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Surprise gold-medal victory for Chinese women’s volleyball team revives memories of the sport’s glory days in the 1980s

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he victors at Rio were coached by Lang Ping, the star spiker of the legendary 1984 team. The win made her the first person to take Olympic gold medals as both a player and a coach.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.