Xiaotong (top left) celebrates with her teammates after their gold medal final win against Serbia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Photo: Xinhua

Liu Xiaotong retires: Chinese Olympic volleyball champion to become a coach, saying ‘the thing I missed most was my passion’

  • The 31-year-old Beijing captain and league outside spiker MVP is to take up assistant coaching role at the club
  • ‘I defended all my national team coaches and teammates during the different ups and downs,’ Liu says

Topic |   IOC (International Olympic Committee)
China women’s volleyball team player Liu Xiaotong (top left) celebrates with her teammates after their gold medal final win against Serbia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Photo: Xinhua
China women’s volleyball team player Liu Xiaotong (top left) celebrates with her teammates after their gold medal final win against Serbia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Photo: Xinhua
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