Bodnieva, coach of the Russian national handball team, appreciates the Chinese debut at the Asian Championship

The result of the Chinese women’s handball team’s first match in the Asian Championship is encouraging, they beat their main rival in the person of the Kazakhstan team, says the head coach of the women’s team Russian to . Ludmila Bodnieva .

The Chinese women’s team has been training in Moscow since April under the guidance of Russian specialists, and since September it has been playing in the Russian Super League as club Phoenix. On Wednesday, Chinese handball players started the Asian Championship with a victory over the national team of Kazakhstan with a score of 28:26.

– The result of the first game of the Chinese team pleases, the main rival was beaten. But this is only the opening match of the championship. For the Chinese team, this is the first test tournament of this type, a test of strength after a rather long work of this team in Russia. The progress of the Chinese team is obvious, everyone sees it. This Asian Championship will give an answer to the question of how capable they are in the context of Asian teams. Of course, we support our “Russian” “Phoenix” represented by the Chinese team. But do not forget that the main departures await them in September next year.

Tomorrow the Chinese have a very important game against Japan. Japan and South Korea are the two undisputed leaders of the Asian Championship. Matches against these teams will be quite difficult. Playing with a well-known opponent is always more interesting. These matches will show how close the Chinese team have come to the Asian leaders, Bodnieva told .

Source : MatchTV

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