Overview

Team profile

China

China have twice won Olympic gold medals at Los Angeles 1984 and Athens 2004. Lang Ping’s second spell as team coach restored their status as an international volleyball powerhouse, as her new strategy paid off when she revamped the team and put her faith in young players. China took the silver medal at the 2014 World Championship after losing to the United States in the gold medal match in Milan. They showed a much stronger performance the following year, as they qualified to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through the 2015 World Cup in Japan.

China have a very rich history in the sport and their players, especially their coach Lang Ping, have gained attention from the international volleyball community. Volleyball was the first sport at which China succeeded on a global scale and its cultural importance was never more evident than in the 1980s when it enjoyed huge popularity. In the last 30 years, China won the World Grand Prix in 2003, and also triumphed in the World Championship twice, the World Cup four times and the Grand Champions Cup once. In the World Grand Prix, China are one of the only two teams that have appeared in all editions of the tournament, and have finished as runners-up in 1993, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2013, then placed third in the 1994, 1999 and 2005 editions. 

Coach

Lang Ping

Lang Ping

Chinese legendary player and coach, Lang Ping, returned as head coach of China women’s team in 2013. She led them to silver at the World Championship, a fifth-place finish in 2014 and fourth-place finish in 2015 in Group 1 of the World Grand Prix, and gold at the 2015 World Cup. Lang previously coached China from 1995 to 1999, winning bronze at the 1995 World Cup and silver at both the 1996 Olympic Games and 1998 World Championship. She also coached the United States women’s team, leading them to silver at the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Lang played on China’s teams that won gold at the 1982 World Championship and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Lang was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was named FIVB Coach of the Year in 1996.

  • Team Manager Liu Wenbin
  • Assistant coach Lai Yawen
  • Second Assistant Coach An Jiajie
  • Doctor Wei Yongji
  • Physiotherapist Bao Zhuang

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
USA
5 5 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 14 15 5 3.000 470 400 1.175
2
Netherlands
5 4 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 11 14 7 2.000 455 425 1.070
3
Serbia
5 3 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 10 12 6 2.000 410 394 1.040
4
China
5 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 7 9 9 1.000 398 389 1.023
5
Italy
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 12 0.333 351 374 0.938
6
Puerto Rico
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 277 379 0.730

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