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Lang Ping, China’s “Iron Hammer” who made Olympic history by winning gold as both a player and a coach, heads to Tokyo and back into the games spotlight as her team looks to defend the women’s volleyball title they won in 2016.

Lang was the subject of the 2020 documentary “The Iron Hammer” which detailed her four-decade career in the sport, including her 1984 Los Angeles gold as a player and the team’s win in Rio under her guidance as national women’s team head coach.

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