China wins 1st women's volleyball World Cup in 12 years
Team of China pose after winning the 2015 Women's Volleyball World Cup in Nagoya, Japan, Sept. 6, 2015. China beat Japan in the final by 3-1 and claimed the title of the event. (Photo: Xinhua/Ma Ping)
China overpowered host Japan 3-1 and won its fourth women's volleyball World Cup title on Sunday.
The Chinese team led by guru coach Jenny Lang Ping crushed a tenacious Japanese side 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 to claim its first World Cup crown since 2003 and its first major title since 2004 when Lang's team won the Olympic title in Athens.
As a player, "Iron Hammer" Lang Ping led the Chinese to the 1981 and 1985 World Cup titles.