FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

TEAM COMPOSITION

 CHN / China - Team Composition

 
Team manager LI Shiping
Head coach XIE Guochen
Assistant coach YANG Liqun
Doctor SONG Weiping
Therapist / trainer
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Yang CHEN CHEN.Y 03.06.1987 202 80 350 346
  2   Guojun Zhan Zhan G.J. 16.12.1988 197 88 235 230
  3 Zhi Yuan Yuan Z. 29.09.1981 195 88 348 334
  4   Chen Zhang Zhang C. 28.06.1985 201 70 356 340
  5 Qingyao Dai Dai Q.Y. 26.09.1991 205 81 350 340
  6   Chunlong Liang Liang C.L. 25.03.1988 206 91 351 333
  C 7 Weijun Zhong Zhong W.J. 20.04.1989 199 80 347 335
  8   Jianjun Cui Cui J.J. 01.08.1985 190 89 350 335
  9 Shuai Jiao Jiao S. 28.01.1984 194 76 350 341
  10   Chen Wang Wang C. 16.11.1987 193 90 345 340
  11 Xin Geng Geng. X 15.03.1991 208 91 360 340
  12   Zhihong JIN JIN.Z.H 10.02.1992 193 100 335 330
  13 Zhichao Kou Kou Z.C. 26.06.1989 202 95 355 345
  14   Jingtao Xu Xu J.T. 07.07.1988 202 76 356 320
  15 Runming Li Li R.M. 01.03.1990 198 90 350 326
  L 16   Qi Ren Ren Q. 24.02.1984 174 70 322 312
  L 17 Hui Chu Chu H. 11.02.1981 187 70 355 323
  18   Daoshuai Ji Ji D.S. 07.02.1992 195 75 355 335
  19 Tianyi Mao Mao T.Y. 02.06.1993 200 84 350 333
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

China come into the FIVB World Olympic Qualification Tournament with what can be described as a mixed bag of results in recent years with success at FIVB events particularly hard to find. Their best ever results have been a fourth at the six-team World Grand Champions Cup in 1997 and fifth place finishes at the 2008 Olympics and at the 1977 and 1981 World Cup, a tournament they return to after finishing 10th in 2003.

After a poor display at the FIVB Men’s World Championship 2010 where they finished 19th, they showed positive signs of a turnaround at the Asian Men’s Championship where they finished second to Iran after a four-set loss in the final and will be hoping it is the start of improved performances globally. Their FIVB World Cup history has not been pretty after those first two encouraging results, with a ninth and a 11th to show for their 1995 and 1999 campaigns respectively. They most recently followed this up with an 11th place finish at last year's edition.

China have fared better in the Asian Games. They won the competition in 1990, placed second in 1994, won in 1998, finished third in 2002 and second in 2006. In the Asian Championship, they placed third in 1991, fourth in 1993 and second in 1995, before winning the title in 1997 and retaining it in 1999. Now one waits again to see if China can take the excellent continental form onto the world stage.
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