Overview

Team profile

China

China are competing in their 24th edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and are one of just two teams with Japan to have appeared in all editions of the tournament. Last season, China edged all of their rivals in the preliminary round. But in the Final Six they lost three matches to Brazil, Italy and eventual winners USA and finished fourth.

China have won the World Grand Prix only once - in 2003 - but finished runners-up in 1993, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2013, then placed third in the 1994, 1999 and 2005 editions.

Lang Ping’s second spell as team coach restored their status as an international volleyball powerhouse. She revamped the team and put her faith in young players. China took the silver medal at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship after losing to USA in the gold medal match in Milan.

After winning the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup in 2015 in the following year, China will be among the favourites to win the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They won Olympic gold medals at Los Angeles 1984 and Athens 2004.

Coach

An Jiajie

An Jiajie

Lang Ping returned as head coach of China's women’s team in 2013. She led the team to silver at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship and to a fifth-place finish in the 2014 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix. In 2015, they took fourth place in World Grand Prix Group 1 and gold at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup. 

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 the Chinese 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 Jian Jie
  • Assistant coach Bao Zhuang
  • Second Assistant Coach Yu Fei
  • Doctor Wang Kai

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
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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