Chen Zhaodi

Chen Zhaodi (Chinese: 陈招娣; 15 April 1955 – 1 April 2013) was a Chinese volleyball player, coach, and military general. She was a key member of the Chinese national team that won the 1981 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup and the 1982 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship. After retiring as a player in 1983, she served as assistant coach and later team manager for the national team, and as head coach for the national women's junior team. She later became Director of the Culture and Sports Bureau of the People's Liberation Army General Political Department and was awarded the rank of major general, making her the only Chinese sportsperson to become a military general. Chen suffered from cancer and died in 2013 at the age of 57.

Early life

Chen was born on 15 April 1955[1] in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.[2] She studied at Hangzhou No. 10 High School.[2] In December 1970, she was selected to play for the Zhejiang Provincial Women's Volleyball Team at the age of 15.[3]

Other Languages
粵語: 陳招娣
中文: 陳招娣