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Yang Xilan
2003-11-10 14:44:00   COC Website  

 

Name: YANG Xilan
Gender: W
Date of birth: March 16, 1961
Place of birth: Tianjin
Height: 1.79
Weight:
Sport: Volleyball
Personal best: 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - 1st volleyball

Sports career:
Chosen by the Army's "August 1st" volleyball team in 1976. Entered the national youth team as a setter in 1981. Joined the national team for intensified training in 1982.

High performances:
1982 World Women's Championship - 1st
1982 New Delhi Asian Games - 1st
1983 China-US-Japan Super-Three Women's Volleyball Meet - 1st
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - 1st
1985 World Cup - 1st (Named Outstanding Player)
1985 China-FIVB World All-Stars Tournament - Two straight wins
1986 Czechoslovakia World Women's Championship - 1st (Named Best Player and Best Setter)
1986 Seoul Asian Games - 1st

Honours:
1980 - Awarded the title of Master of Sports
1983 & 1984 - Twice awarded National Sports Medal of Honour by the State Physical Culture and Sports Commission
1984 - Named National "March 8th" Red-Banner Holder by the All-China Women's Federation
1985 - Awarded the title of International Master of Sports
1985 & 1986 - Twice selected one of National Top Ten Athletes
1987 - Elected delegate to the National People's Congress
1989 - Voted one of 40 Sports Stars in 40 years since the founding of new China in 1949

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