FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 CHN / China - Team Composition

 
Team manager Xu Li
Head coach Yu Juemin
Assistant coach Laiyawen
Doctor 1. Wei Yongji 2. Wang Kai
Therapist / trainer
Journalist Hu Jin, Coach (Also Assistant Manager)
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Yimei Wang Wang Y.M. 11.01.1988 190 87 318 305
  2   Yang Mi Mi Y. 24.01.1989 180 70 305 298
  3 Jie Yang Yang J. 01.03.1994 194 82 312 300
  4   Ruoqi HUI HUI R.Q. 04.03.1991 189 70 312 305
  5 Na Wang Wang N. 25.02.1990 178 63 305 295
  6   Jinling CHU CHU J.L. 29.07.1984 190 72 310 302
  L 7 Xian Zhang Zhang X. 16.03.1985 168 57 290 280
  C 8   Qiuyue WEI NONE 26.09.1988 182 65 305 300
  9 Junjing Yang Yang J.J. 15.05.1989 190 70 308 300
  L 10   Danna Shan Shan D.N. 08.10.1991 168 60 290 285
  11 Yunli XU XU Y.L. 02.08.1987 196 75 317 315
  12   Chunlei Zeng Zeng C.L. 03.11.1989 187 67 315 315
  13 Ni YAN YAN N. 02.03.1987 192 74 317 306
  14   Congcong LIU LIU C.C. 08.12.1990 188 70 310 305
  15 Yunwen Ma Ma Y.W. 19.10.1986 190 76 315 307
  16   Na YIN YIN N. 03.02.1988 182 65 305 300
  17 Lei Zhang Zhang L. 11.01.1985 181 71 316 310
  18   Linlin FAN FAN L.L. 01.12.1991 190 77 316 301
  L 19 Qian WANG NONE 14.03.1989 174 65 305 295
  20   Liyi CHEN CHEN L.Y. 27.04.1989 184 75 302 290
  21 Ming XUE XUE M. 23.02.1987 193 72 324 315
  22   Zhou Yang Yang Z. 21.04.1992 187 71 308 295
  23 Yanan QIU QIU Y.N. 16.01.1989 183 62 295 280
  24   Jingsi Shen SHENG J.S. 03.05.1989 185 78 305 300
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

As one of the top women’s volleyball teams in the world China’s recent results haven’t quite lived up to expectation. Under the guidance of Chen Zhonghe from 2001 to 2008, China won Olympic gold and bronze medals, and World Grand Prix and World Cup titles in 2003 before the former China junior women’s team coach Cai Bin came in from 2009, which saw China miss out on their first ever World Grand Champions Cup after a surprise loss to Thailand in the Asia Continental Championship final.

In 2010 Wang Baoquan was the new coach for the World Grand Prix, where China, featuring many new faces, finished fourth. But the lack of recent coaching consistency continued when Baoquan stood down for health reasons, making Yu Juemin China’s third coach in 18 months. Although the changes at the helm have proved unsettling, the two-time world champions have class and with Wang Yimei, a player of devastating attacking quality.

In 2010, China won the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Games but this was offset by a disappointing 10th place finish at the Women’s World Championship. In 2011, China called in a number of new players and they helped book the country a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games with bronze at the 2011 FIVB World Cup
Coach profile

Yu Juemin is a former player who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games before turning his hand to coaching in 1989 with Zhejiang, leading them to the 1994 China Championship. From 2001 to 2004, he was assistant coach of the Chinese men’s team, after which he moved to a similar position with the women’s team, working with them at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In August 2010 he was named coach of the Chinese women’s team and since then he has led them to 10th at the FIVB World Championship, eighth at the FIVB World Grand Prix 2011 and third at the FIVB World Cup 2011.