FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CHN / China

 
Team manager JIAN Jie
Coach LANG Ping
Assistant coach AN Jiajie
Doctor WEI Yongji
Physiotherapist WANG Kai
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Xinyue Yuan Yuan X.Y. 21.12.1996 199 78 317 311 Army
  2   Ting Zhu Zhu T. 29.11.1994 195 78 327 300 Henan
  3 Fangxu Yang Yang F.X. 06.10.1994 190 71 308 300 Shandong
  4   Zhou Yang Yang Z. 21.04.1992 187 71 308 295 Zhejiang
  5 Jingsi Shen Shen J.S. 03.05.1989 186 75 305 294 Army
  6   Junjing Yang Yang J.J. 15.05.1989 190 70 308 300 Army
  7 Qiuyue Wei None 26.09.1988 182 65 305 300 Tianjin
  C 8   Chunlei Zeng Zeng C.L. 03.11.1989 187 67 315 315 Beijing
  9 Xiaotong Liu Liu X.T. 16.02.1990 188 70 312 300 Beijing
  L 10   Danna Shan Shan D.N. 08.10.1991 168 60 290 285 Zhejiang
  11 Yunli Xu Xu Y.L. 02.08.1987 195 75 325 306 Fujian
  12   Ruoqi Hui Hui R.Q. 04.03.1991 192 78 315 305 Guangdong Evergrande
  13 Di Yao Yao D. 15.08.1992 182 65 306 298 Tianjin
  14   Ting Qiao Qiao T. 02.03.1992 189 66 315 315 Beijing
  L 15 Zhan Chen Chen Z. 11.10.1990 180 65 300 295 Jiangsu
  16   Huimin Wang Wang H.M. 11.11.1992 184 65 305 298 Zhejiang
  17 Na Wang Wang N. 25.02.1990 178 63 305 295 Guangdong Evergrande
  18   Xia Ding Ding.X 13.01.1990 180 61 305 300 Liaoning
  19 Jing Li Li.J 09.08.1991 186 73 310 295 Zhejiang
  20   Yanhan Liu Liu Y.H. 19.01.1993 188 75 315 305 Army
  21 Linfen Zhu Zhu.L.F 08.11.1989 181 65 305 294 Army
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Last year’s World Grand Prix silver medallists will be hoping to go one better this year as the Chinese strive to restore their status as an international volleyball powerhouse under the talismanic leadership of Olympic Games hero Lang Ping.

Following her return for a second spell as team coach, Lang revamped the team and put her faith in young players, and her strategy paid off as the silver medal was their best World Grand Prix result since 2007. The team have twice won Olympic Gold gold medals, at Los Angeles 1984 and Athens 2004. In addition to winning the World Grand Prix in 2003, they have also triumphed in the World Championship twice, the World Cup three times and the Grand Champions Cup once.

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. Drawn in Pool C alongside Italy, Dominican Republic and reigning World Grand Prix champions Brazil, they will be seeking a return to the glory days of the 1980s under coach Lang, who was a leading star in that era of success.

Coach profile

Lang Ping signed up for her second stint as China’s coach last year and led the team to the silver medal in the World Grand Prix. In a glittering playing career, the ‘Iron Hammer’ was a key member of the Chinese teams that won gold medals at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games, the 1982 World Championship and the 1981 and 1985 World Cups. 

As coach, she led her country to bronze at the 1995 World Cup and silver at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. She became coach of the United States women’s team in 2005 and her charges claimed Olympic silver at Beijing 2008, famously beating China along the way. She was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002.