China Sports Weekly (9.25-10.1)-Xinhua
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) — Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines from last week:
1. China won silver at the Women’s Basketball World Cup
Chinese players react during the final against the United States at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 1, 2022. (Photo by Hu Jingchen/Xinhua)
China took the silver after losing to USA 83-61 in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Final.
Despite the loss, the Chinese team has already equaled its best record at the quadrennial tournament. He also finished second in the FIBA Women’s World Championship in 1994.
Earlier this week, China overtook Puerto Rico and Belgium to crack the top eight with a group stage record of four wins and one loss. China then beat France 85-71 in the quarterfinals and edged hosts Australia 61-59 by a buzzer-beater of two free throws with 3.4 seconds on the clock in the semifinals.
2. Chinese center Zhou Qi is to return to the NBL with South East Melbourne Phoenix for another year
China’s Zhou Qi (R) tries to shoot during the quarter-final match against Lebanon at the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)
Australia’s National Basketball League announced on Tuesday that Chinese center Zhou Qi has returned to the NBL for another season with South East Melbourne Phoenix.
Zhou had an outstanding off-season performance averaging 15 points and 12.7 rebounds in his three appearances at the FIBA Asia Cup 2022, as well as his irreplaceable role for China in the Asian Cup Qualifiers. world.
3. Alfa Romeo F1 Team and Zhou Guanyu continue together for 2023
Alfa Romeo’s Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu attends a press conference ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix night race in Singapore on Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo by Then Chih Wey/Xinhua)
Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese driver to race in F1, has extended his relationship with Alfa Romeo and will remain in F1 in 2023, as the team announced ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.
The 23-year-old Shanghai-born runner has scored six points so far in his rookie season.
4. China have won four consecutive victories at the 2022 FIVB Women’s World Championship
Li Yingying (left) and Wang Mengjie of China celebrate after winning the Pool D Stage 1 match against Czech Republic at the 2022 Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Arnhem, Netherlands, on Sept. 30, 2022. (Xinhua/Meng Dingbo)
The Chinese women’s volleyball team beat their first four group opponents in Pool D without dropping a set at the 2022 FIVB Women’s World Championship held in Poland and the Netherlands.
The Chinese team beat Argentina 3-0 in the tournament opener last Sunday to start the winning streak. The team led by outside hitter Li Yingying went on to beat Colombia, Japan and the Czech Republic with 3-0 respectively and led Pool D with four wins.
5. Chengdu Hosts 2022 ITTF World Table Tennis Team Championships Finals
Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) President Liu Guoliang (L, front) and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Petra Sorling (R, front) attend the kick-off ceremony for the finals of the 2022 ITTF World Table Tennis Team Championships in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Sept. 30, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)
The 2022 ITTF World Team Championships Final kicked off in Chengdu, China on September 30.
The draw took place on Wednesday and the games started on Friday with the group stage. The knockout stage begins on October 5, with the women’s and men’s finals taking place on October 8 and 9.■