Overview

Team profile

China

Under the talismanic leadership of Olympic Games hero Lang Ping, China finished second in the Group 1 pool stage in last year’s World Grand Prix. But in the Final Six they could only manage wins against Belgium and Turkey and they finished in fifth place. It was a disappointment after taking the silver medal in 2013 when, in her second spell as team coach, Lang had revamped the team and put her faith in young players. Her strategy paid off with their best result in the tournament since 2007 as the Chinese strove to restore their status as an international volleyball powerhouse. Another success followed at the 2014 World Championship where they took the silver medal after losing to USA in the gold medal match in Milan.

 
China have twice won Olympic 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 and coach Lang made her name as a player.

Coach

An Jiajie

An Jiajie

Lang Ping returned as head coach of China’s women’s team in 2013. She then led them to silver at the World Championships and a fifth-place finish in Group 1 of the World Grand Prix in 2014. Lang previously coached China from 1995 to 1999, winning bronze at the 1995 World Cup and silver at both the 1996 Olympic Games and 1998 World Championships. She also coached the United States women’s team, leading them to silver at the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup and the 2008 Olympic Games. Lang played on China’s teams that won gold at the 1982 World Championships and 1984 Olympic Games. Lang was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was named FIVB Coach of the Year in 1996.

Staff

  • Team Manager Jian Jie
  • Assistant coach Yu Fei
  • Second Assistant Coach Li Tong
  • Doctor Wei Yongji
  • Physiotherapist Brittni Hsu

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Brazil
9 9 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 27 27 2 13.500 721 555 1.299
2
China
9 9 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 26 27 5 5.400 770 569 1.353
3
USA
9 8 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 24 26 9 2.888 823 731 1.125
4
Italy
9 5 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 14 18 14 1.285 740 690 1.072
5
Russia
9 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 14 16 17 0.941 730 746 0.978
6
Japan
9 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 13 16 16 1.000 699 721 0.969
7
Germany
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 13 15 17 0.882 733 692 1.059
8
Serbia
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 2 1 12 17 19 0.894 796 775 1.027
9
Thailand
9 3 6 1 1 1 0 2 4 8 11 21 0.523 667 726 0.918
10
Belgium
9 2 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 6 8 21 0.380 571 692 0.825
11
Turkey
9 2 7 1 0 1 0 4 3 5 10 23 0.434 690 783 0.881
12
Dominican Republic
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 27 0.000 415 675 0.614

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