FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011


 CHN / China - Team Composition

Team manager Xu Li
Head coach Yu Juemin
Assistant coach Lai Yawen
Doctor Wei Yongji
Therapist / trainer Hu Jin (Also Deputy Team 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
  L 7 Xian Zhang Zhang X. 16.03.1985 168 57 290 280
  C 8   Qiuyue Wei Wei Q.Y 26.09.1988 182 75 305 300
  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
  13   Zhou Yang Yang Z. 21.04.1992 190 78 308 303
  14 Liyi Chen Chen L.Y. 27.04.1989 184 75 302 290
  15   Yunwen Ma Ma Y.W. 19.10.1986 190 76 315 307
  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
 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 looking to carry forward the older generation’s mantra of working hard to strive for success but their eighth place finish in the World Grand Prix means there is still plenty of work to do.
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 and eighth at the FIVB World Grand Prix 2011.