Team profile

Reigning Olympic champions and two-time world champions China are making their 14th appearance at the FIVB World Championship.
China made their World Championship debut in 1966 and, by the 1980s had grown into a world super power, winning the title twice in succession, after beating Peru 3-0 in the 1982 final in Lima and followed by Cuba in the 1986 final in Prague. In the latest edition of the World Championship China found themselves once again in the final, but were beaten 3-1 by the USA in Milan, Italy. 
The Olympic title in Rio 2016, coming in a scintillating 3-1 win over Serbia at the Maracanãzinho, was China's third Olympic gold, after triumphing at Los Angeles 1984 and Athens 2004. This tied Cuba's record of three Olympic gold medals. The Chinese team also won silver at the Atlanta 1996 Games and bronze at the Seoul 1988 and Beijing 2008 Games.
China are one of only two teams, along with Japan, to have competed in all 25 editions of the FIVB World Grand Prix, but they only reached the top of the podium once, going undefeated in the 2003 edition. China hosted the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year in Nanjing, but were knocked out of the semi-finals by 3-1 by USA before beating Turkey 3-0 to claim the bronze.

Coach

Lang Ping

Lang Ping

Chinese legendary player and coach, Lang Ping, returned as head coach of China women’s team in 2013 to lead the side to silver at the 2014 FIVB World Championship, gold at the 2015 World Cup and capped it all with the ultimate trophy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 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 Championship. She also coached the United States women's team, leading them to silver at the 2005 World Grand Champions Cup and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Lang played on China's teams that won gold at the 1982 World Championship and 1984 Los Angeles 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 Li Quanqiang
  • Assistant coach Lai Yawen
  • Second Assistant Coach An Jiajie
  • Doctor Wei Yongji, Ho Sherwin S W
  • Physiotherapist Daniel Wai Chong, Wang Kai

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
China
2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 3 2.000 202 177 1.141
2
Netherlands
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 183 201 0.910
3
USA
2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 6 0.666 207 214 0.967
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