China leads Canada 82-65 in Asian Games warm-up
The first confrontation of the Sino-Canadian Women's International Basketball Challenge concluded at Zhanjiang Sports Center on Aug 1, with the Chinese women's basketball team beating its Canadian counterpart 82-65.
The two teams will next move to Guangzhou Asian Games City Comprehensive Sports Center for the second matchup on Aug 3. The two contests are warm-up for the 18th Asian Games, which will be held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, from Aug 18 to Sept 2.
Yao Ming, president of the Chinese Basketball Association, extended a warm welcome to the Canadian team in a phone call. He expected both teams to hone their skills through the matches and later show their best at the Asian Games.
Chinese basketball player Wang Siyu organizes an attack during the match. [Photo by Zhang Jiayang/Xinhua]
The teams hustle for the ball. [Photo by Zhang Jiayang/Xinhua]
Xu Limin (C), chief coach of the Chinese women's basketball team, calls a timeout to adjust tactics. [Photo by Zhang Jiayang/Xinhua]