Olympic champion Zhang Ning has been appointed to coach the Chinese women's national team. Zhang Ning, who joined her teammates to win China its fifth consecutive Uber Cup title on May 7, hopes that she can impart to the youngsters the lessons she learned when competing in the Olympic Games. In addition to her coaching job, Zhang will also continue to do her own training, as she aims to defend her title at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Zhang, 31, is currently the top singles player in the world. She took the women's singles title at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and helped China to win two consecutive Uber Cups in 2004 and then 2006.