Iron Hammer back
at Chinese helm
Chinese volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping once swore that she
would never return as Chinese women’s coach. “Because of
my age and physical condition, a job with such high pressure
is no longer suitable for me,” she once said. But despite her
previous stance she is back in charge and tells
what made her change her mind.
If there is one thing that Jenny Lang Ping knows how to do, it is
getting China back to the top of the volleyball world. She has done
it once before and is back to do it again. In her previous spell as
coach she took a team that had finished eighth at the 1994 FIVB
World Championship to the silver medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic
Games and the 1998 World Championship. It is not less difficult a
task this time. The team was still feeling the effects of failing to win