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Gong Xiangyu

Gong Xiangyu Chinese volleyball player

Chinese volleyball player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Chinese volleyball player
Countries China
Occupations Athlete Volleyball player
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 21 April 1997 (Lianyungang, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Stats
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 72 kg
The details
Biography

Gong Xiangyu (simplified Chinese: 龚翔宇; traditional Chinese: 龔翔宇; pinyin: gōng xiáng yǔ; born 21 April 1997) is a female Chinese volleyball player.

Personal

She was born in Lianyungang to a P.E. teacher mother who was once a national épée champion, and a policeman father who used to play for the Jiangsu U23 basketball team. Her given name Xiangyu means "flying in the universe." She started attending Nanjing Normal University in 2016.

Career

Junior

Before 2014, she was a setter. As a subsitute player, she participated in 2012 Asian Youth Girls Volleyball Championship and 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship.

In 2014, because the former main opposite hitter, Ju Wanrong's injury, she began to be a opposite hitter and got the success. During 2014 Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship and 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship, she showed her power.

Senior

She was promoted by Coach Cai Bin from the Jiangsu U23 team to Jiangsu Women's Volleyball Club in the 2015-2016 season. Following a successful debut season at the Chinese Volleyball League, she was selected by Coach Lang Ping for the national team in 2016. She represented China at the 2016 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal.

Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Lonneke Slöetjes
Best Opposite Spiker of
Montreux Volley Masters

2016
Succeeded by
TBD
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