Overview

Team profile

China

As hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Six for the second year running, world No.2 China will be getting a second chance at gold, after missing out in the inaugural edition last year when they lost to USA in the semifinals (though they did bounce back to claim bronze with a win over Brazil).
China are the reigning Olympic champions after picking up their third Olympic gold at Rio 2016 following triumphs 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, though last year they finished third after beating the Netherlands in the bronze medal match. China also boast gold medals at 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 had 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.

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 Lai Yawen
  • Assistant coach An Jiajie
  • Doctor Wang Kai
  • Physiotherapist Mar Chong Daniel Wai Hong

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
Italy
12 10 2 4 5 1 2 0 0 31 34 13 2.615 1111 967 1.148
2
Turkey
12 10 2 7 2 1 0 0 2 29 30 10 3.000 953 794 1.200
3
Brazil
12 9 3 6 2 1 2 1 0 28 32 13 2.461 1060 917 1.155
4
USA
12 9 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 27 30 15 2.000 1020 923 1.105
5
China
12 9 3 7 1 1 0 1 2 26 28 12 2.333 928 820 1.131
6
Japan
12 7 5 4 3 0 0 3 2 21 24 18 1.333 969 929 1.043
7
Poland
12 7 5 1 4 2 2 1 2 21 26 23 1.130 1085 1061 1.022
8
Belgium
12 6 6 3 1 2 1 2 3 17 22 23 0.956 958 996 0.961
9
Dominican Republic
12 6 6 0 3 3 0 5 1 15 23 27 0.851 1103 1125 0.980
10
Serbia
12 5 7 2 3 0 0 3 4 15 18 24 0.750 920 941 0.977
11
Germany
12 5 7 2 2 1 1 1 5 15 18 25 0.720 946 975 0.970
12
Netherlands
12 4 8 2 1 1 2 3 3 13 19 27 0.703 948 1038 0.913
13
Thailand
12 4 8 2 2 0 1 0 7 13 14 26 0.538 848 943 0.899
14
Russia
12 3 9 1 2 0 1 4 4 10 15 29 0.517 923 1037 0.890
15
Bulgaria
12 1 11 0 1 0 1 5 5 4 10 34 0.294 923 1060 0.870
16
Korea
12 1 11 1 0 0 0 6 5 3 9 33 0.272 824 993 0.829

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