China Sports Weekly (5.8-5.14)-Xinhua

Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines from last week:

1. China edged out by South Korea in Uber Cup final, suffer quarter-final exit at Thomas Cup

The Chinese women’s badminton team was beaten by South Korea 3-2 in an epic final that lasted seven hours on Saturday.

Chen Yufei and He Bingjiao won their respective singles match, but the South Korean commuters tied the overall score twice with doubles wins.

Sim Yu-jin beat Wang Zhiyi 2-1 to clinch the overall victory for South Korea, who lifted the Uber Cup for the first time since 2010.

On Thursday, the Chinese men’s team withdrew from the Thomas Cup after being swept 3-0 by Indonesia in the quarter-finals.

2. The 2023 AFC Asian Cup will be transferred from China

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup football tournament will be moved from China to a new venue, Chinese organizers confirmed on Saturday.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Organizing Committee cannot commit at this time to stage next year’s Asian Cup competition under a fully open model,” a statement said. communicated.

The AFC have not yet decided on a new host country.

The next edition of Asia’s flagship national team competition was scheduled to take place from June 16 to July 16, 2023.

3. The young Chinese men’s volleyball team will pull out all the stops for Paris 2024

The Chinese men’s volleyball team is set to kick off its qualification campaign for the Paris 2024 Olympics when the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) kicks off in June.

“We will do our best in the VNL and the World Championships so that we can earn enough points to qualify for the Olympic qualifying tournaments,” head coach Wu Sheng said.

There will be three Olympic qualifying tournaments with eight teams each – 24 in total – defined by the FIVB rankings as of September 12, 2022.

4. Chinese basketball club mourns after former player Payne was shot in the US

Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club Nanjing Monkey Kings on Tuesday paid tribute to their former player Adreian Payne, who was shot at the age of 31 in Florida, United States.

“Thank you for being here once, Adreian Payne. Rest in peace,” the club said on their Weibo account, with many fans leaving comments to honor the former CBA player and first draft pick of the NBA.

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