China female ice head coach: the competition depends on hard work, not world ranking

2022-06-07 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 6 (reporters Zhao Xu, Hu Jiali)China’s women’s ice hockey team beat Japan 2-1 On Saturday to win its second game at the Beijing Winter Olympics.China now has five points with two wins from three games and is expected to advance to the last eight.China women’s ice coach Christine Idalski said the focus of every match should be on grabbing every shot every second, regardless of the opponent’s world ranking.According to the international Ice Hockey Federation’s latest world rankings, The Japanese team is ranked sixth, while the Chinese women are ranked 20th.”Japan are very fast and they showed a lot of strength in transition, which is a worry for us.”But I don’t need to worry too much about the world ranking, because once I kick off, the ranking itself is no longer important. What matters most is fighting.””Participating in the Olympics is to prove that the Chinese women are a good hockey team,” Idalski said.Chinese player Zhang Mengying left the court with an injury nine minutes into the game.”Any time you lose a player, you have an impact on the team,” Idalski said of the impact zhang’s absence would have on the team.She has been in great form for the past month, so this is a blow for us as well.””Although we won against Japan, this win does not guarantee (qualification), tomorrow’s game is more important, hopefully a good result.”Idalski said.On July 7, China will face Sweden, which has lost the previous two games.Source: Xinhua