Lang Ping

Lang 'can help China return to glory'

Zhao Ruirui

Former Olympic gold medallist Zhao Ruirui believes the Chinese women's team could return to their former glory under new coach Lang Ping, a Chinese volleyball legend.

The 52-year-old Lang was appointed national coach for a second time two months ago.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 5:47am

Coach impressed as China keep calm through rocky start against Thais

China were given a scare as they struggled to beat Thailand 3-1 in their opening match of the FIVB World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg last night.

The mainland women, who outclassed their Asian counterparts 3-0 in the Chengdu leg two weeks ago, found themselves one set down and were trailing 19-12 in the second set.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

China great Lang advises women's coach to 'relax'

Take it easy. That is the message from legendary Chinese coach Lang Ping to her successor, Wang Baoquan, as the mainlanders begin their campaign today in the Hong Kong leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix series.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

China great wants youngsters to learn, on and off the court

Education is of paramount importance to athletes, says Lang

A lack of education for athletes could prevent China from becoming a true sporting super power, iconic volleyball coach Lang Ping has warned.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Lang quits as coach

Hong Kong: Popular Lang Ping has tendered her resignation as coach of the Chinese national women's volleyball team, citing health reasons.

Lang, a former ace spiker, submitted her resignation on grounds of poor health after the Asian Games in Bangkok, reports from China said.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Lang to 'hammer' Chinese into shape

THE volleyball legend who 'hammered' her way into Chinese hearts in 1984, has been given the task of rejuvenating China's battered pride.

Lang Ping, arguably China's most famous and beloved sports personality, is faced with the challenge of moulding a team capable of taking gold at next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Hammer's smash and grab

FORMER Chinese heroine Lang Ping spearheads an all-star selection team which faces China, Japan and world champions Cuba in November's World Women's Volleyball Hong Kong Super Challenge Cup at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

China too powerful for Lang's All-Stars

THE Chinese women's volleyball team got off to a winning start against the Yaohan All-Star team in the Yaohan multi-national tournament last night.

26 Dec 1993 - 12:00am