Zhu Ting, 26, celebrates being shortlisted for the 24th China Youth May Fourth Medal. XINHUA
Volleyball player Zhu Ting, 26, was shortlisted for the 24th China Youth May Fourth Medal on April 20. The medal is a prestigious honor and is awarded annually to celebrate the recipients’ prominent pursuits and accomplishments.
“I am happy to hear that praise, but I can’t succeed without the team’s cooperation,” Zhu told China Daily.
As the captain of China National Women’s Volleyball Team, Zhu has shown peerless vision and immaculate technique, and has undertaken many tasks on the court to inspire morale and mobilize the team’s enthusiasm. In 2019, the team won the World Cup with an impressive record of 11 consecutive victories. It is no wonder that she was selected as the China Volleyball Association 2019-20 Most Valuable Player (MVP).
“She is a smart player with strong abilities of perception,” Lang Ping, the head coach of China National Women’s Volleyball Team, said in a CCTV interview in late December.
Zhu is now well known around the world. She was recently featured in a children’s book When I Grow Up – Sports Heroes, which includes other notable figures such as Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Usain Bolt.