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Zhao Ruirui

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

Unicef charity run raises over HK$9 million for expectant mothers

Runners in the Unicef Charity Run's 10km event begin the race in wet conditions. Photo: Richard Castka

Charity was the big winner at the Unicef Half Marathon and 10km race yesterday with more than HK$9 million raised to buy Aids testing equipment for mothers-to-be in the developing world.

26 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Red-hot China face Italy after crushing Japan

China will face Italy today in the top game of the FIVB Grand Prix, fresh from a crushing victory over Japan.

Hitter Zhao Ruirui was the star of the 3-0 win, racking up 17 points including 14 from spiking and three from blocks. Spiker Wang Yimei also caught the eye for the defending Olympic champions with 10 points.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

World's best in HK for series that shapes as Beijing curtain-raiser

The FIVB World Grand Prix series starting at the Hong Kong Coliseum tonight promises to be a perfect curtain-raiser to the Olympics.

Italy, unbeaten in three matches after the opening week of the tour, are favoured to beat Japan, the Asian champions, in the opening match, while the second match features two Olympic champions - with China taking on Cuba.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

A bit of fun puts the spring back into volleyball squad

Chen Zhonghe directed a paternal gaze at his charges in the middle of the training ground. On the floor, the Chinese women's volleyball team were enjoying a sport alien to the venue - soccer.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Like Hopewell, volleyball team knows how to bounce back

The Chinese women's volleyball team is anything but consistent, but it has a special place in people's hearts.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

New-look Russia have score to settle after Olympic meltdown

Russia head coach Giovanni Caprara has promised China his team will have something extra up their sleeves as they renew their rivalry with the Olympic champions in the China Mengniu FIVB World Grand Prix tournament at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Injured star returns for podium prize

Injured Chinese star Zhao Ruirui (right) rejoined her teammates for the first time since a thigh injury two weeks ago - in time to step up on the victory podium.

30 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Dream team

It Was A dream come true for a group of budding volleyball players when they played against one of the world's top women's team - China.

Not only that, a couple of them even scored against the star players at Hong Kong Coliseum last week.

19 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Chinese women's team aim for comeback

The Chinese women's volleyball team are looking to make a comeback in the 2004 Pacific Century Insurance FIVB World Grand Prix at the Hong Kong Coliseum tomorrow.

It will be the second week of the US$1 million event. Defending champions China settled for second behind Brazil in the first week, held in Miao Li, Taiwan.

15 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Zhao hopes injury won't block her Olympic chances

Towering Zhao Ruirui, dubbed China's 'Great Wall' because of her propensity to block out attacks, faces a race against time to be fit for Athens after suffering a double fracture to her lower leg earlier this year.

12 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Smash hit

Zhao Ruirui, 22, is considered by many the world's best female volleyball player. Tall, even for her chosen sport, she is blessed with a fierce smash. Zhao has been dubbed 'the Great Wall of volleyball' for her work at the net; at the same time, her elfin looks and sparkling eyes have earned her the nickname 'the beautiful volleyballer'.

6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

China aim for three-in-a-row

China's women's volleyball team will be aiming to make it three titles in a row at the 2003 FIVB World Cup being held in Japan until November 15.

Twelve women's teams are fighting for three places at next year's Athens Olympics, and China - crowned World Grand Prix champions in August and Asian champions in September - are one of the favourites.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

China women's team clinch volleyball trophy

The Chinese women's volleyball team's week-long visit to Hong Kong ended on a high note when the mainlanders clinched the Pacific Century Insurance International Volleyball Challenge - Hong Kong on Sunday.

The Chinese, who won the World Grand Prix in July, reigned supreme at the Hong Kong Coliseum, winning all their three round-robin matches to take home the trophy.

9 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

FULL FOCUS

FULL FOCUS: China's Zhao Ruirui gets in some practice at the Hong Kong Coliseum ahead of this week's US$400,000 World Women's Grand Prix finals to be held at the same venue.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am