RAO Nian, former head coach of the Hubei Province Table Tennis Team in China, is both an accomplished National Master Athlete and an experienced National Senior Table Tennis Coach. As an athlete, she teamed with Olympic champions CHEN Jing and QIAO Hong in the Hubei Province Table Tennis Team, and harvested gold, silver, and bronze medals in many national and international tournaments. She started her career as a table tennis coach in Hubei Province Table Tennis Team in 1990, and started coaching young children for Yingdong Table Tennis School since 1998. Among the numerous accomplished students she has produced, YU Jingwei was the Gold Medal champion in the World University Games in 2001.