Lang Ping returned as China’s women’s team coach for the second time in 2013. As a player she was known as the ‘Iron Hammer’ and won gold at the 1984 Olympic Games, the 1982 World Championship and the 1981 and 1985 World Cups. In her first stint as coach, she led China to bronze at the 1995 World Cup and silver at the 1996 Olympic Games. She became coach of the US women in 2005 and claimed silver at Beijing 2008, beating China on the way. Since Lang’s return China have sealed silver at the 2013 World Grand Prix.