Overview - China - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018

Team profile

As the hosts of this year's inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League finals in Nanjing, world number one ranked team China will look to capitalise on the momentum from their recent successes, including winning the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold at the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Cup and silver at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship. 
The Olympic title in Rio was China’s third Olympic gold after triumphing at the Los Angeles 1984 and Athens 2004 Games. The Chinese team also won silver at the Atlanta 1996 Games and bronze at the Seoul 1988 and Beijing 2008 Games. They have also won two World Championship titles, in 1982 and 1986, in addition to four FIVB Volleyball World Cups, one FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup, seven Asian Games and 13 Asian Championships.
China are one of only two teams, along with Japan, to have competed in all 25 editions of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix. The team have only won the gold medal once, finishing undefeated in the 2003 edition,  but have picked up five silver and three bronze medals. Despite the support of a home crowd at the in the Final Six in Nanjing last year, Chinas finished outside of the medals in fourth place.


Lang Ping

Lang Ping

Legendary Chinese player and coach, Lang Ping, returned as head coach of China Women’s National Team in 2013 to lead the side to silver at the 2014 FIVB World Championship and gold at the 2015 World Cup. She then led the team to the ultimate prize of the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Lang previously coached China from 1995-1999, winning bronze at the 1995 World Cup and silver at both the Atlanta 1996 Games and 1998 World Championship. She also coached the United States Women's National 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.


  • Team Manager Lai Yawen
  • Assistant coach An Jiajie
  • Second Assistant Coach Bao Zhuang/Lai Yawen
  • Doctor Wei Yongji
  • Physiotherapist Daniel Wai Chong


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
2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 MAX 150 120 1.250
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 0.750 159 161 0.987
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0.166 142 170 0.835