Written into a Children’s Bestseller in Britain, China’s Ace Spiker Zhu Ting Breaks a New Record!
“When I Grow Up -- Sports Heroes”, a children’s bestseller published by a leading British publisher, tells a series of inspirational stories of how kids grow up to be world sports stars, of which the story of Zhu Ting, captain of China’s women’s volleyball team is also included, together with the stories of other sports stars like Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Hanyu Yuzuru, etc., according to a report of Dahe Daily recently.
日前，英国一家知名出版社刊发了一本名为《等我长大——体育英雄》(When I Grow Up -- Sports Heroes)的儿童读物，讲述了孩子如何成长为世界体育巨星的励志故事。中国女排队长朱婷的故事也被收录其中，与朱婷一起被写进书里的还有梅西、詹姆斯、博尔特、拜尔斯、羽生结弦等体坛巨星。
Zhu Ting (left) and coach Lang Ping (right). [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
With words and pictures, this book, aimed at children, tells a series of inspirational stories of the world-renowned sports stars, the book recommendation of which writes, “How do little kids become sports superstars? Find out in this inspiring board book for little ones. Let your children turn the pages and see that, like their heroes, the experiences and passions they have now can lead to incredible achievements.”
Zhu Ting's cartoon image on the book. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
As can be seen from the pictures, the cartoon image of Zhu Ting appears clearly and vividly on the book. Apart from the story of China’s ace spiker Zhu Ting, the stories of Argentina’s soccer star Lionel Messi, America’s basketball star LeBron James and gymnastics star Simone Biles, Jamaica’s sprint star Usain Bolt, Japan’s figure skating star Hanyu Yuzuru, etc., are also illustrated in the book.
In recent years, as the captain of China’s women’s volleyball team, Zhu Ting has led the Chinese women’s volleyball team to win the championship in the Olympic Games, the World Cup, etc. The superstar spiker and captain herself has also been voted as the Most Valuable Player for several times.
It is worth noting that compared with other sports like soccer, volleyball is not popular in Britain. The British volleyball team made its only Olympic appearance eight years ago in London as the host nation.
值得一提的是，相较于足球等运动，排球在英国并不热门。英国排球队唯一一次出现在奥运会上还是8年前以东道主的身份参加伦敦奥运会。（记者/王小娟 翻译/赵汉青 审校/白玉杰）