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Wang resigns as China women's Volleyball coach

The CVA will find a new coach as soon as possible for the Chinese team with the Women's World Championship starting in less than two month's time in Japan

Beijing,China, September 2, 2010 (Xinhua) - Wang Baoquan has resigned as head coach of the Chinese national women's Volleyball team due to health problem, the China Volleyball Association (CVA) released here on Thursday. 

"I decided to resign because of my poor health condition," read a resignation letter of Wang, who took the helm of the national team late in March. 

Following the 2010 World Grand Prix Final Round where China finished fourth, the 49-year-old coach from Tianjin had gone back to his hometown for examination and treatment in hospital while the Chinese team remained in Ningbo for preparation of the Asian Cup under assistant coach Yu Juemin. 

"Yu will be the acting coach until we find a new head coach," said CVA vice president Xu Li on Thursday. 

Wang had been forced to quit the national team in 2001 as assistant coach due to tuberculous meningitis before recovering to lead the Tianjin women's club to seven national league titles in eight years. 

"I have been under great pressure after taking the helm of the national team. I found it hard to eat and sleep and suffered from insomnia, it felt really bad," Wang said in his resignation letter, which was handed in on Sunday and approved three days later. 

"According to my doctor, I would possibly be hit by tuberculous meningitis again if I were too tired. I think I am not capable of doing the job of China head coach any more." 

Xu said that the CVA would find a new coach as soon as possible for the Chinese team, who will take part in the World Championships in Japan in two months' time.  

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