At the age of 33, Zheng Liang is one of the few veteran
players that Chinese head coach Di Anhe can count on at
the World Cup.
Standing at 201cms, Zheng Liang is the most effective
blocker of the Chinese team but he also has so many
attacking tactics at his fingers that he is also one of
China’s main weapons.
A Zhejiang native, Zheng began to play Volleyball in
1985 and he was selected into the Zhejiang club five
years later. In the 2002-2003 season, he led Zhejiang
Liqun to win their first ever championship in the
Zheng made his debut for the Chinese national team in
1992 and has been a regular since then. He participated
in the world championships in 1994 and 1998 and helped
China clinch the title at the Bangkok Asian Games in
1998 and the Asian Championship in Iran the year after.
When Di Anhe took the helm of the national side in 2001,
many veterans were dismissed but Zheng stayed. “His
experience at international tournaments will be valuable
for the young team,” Di said.
More than a month ago, Zheng helped China realise the
silver medal at the 2003 Asian Championship in Tianjin,