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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010
 

 
 CHN / China - Team Composition

 
Team manager Xu Li
Head coach Yu Juemin
Assistant coach Lai Yawen
Doctor Wei Yongji
Therapist / trainer Hu Jin
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Yimei Wang Wang Y.M. 11/01/1988 190 87 318 305 Liaoning
  2   Lei Zhang Zhang L. 11/01/1985 181 71 316 310 Shanghai
  3 Jie Yang Yang J. 1/03/1994 194 82 312 300 Shanghai
  4   Jingsi SHEN SHEN J.S. 3/05/1989 186 75 302 294 Army
  6 Suhong ZHOU ZHOU S.H. 23/04/1979 182 73 310 300 Zhejiang,CHN
  L 7   Xian Zhang Zhang X. 16/03/1985 168 57 290 280 Guangdong Evergrande
  C 8 Qiuyue Wei None 26/09/1988 182 65 305 300 Tianjin
  10   Juan LI NONE 15/05/1981 187 72 315 305 Tianjin
  11 Yunli XU XU Y.L. 2/08/1987 196 75 317 315 Fujian
  12   Ming XUE XUE M. 23/02/1987 193 72 324 315 Beijing
  14 Liyi CHEN CHEN L.Y. 27/04/1989 184 75 302 290 Tianjin
  15   Yunwen Ma Ma Y.W. 19/10/1986 190 76 315 307 Shanghai
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

As one of the top women’s Volleyball teams in the world China are an energetic and competitive group with their own unique features. Thanks to an excellent collective effort from all the players the team won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

After the Games, in order to adjust to the developing trends in women’s international Volleyball and taking the team’s features and style into consideration, China made some changes including the inclusion of many young players with great physical conditioning and exceptional skills.

Under the guidance of Chen Zhonghe from 2001 to 2008, China won two Olympic medals, one gold and one bronze, before former China junior women’s team coach Cai Bin came in to coach the team from 2009. The result saw immediate consolidation with China finishing fifth at the 2009 World Grand Prix before a surprise loss to Thailand in the Asia Continental Championship final saw China miss out on their first ever FIVB World Grand Champions Cup campaign.

In 2010 there was another coaching change with Wang Baoquan, a successful coach at Chinese club Tijin, becoming the coach for the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, where China, featuring many new faces, finished fourth. China’s lack of recent coaching consistency continued when Baoquan stood down in September for health reasons, making 50-year-old Yu Juemin become China’s third coach in 18 months. Although the changes at the helm must be unsettling, the two-time world champions still have plenty of class and experience – the performance of 31-year-old Zhou Suhong will be vital with her two World Championship campaigns under her belt – in their side to still be a threat in Japan however any position greater than their fifth place in 2006 will be an outstanding achievement.
Coach profile

China’s Yu Juemin has been thrust into the position of coach a matter of weeks before the start of the tournament but still feels he is up to the challenge.

Appointed on September 2 following Wang Baoquan’s resignation for health reasons, Yu has had plenty of experience with the side as assistant coach for the last six years and helped lead China to bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Juemin’s experience will be key when China competes in their 12th World Championship, looking for their first medal since finishing second in 1998.


 
 

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