SPORTS China announces roster for women's and 3x3 basketball teams at Tokyo Olympics


China announces roster for women's and 3x3 basketball teams at Tokyo Olympics


09:39, July 03, 2021

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) announced on Friday the players of the women's and 3x3 basketball national teams that will participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.

China's Sun Mengran (L), Yang Liwei (C) and Shao Ting pose for photograph during the official FIBA photo shoot prior to the women's Olympic qualifying basketball tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, on Feb. 5, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

The 12 players named in the women's team are Pan Zhenqi, Wu Tongtong, Li Meng, Li Yuan, Wang Siyu, Sun Mengran, Huang Sijing, Li Yueru, Yang Liwei, Shao Ting, Zhang Ru and Han Xu.

Compared with the roster for the Olympic qualifiers in the Serbian capital of Belgrade last February, Pan is the only newcomer, replacing Gao Song.

China is placed in Group C with Australia, Puerto Rico and Belgium, and will kick off its Olympic campaign against Puerto Rico on July 27.

It will be the ninth Olympic appearance for China, whose best result is runner-up in 1992.

The men's 3x3 basketball team consists of Hu Jinqiu and Gao Shiyan, both having recently grown to prominence in the CBA league, with Li Haonan, Yan Peng, Chen Peidong and Liu Hengyi being replacements.

The women's side includes Zhang Zhiting, Wan Jiyuan, Yang Shuyu and Wang Lili, while Wang Haimei and Li Yingyun are replacements.

A new event to the Olympic program starting from the Tokyo Games, 3x3 basketball features eight men's and eight women's teams.

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