Name: ZHOU Xiaolan
Date of birth:
Place of birth: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Personal best: 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - 1st volleyball
Began volleyball training in a local spare-time sports school in 1973 and was chosen by the Shanxi provincial women's volleyball team that same year. Joined the national youth team and then the national team in 1977.
1977 World Youth Women's Championship - 2nd
1978 World Women's Championship - 6th
1978 Bangkok Asian Games - 2nd
1979 Asian Women's Championship - 1st (Best Performance Award)
1981 World Cup - 1st
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
Known as the "Tian'anmen Wall".
1980 - Awarded the title of Master of Sports
1981, 1983 & 1984 - Thrice 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
Student at Shanghai Institute of Physical Education since October 1984.